Today I will be sending out a 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. I usually send the newsletter out every two weeks. However, I've just returned from yet another trip, and so have a three week interval this time. My travels are done for now, and I should be getting the blog and newsletter back to normal. Thanks for your patience!
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have six book reviews (picture book through young adult), two posts with links that I shared on Twitter recently, and a post about another of my daughter's literacy milestones (making up stories). Not included in the newsletter, I shared a news release from Reading is Fundamental about the results of a recent survey. Sadly, the survey found that only 17% of parents make reading a top priority for summer. I'm sure that's not true about readers of this newsletter, thought travel does complicate things a bit.
Reading Update: In the last three weeks I read two middle grade, three young adult and three adult books. I read:
- Varian Johnson: The Great Greene Heist. Scholastic. Middle Grade/Middle School. Completed May 28, 2014. My review.
- Sara St. Antoine: Three Bird Summer. Candlewick. Middle Grade. Completed June 1, 2014. My review.
- Allen Zadoff: I Am the Mission (The Unknown Assassin, Book 2). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Young Adult. Completed June 5, 2014, on digital ARC. My review.
- Chris Weitz: The Young World. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Young Adult. Completed June 16, 2014, on digital ARC. Review to come.
- Blake Nelson: The Prince of Venice Beach. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Young Adult. Completed June 16, 2014, on digital ARC. Review to come.
- Craig Johnson: Any Other Name (A Longmire Mystery). Viking Adult. Mystery. Completed June 1, 2014, on MP3.
- Jennifer Senior: All Joy and No Fun. Ecco. Adult Nonfiction. Completed June 9, 2014, on Kindle.
- Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas). Ace Hardcover. Adult Mystery (first of new series). Completed June 10, 2014, on MP3.
You can see the list of books that we've been reading to Baby Bookworm here. It's not complete, because I don't keep very good track when we are traveling, but still gives you an idea. Last night she was pretending to be a baby, so we read several board books. She quite liked new arrival Dinnertime for Chickies by Janee Trasler, the third in this very cute padded board book series for toddlers. In fact, she liked that one so much that this morning she voluntarily put down her Kindle Fire to "read" it on her own. This pleased me. She gets screen time while I ride my exercise bike, and while we're on airplanes, but I'm always happier when she chooses books or coloring instead.
What are you and your family reading these days? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.