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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 7

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 709 subscribers. 

This week I have one book review, a post with Kidlitosphere news, and an enormous children's literacy roundup. I also have the list of books that I read in March, a link to last week's literacy round-up at The Reading Tub, and an announcement about the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Last week I finished listening to Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (the sequel to Ender's Game). I'm currently listening to Whatever Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles. In the past couple of weeks I read Killer Pizza, by Greg Taylor (review included), When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton (review forthcoming - it is wonderful), Twilight (a re-read, inspired by watching the movie), and Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (a fun adult mystery, second in a series). I'm just about finished with The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny (another adult mystery, the third in the Three Pines series). I'm also reading Bones of Faerie, by Janni Lee Simner, but I keep having to leave it behind when I go on trips (I hardly ever travel with hardcover books).

Blogging's been a bit sparse for me these past couple of weeks, for various reasons, but I hope to be back up to speed shortly. Thanks for your patience, and for growing bookworms!