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Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature

July 31, 2009 @ 7:44 pm | Filed under: Carnivals

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


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Carnival Time

June 1, 2009 @ 7:25 am | Filed under: Carnivals

The May Carnival of Children’s Literature is up at Into the Wardrobe. (Isn’t that an awesome blog name?) Tarie has done a beautiful job of presenting a whole lot of interesting kidlitosphere reading for your enjoyment. So go enjoy!

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September Carnival of Children’s Literature Is Up

September 22, 2008 @ 2:13 pm | Filed under: Carnivals

This month’s host is Jenny’s Wonderland of Books. Enjoy!

Carnival Time!

February 29, 2008 @ 12:09 pm | Filed under: Carnivals

Leap on over to the February Carnival of Children’s Literature, hosted by children’s book author Anastasia Suen at Picture Book of the Day!

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Still Time to Submit a Post to the Charlotte Mason Carnival

January 7, 2008 @ 3:45 pm | Filed under: Carnivals

Deadline is 8 p.m. tonight. The Carnival’s tomorrow at Liberty and Lily.

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Lots to Read in the New Year

January 2, 2008 @ 7:38 am | Filed under: Books, Carnivals

Both online and off.

I missed announcing the December Carnival of Children’s Literature, which was hosted by Kelly Herold at Big A little a. The theme was giving and favorite books, and it’s quite a collection of posts. If you haven’t visited yet, do drop by for some very good reading.

The 105th Carnival of Homeschooling is up at CoH founding blog Why Homeschool. This edition marks the second anniversary of the CoH.

I’m waaay behind in my reading of the delightful Charlotte Mason Carnival. The current issue can be found at Freedom Academy.

One of my favorite carnivals is Unschooling Voices. The new edition is here.

I was intrigued by Angela’s post at Mother Crone’s Homeschool about the 888 Reading Challenge—you come up with a list of 8 books in 8 categories you plan to read in 2008. You can overlap 8 titles in multiple categories so that your target to-be-read total is 56 books. I don’t think I’m up for this challenge myself, because I have learned that the minute I put a book title on a list of books I plan to read, I suddenly want to read everything but that book. So no lists for me, but I’m enjoying reading other people’s. It’s especially fun to see what categories people come up with. Maybe I’ll do the project in reverse and write a categorized retrospective list at the end of the year.

In the meantime, here’s a challenge I can rise to meet! Elizabeth M. at Charlottesville Words links to FOMA, who has proposed, with tongue firmly in cheek, the observance of NaJuReMoNoMo—that’s National Just Read More Novels Month. "All you have to do is read any novel from start to finish within the month of January."

I’m pretty sure I can handle that.

I did a bit of updating at GoodReads (note the new sidebar widget over on the right) and hope to stay more on top of that this year. My 2007 reading list is woefully incomplete. I did enter a few of the books I had the pleasure of enjoying during the holidays: a revisit of Edith Schaeffer’s The Hidden Art of Homemaking, two Barefoot Contessa cookbooks (mmm), and two utterly delicious needlecraft books I found under the tree: Aimee Ray’s Doodle Stitching (on embroidery) and Amy Karol’s Bend-the-Rules Sewing. (Amy’s blog, Angry Chicken, is one of my favorite crafty blogs. I want Amy to move next door to me.)

A TBR title I’m not afraid to commit to: Noel Perrin’s A Reader’s Delight. I have been wanting read this for months, and I was deeply moved to receive a copy as a birthday present from a beautiful blogging friend who picked up on my interest in it from one of my posts. That was one of the best surprises of my year. Thank you, darling Jennifer. (You should move next door, too.)

November Carnival of Children’s Literature Serves Up Some Good Advice

November 28, 2007 @ 7:35 am | Filed under: Carnivals

Head over to MotherReader this morning for a terrific collection of posts from children’s book authors, editors, reviewers, and readers: the latest Carnival of Children’s Literature.

(And the joke’s on me: I got so wrapped up in forwarding the BlogCarnival code & stuff to this month’s gracious host that I forgot to submit a post of my own. Ha!)

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Call for Submissions: November Carnival of Children’s Literature

November 21, 2007 @ 7:14 am | Filed under: Carnivals

It’s that time again! This month’s Carnival of Children’s Literature will be hosted by MotherReader, who has a theme in mind:

For this month I want a tip as a reader, writer, illustrator, reviewer,
publisher, or editor of children’s literature. I want a lesson learned
from a teacher, librarian, author, or parent with regards to kids’ lit.
It doesn’t have to be a post that you did in November or October,
though you may consider tweaking and re-posting an older entry to use.
You can pick a post from any point this year. The deadline for
submission is Saturday, November 24th, and I’ll post the Carnival on
Wednesday, November 29th. Send your links through my email or the Carnival site
and please indicate, if possible, whether the tip/trick/hint is more
for reader, writer, illustrator, reviewer, publisher, editor, teacher,
librarian, or parent.

So there’s your mission for this holiday week. A much nicer way to spend Black Friday than fighting the mall crowds, if you ask me.

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The Carnival Is Up

September 26, 2007 @ 11:08 pm | Filed under: Carnivals

Take a Ride on the Reading Railroad: the latest Carnival of Children’s Literature is up at Charlotte’s Library. It’s quite a journey! Many thanks to Charlotte for hosting.