Saturday, May 2, 2015
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 this week.
Purchased: Oh my. I had a good run where I was so good about not spending any money on more books that I might not read. But...
The Pretty App by Katie Sise. 342 p. Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins Publishers, April, 2015. 9780062195298.
Publisher synopsis: The delightfully smart and funny companion to The Boyfriend App, about a mean girl who changes her ways. Author Katie Sise spins another fully loaded tale of technology, secrets, and big-time romance in this story of what it takes to be #trulybeautiful.
Grounded: the adventures of Rapunzel. Tyme #1. Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic Inc., April 28, 2015. 9780545638265.
Publisher synopsis: "Think you know Rapunzel's story? Think again, because the tower was only the beginning..." -- Jennifer Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE
I bought this one with a particular student in mind. She just loves fairy tale reworkings.
X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. Read by Dion Graham. Unabridged audiobook on 1 MP3-CD. 8 hours, 56 minutes. 9781491502617.
Publisher synopsis: Co-written by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.
The Contract by Derek Jeter. Read by Jesse Williams. Unabridged audiobook on 4 compact discs. Simon & Schuster Audio, September, 2014. 9781442375437.
Publisher synopsis: The debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint, The Contract is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.
Hit & Miss by Derek Jeter. Read by Jesse Williams. Unabridged audiobook on 4 compact discs. Simon & Schuster Audio, April, 2015. 9781442376519.
Publisher synopsis: Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, this middle grade novel is about what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.
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