Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 2011 I Can Read Carnival

Fittingly for July, this month's round-up of posts is a spectacular display. Click through and read the wonderful contributions and see for yourself. A big thanks to everyone who posted!

Jennifer from Jean Little Library reviews a nonfiction early reader collection about backyard wildlife. Squirrels and Raccoons and Chipmunks. Oh, my!

Picky readers will love this one. Lisa Taylor from Shelf-Employed shares a review of Josh Schneider's Tales For Very Picky Eaters. Yum!

Katie at Sharing Secrets & Soda reviews My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems.

Another Elephant and Piggie post! This one is from Mary Lee at A Year of Reading. She fills us in on why she loves Mo Willem's endearing characters

A spunky new third grader is on the scene! Franki from A Year of Reading reviews Michael Scotto's Latasha and the Little Red Tornado, a chapter book with illustrations.

Roberta Gibson at Wrapped in Foil has two posts to share. The first, a review of Carrots Grow Underground, includes links to carrot-realted activities that Bugs Bunny would love. The second is a review of Blueberries Grow on a Bush and it also includes fun related activities. Did you know you can use blueberries to paint?

Heidi Grange over at Geo Librarian reviews a National Geographical early reader series featuring such fascinating animals as sea turtles, dolphins, cheetahs, sharks, bats, and snakes.

Mary Ann Scheuer from Great Kid Books wants to keep kids busy during the summer months. She reviews a bunch of activity books for kids ages 5 to 8 that will do just that.

Litland gives a stellar review to Astro the Steller Sea Lion, true tale about an orphaned sea lion pup who refuses to leave his happy home at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA.

And here's a timely subject. Anastasia Suen over at Chapter Book of the Day reviews Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen.

Beginning readers can develop their reading skills when they recite and perform poems from The Gooch Machine, reviewed by Brod Bagert at Booksicals.

Victoria of ObSEUSSed tells how she motivates her early reader to keep reading through incentive bookmarks.

And last, but not least, here is my review of Clementine and the Family Meeting, #5 in Sara Pennypacker's outstanding series and due out in September.



  1. Great round-up this month! Thanks for including me!

  2. A great selection of reviews and sites! I'm enjoying following the links. Thank you!