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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: February 18

Jpg_book007Today 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. There are currently 1022 subscribers.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have two book reviews (one middle grade and one nonfiction title for adults), one post with Kidlitosphere news, two children's literacy round-ups (both posted in detail at The Reading Tub), an announcement about the Cybils awards, and an announcement about an interview that I did at the Texas Sweethearts blog.

At Booklights, I recently shared a different post about the Cybils, as well as the latest installment of my Tips for Growing Bookworms series (this one about being selective in television watching).  

Reading Update: I had an eclectic couple of weeks, reading-wise. I read one picture book, one middle grade title, one YA title, one adult thriller, and one adult nonfiction title.

  • Joyce Sidman (ill. Pamela Zagarenski): Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors. Houghton Mifflin. Completed February 17, 2010. This title was the 2009 Cybils winner for Poetry, and also was a Caldecott Honor Book. It's beautiful.
  • Chris Grabenstein: The Hanging Hill. Random House. Completed February 4, 2010. My review.
  • Dom Testa: The Web of Titan: A Galahad Book. Tor Teen. Completed February 7, 2010.
  • Stephen White: The Siege. Dutton Adult. Completed February 14, 2010. This title is a shift from White's Alan Gregory series, focusing on suspended detective Sam Purdy. It's about a hostage crisis at Yale. I found it suspenseful, but a bit choppy. I liked the last Stephen White book I read better.
  • Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Childen. Twelve. Completed February 17, 2010. My review.

I'm currently re-reading Jim Trelease's The Read-Aloud Handbook. How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.

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