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A Kids' Librarian's Blogs

Besty Bird, a librarian at the New York Public Library who blogs about children's literature on her popular A Fuse #8 Production website, suggests checking out these blogs to find out more about kid's books:

Read Roger run by Roger Sutton, the editor of Horn Book Magazine

Bookshelves of Doom run by Leila, a librarian of Kennebunk, ME

Big A little a run by Kelly Herold, a midwestern language professor

Mother Reader run by Pam Coughlan, children's library assistant in northern Virginia.

Oz and Ends run by J.L. Bell, a writer, editor and researcher.

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Betsy Bird, the remarkable and passionate children's librarian we spoke to this week about great children's books, tracks the latest kid's literature at her job, and on her blog, the well-thumbed (virtually speaking) A Fuse #8 Production. Here are fifty or so of her favorites published this year. She reads them all, so she knows!

Picture Books:

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100 Best Books for Children -- Continued

In an earlier Dog Eared we told you about the one hundred books the National Education Association picked that make great reading for children and young people. Here are some more, the recommended "Books for Young Adults."

  1. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

  2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

  3. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

  4. The Cay by Theodore Taylor

  5. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

To see the entire list, check out the Teachers First website.

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100 Best Books for Children

The National Education Association picked one hundred books that make great reading for children and young people. The following selections are the recommended "Books for All Ages."

  1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  2. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

  5. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

To see the entire list, check out the Teachers First website.

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