Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Eighth Carnival of Children's Literature: Halloween



Welcome ghosts and ghouls, fiends and monsters (and fellow Bloggers) to the Eighth Carnival of Children's Literature.

Camille discusses Halloween costumes, with particular reference to dressing up as Native Indians, in Dress Up for Halloween at Book Moot.

Gail Gauthier offers a review of Garth Nix's excellent Sabriel at Original Content.

Sheila Ruth discusses Wands and Worlds: Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove at the suitably witchily-titled Blog Wands and Worlds !

Meanwhile, J. L. Bell presents Oz and Ends: L. Frank Baum's "Mary-Marie" at Oz and Ends and Boston 1775: Boston boys and their ghosts at Boston 1775.

Jen Robinson discusses Salem Witch: Patricia Hermes over at Jen Robinson's Book Page.

Considering the "baddies" of Halloween, and more generally children's literature, Nancy discusses The Great Antagonists of Children's Literature and then requests your votes on them here at Journey Woman.

In the meantime, Jone offers October Stories: Tales of Spooky Nights, Ghostly Sights, and Silly Frights, whilst Anne presents a review of Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses by J. Patrick Lewis; illustrated by Simon Bartram at Book Buds.

Continuing on the poetry theme, Gregory K presents an Oddaptation of Where the Wild Things Are at GottaBook.



Elizabeth Bird asks SCBWI - Good, bad, or ugly? posted at A Fuse #8 Production.

Liz B presents A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy: The New Policeman posted at A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy.

Cynthia Leitich Smith offers an Author-Editor Interview: Deborah Noyes (Wayshak) on One Kingdom at Cynsations, whilst Jody DeVere presents an Interview with Stephanie Esterline - Teen Author of "This Girl's First Car" at Ask Patty.

Pam ("Mother Reader") posed some questions to John Green and here MotherReader: John Green Responds at MotherReader.

Susan reviews The Adventures of Captain Underpants posted at Chicken Spaghetti.

Kelly Herold, while waiting for the National Book Award shortlist at Big A little a, offers some comments on Book Awards. This was the post that lead directly to the creation of the CYBILS, on which you'll find more here.

And last, but not least, Josh Rosenau presents his Friday Find: Robert Frost and Fred Melcher, the creator of the Newbery and Caldecott medals at Thoughts from Kansas and The Old Coot presents a three part review of Swallows and Amazons: Part One, Part Two and Part Three.


Readers are invited to submit a Blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Children's Literature using the Carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the Blog Carnival index page.

19 comments:

Kelly said...

Yay! Great carnival, Michele :)

Michele said...

Thanks Kelly ! I nearly had a heart failure earlier trying to post the Carnival and getting an error message back from Blogger !! Thank goodness I thought to try copying the text from the pre-existing post that didn't want to be published and copying it into a brand new post which published quite happily !

MotherReader said...

Thanks for putting this altogether! Looks like some fun stuff to read and remember.

Michele said...

Thanks MR ! It was fun putting it together...

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks, Michele! It looks like a lot of fun, and an excellent carnival! Happy Halloween.

Liz B said...

Wow! Thanks for putting this together.

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, Michele. Looks great, and I believe yours is the first kidlit Carnival to have comments tagged in GMT. Don't know whether that's significant, but I'll report back if it is....

Susan said...

Very nice, Michele. I like the graphic, too!

Sheila said...

Nicely done, Michele! Looks like a lot of fun. Happy Halloween!

Michele said...

Thanks - and thank you all for sending in your links as the Carnival wouldn't have existed without them ! It would have just been a lot of blank space with a couple of funky pictures !

Nancy said...

Michele, your persistence in the face of Blogger cruelty is wonderful. As is the carnival. Thanks!

Lee said...

Excellent roundup. Thanks.

Michele said...

Thanks Nancy, Lee...

Camille said...

Lovely!

Michele said...

Thanks Camille !!

jone said...

Thanks Michele. These were fun to read.

Michele said...

Thanks Jone !

Melissa said...

Fabulous job, Michele! Thanks so much for taking a turn.

Michele said...

Thanks Melissa ! I'll definitely do it again next year !