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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: April 3

JRBPlogo-smallToday 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 1655 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks.

ReadAloudEveryDayNewsletter Update: In this issue I have eight book reviews (five picture books, one middle grade novel, and two young adult novels). I also have one post with a recipe for growing bookworms. 

Not included in the newsletter this time around I have:

One other note about the newsletter is that I am still experimenting with my new template for sending the newsletter (since upgrading to the paid version of FeedBlitz). I welcome your feedback, and thank you for your patience. 

Reading Update: In the past 2 weeks, I finished 1 early chapter book, 3 novels for middle grade readers, and 2 novels for young adults. I read:  

Reviews are forthcoming for everything except Shades of EarthI did think that it was a satisfying conclusion to the Across the Universe series, but I rarely review audiobooks (since it's too hard to look back, find quotes, etc.). I do recommend the series to fans of straight up YA science fiction (of which there is not enough). I'm currently reading Fragments (Partials #2) by Dan Wells, and listening to The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson

And, of course, I'm reading every day with Baby Bookworm. She is loving Byron Barton's The Three Bears and The Teeny Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone (both library picks). She is also fascinated by The Dark, from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen (which I think is brilliant). She will be three later this week, and she is at the stage where she asks lots and lots (and lots) of questions as we read. Last night she asked me why she can't go inside the pictures in All the World. This testifies to the appeal of Marla Frazee's illustrations, I think. 

How about you? What have you and your kids been reading and enjoying? Who are your favorite authors? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms. 

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