Friday, April 22, 2011
April I Can Read Carnival
Amy at Delightful Children's Books has 5 Books to Entice a New Reader, focusing on encouraging young children to start sounding out words.
Litland has a review of Matthew Kelly's Why Am I Here? and recommends it for discussion with parents and teachers.
One non-fiction! Anastasia Suen has her easy reader "What do you see at the pond?" and some Earth Day activity suggestions.
Now, this looks fun! A new blog to me - and a new contributor to the I Can Read Carnival is Kerry at Picture Books and Pirouettes and she has a review of Mo Willems' classic Elephants Cannot Dance and some great links and fun speculation on Mo Willems.
Brimful Curiosities has a post on the early reader series Mittens. I'm going to have to add these to our library, they look like the perfect companion to the wildly popular Biscuit series!
My own contribution, for children who are ready for intermediate easy readers, is a review of Jean Little's realistic easy reader series about a girl named Emma, her best friend Sally, and her adopted brother Max.
Books, Dogs, and Frogs has a collection of easy reader adaptions. I've noticed these are getting more and more popular - more power to 'em, I say! We are quite happy with Splat the Cat at my library.
Katie at Secrets & Sharing Soda has a post on Catherine Hapka's Pony Scouts series. I had no idea there was more than one - these look like great fun!
Squee! Thick & Thin Things has a post on some classic easy readers that were favorites of mine when I was an early reader! The Golly Sisters by Betsy Byars with yummy illustrations by Sue Truesdell. Hilarious!
Alida at Two2Read has some fun baseball beginning chapter books and thoughts on getting boys into reading.
Enjoy this month's carnival, and don't forget to save your posts for next month's I can read carnival, which will be held at Playing by the Book in May!