Each month, thanks to the fabulous Anastasia Suen, a carnival is hosted at various blogs. One of the best is her "Carnival of Children's Literature." This month, we get to host! Below, you will find the amazing submitted posts by kidlit bloggers. Lucky you! You now have a bouquet of fabulous books and blogs to explore!
The Book Chook - Susan writes about activities for Children's Book Week. "Children's Book Week is such a great time to involve kids in literature, literacy and learning. Here's a round-up of ideas and projects for children, librarians and parents. Let's celebrate!"
Darshana at Flowering Minds – Reviewing the book Heart of the Tiger by Marsha Diane Arnold, Darshana describes the "tale of a small cat who proves that he can be something more than what he appears, earning the name Bangali Sher Ka Dil – Heart of the Tiger. The authentic text and vibrant illustrations transport the reader in time to the jungles of colonial India." Darshana's review also includes activity guides and suggestions.
Stacking Books - Reshama shares a review of, "A classic story timeless and true. We loved reading The Story of Ferdinand the bull for so many reasons! A sweet story about a bull who is different from all others. A celebration on being a non-conformist!"
Shelf-employed – Lisa posts a book trailer for Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace, a new middle-grade novel by Nan Marino
Little Cottage in the Northwoods – Elizabeth shares a story about, Mrs. Murphy who, "makes the best cookies in town. Her secret ingredient is kids. One brave girl is going to rescue her little sister and end up with a sweet surprise."
Brimful Curiosities - Janelle celebrates National Poetry Month by reviewing Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O'Connell George, "a book that captures the poetic magic of origami and the power of imagination." The post includes instructions on how to fold your own "Baby Chick in Egg" origami
Playing by the book – This month Zoe shares an interview with Tim Hopgood, "a wonderful UK illustrator who was named as winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards. He’s also been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal four times. This interview is all about how he got where he is today - from not very auspicious beginnings!"
Tigertale – Jake posts about American children's illustrator and writer Wanda Gag and her interpretations of the Tales from Grimm.
Commonplace Grace – Sue uses her own illustration to write about, "having the courage to share your gifts with the world."
Thank you again to Anastasia Suen for the opportunity to host this month’s carnival!