Welcome to the June 2008 Carnival of Children’s Literature. The theme of fathers in children’s books brought posts of the good, the bad, and even a bit of Dr. Seuss.
SPECIAL DAUGHTERS, SPECIAL DADS
To get us in the fatherly mood, a pair of special daughters give us a glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a pair of special dads. Terry at the Reading Tub shares thoughts on her dad and books and Kelly Herold tells us what it was like Growing up with a Rockstar.
COULD DR. SEUSS BE A FATHER FIGURE? Susan Gaissert presents Hop on Pop: A Critical Analysis.
THE BEST AND THE WORST OF FATHERS
Jen Robinson posts about the five best and five worst fathers from children’s and young adult literature that she’s read about this year.
I share Erica Harrington’s post about my book, Hugging the Rock, in which she suggests that maybe the father wasn’t such a rock after all.
Jeannine Atkins talks about The Power of Absent Fathers and Becky Levine ponders the absence of fictional fathers on her own bookshelf.
FATHERS – HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE
Joyce Moyer Hostetter shares some thoughts on fathers in children’s literature as well as a sneak peak into the sequel to her novel BLUE.
Libby at Lessons from the Tortoise presents a potpourri of ideas about fathers in books.
In a comment in my blog, Annie Mitchell shared her thoughts about the fathers in Bridge to Terabithia.
Fran Cannon Slayton talks about Sounder and the grandfather she never met until she wrote her book, How to Stop a Moving Train
BOOK REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Jules at 7 Imp give us Father Knows Best, a review of How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevtiz
Becky’s Young Readers reviews Happy Father’s Day by Dan Yaccarino.
Because I Love You by Max Lucado is reviewed at Quiverfull Family Blog
Nancy Arruda writes about the Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Lester.
Becky’s Book Reviews presents Going for the Record by Julie Swanson.
Franki and Mary Lee at A Year of Reading offer the Author Interview: Shelley Harwayne.
Mary Burkey points us to her Audiobooker blog, featuring the Odyssey Award, which was won this year by the producer of the audiobook of father-and-son team Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers’ book Jazz. The Myers are also featured here and here.
Book Moot, reviews Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica in Audio Books That Charm.
Kelly Herold reviews Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
LISTS OF CHILDRENS BOOKS WITH STRONG FATHER CHARACTERS
The Friendly Book Nook
Book Buds reviews books about dads
Peter at Collecting Children’s Books
Fathers and Daughters in Children’s Books at Susan Writes
Mitali Perkins:A Baker’s Dozen of Father Daughter Books
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