Saturday, July 07, 2007

July Carnival of Children's Literature update

Submissions are starting to trickle in, but as the baby said-- "More, More, More!"

Please, don't make me ask Brad the Gorilla to storm your blogs and trawl for good posts to submit.

9 comments:

Melangell said...

Well, I feel that I must at least TRY to submit something. What about my musings on pedagogical stories vis-a-vis pedantic stories vis-a-vis fanciful stories. I have been altering my views somewhat with experience.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

What do you mean by "children"? For 14/15 year old children with English roots try "The Nature of The Beast" by Janni Howker. For 15/16 year old transatlantic children try "Heroes" by Robert Cormier. For small children try "Chicken Licken" - I never tire of reading this stupid story!

Lone Star Ma said...

You just want posts on kid lit?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: Use your best judgement, my friend. The play's the thing, I tell you. The play!

YP: Are you saying you want to write about these books? You have my blessings. I can't stand the Chicken Licken story, but maybe that's because it hits a little too close to home, eh.

Melangell: Sure! Just so you all know, it's not as if I'm sitting here going, "Hmmm, this will work, hmmm, that needs to be rejected." This is a carnival, and you are setting up your specific stall (stop snickering, Yorkshire Puddiing). If something is obviously out of the range of the carnival, I will gently advise the blogger to resubmit the article to a carnival of that subject.

Mary Lee said...

1. Prepare to be swamped with submissions on the date of your deadline...and for three days after.

2. Give yourself permission to just throw out any submissions about Lindsay Lohan's drug treatment program. (Not like that ever really happened in previous carnivals or anything...)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Mary Lee: I suspected as much. I had college and grad school professors who NEVER gave extensions under any circumstances, and I understand why--though I thought it was a bit much that my Reference prof insisted my assignment be in that very night when I was sick as a dog. I got on the train, made it to class, turned in my assignment, stayed for 1/2 hour, and left. She was utterly oblivious to the fact that I was coughing up a lung.

Needless to say, I'll be a tad more merciful to the carnival submitters.

cloudscome said...

OK I'm in with dad's playing with their kids. Review of Father and Son Books I'd love to see Brad the Gorilla storming over anyways...

LiteracyTeacher said...

Have you posted anything to the Picture Book Carnival yet?

http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_1951.html

http://mentortexts.blogspot.com

Megan Germano said...

I did not notice the theme of the carnival until after I submitted, so I tried to delete my entry. I am sorry, I should have read better. I got all excited because Mary Lee told me to submit something, and I didn't read. Is it to late to say "Scratch that?"