Book Links


BOOK LIT blogs & related sites worth a click:

Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. Visit them at:Blog of a Bookslut

Salon is one of the earliest online powerhouse reading mags (its worth putting up with their stupid ads):

Atomic Books is a notorious & cool small independent Baltimore, MD bookstore. Visit their blog “Literary Finds for Mutated Minds” at: Atomic Books

Anthem Book Blog is a site dedicated to the independent bookstore and the publishing biz: Anthem Blog

The Book Dwarf is a dedicated book reviewer and insider with a ton of awesome lit links, check out The Book Dwarf

Powell’s Bookstore blog The 800 lb gorilla of independent stores has a hot blog with some great star writers: Powell’s Bookstore blog

Book Lust is not librarian Nancy Perl’s site, but it is run by a devoted reader and book blogger, check out: Book Lust

The Menil Collection in Huston runs recently published art book reviews at: Menil Bookstore Blog

Underground artists and hep poets like hang out at:
Jack Magazine its a coffee house for the mind, yeah.

An interesting off-shoot of McSweeny’s Magazine is The Beliver full of new writing, super long reviews & even longer interviews, lots of lit stars here worth checking out: The Believer Magazine

Drawn & Quarterly is a Montreal based publisher of some essential graphic novels & great comic-artists. (we also handle many of their books) Visit their kooky blog at: Drawn & Quarterly Blog spot

Shamanic Warrior Avant-garde lit links & poetz at:
Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry

The British & international bookstore and book industry blog THE BOOKSELLER.COM is an interesting site for reviews and articles on the topic of bookstores, publishing & bookselling.


The Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults. Read their magazine online at: Children’s Book Council MagazineBertha Mahony founded The Horn Book in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature. The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature. They also publish acclaimed books for children’s book professionals and create exceptional posters for children’s book lovers. Visit them at: The Horn Book

Kids Lit is a warm-hearted blog that celebrates children’s and YA lit. Its run by Tasha Saecker, the down-home director of the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake, WI. Visit them at : Kid’s Lit: Books & More for Children & Teens

Parenting & Family Magazine presents an all-purpose children’s book site at: Children’s Books

Professor Nana is a professor of children’s and YA literature in a Library Science department. She runs a funny yet serious blog for children’s book enthusiasts at: The Goddess of YA Literature

Bookshelves of Doom is run by Uber-librarian Leila Roy. She has a penchant for crafting, YA lit and fantasy lit. Check in at: Bookshelves of Doom

Children’s Book Awards

Browse the following links to learn more about award-winning children’s books.E.B. White Read Aloud Award
Awarded annually by ABC bookseller members to honor a book that reflects the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B White in his classic books for children.

Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book.

Newbery Medal
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Coretta Scott King Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to Black authors and illustrators of children’s books who have promoted “better understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all peoples to the realization of the American dream.”

The Pura Belpré Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to honor an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to honor an author’s liftetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time. It recognizes an author’s work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

The Golden Kite Award
Awarded annually by the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators to the most outstanding children’s books published during that year and having been written or illustrated by members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Awarded annually by the Boston Globe and Horn Book Magazine to honor authors and illustrators of outstanding children’s and young adult books in these three categories: Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Book.

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most distinguished informational book.

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, of any country, who shall prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature.

Book Sense Book of the Year Award
Awarded annually by independent booksellers to honor the best books of the year, including the best children’s book.

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Awarded annually by the National Book Foundation to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans.

IRA Children’s Literature Awards
Awarded annually by the International Reading Association to honor the authors of exceptional books for children.

Parent’s Choice Awards
The Parents’ Choice Awards are given to products that meet and exceed standards set by educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents, and yes, kids themselves.



Photo District News is a site with special concerns for working photographers; with product reviews, gallery, legal issues, etc., produced by one of the largest trade journals in photography Photo District News OnlineZazie’s Zone is a kind of home to surrealist ideas and times:Zazie Zone

Jim Woodring is the creator of FRANK, and an extrodinary underground comix artist. Visit Jim at: Jim


Pandora Internet Radio is a kind of musical mad scientist jukebox that analyzes your musical tastebuds and offers you suggestions on new music you’d like to hear (many you didn’t know about before) based on your data entry. More specific, human and detailed then gorilla store software, Pandora Genome Project is great for streaming (and free) music you need to discover. Great artist bios too.

The Rest is Noise is a mostly music related blog by The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise

Beware the Blog is WFMU’s radio station blog — they are one of the great public access stations in the country, home to some of the best in underground vibes WFMU: Beware the Blog
Listen to WFMU live streaming, conect here: Future of Music

Pitchfork Media news, reviews and features on new music: Pitchfork

Earvolution more new music news reviews, etc.: Earvolution

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