SLJ Article Up and Running
This month, should you spy a copy of School Library Journal, you will notice that on the cover are five bloggers. One of those bloggers is myself. Which on the general scale of awesomeness, is way up there. The reason we are on the cover is because I wrote an article for the magazine about blogging in general (which you can read here, should you feel so inclined). It also includes a little end section about the ten blogs you cannot live without.
Now I would like to be very clear that this is a teeny tiny itsy bitsy sampling of the total number of fabulous children’s literature blogs out there. The list was tinkered with over and over again, and some folks I dearly love got left out.
Here then, is my suggestion to you. Though I mention that anyone interested in other blogs of this sort should go to Kidlitosphere Central and check out the goodies there, if you would like one blog or another listed, leave a comment on the article with your own top picks. Some folks have already started doing so, and I think it’s a marvelous idea. I couldn’t include them in the print edition, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t write ’em down for the online version.
Fun Fact: Apparently the only bit of Photoshop done on this cover was on the floor. Bar floors = ick.
I’ll make this an official email soon as well, but we will be hosting a Kidlit Drink Night at that very bar (the Globe Bar on 23rd St. between Lexington and 3rd Ave.) starting at 6:00. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come. I’m hoping to have overly dramatic readings of the article (particularly the final list).
And many thanks to Monica Edinger, Cheryl Klein, Jennifer Hubert-Swan, and Liz Burns for agreeing to be in this photo.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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