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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 15

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 and young adult books and raising readers. There are 1378 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have five book review posts (mostly picture books and board books, plus one YA title) and one children's literacy roundup (published in detail at The Reading Tub). I also have a Booklights reissue post with the first in my Tips for Growing Bookworms series. The only post from the past two weeks that I didn't include in the newsletter was Happy Birthday, Baby Bookworm, celebrating my daughter's first year of life and books.

Reading Update: Since the last newsletter, I only finished one book (besides various picture books and board books, see those here and here):

  • Louise Penny: Bury Your Dead (A Chief Inspector Gamache novel). Macmillan Audio. Completed April 10, on MP3. This series just keeps getting better. This is an unconventional mystery novel, in that it reevaluates the conclusions of a prior book in the series. I enjoyed it.

I'm currently listening to A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (A Maisie Dobbs mystery), reading The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, and reading D.E. Stevenson's Celia's House aloud to Baby Bookworm. As always, I wish that I had more time to read for myself. But I'm working on it...

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

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