Welcome to the June-July 2009 edition of the Carnival of Children’s Literature!
It’s been a busy summer in the kidlitosphere. In this carnival you’ll find some of the topics that kept us talking.
Bloggers and book reviews
• Sally Apokedak discusses why blog book reviews are a big deal.
Other points to ponder
• Author Gail Gauthier asks Why Don’t We Go After The Adult Market?
• At A Year of Reading, Franki presents Books to Celebrate Today—The First Men on the Moon!, saying, “July 20th was the 40th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. It was a day to celebrate with lots of books and links!”
• Thanks to that terrific panel at Comic-Con, I’ve started compiling a list of kids’ graphic novels to check out—for newcomers to Bonny Glen, here’s a post on that topic.
• Brenda Ferber presents Jemma Hartman Lookalikes, saying, “In the midst of cover controversy, here’s a story that will make you smile!” (It did!)
• And the always entertaining Laurel Snyder has some choice words about the very worst books for kids.
Posts about writers and writing
• Wendie Old presents Research, as seen by Nonfiction Writers, “a post that shows how nonfiction authors love, love, love doing research.”
That wraps up this month’s edition, and it also wraps up my tenure as manager of this carnival. After more than four years, it’s time for me to pass the baton to someone else. The good folks at KidLitosphere Central have agreed to bring the Carnival of Children’s Literature under that tent, which is the perfect place for it. My heartfelt thanks to Pam Coughlan and the other KidLitosphere Central crew, and my thanks to all our contributors here and in previous editions. I’ve had a ton of fun working with the volunteer hosts these past four years. Thanks, all!
(PS—please drop me a note in the comments if you find any broken links or typos. Thanks!)