Wednesday, June 27, 2007
July 2007 Carnival of Children's Literature
"...the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."
--Hamlet, Act II, scene 2.
I'm generally not a fan of specific themes. Whenever I've used specific themes for my library storytimes, I inevitably padded out the selection of available books with stories I didn't particularly love. Besides, variety=spice of life. I wouldn't mind listening to a 1/2 hour of train-themed songs performed by someone live, but when I have to read or listen to a 1/2 hour of train-themed stories, my mind wanders. Your mind probably wanders, too, unless you're a rabid fan of a particular cheery-faced locomotive engine.
With that in mind, I humbly submit to you the theme for the sixteenth Carnival of Children's Literature, which I shall host: "The Play's the Thing." Interpret it as you will. Just don't play hard-to-get! The deadline for article submissions is Friday, July 20, 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Come around to Saints and Spinners on Monday, July 23rd, and read at your leisure the goodies your neighbors in the blogosphere have to offer.
To submit articles for the July 2007 Carnival of Children's Literature, email me directly:alkelda [dot] the [dot] gleeful [at] gmail [dot] com, or place a link in the comments boxes. Please put "Carnival of Children's Literature" in the email subject field or above your link in the comments box. I'd originally had a link to the Carnival site, but I'm not sure the emails are forwarding correctly.
July 2007 Carnival submissions are now closed.