The May 2009 Blog Carnival of Children's Literature

Hello, hello! Welcome to this month's edition of the Carnival of Children's Literature. :D Below you will find links to some of the best May blog posts on children's literature. Enjoy!

Excellent book reviews that will make you want to read the book:

Becky reviews Where's Tumpty by Polly Dunbar at Young Readers.

Susan Stephenson reviews How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham at The Book Chook.

Janelle reviews Before You Were Here, Mi Amor by Samantha Vamos and Santiago Cohen at Brimful Curiosities.

Lee Wind reviews 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray at I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?.

Nancy Arruda reviews Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds at Bees Knees Reads.

Mary Ann Scheuer reviews A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner at Great Kid Books.

Z-Dad and his three kids review Mommy Poems by John Micklos, Jr. and Lori McElrath-Eslick at Bookie Woogie.

Steven Bush reviews Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight at Book Dads.

Lori Calabrese reviews Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch at Lori Calabrese Writes!.

Kate Coombs reviews The Big Orange Splot by Daniel M. Pinkwater, The Araboolies of Liberty Street by Sam Swope and Barry Root, Cosmo’s Moon by Devin Scillian and Mark Braught, and The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz and Steve Adams at Book Aunt.

Eva Mitnick reviews The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit at Eva's Book Addiction.

Sarah reviews Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist at In Need Of Chocolate.

Nymeth reviews The Savage by David Almond and Dave McKean at things mean a lot.

Jackie Parker reviews Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby at Interactive Reader.

Andromeda Jazmon reviews A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliot at a wrung sponge.

Jennifer Roland reviews The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan at Pop Culture Curmudgeon.

Enjoyable and enlightening author profiles:

Jama Rattigan puts a spotlight on author/illustrator Allen Say at jama rattigan's alphabet soup.

Becky interviews Carol Lynch Williams at Becky's Book Reviews.

Terry Doherty interviews Laurel Snyder at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub.

Melissa Wiley interviews Stephanie Spinner at Here in the Bonny Glen.

Insightful reading experiences:

Carmela Martino shares This Is My Brain—This Is My Brain On Books--by April Halprin Wayland at Teaching Authors.

Jen Robinson shares Outdoor Reading at Booklights . PBS Parents | PBS. She also shares her most recent outdoor reading photo here.

Great resources:

Anastasia Suen shares a word choice mini lesson in What Can You Do with a Paleta? at Picture Book of the Day.

Jenny Schwartzberg traces the history of ghosts in children's books in Thinking about Ghosts at Jenny's Wonderland of Books.

Fun videos:

Sonja Cole booktalks Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan at Bookwink.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba presents My School Visit on YouTube! at

Lynn E. Hazen presents Make a Cool SHIFTY CARD at Imaginary Blog.

Jon Bard presents 4 Rules Beginning Kids' Book Writers Should Never Break at Children's Writing Web Journal.


Jules at 7-Imp said…
This is all-around fabulous. Thanks for posting. Gonna link to it now. Maybe tomorrow, too.
Jen Robinson said…
Great stuff, Tarie! I especially like your category labels - all with positive emphasis. Thanks for putting this together!
susan said…
Would you share your link with us for Little Lov'n Monday? Great post.
Ana S. said…
Thank you so much for hosting, Tarie!
Lee Wind, M.Ed. said…
Well organized and well done!
Thanks for hosting,
Lynn E. Hazen said…
Love the way you organized this by category.
All best,
Anastasia Suen said…
It looks great, Tarie! I just shared it on both of my Twitters.
Sarah N. said…
The carnival looks great, Tarie!
jama said…
Great carnival, Tarie. I'll link to it this week :)! Thanks.
Terry Doherty said…
Thanks so much for hosting the carnival, Tarie. The categories really make it easy to read it like a book: in chapters!
BookChook said…
So much to read here - thanks Tarie, it will take my mind off missing BEA!
Thanks for hosting this month's carnival! It looks great. I'll read through all the posts tomorrow.
Excellent! I look forward to checking out all the carnival links.
Melissa Wiley said…
Marvelous job, Tarie. Thanks so much for hosting. I appreciate all your hard work!
Great job Tarie! This looks like a lovely afternoon of blog reading. I'm going to Tweet it now.
Nancy Arruda said…
Thanks Tarie the carnival is so beautifully organized and easy to reference! : )
Kimbra Kasch said…
WoW!!! wonderful links.
Lori Calabrese said…
Tarie---What an awesome and amazing list of some incredible children's literature posts. This is such a great resource to catch up on some blog reading. I've got my coffee in hand, ready to peruse!

Tarie Sabido said…
Thank you so much, everyone! I hope you all really enjoyed the Carnival. :D