Sunday, June 7, 2015
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
I returned from a professional development day to find my mailbox stuffed with a BIG mailer from Candlewick. A happy dance was had.
In alphabetical order:
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson. 424 p. Candlewick Press, September 22, 2015. 9780763668181.
Publisher synopsis: National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.
A Prince without a Kingdom by Timothée de Fombelle. 443 p. Candlewick Press, August 4, 2015. 9760763680831.
Publisher synopsis: International award winner Timothée de Fombelle brings the breathtaking global adventure of Vango to a thrilling conclusion.
13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt. 327 p. Candlewick Press, August 25, 2015. 9780763678654.
Publisher synopsis: In a devilishly dark and funny debut, a teen finds himself the unwitting beneficiary of eight enslaved and angry ghosts seeking bloody vengeance.
The Murdstone Trilogy: a novel by Mal Peet. 313 p. Candlewick Press, September 22, 2015. 9780763681845.
Publisher synopsis: How hard can it be to write a fantasy trilogy? From Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet comes an outrageously funny black comedy about an impoverished literary writer who makes a pact with the devil.
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz. 280 p. Candlewick Press, September 8, 2015. 9780763676353.
Publisher synopsis: In a futuristic society run by an all-powerful Gov, a bender teen on the cusp of adulthood has choices to make that will change her life—and maybe the world.
The Beast of Cretacea by Todd Strasser. 414 p. Candlewick Press, October 13, 2015. 9780763669010.
Publisher synopsis: Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future—and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure.
The Emperor of Anyplace by Tim Wynne-Jones. 324 p. Candlewick Press, October 13, 2015. 9780763669737.
Publisher synopsis: The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones.
MARTians by Blythe Woolston. 216 p. Candlewick Press, October 13, 2015. 9780763677565.
Publisher synsopsis: In a near-future world of exurban decay studded with big box stores, daily routine revolves around shopping—for those who can. For Zoë, the mission is simpler: live.
And two teasers were also in the bag:
Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola. Illustrated by Emily Carroll. 136 p. Candlewick Press, August 4, 2015. 9780763669614.
Publisher synopsis: Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.
Honor Girl: a graphic memoir by Maggie Thrash. 272 p. Candlewick Press, September 8, 2015. 9780763673826.
Publisher synopsis: All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?