I'm really excited about the new book, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Here's a list of all 1001 books.
I joined a Yahoo group for it. We are attempting to read all 1001 books. Before we grow up. Our moderator, the wonderful Louise from Australia, posts lovely info about the authors and the books that she finds here and there. We talk about the books and share ideas as to how we use the books in our lives and our work.
I made a t-shirt for the 100th Day of School, using the books from this list. It was a big hit.
Yesterday, I started a bookshelf for the 1001 Children's Books at BookCrossing called 1001KidsLibrary. Do you know about BookCrossing? BookCrossing is the place where people Read and Release books. I loved the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die bookshelf there and I got permission to borrow their format for my new children's bookshelf.
So what is it? It's an international library of children's books. Like a library, books can be checked out and read. To join, you must be a BookCrossing member. Then you must you must contribute books to the library and be willing to mail the book off to someone who wants to read it. (I am leaving the option of mailing internationally optional here; postal costs can be high outside one's own country.) It would be very nice to have children's books available in many countries.
Are you interested in reading children's books? Join the Yahoo group. Join BookCrossing (I'd love it if you used my name, debnance, as your referral.) Add a book to our shelf that you've registered by sending me an e-mail at debnance at gmail dot com or sending an inner-BC message called a PM. On it, provide the BCID for the books you are willing to contribute to the library. I'll add the book and add you as a friend to the library, making you eligible to request books from others.
I'm heading to TCEA, a technology conference, this week, but I will have constant Internet access with my iPhone and my new minilaptop.
I had a tiny reading week, with only three books read and reviewed. I'd love to hear what anyone else out there thought of these.