Carnival of Children’s Literature March 2015 Roundup

Welcome to the March 2015 Carnival of Children’s Literature Roundup:

Picture Books

Lisa at Shelf-employed shares Picture Book Roundup – new or coming soon!, a slideshow with brief reviews of notable new or upcoming picture books.

At KidLitCelebratesWomen’sHistoryMonth is an inspiring essay by author Katheryn Russell-Brown, on her new picture book biography, Little Melba and her Big Trombone. Perfect for Women’s History Month!

Chapter Books

On ChapterBookChat, Marty says Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat is a quiet, thoughtful book with a sweet protagonist, a microscopic view of the natural world, and an elegant story structure that circles back to, of all things, wildlife stuck in a mall food court. With illustrations that are equally soft and evocative, this excellent chapter book calls to girls, future scientists and those who love good fiction.

Middle Grade Books

Katie shares a soon-to-published novel imported from the UK at StoryTimeSecrets. Perfect for middle school, Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens is not just a great murder mystery, but also a philosophical meditation on friendship and an exploration of British boarding school life in the 1930s.

At WrappedinFoil Roberta has art lessons for Spring Into Art With Modern Art Adventures, a book that features art history, examples of artwork of famous artists to study, plus 36 fresh and imaginative hands-on projects to take learning to another level.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Kate at Author of featured a non-fiction title about some seriously smart, capable, amazing women. Anna M. Lewis’ Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers that spotlights 22 women who were pioneers in their chosen, male-dominated fields. Spanning from the 1800s to current times, these stories explore the childhood passions, perseverance, and creativity that carried these remarkable women through daunting challenges all the way to the top of their professions.

Laurisa reviews Sharon Lovejoy’s book Running Out of Night, a fantastic historical novel set in the years just prior to the Civil War at LaurisaWhiteReyes.

Young Adult Books

Gail has her response to the final book in the Montmaray Journals trilogy, a great series for a binge read at More Royal Binge Reading Material on OriginalContent.

Literacy

Carmela shares a Two-for-the-Price-of-One Interview with Dr. Steven L. Layne written by her co-blogger, Esther Hershenhorn, interviews author and literacy advocate Steven Layne on his newest book, In Defense of Read-Aloud at TeachingAuthors. Readers can enter to win a signed copy of the book.

At Booktalking, Anastasia highlights The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish, 156 poems in English and Spanish ideal for preK – grade 6 compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. It’s just in time for Poetry Month, which starts next week!

And that wraps out our March 2015 Carnival of Children’s Literature Roundup. We look forward to seeing what you read in April in our next Carnival of Children’s Literature. (Use the Carnival Submission Form to share your April kidlit post by Friday April 24, 2015. Thanks!)

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