Tonight 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 450 subscribers.
This week I have one book review (a young adult fiction title), an announcement about a book previously reviewed that's now available, a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the past week, a Children's Literacy Round-Up, and the schedule for the 2008 Winter Blog Blast Tour (a series of blogger-conducted author interviews). I also have an installment of my Reviews that Made Me Want the Book feature, an announcement about the November Carnival of Children's Literature, and a link to a second post that I had published at Shelf Space (about being a Cybils Literacy Evangelist). Posts from my blog not included in the newsletter this week include:
- An announcement about a new Cybils widget now available from JacketFlap.
- A video that shows a post of mine that was included as a Children's Lit Blog Post of the Day at Children's Writing Web Journal. (Video does not lend itself well to email newsletters.)
I have read a bunch of great books that I haven't had a chance to review yet, including Ingrid Law's Savvy, Lesley M. M. Blume's Tennyson, Christine Fletcher's Tallulah Falls, and several lovely picture books. My creative energy for this week was taken up by writing my last couple of Shelf Space posts (coming out on the 21st and the 28th of November). But I hope to get back on track with reviews soon. I also re-read an old favorite, Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright. I don't plan to formally review it, but I will say that I think this one has the most heart of all four Melendy family titles (it's about the family's adoption of an orphaned boy). And I do love the Henry Holt/Square Fish reissues of all four titles.
Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!