[Library Media] book reviews
cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org
Fri May 12 14:38:57 MDT 2017
Its not a matter of rejecting a book just because it has swearing, the
'f-word', mature content, drinking, sex, or loads of blood - its about
being an informed buyer of books.
I champion books with all of those things in my middle school library all
the time. Some of my absolute favorite books are considered daring, edgy,
challengeable. But when I buy them, I know what I am getting into. I
choose them knowing that it is a quality book that happens to have content
that I might be called on to defend some day.
That's why I have tried to read all of them that I can over the years - I
hate unpleasant surprises. I want to know what I am getting into before I
On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Danae Leu <dleu at dsdmail.net> wrote:
> I would caution about selecting books for a library based on "swear count"
> and content ratings because some, or even a majority of patrons might find
> issue. This type of self-censorship by librarians excludes patrons for
> which these books might be a perfect fit.
> The six most respected professional journals reviewing books for children
> and teens are:
> SLJ, http://www.slj.com/#_
> School Library Journal | The world's largest reviewer of ...
> School Library Journal. The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia,
> and technology for children and teens
> Horn, http://www.hbook.com/horn-book-magazine-2/
> Horn Book Magazine — The Horn Book
> Independent, opinionated, and stylish, The Horn Book Magazine has long
> been essential for everyone who cares about children’s and young adult
> Publisher's Weekly,http://www.publishersweekly.com/
> Publishers Weekly - Book Reviews, Bestselling Books ...
> Publishers Weekly is the international news website of book publishing and
> bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists,
> commentaries and more.
> Kirkus, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/
> Book Reviews, Sites, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction | Kirkus ...
> OUR STORY. Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book
> discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry
> professionals a sneak peek ...
> The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , (BCCB)
> Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
> Welcome to the The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books We are one
> of the nation’s leading children’s book review journals for school and
> public librarians.
> Booklist, https://www.booklistonline.com/
> Booklist Online - Book Review Site for Librarians in ...
> Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school
> libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by
> the ALA
> You can certainly encourage students to do their own research on sites
> such as Common Sense and Kiss the Book, if they are cautious about content.
> DaNae Leu
> Snow Horse Elementary
> “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours
> of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't
> carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” ― Stephen
> King <https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3389.Stephen_King>
> Currently Reading
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> Lanell Rabner <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>
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> *To:* Bill Goodrich
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> *Subject:* Re: [Library Media] book reviews
> VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) and School Library Journal are my top
> review sources, as they both deal with print, electronic, media, and
> graphic titles.
> ~lanell rabner
> Springville High School
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Bill Goodrich <bgoodrich at dcsd.org>
>> http://kissthebook.blogspot.com/ is without a question by most used
>> 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
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