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 and young adult books and raising readers. There are 1455 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have four book review posts and one children's literacy roundup (published in detail at The Family Bookshelf). I also have a recap of my Tips for Growing Bookworms series (originally published at Booklights), plus a new tip suggested by crime author Denise Hamilton. All of my posts from the past two weeks are included in the newsletter.
- Dana Reinhardt: The Summer I Learned to Fly. Wendy Lamb Books. Completed July 20, 2011. My review.
- Maggie Stiefvater: Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3). Scholastic. Completed July 14, 2011. My review.
- Jeff Hirsch: The Eleventh Plague. Scholastic. Completed July 17, 2011. Excellent post-apocalyptic fiction. I am holding the review until late August, closer to the publication date.
I'm still listening to The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and also listening to Trust Me, a thriller by Jeff Abbott. I'm reading The Dead: An Enemy Novel, by Charlie Higson. I've also dipped a toe into reading The Changeling by Zilpha Keatley Snyder aloud to Baby Bookworm, but she's not so great at sitting still these days (she's just starting to walk).
My new reading challenge is that Baby Bookworm enjoys pulling the bookmarks out of my books and eating them (when she isn't tossing my books into the trash. Sigh! She never throws her own books into the trash, I've noticed...). Ah, the challenges of a mommy bookworm.
How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.
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