Happy Groundhog Day! Looks like we're in for six more weeks of winter, which I say is ok - more time to curl up on the couch and read books. Plus, here in California, we can sure use a few more weeks of rain.
Today 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. It is sent out once every two weeks. There are currently 1009 subscribers.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have two book reviews (one middle grade and one young adult) and an announcement about a book previously reviewed that is now available for purchase. I also have two children's literacy round-ups, an announcement about the new Carnival of Children's Literature, a brief post quoting Katherine Paterson on the future of books, and a discussion of a sad development regarding school librarians in Dearborn, MI (click through to see comments). Posts not included in the newsletter this week include:
- The list of books that I read in January.
- Posts with Kidlitosphere news from January 22nd and January 30th.
- The 7th installment in my Tips for Growing Bookworms series at Booklights (about pointing out useful information learned from non-traditional reading).
- Another Booklights post with several fun literacy-related links for parents.
Reading Update: I had a bit of a light couple of weeks, in terms of reading.
- Joan Aiken (ill. Andi Watson): The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories. Big Mouth House. Completed January 21, 2010.
- Madeleine L'Engle: A Wrinkle in Time. Square Fish. Completed January 23, 2010.
- Madeleine L'Engle: A Wind in the Door. Square Fish. Completed January 26, 2010. (The two L'Engle books old favorites that I re-read, but didn't review)
- Rebecca Stead: When You Reach Me. Wendy Lamb Books. Completed January 28, 2010. My review.
- Charlaine Harris: All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7). Adult mystery on MP3. Completed January 29, 2010.
How about you. What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.
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