Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that you're all able to take at least a few moments to feel festive, in honor of the holiday. 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 686 subscribers.
This week I have full reviews of two books (one for tween girls, the other for young adults), as well as a post with four capsule reviews of middle grade nonfiction titles. I also have a post with Kidlitosphere news, this week's children's literacy roundup, and a post continuing my discussion about the idea of a public information campaign to encourage reading aloud with kids. I also have several posts this week that I have not included in the newsletter (because it was getting a bit too long):
- A press release about the 20th anniversary of Reach Out and Read
- Schedules (with links) from Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5 of the Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour. A variety of people contributed amazing posts to Share a Story - I do hope that you'll click through to check some of them out.
This week I finished 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 also read and reviewed Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis and The Pigman by Paul Zindel. Just as I said last week, I'm hoping to get more reading time in this week. Seems to be a common refrain with me... But I do have some time set aside for reading next weekend. What are you reading?
Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!