Tonight 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 convenient email format. There are currently 152 subscribers.
This week's issue contains reviews of three books (one picture book, one early reader, and one for middle grade/middle school readers), 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 a new article that resulted from the work that I've been doing over at the PBS Parents site, Helping Kids Learn to Enjoy Reading, in which I assembled input from many wonderful contributors, including parents, librarians, and teachers. You can also download the article via a printable PDF file, which you may freely share with others. I hope that you find this article useful. I also have two other posts with further discussion about raising readers. Content from the blog not included in this week's newsletter includes:
- A reprinting of Justina's Fab Five Ways to Support Your Local Bookstore, from Justina Chen Headley.
- The schedule for the Complete Jane Austen on PBS.
- A listing of some of the titles coming out in 2008 that I'm most eager to read.
The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains 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.