Monday, April 10, 2006

Child Lit Blogs

For those of you who asked, here are a couple of my favorite children's literature blogs:
Big A Little A
Book Moot
A Fuse #8 Production

They have links to many other children's lit blogs and links to some author sites too.

I also enjoy these author blogs:
Lois Lowry
Shannon Hale

Meg Cabot

Edward Tulane Reviews

I mentioned in our meeting that not everyone loves Edward and a few of you were interested in reading some of the negative reviews so here's one and here's another

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

May - A Book From Each Decade

Here are Krystal’s picks:

1950's- Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

1960’s- The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

1970's- Are you There God? It's Me Margaret, by Judy Blume

1980's- Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt

1990's- The Year of Impossible Good-byes, by Sook-Nyul Choi

If you have read any of these before or have time to read others, try Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor (1970's) or Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary (1980's). Also, please spend a little time thinking about books you loved when you were in elementary and junior high school. We'll talk a little bit about how the books we grew up compare with books being published today.