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 currently send the newsletter out every two weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have five book reviews (picture book through middle grade), a post about the latest Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report, and two posts with literacy and reading links that I shared on Twitter recently. I also launched a new #KidLitFaves series this week in which I highlight rave reviews of children's and young adult books by other bloggers. I would love to hear your feedback on this new feature. Not included in the newsletter this week was another links post focused on the Cybils awards.
Reading Update: In the last three weeks I completed two middle grade and three adult titles. I read/listened to:
- Jordan Stratford (ill. Kelly Murphy): The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1: The Case of the Missing Moonstone. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Middle Grade. Completed January 8, 2015. My review.
- Jonathan Stroud: Lockwood & Co, Book 2: The Whispering Skull. Disney-Hyperion. Middle Grade Fiction. Completed January 14, 2015, on MP3. I had some difficulty getting through the print version of this sequel, but I did quite enjoy the audio.
- Susan Cain: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Broadway Books. Adult Nonfiction. Completed January 11, 2015 (Kindle and print). Lots of great stuff here. I would recommend Quiet to any introvert. I found the first part to be a bit slow, but enjoyed it once I got past Tony Robbins.
- Rhys Bowen: Her Royal Spyness: Heirs and Graces. Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed January 17, 2015, on MP3. Still fun!
- Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Random House. Adult Nonfiction. Completed January 19, 2015, on Kindle. I found this book interesting, and would recommend it to people looking to better understand or change their own habits (or organizational habits within their organizations).
I'm currently reading When by Victoria Laurie and listening to Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (the most recent published title of this series, so I will be moving on to something different soon). The books we've been reading to my daughter can be found here. Today she declared as her favorite book Arthur's Reading Race by Marc Brown. She's also been quite into reading about Paddington Bear, in anticipation of the movie (for which she saw a trailer a couple of months ago, and which she is dying to see).
What are you and your family reading these days? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.