We've been hinting for a few weeks now about some changes coming to this monkey blog business, and now that it's a new year, it's time for a fresh look for us! We'll be adding some regular features, like The Best of the Baby Room, highlighting the new, the popular, and the standby items in those areas. We will also answer some of our frequently asked questions (a new baby for a big sister, fire engine books for a four year old, fantasy beyond The Lightning Thief, et cetera), and tagging them with our new labels, for those times when you're stumped on what to get that picky six (seven, nine, twenty...) year old you know. As frequently as our staffers write them, we will post their chapter book room favorites, with occasional reviews and further reading lists ("If you like Twilight, try City of Bones, Tantalize..." and so forth). There will also be more topical lists, such as a graphic novel round-up or magic kits for Harry Potter parties. If there's anything you'd like us to focus more on, please let us know, we are open to suggestions!
All these and more will kick off within the week, and even more excitingly, under our new team member tags -- so you'll get to know our bloggers individually and see a more personalized approach to our reviews.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on what you'll be seeing!
Happy new year!