How Can We Encourage Reading Aloud?
Wednesday Afternoon Visits: January 28

Growing Bookworms Newsletter: January 27th

Jpg_book007Tonight 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 565 subscribers. 

This week I have two book reviews (one middle grade and one young adult title). I also have a two-part post with Kidlitosphere news, an installment of my recurring reviews that made me want the book feature, and a link to this week's children's literacy and reading news round-up at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub. I also have an announcement about the winner of the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction, and a post about this week's ALA Youth Media awards (Newbery, etc.). 

Finally, I have a post that I wrote today asking what can be done to encourage more parents and teachers to read aloud to kids. That one has generated lots of great discussion in the comments. It's a topic near and dear to my heart, and I welcome your feedback. All of my posts from this week are included in the newsletter.

This week I read and reviewed Six Innings, by James Preller and Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins. I'm currently reading Devils' Breath by David Gilman, and listening to Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen. I have guests coming in from out of town tomorrow, so my blogging may be a bit sporadic for the next week or so. But I'm sure that by now you know that I'll be reading and reviewing whenever I can. What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!