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Reviews that Made Me Want the Book: July 22

Growing Bookworms Newsletter: July 22, 2008

Jpg_book007This afternoon I will be sending out the new issue of the 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. There are currently more than 325 subscribers.

This week I have three book reviews (two middle grade and one young adult), a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the past week, and a round-up of recent children's literacy and reading news. I also have links to a couple of recent mentions of this blog, including a detailed interview that I did at Recent posts not included in the newsletter include:

  • An analysis of the role of my blog in my life (hobby, job, or something in between). There's a lot of great discussion in the comments of that post. It's also been linked to by some blogs from outside of the Kidlitosphere (here and here) as being a symptom of a larger problem people are having keeping up with reviews.
  • A link to a video that I'm in, from the ALA conference in late June.
  • A discussion about broadening the reach of the Kidlitosphere, so that we can help people who are looking for current book recommendations for their kids.

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms! Hope that you're all getting in plenty of summer reading time. I'll be taking some time off next week, and will not be sending another issue of the newsletter until August 5th. I do expect to publish some book reviews on the blog in the meantime, however. Happy reading!