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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: Holiday Edition

Jpg_book007Tonight 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. It is sent out once every two weeks (if you are getting daily Feedblitz updates, you might prefer to sign up for the Growing Bookworms newsletter instead, and only receive one email every two weeks). There are currently 986 subscribers.

Newsletter Update: In this relatively short issue I have two book reviews (one middle grade and one young adult), one children's literacy round-up and two posts with Kidlitosphere news. At Booklights, I have a new installment in my Tips for Growing Bookworms series (a recommendation to visit bookstores and libraries) and a post with additional literacy links.

Reading Update: In the past two weeks, I read four middle grade and one young adult titles:
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett (ill. Tasha Tudor): A Little Princess. HarperCollins. Completed December 12, 2009. One of my all-time favorites...
  • Inez Haynes Irwin: Maida's Little Shop. BiblioLife. Completed December 15, 2009. The Maida books are also childhood favorites (the holidays put me in a nostalgic mood). I'm not sure how well these books would hold up for new, modern readers (this one is more than 100 years old), but I love them.
  • Inez Haynes Irwin: Maida's Little House. Kessinger Publishing. Completed December 17, 2009.
  • Emily Diamand: Raider's Ransom. Scholastic. Completed December 21, 2009. My review.
  • John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle: Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances. Speak. Completed December 11, 2009. My review.

I wish you all a peaceful and book-filled holiday. Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms!

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