Sunday, November 16, 2008

November Carnival of Children's Literature - The Gift of Reading edition

Welcome to the November 2008 edition of carnival of children's literature.

The theme for this carnival is The Gift of Reading. As the holiday season soon approaches, people will start planning their holiday celebrations and gifts for their loved ones. I felt the Gift of Reading is the perfect theme for the November carnival -- a well-chosen book is a wonderful gift, especially to a young reader. 

One of the reasons I blog about our favorite books is to support our family's commitment to reading. I hope to make gifts of books a significant tradition.  I was lucky to learn to read, to have parents and siblings that read to me, and to enjoy reading throughout childhood.  I'm not a sentimental person, but one of my favorite gifts is a dictionary my mom gave me for my 12th birthday, I still have it and it is a nice reminder of my family's commitment to education and learning.  

This carnival is dedicated to the gift of reading. Enjoy!

On Literacy and The Gift of Reading...

Jen Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page shares the article A Gift for All Seasons at Foreword magazine.  

Amy Smith presents tips from her family's read-aloud experiences on How to Maximize Learning During Story Time at Kids Love Learning.

Need inspiration?  Have a look at The Babes at Read, Read, Read.  Adorable!

Book Reviews and Children's Literature Gift Ideas...

Cinderberry shares a book that looks like a lot of fun and would make an interesting gift:  The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes.

Rebecca Reid shares several alphabet or ABC books, also known as Abecedaria at Rebecca Reads

Steven Bush presents We Belong Together and Queen Vernita’s Visitors at Book Dads: Fathers That Read!.

Peter Jones shares a children's book with a magical topic, A Modern Tale of the Tooth Fairy. 

Becky Laney presents Gift Ideas for 2008 #1 posted at Becky's Book Reviews and Fly Me To The Moon: Fun Gift Ideas 2008 at Young Readers.

Lynn shares Unique Books & Gifts for Your Hard-to-Please Literary Friends at Imaginary Blog

and Gifted Authors....

Tarie presents an interview with Paula Yoo, whose novel Good Enough is nominated for a 2008 Cybils award in the young adult fiction category.

That concludes the November carnival -- thank you contributors and visitors! Visit the next Carnival of Children's Literature at Jen Robinson's Book Page on December 17.


Tarie said...

Thank you for the great job organizing the carnival, Karen! I can't wait till I have the free time to go through all of the blog posts featured. :D

Jill said...

This is a great roundup! Too bad I couldn't get my act together enough to participate! :(

Thanks for pulling it together.

Z-Kids said...

Thanks for pulling this together! Looks like there's some good posts to check out. Sorry we missed it - thought it was on the 19th... We'll catch next month's!

Lynn E. Hazen said...

Thanks for organizing this month's fun Carnival and for including my post. Happy Reading everyone!

Melissa said...

A lovely carnival; and a lot of great gift ideas! Thanks.

Megan Germano said...

Thanks for the Carnival it was fun to read!

rathacat said...

I didn't get to participate either, but I will shoot for the next CArnival in December. Great idea. I will go through some of the posts.
It must be a lot of work, so thank you for hosting.

rathacat said...

I went through all the blogs in the round-up and enjoyed all. Good job, folks!

Melissa Wiley said...

Karen, thanks so much for hosting this month! You did a wonderful job. Can't wait to read all these posts!