Saturday, May 28, 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.
Home Sweet Motel Welcome to Wonderland series by Chris Grabenstein. 304 p. Random House Children's Books, October 4, 2016. 9780553536027.
Publisher synopsis: Eleven-year-old P. T. Wilkie may be the greatest storyteller alive. But he knows one thing for a fact: the Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live! All-you-can-eat poolside ice cream! A snack machine in the living room! A frog slide! A giant rampaging alligator! (Okay, that last one may or may not be made up.) There’s only one thing the Wonderland doesn’t have, though—customers. And if the Wonderland doesn’t get them soon, P.T. and his friend Gloria may have to say goodbye to their beloved motel forever.
Explore Forces and Motion! by Jennifer Swanson. Illustrated by Bryan Stone. Nomad Press Explore Your World series. 96 p. Nomad Press, June 14, 2016. 9781619303553.
Publisher synopsis: Everything moves! Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air. What causes all this motion? Physics! Forces and motion rule the way everything moves through space.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. Unabridged audiobook on 4 compact discs. Read by Alison McGhee. Simon & Schuster Audio, March, 2016. 9781442394353.
Publisher synopsis: Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they’d be identical twins if only they’d been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn’t such a fast—faster than fast—runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they’re not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens…and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that—like their mother—her sister is gone forever.
Those familiar with my blog my recall that I read and raved about this book. I loved it so much that when I heard it had been produced as an audiobook, I will reread it with my ears.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Raven Cycle series #4. Unabridged audiobook on 11 compact discs. 11 hours, 53 minutes. Read by Will Patton. Scholastic Audiobooks, May, 2016. 9780545649087.
Publisher synopsis: All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
I adore this series. I read the first but listened to the second and Will Patton does such a spectacular job narrating that I am happy to wait for the audiobook.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?