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Book Reviews

The following are the leading children's book review journals and a must for anyone involved in children's literature. They are all available as print subscriptions but offer selected features online.

Recommended Reading Lists

Authors, Illustrators & Characters

  • Index to Children's Author & Illustrators on the Web: a goldmine of a website that offers author/illustrator birthdays, appearances, and interviews along with an incredibly comprehensive A-Z index of children's authors and illustrators links.
  • Favorite Characters: courtesy of On-Lion for Kids (The New York Public Library), a list of links to favorite book character pages on the web, from Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh.

Articles for Adults  

"Born to Read: How to Raise a Reader," from the American Library Association, helpful tips on instilling the joy of reading in children at a young age.

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Award Winning Books for Young Adults

Book Club of the Air for Young Adults(KPCC): hosted by Kitty Felde, this program is broadcast the first Friday of the month. Find out what they're reading and join in on the discussion streaming live on the web, or write and get your selection known—perhaps you will make it on the show as a guest!

Favorite Teenage Angst Books: the Grouchy Cafè presents books of teen angst and self-discovery along with interactive features.

Graphic Novels

Hennepin County Library Website: get your home town librarian to check out how this site works and what it offers—way cool!  

Teen Hoopla: from the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), book reviews for and by teens.

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