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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: December 9

Jpg_book007Tonight 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 476 subscribers.

This week's newsletter contains two young adult book reviews, a link to this week's Children's Literacy and Reading Round-Up at TubTalk, and a post with Kidlitosphere news. Ialso have a link to my fourth and final post at ForeWord Magazine's Shelf Space blog, and an exciting announcement about a new PBS Parents Children's Book blog (to which I'll be contributing, but also still blogging here). Finally, I am fortunate to share an interview with children's book icon Judy Blume. The only post not included in the newsletter this week is one about a blog award that I received and passed along (thanks again, Becky!).

My reading is still off this week, but I did finish Kristin Cashore's fabulous YA novel Graceling. Definitely one of my favorites of the year. I've just started The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson. Mheir and I have been continuing our holiday movie-watching with The Santa Clause 2, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original animated version), and a second viewing of Elf (we had a guest who hadn't seen it). I also watched Yours, Mine and Ours (not quite a Christmas movie, but I bonded with it for the holidays) and Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (which I really need to get on DVD), while addressing Christmas cards. What are you reading and watching?

Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.