Today 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 1293 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out every 2-3 weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have three book reviews (one board book, one middle grade, one young adult), along with my first children's literacy round-up in several months. I also have an interview that Reach Out and Read did with Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson, and a brief post highlighting three Kidlitosphere events (the Cybils, the Carnival of Children's Literature, and KidLlitCon). It's not to late to nominate books for the Cybils, read the carnival posts, and/pr register for the conference of children's literature bloggers.
Reading Update: Since the last newsletter, I finished:
- J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Scholastic. Completed September 30, 2010. Read aloud to Baby Bookworm.
- Cynthia Lord: Touch Blue. Scholastic. Completed October 5, 2010. Reviewed here.
- David Patneaude: Epitaph Road. Egmont. Completed September 25, 2010. Reviewed here.
- Nelson DeMille: The Lion. Hachette. Completed September 24, 2010, on MP3.
I'm currently listening to The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (or I was until my MP3 player stopped working) and reading Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst (due out tomorrow). I'm still reading The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh to Baby Bookworm, and I've also started reading her one of my all-time favorites, The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Of course we're reading various picture books and board books, too. I especially enjoyed Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat, by Susan Lendroth (ill. Kathryn Otoshi), a retelling of a Japanese legend about a beckoning cat that became a symbol of good fortune in many Asian countries.
How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.
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