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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: January 12

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 536 subscribers. 

This week I have four book reviews (one picture book and three young adult titles). I also have two posts with Kidlitosphere news, an installment of my Reviews that Made Me Want the Book feature, and this week's children's literacy and reading news round-up. The only post not included in the newsletter this week is an announcement about the Sydney Taylor Book Awards.

This week I finished reading Bone by Bone, a new standalone title by Carol O'Connell. O'Connell is gifted in both plotting and chateracterization - I love her books, and this one is no exception. She kept me guessing until the last page, and wondering about the story even after that. I also read The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (review forthcoming), Christine Fletcher's Ten Cents a Dance (review included), and the five shortlist titles in the Cybils Easy Reader category (to be discussed after the winners are announced in February). What are you reading?

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