Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September I Can Read Carnival

Every month there's a Blog Carnival that celebrates easy readers and short chapter books. It's called the I Can Read Carnival. I love that title, because it reminds me of the wonderful, excited look on children's faces when they realize they can read. Easy readers and short chapter books are those books that support children who are just starting out on their reading journey - with restricted vocabulary, simple sentence structure, some illustrations and lots of white space.


This month, the I Can Read Carnival is here at The Book Chook! Here's how it works. If you have written a book review about an easy reader/short chapter book, or have some tips on helping emergent readers become confident readers, please leave a comment here with a link to the url of your post. I'll add your link to my post here over the course of the week the Carnival is on. According to the guidelines at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, your post doesn't even need to be current, and can go back to 2009. If you're not sure a book actually IS an easy reader or short chapter book, Terry has a comprehensive description at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub.


I'm looking forward to learning about more great books for young readers, and getting to know more wonderful book blogs! 


{If this is your first visit to The Book Chook, you might be interested in Literacy Lava, a free ezine for parents that's just erupting with tips for encouraging kids to read, write and communicate.} 


I Can Read Carnival Participants, September 2010


At Saffron Tree, a review, George and Martha, The complete stories of two best friends.




Also at Saffron Tree, a review, Kaka and the Mouse.




At Itching to Write, some thoughts - Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?




Also at Itching to Write, a review, Winnie the Pooh - a Sense of Fun




At Soup Blog, a good book, Barlay.




Also at Soup Blog, a review, The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived.
At Elizabeth O.Dulemba, Coloring Page Tuesday - Story Time


At 5 Minutes for Books, "I Can Read" Books for Boys".




Here at The Book Chook, an article, How Can We Support Emergent Readers?




At Soup Blog, a good book, Komiko and the Dragon.




Also at Soup Blog, two reviews, Bush Secrets and The Great Cold.




At Itching to Write, some thoughts - How Do I Read?




At Andrea Hazard's Children's Activities, an article, Make Your Own Story Art.
At LitLad, Down Girl and Sit, Tiny Goes to the Library, and the Dogs We Read Them To.




At LitLad, Ten Apples Up On Top and Johnny Boo – A Kid's Review


At The Reading Tub, What Does it Mean to be Green?


At Jean Little Library, Anna Hibiscus (series) by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia.




At NC Teacher Stuff, Whisper Phones.

At 5 Great Books, 5 Great Books About Football.






29 comments:

  1. I found these two books being lapped up by my 4-5 yr old kid

    http://www.saffrontree.org/2010/08/kaka-and-mouse.html
    http://www.saffrontree.org/2010/07/george-and-martha-complete-stories-of.html

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  2. itchingtowrite15 September, 2010

    hav done a few - don't know whether they qualify as they are not strictly review like- just my thoughts on the books

    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2009/01/pepper-puppy.html
    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2010/01/do-you-like-green-eggs-and-ham.html
    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/takdir-tiger-cub.html
    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/adding-more-colours-to-life.html
    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2009/07/winnie-pooh-sense-of-fun.html

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  3. I have them in, artnavy, thanks!

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  4. Thanks itchingtowrite! I included the two that seem to qualify for this carnival. For the picture books, you could consider entering them in the Carnival of Children's Literature, which is also on each month. Here's the link: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_209.html

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  5. Rebecca Newman15 September, 2010

    Great idea! Here are some suggestions for titles we've reviewed on Alphabet Soup's blog:

    http://soupblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/good-books-barlay-by-cheryl-kickett-tucker/

    http://soupblog.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/book-review-the-hottest-boy-who-ever-lived-by-anna-fienberg-and-kim-gamble/

    http://soupblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/good-books-kumiko-and-the-dragon-by-briony-stewart/

    http://soupblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/two-book-reviews-bush-secrets-and-the-great-cold/

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  6. Thanks, Rebecca!

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  7. itchingtowrite15 September, 2010

    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-reading.html

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  8. itchingtowrite15 September, 2010

    Thanks so much! and thanks for the book suggestion. My kids got that book from teh library- I agree it is indeed a very cute book

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  9. ahazardbooks@gmail.com15 September, 2010

    As an illustrator I've developed two illustration activities that help with reading comprehension and I'd like to share these for the September 2010 I Can Read! blog carnival.
    http://ahazardbooks.blogspot.com/2010/09/make-your-own-storyart.html

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  10. Thanks, itchingtowrite!

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  11. Thanks, Andrea!

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  12. itchingtowrite16 September, 2010

    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-do-i-read.html sorry meant to give this link

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  13. No problem, I changed it.

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  14. Anastasia Suen16 September, 2010

    http://5greatbooks.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/5-great-books-about-football/

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  15. Thanks, Anastasia!

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  16. Terry Doherty17 September, 2010

    This is so cool! I love your format, Susan. I'm going to pull one from the website instead of the blog. What Does it Mean to Be Green is a really neat little book. I love finding picture books that can "double" as stories to help new and developing readers! http://www.thereadingtub.com/displayBook.asp?id=2006

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  17. Thanks Holly!

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  18. Terry, I know exactly what you mean. Books that do double duty like that are such a boon to parents.

    Thanks!

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  19. I have a post about using whisper phones in kindergarten to practice reading:

    http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2010/09/whisper-phones.html

    Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Thanks, Jeff!

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  21. Oh, and format? That's my new toy, clip.ly. But it won't play nicely with Blogger so the formatting is a struggle.

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  22. Jennifer@5MinutesforBooks19 September, 2010

    How great. Terry found my post from this week and encouraged me to submit it.

    http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/8125/i-can-read-books-for-boys/

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  23. Thanks, Jennifer!

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  24. Hope I'm not too late! I've got a post on a new beginning chapter series - Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. These are quite different from anything we normally see here in the US on the beginning chapter front and I'm eager to introduce them to my library!

    http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/09/anna-hibiscus-series-by-atinuke.html

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  25. Never too late, Jennifer - thanks for contributing!

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  26. Outstanding idea and an equally good title for the carnival. I am enjoying being introduced to new books.

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  27. elizabeth dulemba21 September, 2010

    Love the way you've displayed all the links - great carnival! And thanks for including my coloring page! :) e

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  28. It's lovely to have your page to add to the great variety we have in the carnival, Elizabeth!

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  29. That's great, Kelly, thanks for the feedback!

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