Tonight 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 469 subscribers.
The newsletter content is a bit light this week, because I've been having some muscle problems, and I'm trying to limit computer time a bit. However, I do have four book reviews (3 middle grade novels, and a nonfiction title about the true story of Thanksgiving), a link to this week's Children's Literacy and Reading Round-Up at TubTalk, and a link to my third guest post at ForeWord Magazine's Shelf Space blog. This week's post is about nurturing a culture of reading in our society. I have no posts from this week not included in the newsletter (besides the one at Shelf Space).
I have several other reviews written and scheduled for publication over the next week or so, including Tallulah Falls by Christine Fletcher, How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman, Beige by Cecil Castellucci, The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, and How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt. I hope to get to some other picture book reviews written over the weekend, and also get some more reading done. After I'm done eating turkey and pie, of course.
I'm thankful for my family and friends this year, as always. I'm thankful that I have a stable job, and for the comforts that go along with that. I'm thankful for the writers and publishers who continue to put books in my hands, and for the wonderful people who take time out to read this blog. And I'm thankful that there are so many parents and teachers and librarians out there who are helping kids to grow up with a love of books. I wish you all a joyful Thanksgiving weekend, spent with people you love!