Saturday, March 29, 2014

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to see what other bloggers got this week.

For review:

The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski. 221 p. Sourcebooks Inc., July 1, 2014. 9781402286391.

From the arc cover: Rachel Lee never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets. But when a rival cleaning business starts stealing her mom's clients, Rachel will do whatever it takes to save herself the horror of moving to Connecticut-which would mean giving up her sort of boyfriend, her fantastic new pastry classes, and her best friend Marisol.

Operation Save Mom's Cleaning Business is a go!

But when a series of pranks Rachel and her BFF cooked up to take down the competition totally backfires, Rachel worries that her recipe for success is a dud. You know what they say-if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen...

Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman. 282 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014. 9781442452947.

Publisher synopsis: Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?
For Gabe, the equation for ideal summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of vigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment—aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better.
At least, that’s what Gabe thinks until a new variable is introduced: Zack, Gabe’s cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack’s camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, will both camps—and both stepbrothers—survive the summer?

Gift: Back in January, I had the opportunity to share my love for Poached by Stuart Gibbs with Christian at the Simon & Schuster booth at ALA MW. The review I wrote for SLJ was published in this month's issue and excerpted on the author's web site along with other positive reviews. He promised me a promotional tote bag and it came this week! Thanks Christian! Poached is due out April 8th. If you have a kid who wants action, humor and/ or mystery, hand him (or her) Poached.

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


  1. Great books for you this week! I hope you enjoy your new books!!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  2. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  3. I'm inspired! I only completed a blackout on our Bismarck (ND) Library's bingo, and got a nice "I heart Bismarck Library" bag. Now I have a role model to read even more. ;)

  4. First off, that is an adorable tote. Secondly, The Prank List looks totally cute! Happy reading :)

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  5. The cover for The Prank List is so cute. Enjoy your new books! My STS

  6. These are new to me but enjoy your new haul!

    OUT's STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE