The Horn Book website has lots of material of interest to teachers. Here are some areas to explore. And follow us on Twitter: #lollysclass

Common Core State Standards

Interviews with authors and illustrators

Recommended books -- reviews and themed book lists

Book app reviews

Movie reviews

School -- reading in school, author visits, and more

Blogger bios

Suggestion box: what else to you want to see in Lolly's Classroom?

Who should we follow?

Now that Lauren's adolescent lit class is over, I have a scant two weeks to put the finishing touches on my children's lit module. Harvard has a new web tool, so I have to re-create my old links page from scratch, starting with social media recommendations.

The problem is, I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to Twitter.

Who should teachers be following? I'd love to hear about your favorite (useful, entertaining) tweeters, bloggers, Facebook posters, etc.

If you can, tell us WHY you like each one, too.

Thank you!


P. S. Here's another question: Does anyone still use listserves?

Lolly Robinson

Lolly Robinson is a freelance designer and consultant with degrees in studio art and children’s literature. She is the former creative director for The Horn Book, Inc., and has taught children’s literature at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees and blogged for Calling Caldecott and Lolly's Classroom on this site.


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Just to skim the surface: Pretty much any publisher (@Candlewick, @Scholastic, @HarperChildrens, etc...), authors (@KateMessner, @JackieWoodson, @Libbabray...), library/literacy/bookish folks (@MrSchuReads, @MatthewWinner, @libraryvoice, @diversebooks). Once you start following people, Twitter will give you related suggestions. Enjoy the rabbit hole!

Posted : Mar 14, 2016 04:15


I write a blog that explores a family's encounters with quality children's literature. I hope to sit in on one of your classes (with HSED's permission of course) to let the goodness of minds thinking about children's literature wash over me.

Posted : Mar 14, 2016 02:46


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