Do you have a passion for teaching with real books? Stories from everyday life as a teacher, coach or administrator? Literacy strategies and insights that would benefit other educators? A classroom library you’d love to show the world?

Booksource Banter is the official blog of Booksource, a leading distributor of authentic literature for K-12 classroom libraries. We welcome original blog content from teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, principals, superintendents, experts in the field—anyone with a passion for books and reading and a dedication to engaging students through authentic literature in the classroom.

If you’re interested in writing for us, here are two ways to get started: 

Classroom Library Spotlight Submissions  

We want to see your classroom libraries, and share them with our readers!

Send photos along with your classroom library story (what grade you teach, what types of books you have, how you organize titles—whatever you’d like to share) to We’ll publish both as part of our Classroom Library Spotlight series.

General Post Submissions

1. Get to know us. Browse Booksource Banter to familiarize yourself with the type of content we publish and the categories we cover. (Hint: we talk a lot about books and balanced literacy. Classroom library stories and ideas are almost always popular with our audience.)

2. Tell us what you want to write about. Before writing, email with a short pitch. Tell us a little about yourself, what you plan to write and how you’d like to approach the topic. (This doesn’t need to be formal; we just need to make sure your idea is a good fit for our audience. For example, is this as a personal experience story? A lesson idea? A booklist? A research piece?)

3. We’ll be in touch. If we’re interested in your pitch, we’ll be in touch with feedback and our Guest Posting Guidelines within 2-4 weeks. (And if we aren’t, or can’t fit it into our editorial calendar at this time, we’ll let you know that too.)

Need inspiration? Here are examples of guest posts we have published:

How to Build a Better Author Study for Your K-2 Classroom – Jennifer Pastore 

6 Tips to Launch Summer Reading – Donalyn Miller

Just Right Books and Shoes: Helping Students Find the Right Fit – Nina Mairs

Choose, Check and Champion Student Reading – Peg Grafwallner

The Reading Achievement Gap: Why Do Poor Students Lag Behind Rich Students in Reading Development? – Richard Allington, Ph.D. and Anne McGill-Franzen, Ph.D