Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sept. 15 to Sept. 19 from My Friend Amy. Peek: "Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together." Note: not just children's-YA.
See the Official BBAW Giveaway List and additional BBWA Giveaways from participating bloggers!
If your blog reading is strictly for keeping up with the industry and seeking resources that advance your craft, I recommend:
Alice's CWIM Blog: Not-quite-daily news and musings from the editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market.
Revision Notes from Darcy Pattison.
Shrinking Violet Promotions: Marketing for Introverts.
Through the Tollbooth: Thoughts on Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Note: I also recommend that you register your own blog, if you have one, at JacketFlap. Do you know of another well-focused, can't-miss resource along these lines? If so, please write me (scroll to click envelope) with a suggestion.
I would also like to highlight a few blogs that focus on underrepresented perspectives in the field of youth literature:
American Indians in Children's Literature: Critical perspectives of indigenous peoples in children's books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large.
Black Threads in Kid Lit: Exploring African American Picture Books and other Fanciful Topics.
The Brown Bookshelf: United in Story.
I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?: The Place to find out about Young Adult fiction books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning characters and themes. ...and other cool stuff from Lee Wind, Teen Action Fantasy author.
papertigers blog from Pacific Rim Voices. "Speaking of multicultural books for children and young adults."
Note: Mitali's Fire Escape also offers some fascinating posts on "life between cultures." Do you know of another well-focused, can't-miss resource along these lines? If so, please write me (scroll to click envelope) with a suggestion.