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Connecting to the Kidlitosphere

KidLitosphere CentralSince this is a weekend of connecting, I thought I’d remind you of the many ways you can connect to the KidLitosphere. Mother Reader (Pam W. Coughlan) and the board members Elizabeth Burns (A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy), Kelly Herold (Big A, little a), Anne Boles Levy (Cybils), and Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page) have worked hard on updating their lists for Kidlitosphere Central – the Society of  Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. 

Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Author and Illustrator Blogs

Miscellaneous / Group Blogs

Check out the Regular Events and the Competitions at

Current Competitions: 
A Novel Challenge An ongoing compilation of reading challenges sponsored by different blogs  (GO THERE!)

The 48 Hour Book Challenge An annual competition to see how many books you can read in one weekend (Last year I came in second. This year I am determined to read over 7,000 pages in the 48 hours)

The Comment Challenge A community event in which kidlit bloggers and readers are invited to make themselves heard across the kidlitosphere

Other Ways to Connect to the Kidlitosphere:
KidLitosphere Listserv
  A listserv for kidlit bloggers

KidLitosphere Facebook Group Visit or join the official Facebook group for the Kidlitosphere

P.S. Don’t forget to keep coming back here to Practically Paradise because I do try to highlight big events of the Kidlitosphere for you.



  1. Fran Cannon Slayton says:

    Hooray for the Kidlitosphere! I don’t know how I would keep up with the children’s book world without it!