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The seventh Carnival of Children's Literature will take place at Wands and Worlds on September 23rd. Deadline for submissions is tomorrow, September 15th. For details, go here. If you're new to blog carnivals,  Wikipedia can help you out with this definition,

A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic. Most blog carnivals are hosted by a rotating list of frequent contributors to the carnival, and serve to both generate new posts by contributors and highlight new bloggers posting matter in that subject area.

There's a nature-study carnival on the horizon at By Sun and Candlelight; the previous two were lots of fun and brimming with good ideas for enjoying the outdoors (and indoors: think books!) with children. Deadline is Monday, September 25th."Field Day: The Early Autumn Edition" goes up Wednesday, September 27th. Info here.

With the idea of helping out librarians making out next year's summer reading lists, MotherReader is asking for your top books of the year so far. I haven't yet gotten to compiling ours, but check out MR's blog for the skinny. This is when a list of the books we've read would come in handy. If I had such a thing. She wants 'em by Wednesday, September 20th.


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That is why I started my blog ... always wishing I had a list of all the books we have read around here. Even still, I haven't come up with my top 5 list yet. (There must be a way to pull out the 2005 books only, but I can't figure it out!)

Loree Burns

Thanks for the reminder about the carnival!

I actually found that my blog wasn't the right place, for me, to keep track of what I read, and I had to set up a separate website. I keep an index of all of my reviews, by author, and a list of what I've read this year. Those helped a lot with MR's request.

A heads-up that I'm hosting the October Carnival of Children's Literature - on a theme of Hallowe'en (and on that date, if that's not obvious !) More details on my blog at: Eighth Carnival.

Thanks for the link. I'll await with anticipation your top picks!

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