“I’m looking for a book about…” is a monthly reading/reviewing group bringing together bloggers and readers across the globe which aims to create a resource that’s fun and useful to parents, teachers and librarians, as well as hopefully providing a stimulus to those of us who love to review books to seek out something new and unusual.
Not only do I believe in enriching literacy through play, I’m also passionate about enriching play through literacy – in other words, finding books on the topics/themes that are of particular interest to my girls, reading stories together that extend their play and introduce new ideas, and this is how “I’m looking for a book about…” was born.
I’ve always been interested in ways of finding books by subject/theme – that was the idea behind Fantastic Fiction for Kids, and also the topic of this post: “Finding kids’ fiction by subject/theme“. But here’s how “I’m looking for a book about…” works…
As this is about creating a resource, relevant old reviews are more than welcome (although I hope you’ll take “I’m looking for a book about…” as an opportunity to write a new post) and you can submit more than one post per month
May 14 – Elves and fairies
June 11- The seaside, beaches and oceans
July 9 – Space (planets, solar system, space travel)
August 13 – (Starting) school
September 10 – Disability
October 15 – Music
November 12 – Books/authors/writing/illustrating
December 10 – Dance Sorry – due to having to have surgery I won’t be able to host December’s carnival.
2013 January 14 – Green issues eg sustainability, recycling,
2013 February 11- Bullying
2013 March 11 – Ancient civilizations
2013 April 8 – Gardening, plants
2013 May 13 – Inventing and inventors
2013 June 10 – Dance
2013 July 8 – Human rights (in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech in August)
2013 August 12 – NO THEMED CARNIVAL THIS MONTH