Mathematical Milestones: Estimating #PictureBooks
#JoyOfLearning Articles from @MattPetronzio + @MariaGuido + @Scholastic + @thomascmurray

Growing Bookworms Newsletter: February 3

JRBPlogo-smallToday, 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 has refocused recently, and now contains content from my blog focused on growing joyful learners, including bookworms, mathematicians, and learners of all types. The newsletter is sent out every two to three weeks. 

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have a review of an excellent upcoming middle grade book, as well as recommendations for two math-themed apps. I have two posts with my daughter's latest literacy and mathematical milestones, a post about whether kids should be studying or playing on snow days, and another about ways to encourage young children to enjoy math. I have a couple of posts with quotes from recent #JoyOfLearning articles. Finally, I have a quick announcement about my new gig blogging for the EdWords site, with a link to a revised 10 Tips for Growing Bookworms

Because there is so much else to share this week, I've left out my two other posts wrapping up other links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks. You can find those here and here

Reading Update: In the past two weeks I read/listened to one middle grade and three adult titles. I read:

  • Megan Frazer Blakemore: The Firefly Code. Bloomsbury USA Children's Books. Middle Grade Fiction. Completed February 1, 2016 (printed ARC). Review to come. This one is lovely. 
  • C. J. Box: In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Book 6). Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed January 22, 2016, on MP3.
  • Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting. Basic Books. Adult Nonfiction. Completed January 28, 2016, on Kindle.
  • C. J. Box: Free Fire (Joe Pickett, Book 7). Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed February 1, 2016, on MP3. This series gets more addictive with every book. 

I'm reading Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education by Sir Ken Robinson and The Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford and Kelly Murphy. I'm listening to The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais

The books my husband and I (and our babysitter) have been reading to our daughter in 2016 can be found here. She just gleefully used up all of her savings on items from this month's Scholastic flyers. Her items include things like a notebook and some tools for digging for shark teeth, but also books. I like that she's happy to spend all that she has on books and related items. 

What are you and your family reading these days? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms. 

© 2016 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook