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 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 four book reviews (picture book through middle grade), one post about my daughter's latest literacy milestone (borrowing ideas from books), and one post about my daughter's latest mathematical milestone (doing division). I also have two posts with links that I shared recently on Twitter and two more in-depth posts on recent joy of learning-related articles.
Not included in the newsletter, I shared a brief post about the upcoming Kidlitosphere Conference (#KidLitCon 2016). I also had a post about what my daughter learned about censorship and book burning from a recent picture book by Dan Yaccarino.
Reading Update: In the past two weeks most of my reading time was again on audio. In addition to a number of Lunch Lady graphic novels that I read to my daughter listened to three adult titles. I read:
- Harlan Coben: Home (Myron Bolitar). Dutton. Adult Mystery. Completed September 24, 2016, on MP3.
- Charlaine Harris: Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, Book 1). Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed September 27, 2016, on MP3.
- Charlaine Harris: Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, Book 1). Berkley. Adult Mystery. Completed October 3, 2016, on MP3.
I have a couple of plane trips coming up, so I'm hoping to get more reading time in soon. I'm still reading A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Digital Age by Daniel J. Levitin on my Kindle. In print I'm reading Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit by Aimee Carter. I'm listening to Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, Book 2) by Charlaine Harris. The books my husband and I have been reading to our daughter in 2016 can be found here.
My daughter remained on a major Lunch Lady kick last week, and we've now finished all of those titles. She is reading more and more fluently on her own (a big leap since school started, actually) and just finished the first Magic Tree House book (No. 5, Night of the Ninjas) that she read by herself. She's also reading the Princess Pink and the Land of Fake Believe graphic novels on her own. When I fell asleep reading to her the other night she just took over and read by herself, nudging me awake when she needed help with a word. The other day I found her sitting on the couch reading aloud to a slightly younger friend from a compilation of print ads from the 1940's. It is a joy to watch her reading skills growing by leaps and bounds.
I'm continuing to share all of my longer reads, as well as highlights from my picture book reads with my daughter, via the #BookADay hashtag on Twitter. Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.