Saturday, July 25, 2015
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.
I attended a Scholastic Book Summit on Tuesday, July 14 near Boston, Mass. There was a Scholastic Book Fair, of course. Of course, I bought. I was very thrifty though and purchased just ten books even though I was eyeing ten more. I featured them in this Top Ten Tuesday post. You can read about them here.
The following day, I stopped in at Blue Bunny Books and Toys before heading to Plymouth. I'm a fan of Peter Reynolds' books and have always wanted to see his book store. It's a lovely, little literary oasis in Dedham, Mass. Do stop by if you're in the area and, do visit the web site. Here's what I picked up there:
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. 376 p. Candlewick Press, February, 2015. 9780763663230.
Publisher synopsis: When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey. 362 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May, 2015. 97805473993100.
Publisher synopsis: In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt. Illustrated by Ross Collins. 291 p. Viking/ Penguin Group (USA), June, 2015. 9780451471963.
Publisher synopsis: TELL THE TRUTH:
Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and eaten it? Have you ever picked your nose, eaten it, and, doing so, opened a portal to a world run by pirates?
Mabel Jones has.
Mabel is kidnapped and forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot with the strangest crew you’ll ever meet. And the captain—an odious wolf named Idryss Ebenezer Split—won’t let her go until she helps the pirates unlock the treasure they seek.
Mabel’s voyage takes her across The Greasy Pole of Certain Death, into the belly of a whale, and underground to a decrepit crypt. And she does it all…in pajamas!
Read on if you dare. You are promised a most unlikely adventure.
And this bit of whimsy: Sorry for the crooked and dark shot. A corner of the book store is filled with Peter Reynolds' art and tee shirts and books he illustrated. I had trouble choosing.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl by Tommy Greenwald. Illustrated by J.P. Coovert. Charlie Joe Jackson series #5. 203 p. Roaring Brook Press, August 25, 2015. 9781596438415.
Jacket synopsis: Get ready for makeups, breakups, ad hilarious romance tips as Charlie Joe figures out this crazy little thing called love.
Frank Einstein and the Brain Turbo by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Brian Biggs. Frank Einstein series #3. 192 p. Amulet Books/ Abrams, August 25, 2015. 9781419716430.
Publisher synopsis: Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial intelligence entity), create the BrainTurbo to power-boost the human body and help their baseball-pitching pal Janegoodall make the team. But when Klank (a mostlyself-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) goes missing, they must first rescue their robot pal and stop T. Edison—Frank’s classmate and archrival—from stealing their latest invention and using it against them!
The Road to You by Alecia Whitaker. A Wildflower Novel. 337 p. Poppy/ Little, Brown and Company, July, 2015. 9780316251402.
Publisher synopsis: Bright lights...screaming fans...cute roadies...country music sensation Bird Barrett has officially arrived.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?