Today 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 380 subscribers.
This week I have four book reviews (one picture book, and three middle grade/middle school titles), two Kidlitosphere round-ups with links to useful posts from the past week, a Children's Literacy Round-Up, and an announcement about the new Cybils Easy Reader award panel. I also have a post about a contest (hosted by Aerin at In Search of Giants) that you can enter to win your choice of two books previously featured in my Reviews that Made Me Want the Book feature. Posts from this week not published in this newsletter include:
- A review of an adult nonfiction title called Introvert Power, by Laurie Helgoe. This is a book that has resonated quite a bit with me and with many of my blog readers. I'm not including the review in the newsletter because it's not about children's books or raising readers. However, if you are someone who finds social events draining, and you find that you recharge by spending time alone, you might want to click through to read the review and the discussion in the comments.
- Announcements about The National Book Festival and the 2nd Annual Kidlitosphere Conference, both taking place on September 27th.
Reviews coming out over the next week include Zombie Blondes by Brian James, Gone by Michael Grant, and My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry. I may add others over the weekend. I'm currently reading The Magician, by Michael Scott, the second book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. What are you reading?
Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!