Saturday, March 4, 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.
Ashes to Ashville by Sarah Dooley. 233 p. G.P. Putnams' Sons/ Penguin Young Readers Group, April 4, 2017. 9780399165047.
Publisher synopsis: Two sisters take off on a wild road trip in this poignant tale for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree
I am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang. Illustrated b Christopher Weyant. unpgd. Two Lions/ Amazon Children's Publishing, March 21, 2017. 9781503937451.
Publisher synopsis: Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster. Hairy spiders! Aliens! Fried ants! They soon discover that sometimes being scared isn’t as “scary” as they thought. With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) being scared features the endearing characters from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small.
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Unabridged audiobook on 6 compact discs. 6/5 hours. Read by Tara Sands. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, January, 2017. 9781524750282.
Publisher synopsis: In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!
Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
Yellow by Megan Jabobson. Unabridged audiobook on one MP3 disc. 7 hours, 6 minutes. Read by Marny Kennedy. Brilliance Audio, July, 2016. 9781822642121.
Publisher synopsis: If 14-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now, then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle ever since her dad left them for another woman, and now a teenage ghost is speaking to her through a broken phone booth.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?