Books We Read – October

October 2009 [Books received: 36; books read: 46] This is always a fun time of year for reading, in part, because the changing season and string of holidays that begin mid-October naturally lend themselves to sharing stories. We’re still using “KP” to designate which books the kids are picking for themselves from the library. As you would expect, we’ve been digging into the Cybils-nominated easy reader/short chapter books. Reviews will be forthcoming for many of them over the next few weeks. If you’ve written a review (website or blog) for any of the books with links, please click through and add your name/URL on the review page via Mr. Linky. We like letting our visitors know what other readers think! … Read more

Reading Ahead – October

Welcome to the latest edition of Reading Ahead, our bimonthly list of new arrivals that have cover appeal! These are the books that give you that first impression that they’ve got real potential for engaging kids with books. The links will take you to the profile page on the website. If you’ve read and reviewed this book, we’d love to add your thoughts to the discussion. Click on the title here and then add your link via Mr. Linky. October is looking like a super-fabulous month. First, I had a guest post at Booklights! Then there is KidLitCon09 coming this weekend. THEN, there’s the Cybils AND THEN, thanks to Jen’s blog housekeeping post about a new book list widget, I … Read more