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Book Review Resources

The resources listed are a summary of the best sources of book review information available. Please consult the tools for a complete listing of the many sources of book news and reviews.

Aestas Book Blog – Aestas Book Blog gives Reviews of books that make my heart race, have a beautiful love story, and a happy ending.

Booklist – Provides a guide to current print and non-print materials worthy of consideration for purchase by small and medium-sized public libraries and school library media centers  – A searchable site that offers book reviews, reading club resources, lists of award winners, and more.

Book Room Reviews – Hi! My name is Sarah and thanks for visiting! I have a love for books and reading! I could be found sipping a latte, while browsing a bookshop looking for interesting and good books. I read a variety of books and look forward to writing reviews on many different books for this site!

Book Riot – A blog covering book-related news, reviews, commentary, advice and information along with the latest in book-reading technology. Always books. Never boring. Frequency 13 posts / day

BookWire  – Includes book reviews, book industry news, features, guides to literary events, author interviews, and annotated links to book-related sites.

Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review  – This quarterly journal focuses on Canadian literature. Each online issue contains an extensive book reviews section, a variety of critical articles, and a selection of original poetry.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials  – Offers critical reviews of Canadian children’s and YA books. Published weekly between September and June.

The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature  – An e-journal published quarterly with reviews of children’s and YA materials.

The Horn Book Magazine – Reviews of the best children’s books published, articles about children’s books, explorations of children’s books from every perspective and news of the children’s book world.

Kirkus Reviews – Book reviews and recommendations from the most trusted voice in book discovery.

Library Journal – Library Journal’s reviews, book news and booklists are a must read for readers’ advisory library staff.

Literature Resource Center – Excellent source for literary information. Includes poetry, short stories, novels & drama for children & young adults. Also plot summaries, critical analysis, author portraits, literary images, and biographies of authors and illustrators. Includes full text of journals containing book reviews and literary criticism relevant to children’s and young adult literature (e.g. BookList, Horn Book Magazine).

Maryse’s Book Blog – Maryse’s Book Blog is dedicated to ROMANCE books of ALL genres (especially contemporary romance, paranormal romance & urban fantasy books).

New In Books – Answering the Age old question – What are you reading? NewInBooks finds the best new books and delivers them to your inbox for free. Never miss a hot newly released book!

Quill and Quire – A Canadian magazine featuring book news and reviews.

Publishers WeeklyPublishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business.

The New York Review of BooksThe New York Review of Books has established itself, in Esquire‘s words, as “the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language.”

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!  – Features reviews and book lists of YA materials.

School Library Journal –  SLJ evaluates a broad range of resources, from books and digital content to databases, in 6000+ reviews published annually.

Three Nice Mice Book Blog – Keep up with articles with Three Nice Mice Book Blog.

Totally Booked Blog – Two book crazy girls who have forged an everlasting friendship through our shared love and passion for reading.

Bestseller Lists

The Globe & Mail Bestsellers – Listing of the Globe’s bestsellers in Canada.

The Macleans Bestsellers Lists – Fiction and nonfiction bestsellers in Canada, categorized by week.

Independent Bookseller’s Bestseller List – Weekly list of bestsellers, specifically from Canada’s independent bookstores.

The New York Time’s Best Sellers – Authoritatively ranked lists of bestselling books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers – A listing of bestsellers in various genres and countries.

Toronto Star Bestsellers -Bestsellers from across Canada, sorted by week.

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Magazine – A library journal dedicated to the promotion of YA literature and reading. Includes book lists.


Arizona State University: Book Review Sources – ASU’s listing of book review sources, selection tools and best book lists for children’s and young adult books.

Arizona State University: Locate Information About Authors and Illustrators – A comprehensive list of resources to help you locate information about your favorite children’s authors and illustrators.

Award Winners – Annual list of featured book award winners.

Canadian Book Awards – The complete list of Canada’s literary awards.

Canadian and General Literary Awards – From Canada Reads to the Pulitzer awards, a list of the most prestigious literary awards.

Feedspot Top 100 Book Review RSS Feeds – Hundreds of book review sites, blogs and RSS feeds.

Ontario Library Service Professional Resources: Bestsellers and Book Reviews – Resources on book reviews and bestseller lists with a Canadian perspective.