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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: September 21

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 1280 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out every 2-3 weeks.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have a review of a new middle grade novel, along with two children's literacy roundups (one from Rasco from RIF and the other from The Reading Tub). I also have an announcement about the Cybils, an announcement about a recently study on the benefits of print material from RIF, and a list of recently published books that have been catching my eye. Finally, I have a post about International Literacy Day and a literacy milestone from my own home.

On the blog but not in the newsletter this month, I shared a press release about a book donation project dedicated to strengthening inner city schools in Los Angeles, and a farewell post to the Booklights blog from PBS (where I was a contributor).

Reading Update: The only book I've finished reading for myself these past couple of weeks is The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter (reviewed below). I'm currently reading Epitaph Road by David Patneaude, and listening to The Lion by Nelson DeMille.

KissGoodnight I'm reading aloud both the first Harry Potter book and The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (alternating depending on my mood) to Baby Bookworm. I'm also reading her many board books, and a few picture books. My favorite of the board books is Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest, illustrated by Anita Jeram (Candlewick), a gift from Lara N. I'll write about that more later this week.

OhBaby Baby Bookworm's favorite remains Little Duck Says Quack by Judy Dunn and Phoebe Dunn (because it actually makes quacking sounds). She's also showing some interest in Oh Baby! Go Baby! (a board book edition of The Places You Will Go).

How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.

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