Tonight I will be sending out the second issue of my new Growing Bookworms weekly email newsletter. If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here. The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's books, reading, and literacy. This week's issue contains reviews of three wonderful middle grade titles (one more suited to younger kids, another more suited to middle schoolers), my weekly round-up of literacy news, two Kidlitosphere round-up posts with links to useful resources, a link to an article about television watching and attention problems, and the list of nominated titles so far in the Cybils middle grade and young adult nonfiction category.
If you know anyone who you think might be interested in receiving this sort of information in a weekly email format, I would be grateful if you would pass along this post (if you're reading online) or this email (if you've signed up for the newsletter).
Other blog content from this week NOT included in the newsletter includes:
- An interview with YA author Gabrielle Zevin
- Schedules for the Winter Blog Blast Tour
- Schedules for the Robert's Snow blogging for a cure event
- My newly documented policy on acceptance of review copies
- A description of my recent meeting with Kim and Jason Kotecki of the Escape Adulthood book and website
- A description of the new Readergirlz monthly issue and book selection
- The list of books that I read in October
- A very brief earthquake update
I don't usually have this much content in an given week. The large amount stems from a combination of my high level of excitement about this newsletter (such that I am eager to produce lots of content), and a large of number of things that happen to be going on around the Kidlitosphere (Cybils, Readergirlz, Blogging for a Cure, WBBT, etc.).
The Growing Bookworms newsletter will contain a subset of content already included on my blog, Jen Robinson's Book Page (and no other content). If you already read my blog online, there's no need to subscribe. However, if you have trouble keeping up with blog-reading, and would like a weekly email update focused on book reviews and literacy news, then this newsletter is for you. It is also my hope that parents, authors, teachers, librarians, and other adult fans of children's books, people who may not visit blogs regularly, will learn about and subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks for reading!