Resources for Discovering Books: Jen's Book Page
Jen's Book Page
If there is one blog I mention to every teacher, librarian, and parent I meet, it is Jen Robinson's fantastic blog, Jen's Book Page. With weekly book reviews and links to scores of literacy-related articles and blog posts, Jen's blog is one-stop shopping for busy readers who want to stay abreast of the latest news in the kidlitosphere. I have discovered more new books and authors in one summer of visits to Jen's site than I could find in a year of web-surfing.
Jen, co-founder of a software company, with a PhD. in Industrial Engineering, started her blog because she loves children's books and believes that more adults should read kid lit for personal enjoyment and share books and reading with children.
A self-proclaimed "literacy evangelist," Jen champions literacy programs across the Internet. She co-hosts the Share a Story/ Shape a Future annual blog event, votes on the Cybils Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards Panel, and writes a regular column for PBS Parents' Booklights blog, "Tips for Growing Bookworms."
Run, do not walk, over to Jen's Book Page. Comb through her archived reviews and lists. Visit the well-chosen links on her sites. Enjoy her wild abandon for all things literary, and find another book crazy friend.