Saturday, September 23, 2006

Seventh Carnival of Children's Literature

Thanks for coming to help with the harvest. The apples are turning red and the wheat is ripe in the field. It's time for the Fall harvest, and it looks like a good crop of children's literature!

Before the harvest, the crops had to be planted, and luckily we have a host of great writers and illustrators planting the seeds of children's literature:

As we harvest the fields, we feel closer to the Earth and are reminded of the beauty of nature all around us:

We're almost done the harvest, and the children are running around enjoying the freedom and the autumn air.

Now it's time to bring in the harvest, and what a harvest it is! Look at this great crop of children's literature:

As we bring in the last of the harvest, be sure to leave the last of the grain to make a corn dolly to house the spirit of the grain until next year.

Now that the harvest is in, it's time to give thanks for the bountiful harvest, and think about our lives and our values:

And as we give thanks for the abundance of the harvest, we should think about helping those in need:

It's time to build the bonfire and celebrate! And there's nothing like good stories told around the bonfire. Several children's lit bloggers share their favorites:

The stories are over, the children are asleep, and now it's time for dancing around the bonfire:

As we wind back to our homes, I'd like to thank everyone for coming and for sharing their harvest. It's been really fun reading all the submissions. Next month, the eighth carnival will be hosted on Scholar's Blog, so be sure to get your submissions in! Submissions are due on October 15.

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Michele said...

Thanks for all your hard work on this Sheila - and for the plug for the October Carnival !

MotherReader said...

Very nice format for the Carnival. Bravo!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Michele and motherreader. It was fun to do! I'm looking forward to seeing the Halloween edition, Michele!

Kelly said...

Great job, Sheila! I'm posting a link now.

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks for nurturing the harvest!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Sheila! This is a big carnival and it looks terrific.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I quite enjoyed your carnival!

P.S. I am your astrological twin, a 42 year old Libran Rabbit, who loves fantasy. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. Thanks to all of you for the great submissions that made it possible!

Wow, Maggie, a twin. That's kind of cool and kind of spooky! What's even more amazing is that I have a special interest in the faerie folk - and looking at your site it seems that you do, too. I love your faerie dolls, and your books sound interesting, too!