Welcome to the July Carnival of Children’s Literature!
After blogging at Live Journal, Blogger, Typepad, and WordPress for seven years, I am blogging on my own webpage at long last. (I started blogging on Live Journal in 2005. I’ve been trying to figure out how to host my own blog ever since!) Do you believe in magic? How about a touch of fairy dust?
After you read It’s Not Fairy (and bake a cake, too!) learn how to make your own fairy wands (see the photo above, they can actually sprinkle REAL fairy dust!) with Zoe at Playing by the book.
Join Kerry at Picture Books & Pirouttes for a Read & Romp Roundup focusing on the intersection between children’s literature and movement.
The Librarians of the NJLA Children’s Services Section invite you to join the discussion at Newbery Blueberry Mockery Pie. Begin with The Mighty Miss Malone.
Camille shares Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?, a fun flip book that looks at how things grow (If a duckling can grow to a duck can a car to a truck?) at A Curious Thing.
Imagination came knocking at Jeanette‘s door in the form of a very creative six year old. Read about his imaginary twin, visiting elephant and his favorite book, Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, in her blog, SpeakWell, ReadWell.
Amitha reviews of one of her toddler’s latest favorites from the library, Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson at Monkey Poop.
Read Julie‘s series about her quest to find “better” princess picture books at Instantly Interruptible.
Darshana reviews Yawning Yoga, a unique concept book which engages kids in simple yoga exercises for the body and mind as part of a bedtime routine at Flowering Minds.
At Kid Book Ratings, Erik shares an unknown gem, Z is for Moose.
On July 1st, Gail remembered Canada Day, and memories of good books by Canadian authors at Original Content.
Anyone who enjoys books about castles, swordfights, and plucky orphans should look no further than The False Prince, the first book in Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy, says Jen at Jen Robinson’s Book Page.
A review and opening for discussion of Jennifer Gennari’s My Mixed Up Berry Blue Summer begins with Jennifer at JeanLittleLibrary.
At Literary Lunchbox, Ali highly recommends Wonder, the story of August Pullman, a boy with severe facial deformities who is entering school for the first time as a fifth grader.
Over at Perogies & Gyoza, Jen highlights The Stone Hatchlings, the newest book from fab Canadian duo Sarah Tsiang and Qi Leng, about a little girl with a lot of imagination and love to share.
Maeve at Yellow Brick Reads reviews Margo Lanagan’s Brides of Rollrock Island, an evocative and at times disturbing exploration of the Selkie myth. Blending folklore and fairy tale, Lanagan’s explores the consequences of creating the sea-wives to live on the Rollrock community.
Ostensibly a review of Knuckle & Potty Destroy Happy World, Lisa at Shelf-employed says her post is a reminder of why librarians read and review books. It’s not for us. It’s for them.
Brenda of proseandkahn contributes Plunked by Michael Northrop, an appealing middle grade sports novel.
At BookEnds, Danna discovers how the same book (The Little Prince), read as a little girl, a second grader and a college student, can teach new lessons.
Amy at Delightful Children’s Books brings us Selma by Jutta Bauer, an unassuming book about an unassuming sheep that poses the big question: “What is happiness?”
Susan at The Book Chook shares Sam the Cat, saying “I love children’s picture books that appeal to both adults and kids.”
Go behind the scenes at TeachingAuthors and see what inspired Mary Ann Rodnam‘s acclaimed new picture book, The Roller Coaster Kid. It’s much more than riding roller coasters.
Kate at Book Aunt reviews Diana Wynne Jones’s upcoming book of essays about writing, Reflections, along with a brief look at several other books of essays by or interviews with well-known children’s book authors.
Mary Ann interviews William Joyce, the creator of the Cybils book app finalist and Oscar award winning short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at Great Kid Books.
Mary Ann had the amazing opportunity to talk with William Joyce about the background to this book and his views on the intersection between books, apps and film.
At A Thousand Wrongs, Laurisa interviews Lorin Barber, author of The Secret Life of Copernicus Stringfellow, a new book for middle grade readers. (The author is giving away a copy. Ends 7/30)
At CBI Clubhouse, Jane McBride Choate has step-by-step advice for authors seeking representation — and some caveats about the types of agents to avoid.
Who doesn’t dream of digging up dinosaur bones? says Jeanne at True Tales & A Cherry On Top. This new picture book biography tells just such a true story — Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World.
Louise at A Strong Belief in Wicker read a beautifully illustrated book about Joan of Arc by Demi whilst celebrating the joys of Paris all month.
Bon Appetit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child is a wonderful book to share with children that will likely inspire further exploration and learning, just as Julia herself did, writes Roberta at Wrapped In Foil.
Shirley at SimplyScience says Citizen Scientists shows young people how they can make a difference in their world by involving them in science in a meaningful way.
That wraps up our carnival this month. (Did you know that Melissa Wiley started this carnival in 2006? She hosts her blog on her own webpage too, now. Check out Melissa and Scott’s new webcomic, Into the Thicklebit.)
In August, proseandkahn will be our carnival host. The Google Docs form to add your post to the carnival will go live on the second Saturday of the month on the carnival page on this Booktalking blog.
Thanks for visiting!
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