Weekend Reading 3/30/06
Kid Lit Carnival: Go West!

Blog Neighbors Welcome Wagon

Here are a couple of new bloggers whose sites I've been enjoying.

Down home in Mississippi, the homeschooling writer mom Twice Bloomed Wisteria offers a terrific, bursting-with-resources post about enjoying nature with children. She lists a number of books to look for.

And Mother Reader is just plain funny. In an introductory riff about why she started her book blog,  she says,

One of the bestselling preschool books of recent times was Walter the Farting Dog. This year the American Library Association named as one of its best books Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, a book in which Mr. Rosen talks about his despair over the death of his son. I believe that, for most of us, what we want lies somewhere between a flatulent canine and overwhelming grief.

Even though she isn't a blogging newbie, I also want to give a shout-out to Becky, at Farm School, a homeschooling and farming mom who writes with intelligence about books and any number of other subjects. Ever since the first Carnival of Children's Literature, I've enjoyed the crossover between the homeschool and the kid-lit blogs. Here in the Bonny Glen even has me, a public-school mom, reading the Homeschool Carnivals like this one!

Go see these sites for yourself. Tell 'em Chicken Spaghetti sent you.


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Thanks for the shout-out and the link on your page! I even have a spaghetti tie-in (just try searching "what wine goes with spaghetti" in Google) and I looove chickens. In fact, in honor of Chicken Spaghetti, I will do my favorite "Chickens are Funny" books next week. Stay tuned.

When I first started Book Moot about 2 years ago, my only, and very first readers were homeschooling parents. The idea of supporting homeschoolers intrigued me. I know that public library children's librarians do much to support homeschoolers but a school librarian designs lessons to support curriculum and learning. We get to know the kids over time. We see their joys, hear about their worries and despairs, and learn their likes and dislikes. I would like to think the boom in kid lit blogs in the past two years has been helpful for homeschools.

Heavens to Betsy, Susan! I got quite the surprise reading this while drinking my Sunday coffee lol. Many, many thanks for the shout-out and very kind words, which will have me smiling *and* floating well into next week, no matter what the calving and spring cleaning throw at me!

Thanks for the link! I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

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