For our history lesson, Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect has a post about Pharoah’s Boat by David Weitzman.
We learn about geography and culture at at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup where Jama Rattigan interviews Joan MacPhail Knight and Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of beautiful picture books about the travels of a young girl named Charlotte Glidden.
Anastasia Suen shares a timeline activity to go along with Cars on Mars at Picture Book of the Day.
The subject of cultural diversity is covered by several posts:
Susan Thomsen presents Neesha Meminger on Kids’ Books by South Asian Authors at Chicken Spaghetti.
Barbara Bietz presents For Your Consideration – The Truth About Sydney Taylor Book Award Submissions.
A rousing Civics debate could be stirred by Pam Coughlan’s post on Getting Stuff and Making Money and Lee Wind‘s discussion of Tintin au Congo: It’s Racist, but should it be pulled from library shelves?.
We have many lovely posts about writing and publication:
At Children’s Writing Web Journal, Jon Bard has posted Want to Write Children’s Books? You Need These Four Things!.
As part of a series on back-to-school writing activities, Carmela Martino shares One Hundred Eighty Days (And Ways), an article on activities using the poetry of J. Patrick Lewis.
At A Year of Reading, Franki calls for members of the Kidlitosphere to Submit a Piece about Your Reading Life to our Local Gallery in celebration of NCTE’s National Day on Writing.
Lori Calabrese discusses the factors that go into the decision: Hardcover or Paperback?
To help us consider how to instill a love of reading, Jen Robinson looks at The Fate of Reading and Reading Teachers.
For a Fine Arts lesson, Jenny Schwartzberg shares her work Tracking Down a Forgotten Illustrator: Luxor Price, His Life and His Illustrations at Jenny’s Wonderland of Books.
Read-Alouds and Sustained Silent Reading
My Picture Book Finds post describes several fantastic pictures books my family has recently discovered.
Mary Burkey shares at interview with audio book producer, Paul Gagne of Weston Woods and an audio clip of an interview with Mo Willems and his daugther, Trixie, at Inside the Audiobook Studio: Willems & Weston Woods
Becky Laney presents Sent (MG), a time travel story by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Melissa Wiley describes her loves for Jane of Lantern Hill by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Charlotte posts about female, bibliophile protagonists in fantasy books or, “I’ll help save the world, but just let me finish this chapter…”
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Children’s Literature. Susan Taylor Brown of Susan Writes with host the next edition. Submit your posts using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.