Saturday, February 23, 2013

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Pop on over there to share your new books and ogle what other bloggers got.

For review:

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan. 354 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Young Reader's Group, June 27, 2013. 9780399161124.

Publisher synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Habo has always been different—light eyes, yellow hair and white skin. Not the good brown skin his family has and not the white skin of tourists. Habo is strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family; his mother can scarcely look at him. His brothers are cruel and the other children never invite him to play. Only his sister Asu loves him well. But even Asu can't take the sting away when the family is forced from their small Tanzanian village, and Habo knows he is to blame. 
Seeking refuge in Mwanza, Habo and his family journey across the Serengeti. His aunt is glad to open her home until she sees Habo for the first time, and then she is only afraid. Suddenly, Habo has a new word for himself: Albino. But they hunt Albinos in Mwanza because Albino body parts are thought to bring good luck. And soon Habo is being hunted by a fearsome man with a machete. To survive, Habo must not only run, but find a way to love and accept himself.
This is the author's debut.

I had almost forgotten that I had missed out on a goodie bag from Scholastic back during Midwinter. I wrote about it here. Scholastic didn't! Thank you, thank you! A box was waiting for me outside the main office at school on Friday. Not only was if filled with the books from the preview, but posters, and Scholastic's signature red bag was wrapped around this: 
How adorable is this? I drink hot water all day and have several mugs to choose from at work, a red ALA READ mug, a blue, "Don't judge a book by it's movie" mug and a green, "Read a latté books" mug. I think this will be my new favorite.
And of course, my new favorite picture book will be displayed prominently in my picture book nook:
! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld. 56 p. Scholastic Inc., March 13, 2013. 9780545436793. 

Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson. Illustrated by Stephen Savage. 32 p. Scholastic Inc, January, 2004. 9780439495240.

Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson. Illustrated by Stephen Savage. 32 p. Scholastic Inc., January, 2013.  9780439698856.

Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Scholastic Inc., February, 2013. 9780439448611.

America the Beautiful: together we stand. Katherine Lee Bates. With illustrations by Bryan Collier, Raul Colon, Diane Goode, Mary Grandpré, John Hendrix, Yuyi Morales, Jon J. Muth, LeUyen Pham, sonia Lynn Sadler, Chris Soentpiet. 

The Granddaughter Necklace by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. 32 p. Scholastic Inc., January, 2013. 

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?

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