KidLitosphere Central: the society of bloggers in children’s and young adult literature is a place for anyone interested in children’s and young adult literature to meet and share their enthusiasm. The website explains it all beautifully:
KidLitosphere Central strives to provide a passage to the wonderful variety of resources available from the society of bloggers in children’s and young adult literature.
Some of the best books being published today are children’s and young adult titles, well-written and engaging books that capture the imagination. Many of us can enjoy them as adults, but more importantly, can pass along our appreciation for books to the next generation by helping parents, teachers, librarians and others to find wonderful books, promote lifelong reading, and present literacy ideas.
The “KidLitosphere” is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children’s and young adult literature. In writing about books for children and teens, we’ve connected with others who share our love of books. With this website, we hope to spread the wealth of our reading and writing experience more broadly.
What started as individuals blogging independently about children’s and young adult books became a collective of like-minded people. While maintaining our own sites and unique perspectives, shared activities made us a thriving community. Now — with weekly celebrations of poetry and nonfiction, an online literary journal, a shared database of book reviews, discussion groups, contests, social networks, an annual conference, and our own book awards — we’ve become a society.
This thing that Melissa Wiley dubbed the “KidLitosphere” has become a valuable resource that celebrates fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, authors and illustrators, writing and reading. Bloggers cover everything from picture books to young adult titles, writing process to publishing success, personal news to national events.
KidLitosphere Central strives to provide an avenue to good books and useful literary resources; to support authors and publishers by connecting them with readers and book reviewers; and to continue the growth of the society of bloggers in children’s and young adult literature.
Welcome to our world.
Some of the information hasn’t been updated in a while, but the real gem of the site is the link to members. Here you’ll find links to all of the blogs written by members and categorised into:
Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (hundreds of links available and some are Australian)
Author and illustrator blogs (including Scott Westerfield, Justine Larbalestier, Margo Lanagan and Sherryl Clark)
There is no need to register as all links are freely available. If you wish to add your blog to the KidLitosphere Central community, drop them a link at KidLitosphere@gmail.com
A really useful site for anyone interested in books for children or young adults.