6 Top Kidlit Blogs to Follow

If you love “kid lit” (children’s literature) like I do, you’ll love these top 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.


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.

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