Welcome to Through the Looking Glass

Welcome to the May and June 2010 issue of Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews. As you can see, TTLG has a new look. I hope that you find this new site easier to use, and even more informative than the old one was.

As always, the books reviewed on TTLG are carefully chosen by the editor. We only review books that suit the scope of TTLG, and that we have feel have something to offer readers. Therefore, all our reviews are positive ones. We hope this will help you to find excellent books for the young people in your lives. If you are looking for books for yourself, we hope you will find books that you will enjoy reading. Please consider buying books through this website. Your purchases help to support our work, and give us the means to improve this online resource.

For this May and June issue I have chosen to focus on books about farms and farm life for the special feature.  Young children in particular love to learn about farm animals, to explore life on a farm, and to read stories about what it is like to live on a farm. The In the garden feature also ties in with the farm feature, exploring books that look at gardens and gardening.

May and June are the months when summer finally makes itself felt. Winter coats and sweaters are put into boxes or are tucked away on high shelves, and bathing suits are tried on to see if they still fit. The sun is warm, and children are happy to spend their play time out of doors. There is a delightful collection of books about summer on the TTLG Summer Days page, with books for readers of all ages.

-:Bookish Events for May and June:-

May 12th to 18th is Reading is Fun Week (USA)

May is “Get Caught Reading” Month (USA)

Children’s Book Week is May 10th to 16th (USA)

I hope you find a way to celebrate some, if not all,  of these bookish events. If I have missed an important bookish event, please drop me a line to tell me about it.

Don’t forget to check out the TTLG blog. You will find reviews, articles, and interviews here.

All the best,

Marya