for parents

and the rest of us…  

booklists and book reviews:

The Brown Bookshelf. Featuring author profiles, and books by Black authors and illustrators

Bullying Resources – book and website recommendations for kids, teens and parents compiled by the BNS/BCS Library

Common Sense Media includes book reviews with ratings on educational value, violence, consumerism and more, as well as reviews of other kinds of media for kids.

Interesting Nonfiction for Kids, fantastic source of reviews, author interviews, and more

Jen Robinson’s Book Page, excellent reviews, resources, literacy advocacy

Kidsmomo, podcasts, reviews by and for kids, recommendations, contests, and more

Multiculturalism Rocks. Book reviews, author interviews, literacy advocacy, all with a focus on multicultural literature

Notable Books for a Global Society, (updated annually) from the International Reading Association; great introduction to titles featuring underrepresented groups, a variety of geographic areas, etc.

Paper Tigers “highlights the world of young readers’ books. It features multicultural books in English from anywhere in the world, with a particular focus on the Pacific Rim and South Asia.”

Read Aloud Dad, reviews from a father of twins born in 2007

Literacy and Learning:

American Indians in Children’s Literature, Research, reviews, and essays on indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.

Family Literacy Guide from NYC Department of Education (DOE ) by grade level.  Available in multiple languages.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors, middle grade authors and educators’ site; this list includes books to help nurture a reader (highly recommend: The Book Whisperer)

Imagination Library is Dolly Parton’s foundation to distribute free books to children below the age of five. 

Kids Health has reading activity ideas under Positive Parenting

Mr. Schu Reads, book trailers, author interviews, literacy activities, educational technology ideas, and other resources

Mitali’s Fire Escape, Excellent resource for books, authors, and more about “books between cultures”

NPR’s Backseat Book Club

NYC DOE Information Skills Grade by Grade K – 12, a resource.

Playing By The Book, children’s book reviews, literacy advocacy, activity ideas

Pragmatic Mom, Book lists, parent and child reviews, and more

Reading Is Fundamental tips for children who can read, but don’t want to
Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets has tips, resources and blogs for parents.  Available in multiple languages

Teaching for Change offers social justice education and literature resources


Manners for the Digital Age, from Common Sense Media

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, “dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.” Free PDFs of the magazine available online.

Please comment to let us know of other resources or broken links.  Updated 5/19/13


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