1. Stay up-to-date on the latest kidlitosphere news. It can be hard to keep up with everything that's going on in the Kidlitosphere. The News Blog at KC has a column listing important dates and compiles information about Kidlitosphere events, award nominations and wins, and Jen Robinson's visits to other blogs.
  2. Find ways to participate in the community. With information on challenges, blog carnivals and multi-blog weekly events, KC's Resources page provides you everything you need to know to jump right into the Kidlitosphere, whether you are new to the community or have been around a while but just have gotten a bit lonely.
  3. Find new books to read. On the aforementioned Resources page, KC lists multiple resources that will help you learn about new-to-you books and decide if you'd like to read them.
  4. Make new friends. l've been perusing the membership lists at KC and am delighted to find several kindred spirits who I hope will become friends as I engage with them in the comments of their blogs.
  5. Keep up with your favorite authors and illustrators. KC has a comprehensive list of author/illustrator-bloggers. For me, the accessibility these blogs provide is remarkable. I want to squee with delight every time I interact with one of my favorite authors.

What are some other ways you’re using Kidlitosphere Central?