Monday, September 14, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Shortlists

Book Blogger Appreciation Week begins today! Voting is now finished for the 2009 BBAW Awards Shortlists.

Although Brimful Curiosities did not make it to the shortlist round, several of my favorite blogs did make the cut. Be sure to check out the list--you might find some great new blogs to follow. I would like to thank all those that nominated this blog in the following categories: Best General Review Blog, Best Kidlit Blog,and Most Extravagant Giveaways. I do appreciate your support and thoughtfulness!

Each day this week I'm participating in the BBAW daily blogging topic postings. Today's post centers around this topic: "write a post thanking and spotlighting your favorite blogs that didn’t make the shortlists."

I mostly read blogs that concentrate on children's book reviews and kidlit topics. Here a few of my favorites that did not make the shortlist:
Kidlit: A Patchwork of Books (librarian blog)
Kidlit: PBS Booklights (great parent resource)
Kidlit: Katie's Literature Lounge (themed reviews)
Kidlit: Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves (vintage books)
Kidlit: Kids Lit (Tasha, a Wisconsin librarian)
Kidlit: Just One More Book (podcasts)
Kidlit: Elizabeth's Children's Books Blog (part of
Kidlit: The Children's Book Review (well-designed site with lots of reviews)
YA: Shooting Stars Mag (teen and pop culture)
YA: Young Adult (& Kids) Books Central Blog (companion site to the YA Books Central web site)

For your reference, here's a pretty comprehensive list of Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature via Kidlitosphere Central. Lots of my favorite blogs on that particular list!

I'm also going to use this post to highlight a few mommy bloggers that aren't exclusively book bloggers, but are children's book enthusiasts:
Muse Reviews
Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile
No Time for Flashcards

Some author/illustrator blogs I like:
Book Aunt by Kate Coombs
Frolicking through Cyberspace by Heather Ayris Burnell
Bookie Woogie Aaron Zenz blogs with his kids
Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) by Tara Lazar (aspiring author)

Finally, a few other notables, not kidlit related:
The Literate Housewife Review (just all around awesome)
Bookin' with Bingo (great place for reviews and giveaways)
Peeking Between the Pages (wonderful book blogger from Canada)

By the way, the kidlit/YA category blogs shortlisted this year are all fantastic:
Kidlit: 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Kidlit: Fuse 8 at School Library Journal
Kidlit: Jen Robinson’s Book Blog
Kidlit: Maw Books Blog
Kidlit: Shelf Elf
YA: Green Bean Teen Queen
YA: Mrs. Magoo Reads
YA: My Favorite Author
YA: Pop Culture Junkie
YA: The Story Siren

Several other wonderful kidlit/YA blogs made the cut in other categories but I'm not going to list them because I'm afraid I'd leave out a few and would feel bad! Congratulations to all the blogs shortlisted. Thanks to BBAW I've found a few new book blogs to follow! How about you?


Lynn said...

Great summary! I got overwhelmed and had to stop at 10. I think I'm subscribed to most of these you mention, but I'm going to go peek at a few and make sure.

Melissa said...

What a great list! I'm adding you (and quite a few of these) to my Google Reader. Thanks for visiting my blog ... and Happy BBAW!

Anonymous said...

What a great list! I don't have many kidlit blogs in my reader, and I'd love to be more familiar. This post is a great resource.

(and I *heart* The Literate Housewife, too!)

Nice to meet ya!

Tasha said...

Thanks for including me on such a great list of bloggers!

Tasha (Kids Lit)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

this is a great list! Many are already in my GR, but several are new-to-me ... thanks for the introduction :)

I hope you're enjoying the BBAW festivities!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I'm so honored to be part of your very own favorites list! Although I'm very late to comment, having been caught up with my latest manuscript. Thank you for the mention!