Carnival for Children’s Literature 2013 – Fiction

Welcome to the Carnival for Children’s Literature 2013 – Fiction section.

As there are a lot of categories, I decided to post them all separately. First up we have Early Literacy followed by: Fictionillustrationinterviewsnon-fiction, and poetry.

First up we have Marty from Chapter Book Chat talking about Terrific Tornado.

This classic chapter book highlights the best of fiction writing and illustration for the novice reader ages 6–9.

Alex Baugh from Randomly Reading talks about The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt. 

This was a fun book, with lots of fantasy appeal. I wrote “the Sugar Man swamp and a whole way of life is facing environmental catastrophe one way or another and all there is between that and saving it are two raccoon scouts and one twelve year old boy.”

Erica from What Do We Do All Day?

 Writes about picture books which encourage kids to try new things.

Radhika Meganathan from A Year of Writing Challenges writes about How to write a chapter book in 30 days.

I want to encourage budding writers to get a first draft done in 30 days. I wrote a chapter book in a month and I was stunned to realise how do-able it was, by dedicating just one hour a day. Inspired by Julie Hedland’s similar challenge, I am now attempting a Chapter Book Challenge 12×12 in 2014 and hoping to have a few authors join me! There will be a live blog, interviews and regular guest posts at my site

Katie from Secrets & Sharing Soda writes about Mermaids in the Backyard

; is a wonderful fantasy story for early chapter book readers, and a great alternative to the popular (but not as well-written) Rainbow Magic series.

Iron Guy Carl, Boys Rule Boy Boys Read! shares a review of the first book in the new 39 Clues series and a review of Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszca and Mac Barnett.

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