Saturday, November 17, 2018

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: Two books for Cybils judging arrived this week.

Eliza Bing is (Not) a Star by Carmella Van Vleet. 249 p. Holiday House, September, 2018. 9780823440245.

Publisher synopsis: How will Eliza make it through the sixth grade? Her ADHD tends to complicate things. . . .

Eliza Bing stuck with taekwondo and earned her yellow belt even though her family expected her to quit. She's tough enough to break boards with her bare hands! Next up: middle school, and hopefully a best friend. The school play turns out to be the perfect opportunity to befriend confident, stage-obsessed Annie. But can their friendship survive the spotlight?

The joys and sorrows of middle school come to life in this funny and heartfelt sequel to Eliza Bing Is (NOT) a Big, Fat Quitter, recipient of the Christopher Award and four child-voted state award nominations. 

Daphne Definitely Doesn't Do Drama by Tami Charles. Daphne, Secret Vlogger series. 96 p. Stone Arch Books/ Capstone, August, 2018. 9781496562951.

Publisher synopsis: Ridiculous makeup, blinding spotlights, and too much catty drama! Annabelle Daphne Louis starts her second assignment from her therapist to venture outside of her comfort zone at her new school. This time, she's trying her hand at theater. Failing the auditions for Little Shop of Horrors, Annabelle finds her place backstage. But when Annabelle features some funny impersonations on her vlog, Daphne Doesn't, the drama is just beginning. When the play director shares Daphne's videos with the cast, Annabelle starts experiencing some real-life drama. And as her likes and followers increase like crazy, Annabelle begins to realize that it doesn't mean anything if she doesn't have the guts to make friends in real life.

Purchased: nothing for me but I did buy Saving Winslow and Wimpy Kid 13 to send to my husband's great-nephews. They and their baby sister are great readers and I love being the Book Aunt.

If you leave a comment, I will definitely stop by and try to comment back - unless commenters have to sign onto Discus or whatever that's called. But I will check out your stack!


  1. Aw this sounds like such a cute read!

    Enjoy your new book!
    My STS post!

  2. These look like cute reads. Hope you enjoy them and have a great weekend. - Katie