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Welcome to the June 2008 Carnival of Children's Literature. The theme of fathers in children's books brought posts of the good, the bad, and even a bit of Dr. Seuss.


SPECIAL DAUGHTERS, SPECIAL DADS

To get us in the fatherly mood, a pair of special daughters give us a glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a pair of special dads. Terry at the Reading Tub shares thoughts on her dad and books and Kelly Herold tells us what it was like Growing up with a Rockstar.


COULD DR. SEUSS BE A FATHER FIGURE?
Susan Gaissert presents Hop on Pop: A Critical Analysis.


THE BEST AND THE WORST OF FATHERS

Jen Robinson posts about the five best and five worst fathers from children's and young adult literature that she's read about this year.

I share Erica Harrington's post about my book, Hugging the Rock, in which she suggests that maybe the father wasn't such a rock after all.


MISSING FATHERS

Jeannine Atkins talks about The Power of Absent Fathers and Becky Levine ponders the absence of fictional fathers on her own bookshelf.


FATHERS - HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE

Joyce Moyer Hostetter shares some thoughts on fathers in children's literature as well as a sneak peak into the sequel to her novel BLUE.

Libby at Lessons from the Tortoise presents a potpourri of ideas about fathers in books.

In a comment in my blog, Annie Mitchell shared her thoughts about the fathers in Bridge to Terabithia.

Fran Cannon Slayton talks about Sounder and the grandfather she never met until she wrote her book, How to Stop a Moving Train


BOOK REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Jules at 7 Imp give us Father Knows Best, a review of How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevtiz

Becky's Young Readers reviews Happy Father's Day by Dan Yaccarino.

Because I Love You by Max Lucado is reviewed at Quiverfull Family Blog

Nancy Arruda writes about the  Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Lester.

Becky's Book Reviews presents Going for the Record by Julie Swanson.

Franki and Mary Lee at A Year of Reading offer the Author Interview: Shelley Harwayne.

Mary Burkey points us to her Audiobooker blog, featuring the Odyssey Award, which was won this year by the producer of the audiobook of father-and-son team Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers’ book Jazz. The Myers are also featured here and here

Book Moot, reviews Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica in Audio Books That Charm.

Kelly Herold reviews Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


LISTS OF CHILDRENS BOOKS WITH STRONG FATHER CHARACTERS

Daddy Dialectic
The Friendly Book Nook
Book Buds reviews books about dads
Peter at Collecting Children's Books
Fathers and Daughters in Children's Books at Susan Writes
Mitali Perkins:A Baker's Dozen of Father Daughter Books

Thank you everyone who submitted to this carnival!

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( 23 comments — Leave comment )
ext_80074
June 24th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
great stuff--thanks for putting it together!
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome.
liz_scanlon
June 24th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Ooooo. I'm settling in for a good read. Thanks, Susan!
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
There's some good stuff in there. Enjoy!
annemariepace
June 24th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I'm pleasantly surprised to see two of my best pals reviewed or blogging in this Carnival. Thanks for putting it together, Susan!
erica_pens
June 24th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
I am honored, Susan, to be among the authors writing about fathers in children's literature. Thank you, so much, for entering my piece. Sincerely, Erica Harrington
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Erica.
(Anonymous)
June 24th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Great job, Susan! Thanks for hosting.

Jules, 7-Imp
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It was fun.
thereadingtub
June 24th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Here's to Dad
Great Carnival, Susan. There are some wonderful thoughts that will stick with us a long time ... especially when we pick up a book that is has an in-search-of-dad element of some sort. Thanks.
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Here's to Dad
You're very welcome! I love the various ways that people approached the theme.
(Anonymous)
June 24th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Wonderful, Susan! Thanks again for hosting!

Warmly,
Melissa Wiley
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Anytime, Melissa. I enjoyed myself (even if the theme was tough for folks.)
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susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy them.
(Anonymous)
June 24th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for including my review! This is my first entry into the carnival, I really appreciate being included :).
Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family Blog (http://www.quiverfullfamily.com/blog).
jeannineatkins
June 24th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Susan for pulling this together. Reading some of this fathers get more and more intriguing.
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It's an endlessly fascinating topic to me.
cloudscome
June 25th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
Great collection here Susan! Thanks for putting it together.
susanwrites
June 25th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. I'm still amazed at the variety of the entries.
ext_105916
June 25th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
If I were in the carnival, this would be my entry (http://bigmellymills.blogspot.com/2008/06/first-fathers-day-without-pa.html).

--Melly
kidslitinfo
June 25th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Great carnival, Susan! Thank you for hosting this month :)
(Anonymous)
September 24th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Cool page!
thats for sure, bro
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