Today 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 194 subscribers.
This week's issue contains reviews of four books (one fiction picture book, one nonfiction picture book, and two middle grade titles), a children's literacy and reading news round-up, and a kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the week. Both the literacy and kidlitosphere round-ups were published a bit earlier than usual, because I traveled to Boston this weekend to watch the Superbowl (sigh!) with friends. Hopefully you'll still find them relevant. I also have my January 2007 Reading List (15 picture books and 16 non-picture books) and some links to articles about encouraging reading through comic books. Content published on my blog this week that's not included in the newsletter includes:
- An announcement about the newly published issue at Readergirlz, featuring Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes.
- A plea for the future of the New York Public Library's Central Children's Room Collection.
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!