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Elementary Resources

Rebus Books

rebus resources

This is a great list of rebus books (books where words are replaced by pictures or letters). There is quite a diversity of appropriate age ranges here, and the content varies from highly educational early reading primers to puzzle books that are purely for fun. This list, compiled by the Allen County Public Libary in Indiana, is well worth exploring!

A Fuse #8 Production

elizabeth bird

A smattering of news, reviews, and a whole lotta Fuse. This blog is run by Elizabeth Bird, a children's librarian in New York Public Library's Children's Center at 42nd Street. She reviews for Kirkus, has written for The New York Times and Horn Book, and is the author of Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career. Ms. Bird has a picture book by the name of Giant Dance Party slated for release Fall 2011.

Great Kid Books

mary ann scheuer

My name is Mary Ann Scheuer and I write Great Kid Books, as a site to help parents find great books for their kids ages 4 - 14.

I started Great Kid Books in 2008 out of a conviction that parents play a crucial role in helping their children find books that are just right for them - and yet parents are often frustrated by not knowing what books will hook their children. Parents remember the books they read as children, and they see the blockbusters that are on sale everywhere - but it's hard to find other books that will interest their children. I review a range of books - mostly new books, but sometimes older books that are amazing - in a wide range of genres, including nonfiction, poetry, fiction, easy readers, picture books, transitional chapter books, and longer novels.

I am an elementary librarian at Emerson School, a public elementary school in Berkeley, CA. I am also pursuing my Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University in California.

Come take a look around:

Sheryl McFarlane's Book Blog – Kid's Book News and Reviews


I'm a board book and picture book author and former teacher with a passion for kid's books. I tend to focus on kid's book news and reviews of books. Board books to tween books reviewed here, with a few parental and educational resources thrown in for good measure. I generally post a couple of times a week, but occasionally take a break when I have a book deadline or when I'm away.

Wrapped in Foil


At Wrapped in Foil, I review children's middle grade nonfiction as well as some picture books.

Boys Rule Boys Read!

boys rule

I'm Carl Schwanke from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, NC. I run a blog called Boys Rule Boys Read! in which I recommend books for 9-14 year-old boys. Not only that but I also encourage boys to write and review the books they like.

Boys Rock Boys Read!

We're Zach, Ninja Librarian Bill, and Iron Guy Carl and we're here to squelch the rumor that books and reading are boring. Our blog is Boys Rock, Boys Read!!! Find us at

We have two posts of particular interest--books every Guy Should Read, Parts 1 and 2 at:



I'm a middle school librarian who serves grades 5 - 8. I blog about middle grade and young adult fiction (all genres), non-fiction and audio. I also review the occasional picture book because I believe one is never too old for picture books and many picture books can be creatively used in the middle school setting. Occasionally, I write about personal events or literature news. I have been blogging since December of 2009.

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