I am currently in the process of reading:
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson who wrote Speak and Fever 1793. She is one of my favorite children's authors. I received this book as an ARC and will be reviewing it for another site and cross-posting it here.
I will have a debut author's new book posted here next week with my review. I am very excited about this talented young writer. Waiting is so hard isn't it? I don't want to spoil the surprise...shhhhhh.
This week I received... a wonderful just in time picture book published by Candlewick Press. Author Carolyn Crimi and illustrator John Manders have teamed up to create an adorable timely tale for Halloween called, Where's My Mummy? During a game of "hide and shriek" Little Baby Mummy hides and counts his bandages. (ha ha) When his time is up, he can't find his mother, Big Mama Mummy. As he searches for her, he insists he is not scared until he meets a spooky creature. (You'll have to read it to find out what. ) The story pattern changes and it will surprise all children. They will easily relate to the braveness and fear of Baby Mummy. This book would be ideal for teachers wanting to teach onomatopoeia or as a seasonal read-a-loud. I highly recommend this light and non-threatening Halloween tale. Ages 4-8.
Finally, to kick off my new blog Bookworm's Dinner Children, I will be raffling off a three volume (pb)set of L.M.Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Series. This set has still photo's from the movie adaptation of the book. The 100th anniversary celebration is this year. See the official link.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win. If you talk about my new children's blog on your blog you will get another chance.