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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: January 8, 2008

Jpg_book007Tonight I will be sending out the new issue of my 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 and raising readers, all in a handy email format. There are currently 143 subscribers.

This week's issue contains reviews of four books (two for middle grade readers and two for young adults), my children's literacy and reading news round-up, and a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the week. I also have an announcement about the second round of Cybils shortlists (all of which you can download via a convenient PDF file), a lovely quote about children's literature, an overview post about the selection of the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and an announcement about my guest position as an expert on the PBS Parents website. Content from the blog not included in this week's newsletter includes:

  • A press release about the Cybils award short lists.
  • An announcement that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is now accepting grant proposals from public schools and libraries.
  • A press release detailing the winners of the 2008 Sydney Taylor Book Awards, given by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
  • A more detailed announcement about the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and his early plans for the position.

The Growing Bookworms newsletter will continue to contain a subset of content already included on my blog, Jen Robinson's Book Page, for readers who may not choose to visit the blog every day. 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, or at all, will learn about and subscribe to the newsletter. If you could pass it along to any friends or colleagues who you think would be interested, I would be very grateful.

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms. I hope that you'll stop by and see me at the PBS Parents: Expert Q&A this month.