Over the summer, I feel back in love with photography. I participated in the August Break and began taking pictures every day. I read books and blogs all about taking pictures. I took a class at Creative Non-Fiction and rediscovered my need to write every day. I read lots of blogs written by writers I admire.
While rediscovering these loves has been exciting, it has taken time away from some old favorites. My time spent in the Kiditsophere (the name for the world of children’s lit blogs) has been extremely limited and just last week, I realized how much I have missed it.
When I discovered that a fellow children’s lit lover was opening her very own children’s book store in the next town, I was overjoyed. The Curious Reader is due to open this weekend and I can’t stop thinking about how wonderful it is going to be.
I decided to spend some time with old friends this weekend and discovered all the amazingness I’ve missed… It’s glad to be back.
In the time that I have been out of the loop, Jules has featured such wonderful authors and illustrators as Elisha Cooper, Joyce Sidman, Amy Hest and Helen Oxenbury.
Here, Betsy has reviewed Real Boy by Anne Ursa, made her Newbery and Caldecott predictions and provided great information about a new and improved Children’s Book Council.
Jen discussed the concept of memorization in early literacy, announce the 7th Annual Kidlitcon and highlighted the five series that she is most looking forward to reading with her girls. Three of our favorites are on her list!
The folks at Nerdy Book Club wrote micro-reviews of banned books, discussed the importance of finding just the right book and celebrated the work of Roald Dahl.
Zoe introduced me to her favorite new author, Lari Don, interviewed on my favorite authors Nicola Davies and discussed the concept of ‘pink’ books.