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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: September 9

Jpg_book007Today I will be sending out the new issue of the 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. There are currently more than 370 subscribers.

This week I have four book reviews (one picture book, one middle grade, and two young adult titles), a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the past week, a Children's Literacy Round-Up, and an installment of my Reviews that Made Me Want to Read the Book feature. I also have an announcement about a book previously reviewed that's now available, and a post inspired by International Literacy Day. Posts from this week not published in this newsletter include:

  • A video book trailer for The Compound, by S. A. Bodeen (an excellent YA suspense novel).
  • Two posts about the recently announced short lists for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards. I was actually shortlisted for Best KidLit Blog, and I am in excellent company. If you would like to vote, you can find the ballot, with lots of different categories of book blogger awards, here.
  • An announcement about my updated listing of Futuristic, Speculative, Science Fiction and Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults, which you can find here.
  • A second, brief, Kidlitosphere round-up post, which I have not included in the newsletter because I feared filtering issues (though I thought that the topic in question was important enough to warrant mentioning on the blog anyway).
  • An announcement about the nominations for the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

I think that my blogging will be a bit less prolific in this coming week, because I'm having a problem with my wrist that I think requires a break from the computer. But I have pre-written several reviews which will be coming out this week. I've just started reading The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott, and I also have the sequel for that in hand. What are you reading?

Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!