Closed for the Season: Mary Downing Hahn
Thursday Afternoon Visits: April 16

Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 14

Jpg_book007Today I will be sending out the new issue of the Growing Bookworms 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 717 subscribers. 

Newsletter Update: This week I have three book reviews, a post with Kidlitosphere news, and a link to last week's children's literacy round-up at The Reading Tub. I also have a post about last Sunday's Drop Everything and Read Day.

Change to Publication Schedule: I must admit that I've been struggling a bit lately to maintain enough content to keep this as a weekly newsletter. After much consideration, I've decided to experiment with sending the newsletter out on a bi-weekly basis instead. I may change back, but for right now, I'm looking to take a bit of pressure off of myself. The children's literacy round-ups will still be published weekly, alternating between my blog and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, but I'm only planning to send the email newsletter out every other week (4/28, 5/12, etc.). Please bear with me as I try to figure out what works for me, and for all of you, in this area. I welcome your feedback!

Reading Update: Last week I was traveling, and I was sick for a couple of days. The upside of this was that I got a bit more reading done than usual. I finished reading The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny and Bones of Faerie, by Janni Lee Simner. I also read Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben (standalone thriller for adults), and finished listening to What Happened to Cass McBride, by Gail Giles (creepy, compelling YA thriller). Finally, I read and reviewed Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn and Alabama Moon by Watt Key. Between those last two and When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton, I've been on a bit of a southern, boy-friendly middle grade/middle school kick. Right now I'm reading North of Beautiful, a young adult novel by Justina Chen Headley. What have you been reading and enjoying?

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!