Resource Depot: Book Reviews




This week we’re offering a chance to grow in your skills in reader’s advisory and as a storytime leader. Browse some of these blogs to broaden your knowledge and discover books you haven’t noticed.


Blogs to Read for Storytime Picks and Picture Book Reviews

Abby’s “What to read at baby storytime” series even includes diverse books! Make sure you read the comments on her posts for even more suggestions.

Jbrary recently featured a list of their favorite books and I love how they explain why each is special. Make sure you check out their Pinterest boards for even more suggestions based on themes and ages.

Over at Falling Flannelboards, you’ll find some great collections on themes that she organizes mostly by season. They always include wonderful book suggestions.

Over at RovingFiddlehead Kidlit, you can find reviews of nonfiction picture books! Finding an interesting and accessible NF title is really a struggle sometimes at my library, so I’m enormously grateful!

Katie Salo continues to amaze with a whole blog devoted to reviewing early readers!

The Jean Little Library blog has SO MANY spot on reviews in every genre! It’s a gold mine!


Chapter Books and Middle Grade Reviews

I’m addicted to Sarah’s book reviews for middle grade fiction. She has a HUGE running list of books she’s reviewed right here.

I have to return to Abby.  You simply must read her book reviews. She has the best insights!

Angie cranks out book reviews left and right. If you’re after even more insight (with a side of snark), follow her on Twitter!

The Nerdy Book Club is another hot spot for middle grade reads and more. You’ll love their lists and interviews.


Have some favorites that aren’t listed here? Link it in the comments!



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