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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: Inauguration Day Edition

Jpg_book007It's a historic day here in the US. I've had the television on for most of the day (very unusual for me), though I only stopped working completely for the inauguration itself. There's been a lot of talk about hope today. While there are other things that I hope for, too, of course, I especially hope that having a President who reads with his children sets an example for the whole country. Wouldn't THAT be amazing?

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 549 subscribers. This week I have three book reviews (one middle grade and two young adult titles). I also have a post with Kidlitosphere news, two posts about books released this past week, and this week's children's literacy and reading news round-up.

The only posts not included in the newsletter this week are an announcement about an inauguration celebration kit for kids and an announcement about a PBS Engage Live Chat about the new Electric Company show.

This week I finished reading The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem, the third Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney, Beneath the Mask by David Ward (review included), 3 Willows by Ann Brashares (review included), Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega. I hope to get reviews of a couple of those out later this week. What have you been reading and enjoying? Or have you been too caught up with inauguration coverage to focus on anything else?

It's been a memorable day. Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!