BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: How do you know what's good?

While there are many places (especially on the internet) where you can read book reviews, how do you really know if it's a good book or not when a single book might receive anywhere from one to five stars?
The answer: read the reviews of a book-addicted teacher librarian.

** The age recommendations are guidelines only; whether or not a certain book is suitable for a particular child depends on multiple factors, including their maturity, reading level, interests, and in some cases their experiences.
** While the ratings are largely based on my own personal appreciation/enjoyment of the book, they are also influenced by my experiences as a teacher and the potential attraction for the target-aged child (acknowledging that what one child may love, another may find exceptionally boring). A rating of 5 indicates the book is likely to be popular with the majority.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Week 1: What Lies Ahead

Is this just going to be another blog where some random person writes random things about studying? No.

Being a life-long lover of books, and now being in the process of making it my profession, the goal of this blog is to inform people about the power of reading, give links to information about books, and review quality books. Quality being defined as not only value for money, but those books you can be assured will not be shelf-sitters. I hope that eventually this blog might be a place grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, and even other teachers might come to when considering what book/s to buy the children in their lives.

I'm not sure if the layout limitations of blogger will allow the lofty dreams I have, and knowing myself I'm not sure if my own limitations of time, concentration, and perseverance will allow this blog to last more than a few months. We'll see.

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