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.
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.