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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: Children's Book Week Edition

2009-CBW-Poster Welcome! As has been widely announced around the Kidlitosphere, this week is Children's Book Week. I'm going to join My Friend Amy in suggesting tha in honor of children's book week, everyone (adults included) take some time out to read a children's book. As Amy says: "it's not really about adult books or YA books, or children's books. A good story is a good story."

Tonight I will be sending out the new issue of the Growing Bookworms 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 747 subscribers. 

Jpg_book007Newsletter Update: In this issue I have three book reviews, two posts with Kidlitosphere news, and two children's literacy round-ups (one here in full, the other linked from The Reading Tub). I also have the list of books that I read in April, and a short post about Rick Riordan's recent author event at Kepler's (linking to a longer post on Booklights over at PBS Parents). I also published a couple of announcements this week that are not included in the newsletter:

  • The first is about MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge, which I'll be participating in the first weekend in June. The idea is to spend as much time as possible reading and blogging about books during a continuous 48-hour period (you can take breaks, of course, but you track your time between a start time and end time).
  • The second is about a well-deserved honor received this week by Readergirlz.

I posted last week at Booklights about some of my favorite children's books.

Reading Update: In the past two weeks, I read:

I'm currently reading City of Ashed by Cassandra Clare (second book in the Mortal Instruments series), and listening to Envy: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen. I have some visitors and vacation coming up in the next couple of weeks. Posting on my blog may be a bit light during this time, but I'll definitely have posts up each Monday at Booklights. And I'll be back strong well in time for the 48 Hour Book Challenge. How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? 

Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!