Friday, July 21, 2006

Check out: BOOK LINKS


If you’re not familiar with the ALA publication, BOOK LINKS, you need to check it out. It celebrated 15 years of publication with a special anniversary issue this month focused on “Celebrating the Classics.” There are short articles on 15 classics of fantasy, young adult literature, humor, historical fiction, and more, along with interviews with several authors who are “literary legends.” And of course they’ve included an article on 15 classics of children’s poetry (by yours truly!). BOOK LINKS is a reader friendly magazine, full of lots of color images of book covers and arranged in ways that are very practitioner friendly. Their mission is “Connecting Books, Libraries, and Classrooms” and they follow that faithfully with regular thematic bibliographies, behind-the-scenes stories, and author/illustrator interviews. Their web site includes additional links, content from some previous issues, and even guidelines for writing for BOOK LINKS. Check it out: http://www.ala.org/ala/productsandpublications/periodicals/booklinks/booklinks.htm

2 comments:

Jeanette Larson said...

I agree that Book Links is a fabulous resource but this particular issue is a children's lit class in and of itself. It is a must-have issue for any librarian or teacher who wants to know the classics and classic authors.

Kathryn said...

I've used Book Links as an information resource for collection development. Throughout the year I check out professional periodicals, such as Book Links, to assist me in developing a list of books to purchase.