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 and young adult books and raising readers. There are 1489 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out approximately once every two weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have seven book reviews (four picture books, two middle grade and one YA). I also have a post about the call for judges for the Cybils Awards (plus other Kidlitosphere news). I don't have a children's literacy roundup post this time around, but you can find one at Rasco from RIF. Not included in the newsletter, I also posted:
- A status update about the KidLitCon fundraiser for RIF (which has reached $1000!); and
- A trailer for the upcoming Hunger Games movie.
- Linda Urban: Hound Dog True. Harcourt. Completed August 18, 2011. Review to come.
- Mister Lemur: Mister Lemur's Train of Thought. Ringtail Learning. Completed August 20, 2011. My review.
- Greg van Eekhout: The Boy at the End of the World. Bloomsbury. Completed August 20, 2011. My review.
- Zilpha Keatley Snyder: The Headless Cupid. Atheneum. Completed August 26, 2011, on MP3. A classic that holds up well (though I won't be writing a formal review).
- Clare Vanderpool: Moon Over Manifest. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Completed August 28, 2011. Review to come.
- Brian Selznick: Wonderstruck. Scholastic. Completed August 29, 2011. Review to come.
- Louise Spiegler: The Jewel and the Key. Clarion. Completed August 21, 2011. My review.
- James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts (ill. Laura Park): Middle School: The Worst Year of My Life. Little, Brown. Completed August 23, 2011. Review to come.
As kind of a neat personal milestone, I reached 1000 books read aloud to Baby Bookworm this year (including re-reads). I'm still listening to A Spark of Death, a historical mystery by Bernadette Pajer. I haven't decided what to read next (though the stack of potentials is quite high). How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.
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