The 4:00 Book Hook

Have you ever discovered something cool and then wondered “how did I take so long to discover this?”  Thus began my relationship just a few days ago with the newsletter, The 4:00 Book Hook.

This free newsletter is for adults who share books with children.  It offers a combination of book reviews and articles and comes out monthly.

This latest issue, November/December, offers an article by Audrey Vernick on nonfiction writing. Kathryn Erskine reviews the NBA finalists. There are also activities for sharing books with kids.  One of the book reviews is for Saving the Baghdad Zoo by none other than Kelly Milner Hall.  Pop on by their site ( and take a gander at all they have to offer.

And then, like me, you can wonder, “What took me so long?”