This afternoon 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 679 subscribers.
This week I have two book reviews, one middle grade nonfiction title and one young adult fiction title, and an announcement about a book previously reviewed that's now available. I also have a post with Kidlitosphere news, and a post continuing my discussion about the idea of a public information campaign to encourage reading aloud with kids. Finally, I have two posts with details about the Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour. These posts replace the usual children's literacy round-up for this week. A third post written in anticipation of the tour is not included in the newsletter.
I didn't get much reading done this week, for various reasons (work, houseguests, general exhaustion, and following the Share a Story - Shape a Future tour, to name a few). I did finish and review The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (so, so good!). I also started a couple of other books that didn't work for me, and put them both aside. I am currently reading Darkness Falls by Kyle Mills (eco-thriller about the effects of an oil-eating bacteria that has the potential to devastate world-wide economies). I'm also reading middle grade fiction title Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis. Hoping to get more reading time in this week. What are you reading?
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