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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: June 28

JRBPlogo-smallToday 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 1429 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have five book review posts and one children's literacy roundup (published in detail at The Book Chook). I also have the next two installments in my Tips for Growing Bookworms series (originally published at Booklights). I was also a guest expert at PBS Parents these past two weeks, discussing summer reading. You can find the full posts at the PBS Parents site. The first includes five general Tips for Encouraging Summer Reading. The second is dedicated to Boys and Summer Reading, with boy-specific tips and book recommendations. I hope that you'll check them out. 

Reading Update: Since the last newsletter, I finished five books, two middle grade, two YA, and one adult mystery (as well as various picture books and board books, see those here and here):

  • Kirby Larson: The Friendship Doll. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Completed June 20, 2011. My review.
  • David A. Kelly (ill. Mark Meyers): The Fenway Foul-Up (Ballpark Mysteries #1). Random House Children's Books. Completed June 22, 2011. Review to come in the next couple of weeks.
  • Mary E. Pearson: The Fox Inheritance (The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 2). Henry Holt. Completed June 17, 2011. Review to come, closer to publication. I'll just say now that fans of The Adoration of Jenna Fox will absolutely not want to  miss this one.
  • Charlie Higson: The Enemy. Hyperion. Completed June 23, 2011. My review.
  • Harlan Coben: Live Wire (A Myron Bolitar novel). Completed June 18, on MP3. Not reviewed, but an excellent addition to the Myron Bolitar series, which I enjoy. This book introduced Myron's nephew, Mickey, who will be spun off into his own YA series soon.

I'm still listening to The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (when Baby Bookworm is listening with me in the car). I'm also listening to Dead Reckoning, the latest Sookie Stackhouse mystery by Charlaine Harris. I'm reading Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

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

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