Today marks the first day of the 2014 Classic Children’s Literature Event, which I hope will be a fun month of revisiting old favorites and meeting new ones. The most important part of this month is to have fun even as we challenge ourselves to look at classics of children’s literature through the lens of all our reading and life experiences since we’ve left childhood and to appreciate these works not just for their nostalgia, but also as good literature. Of course, that last bit, not just for their nostalgia could be quite the challenge for me!
Starting today, the Event Logo at the top right of the blog will link to this page, which will be the link page for the event. Use the comments below to leave links to your posts on your reading this month. Please link to your posts related to this month on this page. The Children’s Classics 2014 in the menu at the top of the blog will also link to this page. There will be a separate page for The Wizard of Oz readalong which will go live towards the end of the month. At the end of the month–and half-way through if there are enough posts to warrant it–I will round up all the links onto one post for ease of discover.
As I said before, I’m not too fussy about the particulars for this event–as long as it’s still January it’s never too late to join!