[Library Media] book reviews

Cindy Mitchell cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org
Fri May 12 14:06:20 MDT 2017


If it hasn't been reviewed on Kiss the Book, I will go to Follett and read
all of the reviews that they have assembled.  I read for key words like
"authentic language" "gritty"  "realistic action" - things that indicate
that there is probably swearing, drinking and other things in the book.  I
try to read at least 4 reviews for these books to get an overall picture of
the book.  I like the School Library Journal, Library Connection, and then
Kirkus in terms of which ones are the most useful for me when it comes to
unfamiliar books.

Cindy Mitchell

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Lisa Morey <lisa.morey at jordandistrict.org>
wrote:

> I like http://kissthebook.blogspot.com    Most of the reviewers are
> librarians, the books are rated for content, recommended interest level,
> and there's even a swear count (if your patrons might be picky about that
> sort of thing)
>
> Lisa
>
> Lisa Morey
> Media Specialist
> West Jordan Middle School
> 801-412-2136 <(801)%20412-2136>
> (internal extension 42136)
>
> Google can bring back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the
> right one.
>
>           ~Neil Gaiman~
>
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Patsy Nielson <patsy at mycues.org> wrote:
>
>> What site do you like best for book reviews/recommendations?
>> I know there are a lot of sites out there, but what one do you use the
>> most?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Patsy Nielson
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