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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: March 29: #PictureBook Reviews, Reading Print Books, and Encouraging Readers

JRBPlogo-smallToday, I will be sending out a 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 growing joyful learners, mainly bookworms, but also mathematicians and learners of all types. The newsletter is sent out every two to three weeks.

Newsletter Update:  In this issue I have four book reviews (picture book and middle grade) and one post about the advantages of reading physical books with kids. I also have two posts with links that I shared recently on Twitter, and one with more detailed quotes and responses to some joy of learning-related articles, all centered around growing bookworms. 

Reading Update: In the last two weeks I read three adult novels, and most of an adult nonfiction title. I read/listened to: 

  • Jacqueline Winspear: In This Grave Hour. Harper. Adult Mystery. Completed March 21, 2017, on MP3. This is the latest installment in the fabulous Maisie Dobbs series. England officially enters World War II, with various consequences. 
  • Charlaine Harris: Poppy Done to Death (Aurora Teagarden, No. 8). Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed March 25, 2017, on MP3. This is a much lighter series, but I enjoy it. 
  • D.E. Stevenson: The Tall Stranger. HarperCollins. Adult Fiction. Completed March 25, 2017. This was a first read for me of this D.E. Stevenson title. Charlotte from Charlotte's Library was kind enough to loan it to me, long-distance.

PrisonerOfAzkabanI'm currently listening to Vicious Circle by C. J. Box (the latest Joe Pickett novel) and reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. I'm still reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling to my daughter. She returned from a weekend away on Sunday and the very first thing she asked me was to read Harry Potter to her. She continues to read more and more on her own, too, although she tends to start books without finishing them. She is currently reading The 13 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, and has pronounced the Piper Green and the Fairy Tree books by Ellen Potter and Qin Leng next on her list. But this could change any time. You can find her 2017 reading list here

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms. 

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