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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: February 15: Picture Books, Literacy Milestones, and Reading Choice

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 contains content from my blog focused on growing joyful learners, mainly bookworms, but also 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 (all picture books) and a post with my daughter's latest literacy milestone (dying to finish a book and having to wait). I also have one post in which I recount several smaller steps along my daughter's path to literacy, and two posts with links that I shared recently on Twitter.

Reading Update: In the past two weeks I sadly only completed one book. I read: 

  • Ingrid Thoft: Duplicity (Fina Ludlow). G.P. Putman's Sons. Adult Mystery. Completed February 4, 2017, on Kindle. This PI series is a bit dark, but I like the Boston (and surrounding suburbs) setting. 

Usually I at least get in audiobook reading time, but due to an illness, I've been unable to exercise, and hence even my audiobook reading time has been significantly curtailed.  I'm currently listening to W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton and reading The Most Frightening Story Ever Told by Philip Kerr. I have some travel coming up and do hope to get more reading time in soon. 

MouseScouts2My husband and I are just about finished reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling to our daughter. We decided that we wanted to listen to the last 2 chapters together as a family, and finding time for that has been a little tricky.  She continues to read from chapter books on her own. Most recently she became very excited about reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. I warned her that it might be a bit too challenging to be enjoyable, but she delighted in being able to tell people that she was reading a 240 page chapter book. It was a hard read, though, with a lot of made up words and the giant speaking in grammatically questionable sentences. She has now put it aside for a Mouse Scouts book by Sarah Dillard that I think will be a better fit. I try to mind my own business as much as possible, and let her figure things out on her own. You can find her 2017 reading list here

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms. 

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