Saturday, January 14, 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: 

Unfolding: a novel by Jonathan Friesen. 274 p. Blink, January 31, 2017. 9780310748335.

Publisher synopsis: Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows.
And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town.
When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself.

Time for Kids Presidents of the United States. 80 p. Liberty Press/ Time, January 10, 2017. 9781683300007.

Publisher synopsis: TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of our nation's chief executives from George Washington to the newly elected 45th president!
Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes, important historical dates, and a timeline of events. Special sections cover the election process, the branches of government, and the role of presidents in the expansion of our nation from before the 13 colonies through westward expansion. With more than 200 photographs, illustrations, portrait reproductions, and maps.


Fire Birds: valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Sneed B. Collard III. 48 p. Bucking Horse Press, January, 2015. 9780984446070.

From the jacket flap: Every year in the united States, wildfires on average burn an area larger than the state of Massachusetts. Most people consider the burned areas to be total wastelands, but are they really? Fire Birds tells the remarkable story of how dozens of species of birds us the burn areas. Even more startling, at least 15 bird species prefer burned forests to all other habitats.

I found this on last year's NSTA Outstanding Books list while searching for something else. How could I have missed this gem, birder that I am?

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


  1. That firebirds book seems awesome! I might have to see if my local bookstore has it, if not, Amazon here I come!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages
    My Stacking the Shelves

  2. All of these are unfamiliar to me! I love Time magazine - I have a bunch I've collected (National Geographic too, for that matter). I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  3. Unfolding sounds so good. I need to check it out more.

    Megan @reading away the days