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 1627 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every three weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I somehow have ten book reviews (six picture books, three middle grade, and one young adult title). I also have one post about my views on nonfiction ebook reading, and one post with links that I shared on Twitter.
Reading Update: In the past 3 weeks, I finished 2 novels for middle grade readers, 3 novels for young adults, and four titles (fiction and nonfiction) for adults. What can I say? I had a lot of travel. I read:
- S. S. Taylor (ill. Katherine Roy): The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon. McSweeney's McMullens. Middle grade. Completed November 24, 2012. My review.
- Rick Riordan: The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3). Disney Hyperion. Middle grade. Completed November 26, 2012, on MP3.
- Christopher Golden: Body Bags (Body of Evidence, #1). Simon Pulse. Young Adult. Completed December 1, 2012, on Kindle.
- Laura Buzo: Love and Other Perishable Items. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Young adult. Completed December 2, 2012. My review.
- Robin Brande: Replay. Ryer Publishing. Young adult. Completed December 9, 2012, on Kindle.
- Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: SuperFreakonomics. William Morrow. Adult nonfiction. Completed November 25, 2012, on Kindle.
- Melissa Taylor: Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader. Imagination Soup, LLC. Adult nonfiction. Completed November 26, 2012. Review to come next week.
- Emma Walton Hamilton: Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. Beech Tree Books. Adult nonfiction. Completed November 30, 2012, on Kindle. Review to come next week.
- Janet Evanovich: Notorious Nineteen (A Stephanie Plum novel). Bantam. Adult fiction. Completed December 5, 2012, on MP3.
I've just started my annual holiday re-read of Let It Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I especially love the first novella, by Maureen Johnson. I'm listening to The Black Box by Michael Connelly (a Harry Bosch novel). I have lots of other titles queued up on my Kindle, but am holding off on those for a bit.
And of course I'm reading lots and lots of books to Baby Bookworm. She's currently enamoured with the Pigeon books by Mo Willems. She has the app, and I think this is one case where playing with the app has made her more interested in the books themselves. She talks back to the book now (as Willems surely intended), after hearing the kids in the app talk back. She is also enjoying Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli, The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska, and Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton.
How about you? What have you and your kids been reading and enjoying? Will your family be receiving books for the holidays?
Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, surrounded by people you love.
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