Saturday, April 16, 2016
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.
My finished copy of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan arrived. Yay! I reviewed it for SLJ and can't wait to get it into the hands of students who will love it.
When We Was Fierce by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. 380 p. Candlewick Press, August 9, 2016. 9780763679378.
Publisher synopsis: In an endless cycle of street violence and retribution, is there any escape? A powerful verse novel by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo.
Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Unabridged audiobook on 5 compact discs. 5.5 hours. Performed by Michael Curran-Dorsano. HarperAudio, February, 2016. 9780062443960.
Publisher synopsis: Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd. Unabridged audiobook on 5 compact discs. 5 hours, 16 minutes. Performed by Kate Simses. Scholastic Audio, February, 2016. 9780545910316.
Publisher synopsis: Everyone in Emma's family is special. Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians--every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. Unabridged audiobook on 4 compact discs; 4.5 hours. Read by Jenna Lamia. Penguin House Audio Publishing Group, April, 2016. 9781101917411.
Publisher synopsis: Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Unabridge audiobook on 4 compact discs; 4 hours. Read by Kate Atwater. Hachette Audio, April, 2016. 9781478938354.
Publisher synopsis: When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?