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ERIC Number: EJ863360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
This Blog's for You: Ten of the Best Blogs for Folks Who Take Kids' Lit Seriously (but Not Too Seriously)
Bird, Elizabeth
School Library Journal, v55 n11 p26-29 Nov 2009
In the past, librarians relied solely on accredited children's awards, professional reviews from reputable journals and newspapers, and word of mouth from trusted sources to purchase materials. That "word of mouth" hasn't gone away. It has merely transformed itself into an electronic state. Blogs replace nothing and will never replace professional review journals. They supplement them instead. And if the publishing world happens to be listening that's wonderful, but it's not what's driving these sites. Bloggers blog because they love literature written for youth, and they want to share that love with others who feel the same way. In this article, the author describes how Eric Oatman's feature "Blogomania!" had inspired her to try her hand at blogging, and, in doing so, she discovered an entire world of online children's literature enthusiasts. Although there are more wonderful children's literary blogs out there than one can shake a stick at, this article lists ten blogs that are particularly remarkable.
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Language: English
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