Many schools require that resources be previewed before purchase or that their purchase be supported by authoritative reviews to ensure they will be suitable additions to the curriculum. Some teacher librarians also choose to create a database of just-in-case reviews. Create a spreadsheet with key curriculum areas and genres and copy and paste reviews of titles to consider purchasing as finances allow. Develop a code that identifies must-have, probable and possible resources at a glance.

Please add a link to your most-trusted review sources.

Inside a Dog
State Library of Victoria - Read Alert
Boys Blokes Books & Bytes
GGS Book Review Blog
Crash Solo - one minute reviews
Magpies, The Literature Base and The Source
Aussie Reviews (includes non-print resources)
Young Adult Reader Reviews – Australia (reader reviews and verse novels)
Viewpoint (a journal from Division of Library and Information Studies, University of Melbourne)
Scan (quarterly journal produced by the NSW Department of Education and Training)
Resource Reviews - NSW DET School Libraries and Information Literacy
Fiction Focus
Classroom Resources Reviews
Kerry Neary's Blog
Splatt reviews
Classroom Resource Reviews then go to Quick links menu and click CRR
CBCA Reading Time Journal (subscription)
Persnickety Snark
Kids Book Review


Children's Book Review Index (journal issued three times a year)
Gale Research Company, Book Tower, Detroit, Mich. 48226
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
Fantastic Fiction
A Book and a Hug
Children’s Literature Network

Non-print resources
* Internet Movie Database