Thursday, December 20, 2012

Recommended Children's Books

This is a list of websites of interest to those who buy books for children. These sites feature lists and reviews of recommended books and are complementary to the book blogger list I started earlier, and which can now be found on its own page on this site. I welcome additions to both lists and your comments on them. (School Library Journal) (books for boys) (The Horn Book) (Kirkus Reviews) (nonfiction) (Reading Is Fundamental) (US Board on Books for Young People) (American Library Assn.)

My next post will be in January 2013.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MG Book Blogger Sites continued

I'm continuing the list of middle-grade book bloggers I started last week. Here are more. You can find the complete list on a separate page on this blog site. I'll add to it as I discover new sites. Please send me your recommendations, corrections, updates, etc. 

These sites all have their own individualities. Some accept for review books published by small presses; others accept only books published by large, "traditional" publishers. Some don't publish reviews at all, but feature author interviews and/or excerpts from books/book details. I've indicated the latter type by "Announcements" (Ann.). Explore these sites and find what works best for you. Parents and others who buy books for children should find ideas for reading lists at these sites. I've tried to put something together that works both for children's writers and for those who buy children's books.

Abbreviations: MGR = features middle-grade book reviews; E-Bks. = accepts e-books for review; GPs = accepts guest posts; Int. = features author interviews; Give. = offers giveaways; Ads. = offers paid advertising; Lists = features book lists; Ann. = makes announcements; (F) = fantasy only; (R) = accepts guest book reviews; (I) = indies only - MGR, Int. - MGR, Give., GPs - MGR, Guest reviews, Give. - MGR, e-BKS, Self-pub. Bks., Give., GPs, Int. - MGR (recent or forthcoming) - MGR, Int., Give. - MGR, Int., E-bks., Give. - Podcast, MGR

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blog Sites Promoting Middle-Grade Fiction

I’ve started a list of blog sites that promote middle-grade fiction authors and their work on the assumption that there can never be too many lists. Most of these sites feature book reviews of middle-grade fiction. Some also feature author interviews, guest blogs, and giveaways. A few offer advertising. I’ll add to this list in future blogs.

I welcome your additions and corrections. If the site offers more services or fewer services than I have indicated in my list, or the URL is incorrect, etc., let me know so I can correct the data. Just leave a comment at this blog site or e-mail me at maggielyons66 at gmail dot com.  

Abbreviations: MGR = middle-grade book reviews; E-Bks. = accepts e-books for review; GPs = guest posts; Int. = interviews; Give. = giveaways; Ads. = paid advertising; Lists = book lists; Ann. = announcements; (F) = fantasy only; (R) = guest book reviews; (I) = indies only, 

Blog site URL                                     -- MGR, GPs      -- MGR, E-bks., GPs, Int.     -- MGR, E-bks. -- MGR, E-bks. -- (F) MGR, (R)                -- MGR --MGR, E-bks., Int. -- (I), MGR, E-bks. Int., Ads.             -- Lists, Ann. -- MGR, E-bks. --MGR , GPs, Int. -- MGR, (R), Int., Give. -- MGR, (R), Give. -- MGR, E-bks., GPs, Int., Give. -- MGR,  E-bks.                          -- Int. -- Int. -- MGR, Give. -- MGR, E-bks., Int., Give., Ads. -- MGR, E-bks. -- MGR, E-bks., GPs, Int., Give.