Thursday, July 21, 2011

Submit to the July I Can Read Carnival

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all Kidlit bloggers! The Cath in the Hat is hosting this month's I Can Read Carnival, a monthly meme that highlights easy readers and illustrated chapter books. For the next week I will be collecting any and all posts that relate to learning to read. Book reviews, author interviews, teaching tips--bring them on. And don't feel you need to write a special post for this meme. You can recycle a previous post of up to a year old as long as fits the I Can Read theme. First timers, don't be shy!

To submit, please either comment here with a link to your post, or send an email to, between now and Wednesday, July 27th. I will post the round-up first thing on Thursday morning.

To get an idea of what the Carnival is all about, take a gander at these previous round-ups.

June 2011 @ Secrets & Sharing Soda
May 2011 @ Playing By the Book
April 2011 @ Jean Little Library 


  1. I'm glad I saw this before I leave on vacation. Here's my contribution - a review of My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems!

  2. Hi Catherine,

    This post of mine about Jan Brett is much too old to meet your criteria, but I thought your readers might enjoy reading it, and the links are good:

    I have another older post about award winning author/illustrator James Ransome you might enjoy that has appeared at both my main site and Great Reads For You:

    So these are not entries for your roundup, but sources of information. Some day I plan to update this site with more posts about toddler programs and preschool programs, with reviews and bibliographies.

    I think quality illustration supporting the text is integral to early reading success, promoting both visual literacy and story decoding skills.

  3. I have nothing for this month-but am really looking forward to reading the round-up!

  4. I've got a group review of some nonfiction early readers, something I'm working on improving at my library!

  5. There aren't a lot of easy readers that really grab my attention, but I loved this one!
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Franki reviewed Latasha and the Little Red Tornado, an early chapter book with some illustrations.

    I've got a short post about Elephant and Piggie

    --Mary Lee

  7. Children will enjoy these two nonfiction easy readers. I have added suggestions for hands-on activities and compatible fiction books

  8. Here's a link to a review of a great early reader series from National Geographic.

    Heidi :)

  9. I shared three activity books that are great for kids ages 5-8. Some are visual, others have word play. All would be great for new readers. I always am looking for a mix of activity books to hand my kids during down time in the summer.

  10. Hi, I think your readers would enjoy Astro the Stellar Sea Lion. You can see's review at

  11. I just found your blog from a tweet. I love your title. I'm obSEUSSed. I made some printable Book Order Bucks for parents to use at home as incentives for kids to read to earn more books.
    My son's been reading Lego (beginning reader) books so we made some Lego Heads out of baby food jars.
    We pretty much find books to go along with everything we do at home to supplement their learning and encourage literacy. Take a look around my site. Thanks for visiting. - Victoria (@obSEUSSed)

  12. What a great idea! I review a children's book every week on my blog - here's one very much in line with my mission to encourage reading through the arts / performance: