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 445 subscribers.
This week I have three book reviews (one picture book, and two young adult fiction reviews), a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the past week, and a link to the Children's Literacy Round-Up (published this week at The Reading Tub's blog). I also have an announcement about a guest post that I have at ForeWord Magazine's Shelf Space blog, and a post about my favorite fictional rooms from children's literature. Posts from my blog not included in the newsletter this week include:
- A call to buy books as gifts this holiday season.
- A brief post about an experience that I had recently when traveling, in which I encountered two elementary school boys who had nothing to read on a flight. This post has generated many thoughtful comments.
And speaking of the travesty of people away from home with nothing to read, might I suggest, this Veterans Day, that if you know any soldiers on active duty, you think about sending them books. When he was in Kuwait with the National Guard, my brother told me that books were shared and valued. And if you don't know any soldiers, but want to help, I just ran across a church-affiliated website called Books for Soldiers that is looking for volunteers. Their tagline is "Care packages for the mind."
Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!