TEN BLOGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

( From article This Blog's For You by Elizabeth Bird-**//School Library Journal//** 55.11 (Nov 2009):
Although there are more wonderful children's literary blogs out there than one can shake a stick at, here is a very small selection of some that are particularly remarkable. For a more complete listing of children's and young adult literature blogs, visit Kidslitosphere Central.
www.kidlitosphere.org /KidLitosphere_central /Bloggers.html

bookshelves of doom-In addition to providing uniquely hilarious content, insightful reviews of YA materials, and the latest news, librarian Leila Roy has also created her own literary magazine, TBR Tallboy, for fans of the YA genre.
bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com

The Brown Bookshelf-Consistently pushing awareness of African-American writers for young people, this site covers everything from picture books to upper-end teen novels. It has also started the landmark 28 Days Later, a monthlong showcase of some of the best black authors and illustrators.
http://thebrownbookshelf.com

Chasing Bay -Colleen Mondor, who has reviewed for everything from Booklist to Bookslut, applies her wit and charm to the wide array of teen titles, taking time out to also organize blog tours and events that highlight too-little-lauded books.
http://www.chasingray.com

Collecting Children's Books-This may be the best-written children's literary blog of all time. Librarian Peter Sieruta doesn't just retell the history of children's books-he brings it to life and makes it dance!
collectingchildrenbooks.blogspot.com

Editorial Anonymous-The only truly anonymous children's book editor out there, and don't you forget it. EA consistently provides dead-on advice to queries that range from the comprehendible to the downright insane.
editorialanonymous.blogspot.com

Educating Alice-A blog written by Monica Edinger, an educator at New York City's Dalton School, this regularly updated site features whip-smart commentary and classroom experience regarding all aspects of children's literature.
http://medinger.wordpress.com/

100 Scope Notes-If blogging is an art form, then Travis Jonker is the Charles Schulz of the Kidlitosphere. Scintillating reviews (sometimes in comic form) and up-to-date news items render Travis always engaging, never forgettable.
100scopenotes.wordpress.com

Read Roger-Unlike other children's literary review journals, Horn Book Magazine employs only one blogger, and it's none other than its very own editor-in-chief, Roger Sutton. Read Roger suffers no fools gladly and is often a hub for the best debates on various hot topics in the field.
http://readroger.hbook.com/

Reading Rants!-Jennifer Hubert Swan knows her YA. For the best in teen literature, this librarian will lay it on the line and tell you everything you need to know about the hottest books of the year.
www.readingrants.org

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast-I consider it fair to say that of all the children's literary blogs, the most visually stunning (with consistently kicking content) is the product of Eisha Prather and Jules Danielson. They provide amazing interviews of up-and-coming authors and illustrators
www.blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings