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Blogs for Librarians/Educators

American Association of School Librarians

The official weblog of the American Association of School Librarians.

Annoyed Librarian

The Annoyed Librarian is possibly the most successful, respected, and desirable librarian of her generation. She has no other interest than to bring her wit and wisdom to the huddled librarian masses yearning to breathe free. The Annoyed Librarian is a free spirit and you are lucky to have her. ūüôā

Archipelago

A dialog between school librarians of all types, especially from independent schools. Conversational in tone, the blog brings our community together by touching upon ideas and issues that could positively impact teaching

Beccablog 

By a National Board-certified teacher-librarian at Blue Valley West High School. Heavy on technology and social networking issues.

Book Bum

A 21-year-old who lives in the UK who loves to read with her favorite types of books are thrillers, mysteries, suspense and psychological thrillers and also a bit of horror and historical fiction here and there.

Book Dork 

This YA librarian from Dover Town Library focuses mainly on teen books but reads a little bit of everything. The only genre she doesn’t care for is mystery.

Books and Other Thoughts

Reviews of children’s literature by a librarian, writer, and mom residing in Alexandria, VA.

Books In Paradise

Book review with the tagline Books, Beach, Biology

Booktalks-Quik and Simple 

Children’s literature news and reviews. Nancy is pursuing her Ed.D. and is currently in dissertation mode. Which means most days are spent at the computer and not reading children’s literature. Which also means that updates to the site will be sporadic for a while.

Brooke’s Books and Brews

Reviews of books by a “Southern wife and dog mom” Instagram:¬†brookesbooksandbrews

Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts

Designed to offer helpful hints, tips, and tricks to teachers and library media specialists who are modeling the integration of technology in an authentic and ethical manner in the name of increasing student engagement.

Clues and Reviews

One of my absolute favorites!¬†This blog is by Sam who states that she is “a book obsessed teacher with has a serious book-a-day novel addiction. ¬†Although I am a little bit obsessed with the mystery/thriller genre,¬†I also find myself reading books in the horror, contemporary romance, and chick-lit genre as well!”

Crime by the Book

Book reviews Рyou guessed it Рin crime/mystery genre Instagram: crimebythebook

Great Kid Books

Mary is a librarian at Emerson School, a public elementary K-5 school in Berkeley, CA. Her mission: to help parents find great books for their kids.

Green Been Teen Queen

A Teen and Tween Librarian’s thoughts on books, reading, and adventures in the library. She also reviews books for TeensReadToo.com

Hickey Picks-Young Adult Readers Advisory

A reader’s guide to popular teen fiction. It gives people an opportunity to foster conversation with teens about the books they read and encourage them to start a book club.

I Loved Reading This

A book review blog with several genres and even suggestions from her 9 and 12-year-old boys. Instagram: lovedreadingthis

Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0

This blog updates the book Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0, published by Facet in March 2008.

Jenn’s Book Vibes

A book reviewer who likes thriller, suspense, women’s fiction, dystopian, and historical fiction. Instagram: jennsbookvibes

Keeper of Pages

Mostly crime, mystery and thriller book reviews, based in the UK РAnother of my favorites! Instagram: keeperofpages

Librain

Thoughts on school librarianship, Web 2.0, and the future of the profession. No new posts, but lots of archived info. 

Librarian in Black

Years ago, this site was born out of (the author’s) displeasure at having to wade through dozens of websites, blogs, & RSS feeds related to librarianship, technology, web services, and current trends to find those few posts that applied to my work. The author hopes this site can continue to help others find information on library web & digital services.

Library Grits

A weekly reflection of Dianne’s journey as a tenacious lifelong learner in the Teacher Librarian field as she grows in the profession.

The Loud Library Lady

A¬†Pre-K-12 school librarian in Wisconsin, US. who reads “constantly and read about reading whenever possible.” She is also a book reviewer for School Library Journal, Net Galley and Edelweiss Instagram:¬†theloudlibrarylady

Mighty Little Librarian

A passionate, young librarian who is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is also teacher-librarian at a middle school in South Louisiana who is becoming more involved in organizations like ALA and AASL.

Ms. Yingling Reads

Short descriptions of 50 or more YA books each month, along with comments about whether or not the books described meet the needs of Karen’s middle school library. Links to author sites and author interviews occasionally appear.

Prose and Palate

South Louisiana book lover who likes psychological thrillers, southern fiction, and historical fiction, and anything else that sounds interesting

Public Libraries Online

Publiclibrariesonline.org is the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication ¬†‚ÄúPublic Libraries,‚ÄĚ the official magazine of the Public Library Association. ¬†Like the print iteration, ‚Äúplonline‚ÄĚ focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries and public librarianship; however, it also features unique content and allows online interaction through comments and social media sharing. PL Online provides readers with daily updates, op-ed pieces, e-book reviews, author interviews, and more.

Rabid Librarian’s Ravings in the Wind, The

Seeks out strange, useless facts, raves about real and perceived injustices, and seeks to meet her greatest challenge of all-her own life.

Readergirlz

An online book community championing teen literacy and corresponding social service, challenging teen girls to read, reflect, and reach out. Awarded the Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation

Reading Between the Wines Blog

A book review blog with any and all genres, a good many indie book reviews, recipes and a bit of wine talk. :” Instagram:@readingbetweenthe__wines

Reading Rants!

A site featuring out of the ordinary teen booklists that has been online since 1998.

She Reads with Cats

Janelle’s favorite genres include¬†mystery, thriller, literary fiction, dystopian, and historical fiction, but she reads other genres as well and reviews them on this blog.¬†Instagram: shereadswithcats

Storyas Blog

This is a Puerto Rican blogger who lives in the US and reviews books of the detective and suspense genres mostly.

Thrice Read 

Join three lifelong friends as they talk about the books they love, hate and sit somewhere in between. Thrice read came to be when Jenn, Eden, and Caitlynn formed a book club together to talk more about the books they loved. After debating characters, themes, symbols and more, the three decided to branch out and incorporate a wider audience. They do podcasts together talking about the newest books they’ve read and what they thought as well as post their own individual thoughts on the blog.

Unquiet Librarian

About a high school librarian’s work and practice, particularly about her collaborative learning projects. Buffy also writes about issues in librarianship at large, the application of Web 2.0 tools for libraries, learning strategies, and multiple forms of literacy. Mrs. Hamilton ended this blog in July 2017 but there is still a ton of great information here.

Waking Brain Cells

Books for toddlers through teens. Plus reading, writing, and more.

Wendy on the Web

Thoughts from a school librarian who reads a lot.

YA Books and More

For those who love YA books and anything else that has to do with YA lit. The blog features booklists, technology, reviews, trailers, presentations, and some library humor thrown in that anyone can use anytime, anywhere.

Yalsa Blog

On a mission to provide a fast, focused, and flexible format for publishing information about time-sensitive issues such as news in the YA field, programs, conferences, and activities of use to YALSA members and the YA librarianship community.

 

Instagram Accounts You May Want To Follow

adrianab_nyc РA 5th grader who does book reviews of the books she has read.

blackheartreads¬†–¬†The book club that brings you creepy, dark and twisted reads monthly

bloomsburypublishingWebsite

bookinkreviewsWebsite

thebookstorepodcast – Podcasts of book reviews – Website

crimebythebook

harlequinteenWebsite

jennsbookvibes

litwithlindsay

theloudlibrarylady¬†– School librarian – elementary-middle school books –¬†Website

keeperofpages – Lots of crime fiction – Website

penguinrandomhouse

randomhouse

readingbetweenthe__wines

shereadswithcats

simonandschuster

suspensethrill РSuspense, psychological thrillers reviews on Goodreads

the_neverending_stack¬†–¬† A Canadian “children’s librarian with a passion for MG books by day, and an avid reader of whatever catches my attention by night.”

thesweetpeagirls –¬†A group of young girls who do video reviews of the books they have read.

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