Friday, August 31, 2007

August Carnival of Children's Literature

I am happy to present for your reading pleasure the August edition of the Carnival of Children's Literature!

A caveat: I'm not nearly as clever or creative as the previous hosts have been, and I'm a bit pressed for time since this came up with short notice (excuses, excuses!). So I apologize in advance to those of you who were looking for more entertainment out of my posting of the carnival. You'll have to be entertained by the articles, themselves, instead! :)

Without further ado, then . . .

We'll begin with a book that sold "more than eleven million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its release." --

Jon Swift presents Harry Potter Is a Brat posted at Jon Swift, saying, "Harry Potter is a terrible role model. He is a petulant, self-pitying brat who routinely breaks rules that he believes don't apply to him." Rather a heated bit of debate in the comments on this one--where do you fall--love him or hate him?

Children's Books

Sheila Scarborough presents Stepping inside the Little House (on the Prairie) posted at Family Travel: See The World With Your Kids, saying, "What a great experience; we visited the site of the original Little House on the Prairie near Independence, Kansas."

:: Suzanne :: shares Nothing at All by Wanda Gag posted at :: adventures in daily living ::.

FamilyBriefs presents NEW FEATURE - Children's Book Review posted at Family, saying, "Regular children's book reviews every Friday." This one is of "Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep."

Sam Riddleburger tells us about Going OLD SCHOOL with "Rusty" or "Hello, Kitty!" or "The Wrath of Graypaws" posted at Sam Riddleburger, saying, "Here's a peek at an old puppy-goes-to-school book that's got a little cat mischief to it -- and one angry teacher."

JoVE presents Joan of Arc posted at Tricotomania. There are two books reviewed here.

Mary Ann Bernard presents Charlie Needs a Cloak posted at Literary Circles, saying, "Here is another favorite from Tomie de Paola. Follow wool from sheep to cloak."

Rebecca presents Daisy's books posted at Today in Faerie School, saying, "This post is about my first grader's first books and how she is discovering reading."

Ana Braga-Henebry gives us two entries: A New Find in Picture Book, and Fenestrae Fidei posted at Ana Braga-Henebry's Journal.

Betsy Bird presents Recommendation from Under the Radar: The Winged Girl of Knossos (Part One) posted at A Fuse #8 Production.

Jen Robinson presents Under the Radar: Favorites from Zilpha Keatley Snyder posted at Jen Robinson's Book Page .

cloudscome shares some Books for Starting Kindergarten posted at a wrung sponge.

Jordana helps us with Understanding Infinity posted at Curmudgeonry.

Megan Germano presents Starting the Year Off Right! posted at Read, Read, Read.

Charlotte presents Hill's End -- My favorite Australian Book posted at Charlotte's Library.

Susan Thomsen tells us "All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome" (One Shot World Tour*) posted at Chicken Spaghetti, saying, "Here is a review of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrodme, a picture book."

Dawn presents A Book (and a Trail) to Recommend posted at Dawn Hanigan.

Pam Coughlan presents Last Chance Beach Book Round-Up posted at MotherReader.

Mama Squirrel is Hangin' with Mr. Shakespeare posted at Dewey's Treehouse.

Beth presents My Top 100 Children's Books posted at Woman of the Tiger Moon . Oh dear, what a great list!

Young Adult Literature

Becky Laney reviews Extras by Scott Westerfeld posted at Becky's Book Reviews, saying, "A review of Extras, a sequel to Scott Westerfeld's popular Uglies trilogy."

Erin has given us three items: Twilight: My Thoughts, saying, "My thoughts on the bestselling sensation 'Twilight'," plus News that makes me happy, and last but not least, Readergirlz: Gearing Up for 31 Flavorite Authors, all posted at Miss Erin.

Libby Gruner presents Why YA? posted at Lessons from the Tortoise.

Something For Everyone

Gillian Polack offers an author interview, Christine Norris - Return to Zandria posted at Even in a Little Thing .

Lisa Yee presents The Amazing Writer's Block Sock Monkey Cure posted at The Lisa Yee Blog, saying, "There's also a follow up blog here . . . that includes sock monkey resources!"

Alyssa F. tells us about a New Contest- You Gotta Check This Out! posted at The Shady Glade , saying, "A great new writing contest for all those readers who've ever thought "I could do that!" Submit your own short story or poem retelling your favorite fairytale/legend/myth and be in the running for some wonderful prizes." [Note: the deadline has been extended till Sept. 21st.]

That's it for this month's carnival! The next host of the Carnival of Children's Literature will be Charlotte of Charlotte's Library. The submission deadline is Friday Sept. 21st. Please send your submissions using the BlogCarnival form here. Thanks for stopping by!

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JoVE said...

Looks fine to me. Great work pulling all that together and getting it out on time.

Becky said...

Thanks for hosting!


Megan Germano said...

Thank you for putting that together. It looks great. I enjoyed reading all the different posts.

Mama Squirrel said...

I've linked--also emailed you about a name concern. (Prefer my blog handle.)

cloudscome said...

Great carnival round up Silvia! Thanks for hosting.

Susan said...

Thank you for putting this together so quickly. There's great reading here.

P.S., I have chickens, too. (9 wks. old)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Bravo for getting this out in time! I'm updating the links on my blog right now.

Silvia said...

Thanks to everyone for participating, and to those who are visiting!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Thanks for doing this!

Sheila at Family Travel said...

Hi Silvia,

Thanks very much for accepting my post and putting this all together; I know the hard work involved!

Jen Robinson said...

Looks great to me, Silvia! And very impressive, compiling it on such short notice. Thanks!

Dorid said...

what a wonderful carnival... I can't wait to join for September!

Sandy D. said...

Ha - great carnival. I was actually here earlier in the month, and didn't realize it was *you*.