Tonight I will be sending out the sixth issue of my Growing Bookworms weekly 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 books and raising readers, all in a handy email format. I'm pleased to report that there are now more than 100 subscribers to the newsletter. Many thanks to those of you who have signed up!
This week's issue contains reviews of four books (two picture books, one early middle grade, and one YA), my weekly round-up of literacy news, and a two-part Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the week. The Children's Literacy Round-Up and Sunday Visits posts both have great reader comments about ways to help nurture readers, so consider clicking through to check those out. I also have a quick post about my upcoming stint as guest expert for the PBS Parents website. I'll be sure to let you know when that starts.
Speaking of parents, I thought that some of you might be interested in this announcement (unrelated to my newsletter). Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is launching a new monthly eNewsletter for parents. People who sign up in December, will be entered into a contest with some lovely Eric Carle-themed gift packs as prizes. The grand prize winner gets a copy of Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See, signed by Eric Carle. How cool is that? Sign up here.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming, posts from my blog this week not in the newsletter include:
- My November 2007 reading list, with links to all reviews.
- An announcement and illustrator list for the third and FINAL auction of the Robert's Snow: For Cancer's Cure event. If you are looking for a unique and lovely holiday gift for someone, one of these snowflakes would be an excellent choice. This is your last chance for this year. The auction closes on Friday.
The Growing Bookworms newsletter will continue to contain a subset of content already included on my blog, Jen Robinson's Book Page, for readers who may not choose to visit the blog every day. It is also my hope that parents, authors, teachers, librarians, and other adult fans of children's books, people who may not visit blogs regularly, or at all, will learn about and subscribe to the newsletter. If you could pass it along to any friends or colleagues who you think would be interested, I would be very grateful.
Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!