Saturday, January 7, 2017

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.

For review: 

Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder. 192 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, May 5, 2017. 9781481471879.

Publisher synopsis: A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever in this spare and beautifully told novel about last chances and new opportunities.

For a kid bouncing from foster home to foster home, The Book of Changes is the perfect companion. That’s why Marin carries three pennies and a pocket-sized I Ching with her everywhere she goes. Yet when everything in her life suddenly starts changing—when Marin lands in a foster home that feels like somewhere she could stay, maybe forever—the pennies don’t have any answers for her.

Marin is positive that all the wrongs in her life will be made right if only she can find her birth mother and convince her that they belong together. Marin is close, oh so close—until she gets some unwelcome news and her resolve, like the uneasy Earth far beneath the city of San Francisco, is shaken.


Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell. unpgd. Feiwel & Friends, January, 2017. 9781250076366.

Publisher synopsis: A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

This is a #nevertoooldforpicturebooks purchase. I collect wordless or nearly wordless books plus I adore Cordell's work!

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?


  1. I haven't heard of either of these but the top ones cover caught my eye and the story sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy! My Shelf

  2. Three Pennies looks like a beautiful book. There needs to be more voices shown of marginalized kids, so I hope this book does well. Have a great week.

  3. Three pennies just looks like such a beautiful book.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  4. I haven't heard of these but I hope you enjoy them!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog