This is part 3 of a 3 part series by Debbie Reese, renowned scholar of Native American Children’s Literature.
This is a great article about a journalist, Katherine Ellison, who herself was undiagnosed with ADD, and her struggles and success in parenting her ADD son. She wrote a book about her experiences and how she chose mindful parenting over meds.
It is a rare occasion when my husband raves about a picture book. He’s read his fair share of picture books to our three children but bedtime stories is my favorite time of the day, not his. And while he will read a book over and over again, there aren’t too many picture books in our house that he is excited to re-read.
I am so excited to find these books lists by pre-eminent Native American Children’s Literature scholar, Debbie Reese. She has a wonderful website (listed on my blogroll), American Indians in Children’s Literature.
I had to look up the Carnegie Medal in Literature Award in Wikipedia. It’s another version of the Newbery with the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration aping the Caldecott. It’s all good to me but surprisingly, there is not a ton of overlap between the Newbery and Carnegie s well as the Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. There are plenty of great books out there that deserve awards!
I am excited about the Newbery Awards! Amanda Struckmeyer served on the Newbery Committee that selected Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and her list, I believe, is dead on. Here’s a link to the post that has her Mock Newbery event. But more importantly, here’s her list:
This appealing series is a fun and funny read with great illustrations by LeUyen Pham that really make the book come alive. Look and Pham have a winning combination. Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid can have another series to dig into! Hooray for that!