Sunday, May 1, 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.

Big week this week! I learned that I won a prize in editor, Christian Trimmer's Anniversary Giveaway and a gigantic box of books arrived a few days later! I am bowled over by the generosity of the gift. I already had a few of the titles, but most are new to me. I am so excited to read these.

I had another photo of all the books stacked on my floor and have been trying to email them to a variety of emails from my phone. This happens from time to time and I don't know why. If anyone has an explanation about why, drop me a line in the comments. 

For review: 

Animal Planet Animal Atlas by Animal Planet. 96 p. Liberty Street/ Time Inc., May 24, 2016. 9781618931658.

Publisher synopsis: Animal Planet's definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure!

What is a habitat? How is the North Pole's animal life different from the South Pole's? How and why do animals adapt to their environment? Is a food web different from a food chain? Animal Planet Animal Atlas answers all of these questions and many more. Through detailed maps, fun infographics, simple charts, and Find It! Fact boxes readers can track their favorite animals across the globe, learning about how animal habitats are affected by climate, food and water availability, migration, and human environmental impact.

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. 369 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, January, 2017. 9780316384933.

From the back cover: 
Some bodies won't stay buried. 
Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discovers about the past...and the present.

Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey toward self-discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations-both yesterday and today.

That's what's new with me, what's new with you?

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