As I hope you’ve noticed, each Tuesday offers the opportunity to participate in some sort of community event here at 5 Minutes for Books, and now I’d like to announce two of the newest monthly carnivals that will take place each month.
Kids’ Picks — 3rd Tuesday of every month :
One of the most common questions we’ve gotten or comments of appreciation have been in reference to kids’ books. Whether our kids are avid or reluctant readers, most of us are always on the lookout for books that they will enjoy.
So with the monthly Kids’ Picks carnival, you can share what your kids have loved reading that month (or let them write a paragraph or two themselves). It could be a new series that your pre-teen has discovered or a book that challenges and excites your newly independent reader. Don’t forget your pre-readers. Is there a book that made your toddler squeal with delight, or one that you didn’t mind reading over and over again to your preschooler?
I Read It! — 5th Tuesday (when applicable):
I have loved seeing books that were reviewed in the 5 Minutes for Books column at 5 Minutes for Mom or here on our site ending up on your nightstand or reviewed on your blog. So, if you have taken us up on a recommendation, write your own review letting us know that you read it. You can also link up a review that you published previously, or better yet, if you’ve read a few books in the quarter, write a new post linking back to those reviews and giving a quick recap. Feel free to offer a different viewpoint if you disagree with our original review.
Would you like to design the button for the Kids’ Picks or I Read It! carnival? I love our cute carnival buttons that people can use to identify their contribution each month or can display proudly in their sidebar to show their intent to participate. If yours is selected, I will link to your blog in the main Kids’ Picks or I Read It! post, and if you have a design business, I will give that a recommendation as well.
So, what I’m looking for is a standard-sized 150 x 150 button. It should have the title “Kids’ Picks” or “I Read It!” and also books.5minutesformom.com so that people will know where to find out more, even if it’s not linked back. Please send any submissions to me at 5minutesforbooks (at) gmail [d0t] com. The deadline is Friday, September 5. I’d like to be able to publish the buttons by Tuesday September 9.
By submitting your button you agree to give us permission to use it indefinitely, as well as assert your right to use any images included.
Join us this month:
September 2 — Pride and Prejudice Classics Bookclub
September 9 — Children’s Classics — Picture Books
September 16 — First Kids’ Picks carnival
September 23 — What’s on Your Nightstand?
September 30 — Fifth Tuesday — I Read It!