Kid Lit Blog Hop #62 + Facebook Linky Party

Time for another Kid Lit Blog Hop, a great way to find reviews of kids' books you'll be sure to want to take a peek at! Scroll down to find interesting articles, or add one of your own!

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Welcome to the 62nd Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Facebook Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. *** Please note that we will only be hosting 1 Kid Lit Blog Hop during the months of July and August. These will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (July 15 and August 19).  

Hostesses:

Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books

BeachBoundBooks

Pragmatic Mom

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

Kid Lit Blog Hop
 

Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Facebook fan page in the Facebook Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours as well as your hosts' Facebook pages. Be sure to follow some folks with similar interests and like & share posts that catch your eye. If you do not have a Facebook profile, you are welcome to link up a different social media profile (Pinterest, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, etc.). 2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.

* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*

* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *

* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*

* Feel free to link more than one post.*

3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Happy Hopping!

 

FACEBOOK LINKY PARTY

(***Please do not link a blog post here - see below for the Kid Lit Blog Hop***)

KID LIT BLOG HOP

Read Around the World Summer Reading Series from Multicultural Kid Blogs!

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School's out! School's out! This summer you can not only keep your kids reading, you can make sure they get some exposure to varying cultures, as well! Multicultural Kid Blogs has just launched their second annual Read Around the World Summer Reading Series, in which books for kids ages baby to teen will be featured on weekdays in June, July, and August. Today is my turn, and I've chosen a chapter book perfect for kids 8 to 12. It was just published last winter and I know it is going to reap some major awards for 2015, because it is so beautifully written and so vert readable! It would make a perfect read aloud, too, if you're looking for a book to share with your kids as a group, or to listen to in the car on a long trip. Enjoy!

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (ages 8-12)

I'm thrilled that Sharon Draper has published a new chapter book! She's a phenomenal writer who has garnered several much-deserved awards. This time she uses her own family history as inspiration for the tale of a young African-American girl growing up in Depression-era North Carolina. Stella is 10 years old when she and her brother witness a Klan meeting that takes place very close to her home. Stella lives in a close-knit community that strives to overcome oppression and economic hardship with dignity and determination. Stella hopes to become a journalist when she grows up, and much of the novel consists of her journal entries. Her own journey is paralleled with an effort in the community to get three registered African-American voters to the polls.

There are several qualities that make Stella by Starlight a beautiful and engaging novel. First, Sharon Draper is a fine writer. She knows how to tell a story that is difficult to put down. Second, she's created a character that is extraordinarily brave, yet immensely humble and likable. Modern kids will find Stella, who is based on Draper's grandmother, a wonderful role model for creativity, courage, and strength of character. They'll also rip through Draper's storytelling, unable to put this novel down.

Find discussion questions, activities, and writing prompts based on this outstanding chapter book here

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