Tonight I will be sending out the new 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 convenient email format. There are currently 173 subscribers.
This week's issue contains reviews of four books (two picture books and two for early elementary school readers), my children's literacy and reading news round-up, and two Kidlitosphere round-ups with links to useful posts from the week. I also have an announcement about the new issue of The Edge of the Forest (an online journal about children's literature), and an announcement about a new book contract obtained by The Book Whisperer, a noted reading advocate. Content from the blog not included in this week's newsletter includes:
- A brief post with links to articles on Children's Books for Adults, books for teenage boys, inspiring books for girls, and a podcast by Henry Winkler about dyslexia.
- My response to the ALA Youth Media Awards (Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, etc).
- An announcement about a promotion between General Mills and the Spiderwick Chronicles series that will put books into cereal boxes.
- An announcement about the winners of the Reading is Fundamental "Choose Your Own Adventure" contest.
- A brief announcement from Readergirlz about a chat with author Kirby Larson.
- I hope that you'll stop by and see me at the PBS Parents: Expert Q&A this month. Discussion has tapered off a bit over there, and I would love to hear from some of you about your favorite books, or your tips for raising readers.
The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains 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!