Tuesday, April 29, 2008
April Carnival of Children's Literature: Children's Lit Societies
The club meeting is about to come to order. Only bloggers interested in children's literature allowed. If you want to come in the clubhouse, say the password.
Wrong. While you think about the password, I'll think about what kind of club we should have. Becky at Becky's Book Reviews came up with the neatest idea. Her club is based on one of the most famous little sisters ever. The club has a theme song and cool activities like brick smashing! Go straight to her fort to become a member in good standing. Fun guaranteed, bunny ears optional.
I'm through wearing bunny ears. It's bad enough I have to wear this stupid beanie. Is "tuna fish" the password?
Nope. Preschoolers reign with the Queen of Country Music. Diary from England reports on an awesome club that delivers books to young children. Vanilla Joy reviews a preschool book that features kisses! That's better than a secret handshake. A Wrung Sponge discusses similarities between two books involving hares. And at Make a Difference, you'll find peachy-keen activities with Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Little kids are really into the club scene.
I'm a Very Hungry Cat. Does that count? Can I come in now?
Not until you give the right password. You don't need a password to get into The Library Collective--just show up Every Friday and you're automatically a member. Throw a ball, drop a fishing line, or take a hike to qualify for Kakie Fitzsimmons' club. In other words, act like a kid!
The Writer says I act like a two-year-old. Salmon?
Way off base. Some clubs are fan clubs, you know. Barbara Beitz talks to Sid Fleischman, a famous author and a magician. The fifth graders at Read Read Read have voted author Barbara O'Conner as club president for best read-aloud.
The Writer met Barbara O'Conner once. They shook hands and then The Writer touched me. If I give you the secret paw shake can I come in?
Not until you say the magic word. The paw shake might do you some good at The Reading Tub where summer book clubs are all the rage. Check out the swell rules!
Jules at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast has started a club of, well, just her. And the fabulous illustrators she interviews. Head on over to the Seven Imp Clubhouse to meet members Jeremy Tankard and Lauren Castillo.
Mousie? Is that the password?
As if. The most exclusive club of all is up in Jen Robinson's treehouse where she talks about a child discovering the Just-Right book. That boy will have a lifetime membership!
I'm getting weak from longing. Are you sure you won't let me in?
What's that noise? Must be the wind. The Writer's friend Connie, who is working hard to get her own children's lit blog up and running, is forming a William Steig Magic Pebble Club. Members meet every spring and picnic at some rocky spot. After lunch they hunt for pebbles. The code word is "hee-haw" and everyone wears donkey ears.
That's worse than bunny ears! Hee-haw! Is that our password?
Do you think we'd use someone else's password?
Okay, I give up. What's the password!