22 Best Kid Lit Blogs to Follow

If you love “kid lit” (children’s literature) like I do, you’ll love these best kid lit blogs!

Anyone who knows me or reads this blog knows how much I adore children’s literature. Honestly, my reasons for loving the genre would make for a reasonably long essay. But that is not today’s topic of discussion. Today, I’m sharing five of my current top kid lit blogs. Obviously, “top” is subjective, but I do love these blogs, their focus on children’s books, and their consistency in this labor of love that is blogging.

This post focuses on picture book, chapter book, and middle-grade bloggers. Some of these bloggers do read the occasional YA or adult novel, but young kid lit is their main event. My favorite posts to read on book blogs are book reviews and author interviews, and these top kid lit blogs have a MASSIVE archive of reviews.

If you’re a parent, teacher, or just plain kid lit lover, here are some more blogs to follow, STAT.

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This Picture Book Life

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Focus: Picture books

Danielle Davis is the author of the quirky middle-grade novel, Zinnia and the Bees. She also runs the cute picture book blog, This Picture Book Life. On her blog, Danielle shares her favorite picture books, cool interviews with booksellers, authors and illustrators, and even book-related DIY crafts.


The Story Sanctuary

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Focus: Middle grade and young adult

Run by Kasey Giard, The Story Sanctuary has been sharing reviews since 2013. My favorite thing about Kasey’s site is the content scale she provides in every review. She includes everything from recommended ages to language and sexual content — very important for young and/or sensitive readers.


Nerdy Book Club

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Focus: Middle grade and young adult

Nerdy Book Club is run by four educators, and I have to say, I absolutely love their site! Besides posting consistently, they share author essays, book reviews, book lists and lots of other fantastic content. If you want to stay up to date with new books while still getting a dose of backlist titles, this is your go-to blog.


Ms. Yingling Reads

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Focus: Middle grade

Ms. Yingling is a voracious reader and prolific reviewer; she posts a review practically every day! While I often wish she would rate more books higher on Goodreads, I love her actual reviews! She always shares strengths and weaknesses and whether she would purchase the book for her school library. I also love that she seems to have read almost every middle-grade book in existence — it’s rare that I run into one she’s yet to read!


Happily Ever Elephants

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Focus: Picture books and middle grade

Lauren is an attorney turned library media specialist and mom to two little boys. I love her enthusiastic reviews of middle-grade books and her passion for helping parents raise readers. If you’re a parent looking for tips in that regard, you’ll enjoy Lauren’s site!


Blazer Tales

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Focus: Middle grade and young adult

Laurie is a K-6 teacher and voracious reader who shares detailed book reviews on her website. She also includes grade and reading level recommendations for each book. I love that she categorizes all her reads to make her site easier to navigate.


MG Book Village

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Focus: Middle-grade books

MG Book Village is run by a group of teachers and librarians, including author Jarett Lerner. The website covers author interviews, book reviews, author essays, and even tips for writers from writers. It’s honestly a dream of a site — and highly underrated too!


Teachers Who Read

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Focus: Middle-grade books

Teachers Who Read is another middle-grade book blog run by a group of teachers. They feature fun reviews of books for third-, fourth-, fifth-grade, and junior high students as well as author spotlights. My favorite posts are the regular “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?” ones.


Literacious

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Focus: Children’s literature (from picture books to YA)

Laura, a former librarian turned library director runs the Literacious blog. The blog features book reviews, activities, and book lists interspersed with the occasional lifestyle post.


Here Wee Read

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Focus: Mostly picture books and chapter books with the occasional middle-grade book

Charnaie is a longtime book blogger who shares the diverse books she reads with her kids. Her site is a hub of reading activities as well as some lifestyle content.


Chattering Librarian

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Focus: Middle-grade books

The Chattering Librarian blog shares book lists nearly every week! Her lists are always creative and practical.


Watch. Connect. Read. (Mr. Schu Reads)

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Focus: Picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels.

Mr. Schu is a renowned kid lit blogger known for cover reveals, book trailers, and author interviews. His site is always a delight.


Cece Librarian

Focus: Picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade

Cece is an elementary school librarian who’s also on MG Book Village Review team. On her blog, she review picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade books.


Imagination Soup

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Focus: Picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade

Melissa is a prolific kid lit blogger known for her awesome comprehensive book lists. She’s a former teacher and literacy trainer.

Bridget and the Books

Focus: Chapter books and middle-grade books

Bridget is a fifth-grader who writes simple book reviews and shares fun author interviews. I look forward to her posts and love her unique way of engaging with books.


Beagles and Books

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Focus: Picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade

Beagles and Books features weekly children’s books reviews, from picture books to middle-grade novels. Plus, you’ll get a cute Beagle in every photo (if you’re into that sort of thing).


Samantha Cronin’s Kid Lit Library

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Focus: Picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade

Samantha is a teacher and reader who shares her thoughts on books as well as additional resources for parents and teachers.


Books. Iced Lattes. Blessed.

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Focus: Middle-grade

Sierra is a teacher and new blogger who shares mostly middle-grade book reviews and book lists. You’ll also find the occasional life update and coffee chat!


Randomly Reading

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Focus: Picture books, middle-grade

Alex is a former NYC fourth-grade teacher. On her blog, she shares reviews of books for kids and adults, but mostly kid lit.


Kid Lit Frenzy

Focus: Picture books

Alyson Beecher is an educator who shares thoughts mostly on picture books. However, you will find the occasional MG review.


Kristi’s Book Nook

Focus: Picture books

Picture book lovers will enjoy Kristi’s Book Nook as she reviews a diverse selection.


Books in the Middle

Focus: Middle-grade books

A group of reviewers regularly share their thoughts on a variety of middle-grade books.


These are my go-to reviewers for kid lit. I hope to round up a few other great bloggers in the young adult and adult categories soon. But I’m always looking for new bloggers to follow, so if you have any recommendations, they’ll be welcomed.

This post has been updated for May 2020.

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