This week we’re going to head over to Jen Robinson’s Book Page.
Jen reviews kids’ books, picture books through YA novels. Tons of them. I think I read a lot, but Jen makes me look like a reluctant reader. She also writes a weekly newsletter, Growing Bookworms. Honestly, she’s so prolific, she can fill my Google Reader on her own.
I enjoy Jen’s reviews. They give an overview of the book, but they always include why that book struck a chord with Jen. They’re personal. And you know what? They’re not too long. I’m sorry, but that’s important to me. There is so much out there to read; I’m looking for protein, not bulk. Besides, if I want more, Jen provides links to other reviews of that book at the bottom of her review. I think she’s an insomniac. I can’t see how else it’s possible that she does all she does.
On my extensive Recommended Reading list, I have a “Jen” category where I list books I’ve added based on her review.
I also like her roundups of Reviews That Made Me Want the Book. She filters other reviews and passes on her favorites. Now there’s a service!
There are oodles of kids’ book review blogs out there, as you will discover from the links at Jen’s blog. This is one of two that I read regularly.