Children's Literacy Round-Up: March 23
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2009

Growing Bookworms Newsletter: March 24

Jpg_book007Today 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 691 subscribers. 

This week I have two book reviews, a post with Kidlitosphere news, and a link to this week's children's literacy roundup at The Reading Tub. I also have an announcement about a book previously reviewed that's now available (Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson) and an installment of my recurring reviews that made me want the book feature.

This week I read the most recent title in Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series, Another Thing to Fall,  and found it a worthy addition to the series. It's just out in paperback. I also read Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer (more on that will be forthcoming) and two young adult novels (Ghost Huntress: The Awakening and Streams of Babel, reviews of both included. I also watched two movies made from young adult books: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Twilight. Of the two, I was more wowed by Twilight, which actually made me want to go back and re-read the book.

I'm going to be taking a few days off from the blog after this post, and may not be able to send the newsletter next week, but I'll be back as soon as I can. I hope you'll all keep reading in the meantime. Thanks for growing bookworms!