Our Favourite Book Bloggers
Toppsta is designed as a community for anyone and everyone to share their thoughts on children's books. Our ethos is, we host the party and the guests can chat and share their children's book recommendations with each other. We're particularly interested in what children think of our books (though we don't much mind who writes the review!). Outside of Toppsta there are a ton of brilliantly written children's book blogs by mums, dads, teachers, librarians and more, and we love reading those too. Here's a selection of our favourites from this year.
Library Girl and Book Boy - The Book Discoverer
Jo is a teacher, parent and book-lover who believes that there’s the right book out there for everybody. The aim of her blog is to introduce readers to books they may not have come across before.
Library Girl and Book Boy
Book Lover Jo - The Book Advisor
Jo is a primary school librarian with two bookworms at home. She started writing her blog after regularly being asked for recommendations from parents, teachers and children at school. Her goal is to inspire children to read widely and discover new and exciting books.
Book Lover Jo
Picture Books Blogger - The Book Collector
Mum-to-3, wife-to-1, Sarah is a self-confessed picture book fanatic. She believes that picture books are not just for children and she wants to transmit her love for good stories. We love her enthusiasm for books.
Picture Books Blogger
Read it Daddy - The Dad and his Daughter
Read it Daddy is a children's book blog by Phil and his daughter taking a look at the best and brightest children's books with a particular focus on middle grade. We really like their funny, honest opinions.
Read it Daddy
Book Bairn - Where Reading is Celebrated
Kim has always loved reading and her blog explores her daughters' favourite books and shares how they have created a home that celebrates reading in every corner. Now Bookbairn has a little brother, The Wee Page Turner, so double the fun!
Laura - The teen blogger
Laura has read over 3000 books since she was 9 and is particularly interested in feminism and feminist books. Aged 15 she reads a lot of YA and is great at discovering new authors.
We(e) Read(s) - A recovering librarian :)
Jen is a stay-at-home Mum to a toddler and a baby after spending 10 years as a librarian. She loves picture books, books written in rhyme and anything with beautiful illustrations.
Lily Fae - the London escapee
I was fortunate enough to meet Lily Fae as we live not too far from each other. A former teacher, she enjoys reading a wide variety of books with her two children and particularly likes anything mythical or magical.
Lily and the Fae
Bellis Does Books - The bookseller
Rachael is a bookseller but also Mum to a toddler, and reviews picture books, middle-grade (9-12) and Young Adult Books.
Bellis Does Books
Asset Reading Advocate - Reading Advocate for Asset Education Trust
Book lover Erin, reviews books and participates in blog tours. She's particularly good at reviewing picture books, chapter books, middle grade and non-fiction.
My Shelves Are Full
Sam Thomas - The librarian and FCBG member
Mum to two bookworms and a prolific reader and book enthusiast, Sam features a wide variety of children's books and covers events and launches too.
Father Reading Every Day - The Dad and his son
A lovely blog written by a Dad reading everyday with his son, aged 4. As a primary school teacher he understands the importance of reading with children and the impact it has on their emotional well-being and academic achievement.
Bluebird Reviews - On a bookish journey to happiness
Bluebird Reviews was so named because bluebirds are a symbol of happiness. Started by blogger Fern, in Feb 2018, to help her deal with her depression and anxiety she enjoys sharing her recommendations with young readers.
Reading Rocks - A Shared Knowledge
Reading Rocks grew from a community of teachers, teaching assistants and librarians talking about reading in primary schools. The blog is a great resource for ideas on using books in the classroom and at home.
Mamma Filz - Books and Pre-School Fun
As a primary school teacher and a mum, Filza has witnessed the benefits of sharing books and the sheer enjoyment they can bring. With her blog she wants to inform readers of the many diverse, fun and engaging stories available.
Chouett - The YA Lover
Virginie is proof that you don't have to read as a child, to fall in love with reading as an adult. A relative newcomer to books, her blog focuses mainly on YA books and she is active in the blogging community.
The Bear and the Fox - The Family Blog
Jenni is based in Edinburgh and shares family friendly recipes, crafts, travel tips, and reviews of toys, games and books. Her Friday 5 book round-up is particularly good and focuses on specific themes and topics.
The Bear and the Fox
Books for Boys - Books her sons have enjoyed
Louise has two little sons and knows a lot about how to let boys love reading! She wants to share her enthusiasm with her blog's readers, helping parents and carers of boys to find exciting authors and stories to share with their sons.
Books for Boys
Library Mice - The Illustrated Specialist
Mélanie is a mother of two, French and a school librarian. She has recently graduated with an MA in Children's Literature and her particular interest is in picture books and other illustrated works.
Along Came Poppy - The Mini Reviewers
Along Came Poppy is a family blog written by Kate with the help of her three Mini Reviewers - Izzie, Theo and Poppy. They started the blog in 2016 to record their family's 366 books in 366 days reading challenge and continue to share the books they love and how they fit into their lives.
Along Came Poppy
26th February 2020
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