The December Carnival of Children’s Literature

There are lots of countdowns and wrap-ups this time of year, and Jen Robinson has rounded up a collection of the kidlit bloggers best posts for the December Carnival of Children’s Literature. Grab some cocoa (maybe a cookie or two) and settle in for some wonderful reading. While you’re there, wish Jen a happy third blogiversary! This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

Lucky Me

This has been quite a Monday. We spent the weekend watching repeat performances of the elementary school’s version of The Wizard of Oz. My daughter was a munchkin, poppy, and Oz-ian. This is NOT the Somewhere-Over-the-Rainbow version. In this version, the poppies tell Dorothy "Don’t talk to strangers and don’t do drugs."  It was fun, but it killed the weekend. Just before lunch, I get a call from school. Dear daughter has caught what everyone else has (and probably shared backstage). Please come get her. End of workday, start of an afternoon reading on the sofa. Then the mail comes. The Wheat Doll arrives. What a beautiful book. For the first time EVER, II won a book giveaway! THANKS 100 Scope Notes … Read more

Reading Roundup, 15 December

For about a month now (maybe a little more), Jen Robinson and I have been sharing the fun of putting together the previous week’s news, literacy, and reading tidbits. When you read this week’s Children’s LIteracy Roundup at Jen’s, it is very easy to see how it’s become a two-woman job!  Be sure to scroll through for these items. Jen found some more items that relate to recent rants about gender-based reading patterns. There are a number of great initiatives to connect infants/toddlers with books. Be sure to read the Latrobe Valley Express article about the certificate for a Young Reader’s Program bag to be redeemed … at the LIBRARY!  Very cool! Last but not least, be sure to read about … Read more