Second Carnival of Children's Literature Available
Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin

Some Interesting Links

atching back up after a few days out of town, I came across a few blog articles worth mentioning:

  • Camille at Book Moot wrote today about Reading with Children, specifically about "crossover" books that include both Braille and written text. I also enjoyed Camille's Know-Nothing Alert, about people who challenge which books should be in the library.
  • Also on the subject of interfering with library book-buying choices, Melissa Wiley at Here in the Bonny Glen writes about the Brouhaha over Books. I think that Melissa's remarks are a call for reason in the whole debate. Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy contributes her thoughts on the subject, and includes the criteria that she uses for deciding what books to buy for her library.
  • Michele at the BLTeens blog wrote today about Bibliotherapy. She defines bibliotherapy as "when you read a book and so strongly identify with a character or situation that at the end of the book, you feel that you have learned a new strategy or a new way or looking at the situation", and includes an example of a young woman who changed her life because of reading the right book at the right time. I found it inspiring
  • Author Rick Riordan references a New York Times article about Rethinking ADHD. He says "Perhaps the half-bloods from The Lightning Thief are right. ADHD was a useful survival skill back in the old days!" You can see my review of The Lightning Thief here.
  • And Carly of Carly's Book Reviews writes about Books written after the film (in contrast to films made from books, which are much more commonly discussed). I think that this post caught my eye because Carly, like me, is a huge fan of the movie The Goonies.

Hopefully this will make up for the fact that I haven't had too much to say myself for the past few days. Happy Reading! -- Jen