Saturday, February 23, 2019

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:

You are Light by Aaron Becker. 16 p. Candlewick Press, March 26, 2019. 9781536201154.

Publisher synopsis: This is the light that brings the day.

Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.

Gifted: I went out for dinner with an author friend of mine, who passed on a box filled with books that I will pass on to Never Counted Out and this:

Not if I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler. 234 p. Scholastic Press, July 30, 2019. 9780545709484. 

Publisher synopsis: Willa likes certain things to be certain ways. Her socks have to be soft . . . and definitely can't have irritating tags on the inside. She loves the crunch of popcorn and nachos . . . but is grossed out by the crunch of a baby carrot. And slimy foods? Those are the worst.

Willa can manage all these things -- but there are some things she can't deal with, like her father's big news. He's been keeping a big secret from her . . . that he's been dating the mom of Willa's best friend Ruby. Willa does NOT like the idea of them being together. And she does NOT like the idea of combining families. And she does NOT like the idea of her best friend becoming her sister overnight. Will she go along with all of these changes? NOT if she can help it!


Granted by John David Anderson. Unabridged audiobook on 6 compact discs. 7.5 hours. Read by Cassandra Morris. HarperAudio, February, 2019. 9781538498439.

Publisher synopsis: From John David Anderson, author of MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY, one of the most acclaimed and beloved books of 2016, comes GRANTED--a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training, and her first wish-granting assignment.

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. Not If I Can Help It sounds good!

  2. Oooh! Lots of interesting books here!! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. I love the cover for Not If I Can Help it. I hope you enjoy your new goodies. How cool that you have an author friend. I do not have one of those. Have a great week!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #59!