Some Honest Tips
Being a longtime listener, first time blogger in the children’s lit world I am excited to put forth my 2 Honest Abes. This shouldn’t be a surprise. As far as I know the olde tyme saying holds true: “if someone starts a web log and has nothing to say, does the blog exist?”. I would say no. The wonderful kidlit blogger MotherReader is hosting the November Carnival of Childrenâ€™s Literature and has asked for submissions with the following theme (straight from the source):
“I want a tip as a reader, writer, illustrator, reviewer, publisher, or editor of childrenâ€™s literature. I want a lesson learned from a teacher, librarian, author, or parent with regards to kidsâ€™ lit. It doesnâ€™t have to be a post that you did in November or October, though you may consider tweaking and re-posting an older entry to use; you can pick a post from any point this year. If you have something from last year, polish that baby up and repost it.”
As a part time Abe Lincoln impersonator (my go-to Halloween costume), you know I’ll be adding to the discussion. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 27th, by 9:00 a.m. EST. You can submit right here.
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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