What do you do when you are craving some new literature for your kiddie's bookshelf? Simply browsing the library or the bookstore can be a lot of fun. But it can also result in a little "you can't tell a book by its cover" situation. So many questions, like, "is it age appropriate?", "what sort of issues do I have to be prepared to address?", and "Is it just any good, frankly?" can't always be answered on site. We use two great online resources for boundless inspiration and answers to questions you wouldn't even think to ask&hellip
Shelfari is a site you have to sign into, but it's worth it. Look at the cute, virtual bookshelf (above). It's fun to keep track of the books you have read and want to read. It also has a great search engine with ratings and reviews from other members.
Common Sense Media is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the public become informed about the books [and movies, video games, websites etc] they consume. We like to come here for specific reviews on books we are interested in. We also like to browse the book lists recommended by parents, kids, and by common sense media itself.
Share your favorite online book review and inspiration resources below - we can always use more.