105 Ways to Give a Book

Amazing Carnival and Lists — Free of Charge!

The Biggest, the Best Carnival of Children’s Literature is over at Jen Robinson’s Book Page, where she rounds up our favorite posts of the year. Honestly, you could spend hours there checking out the links, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing this evening in my Dedicated Blog Reading Time.

Do. Not. Miss. It.

I’m keeping it short today, but before I go, I also wanted to mention again the excellent resource available in Chicken Spaghetti’s List of Lists of Best Children’s Books of 2008, featuring a stunning amount of sources. My personal favorites for this time of year are the Best Books lists of School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and The Horn Book. In January, I look forward to the Cybils shortlists and the ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books List to round out my reading year.

If you’re still shopping this holiday season — and who isn’t — consider my hundred-plus ways to Give a Book. I’m ready to share my Starbucks gift card with Mary Pearson as we discuss her book The Adoration of Jenna Fox — only my favorite YA book of 2008. Her suggestion. Perhaps because she’s safely located on the opposite coast.


Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for writing about the Carnival, Pam (and commenting, and submitting, and generally being awesome). Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Sharing your Starbucks card AND such nice words about JENNA--I wish I was on YOUR coast. Thank you!