Saturday, September 27, 2014

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

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

An intriguing box that was rather light for its size:

What in the world could be perishable?

A peek:

Good one Amulet!

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Terrible Two series #1. Amulet Books/ Abrams, January 13, 2015.  9781419714917.

Publisher synopsis: Miles Murphy had it made. He lived in a great town near the ocean, he had two best friends, and, most importantly, he had a reputation for being his town’s best prankster. All of which explains why he’s not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. Worse than that, Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces in order to pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder (a loose confederacy of pranksters that flourished a couple of centuries ago) proud.
In THE TERRIBLE TWO, bestselling authors and friends Jory John and Mac Barnett have walked an impressive tightrope: They’ve created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and daring at the same time.
Plus, the book boasts some impressive blurbs from some of my faves. But really folks, does Mac Barnett need blurbs to sell books? He's pretty much an automatic purchase in my book.
 "This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks (and cows), and terribly wonderful."
–Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheeseman and the Frank Einstein series

"Miles and Niles are both hilarious and real-feeling friends I’ve never seen before. The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about The Terrible Two?"
–Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series

"The Terrible Two are my kind of kids, and what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids."
–Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series

I booktalked it to two fifth grade classes on Friday and everyone wants it.


  1. Cool haul! Enjoy your books!

    Erin @ The Book Nut

  2. So much awesomeness here! Happy reading and I hope you'll enjoy them all! :)

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