Saturday, January 16, 2016

What's New? Stacking the Shelves: ALAMW Edition

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

So I went to ALA Midwinter last weekend and came home with this:

Actually, I added two bags the morning after I took this picture. The bellhop piled 10 bags onto his carrier in addition to our luggage upon checkout.

Ordinarily, I do not choose quite so many arcs when I go to conference. I learned after my first gluttonous experience on the exhibit floor (coincidentally at ALAMW the last time it was in Boston) to be judicious. I felt so guilty when I realized that I would never read everything! So I usually make a list of arcs I'm most interested in and leave some room for surprises.


This time, I was driving so the cost of shipping arcs home was zero.


I have a seventh grade student that I am running out of RA ideas with. She is an incredibly voracious reader! She's also very fast and quite picky in addition to being rather conservative in her taste. I am basically going to haul the bags in and let her have at it.

Here are the first bunch of books - the ones I have near the top of TOM, the tbr pile, in order of release:

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein. 278 p. Random House Children's Books, January, 2016. 9780553510416.

To Catch a Thief by Varian Johnson. 256 p. Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic Inc., January, 26, 2016. 9780545722391.

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart. 240 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., February, 2016. 9780545665834.

Jacky Ha-Ha by James Patterson. 364 p. Little, Brown and Company, March 21, 2016. 9780316262491.

Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung. 272 p. Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic Inc., April 26, 2016. 9780545782289.

Red: the story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff. 288 p. Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House Children's Books, April 12, 2016. 9780385755832.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. 208 p. Disney/ Hyperion, April 5, 2016. 9781484701525.

OCDaniel by Wesley King. 304. p. Paula Wiseman Books/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, April 12, 2016. 9781481455312.

Booked by Kwame Alexander. 320 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, April 5, 2016. 9780544787711.

Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle. 336 p. Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers, May 3, 2016. 9780062342089.

Trouble the Water by Frances O'Roark Dowell. 288 p. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster, May 3, 2016. 9781481424639. 

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. 352 p. Delacorte Press/ Random House Children's Books, May 3, 2016. 9780553536751.

Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher. 343 p. Little, Brown and Company, May, 2016. 9780316267649.

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown. 220 p. Crown Books for Young Readers/ Random House Children's Books, August 2, 2016. 9780385388351.

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


  1. I am like you- I always come home from conventions with way more books than I intended.

    My StS:

  2. I haven't been able to get to ALA yet. Hopefully sometime in the future so I can haul loads of fun things home. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS