Some pre-ordered books arrived this week.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation by Tommy Greenwald. Illustrated by J.P. Coovert. 231 p. Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan, May 7, 2013. 9781596437579.
Publisher synopsis: Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-bookie”)—a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing—one genius at a time.
La! My favorite reluctant reader is back and I can't wait to see what hijinks he's up to at summer camp!
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. 432 p. Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House Children's Books, April, 2012. 978037586764.
Publisher synopsis: One night. One body, broken in a pool of blood.