Thursday, August 21, 2008

This is YOUR blog!

Hey kids,

If you like books, and want to talk about them with your friends or kids you don't know, this is the place!

The Kids' Books blog is for you. If you're reading a great book, old or new, write about it! Ask questions. Criticize it. Write about what you like or don't like about it. Tell about the other books you've read by this author.

Or write about new books that you know are coming soon. Harry Potter fans -- J.K. Rowling's new book, 'Tales of Beedle the Bard,' will be out in December. So write about how excited you are ... or aren't.

Write about your favorite book, or one that your mother used to read to you when you were little. If there's a book you would like to re-read, but you can't remember the title or author, write about what you can remember. Maybe somebody will read it and be able to help you.

You can use this blog any way you want, so long as it has to do with books. Have fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rose Blanche

I just read "Rose Blanche" by Roberto Innocenti. I was left feeling sad and thoughtful. It's a short book that you can read in about 10 minutes. The pictures are absolutely stunning with lots of detail.
The book's title is the name of the main character, a young girl who lives in Germany during the second World War. She experiences the war, but she doesn't really understand it. I read in the author's notes that the name Rose Blanche was chosen because it was the name of a group of young Germans who were against the war, and who finally were all killed.
I don't want to tell the whole story, because then people wouldn't want to read the book for themselves. I hope you will read it, and then blog here to let others know what you think.