Saturday, December 10, 2016
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: It started out a quiet week with just the first two books arriving early in the week. Thursday brought a thick package from my arc-fairy godmother at Candlewick.
Henry and the Chalk Dragon by Jennifer Trafton. Illustrated by Benjamin Schipper. 220 p. Rabbit Room Press, April 4, 2017. 9780986381881.
Publisher synopsis: (from press release) A boy discovers that being a true artist means being brave-even when your art has a mind of its own.
In the town of Squashbuckle, just about anything can happen, and when eight-year-old Henry Penwhistle draws a might Chalk Dragon on his door, the dragon does what Henry least expects-it runs away. Now Henry's art is out in the world for everyone to see, and it's causing trouble for him and his schoolmates. To vanquish the beast, Henry must do more than catch his art-he has to let his imagination run wild. And that takes bravery.
Warren the 13th and the All-seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio. Illustrated by Will Staehle. 223 p. Quirk Books, NOvember, 2015. 9781594748035.
Publisher synopsis: Meet Warren the 13th. He’s the lone bellhop, valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye. But if Warren is going to find the hidden treasure, he’ll need to solve several other mysteries first: What is the strange creature lurking in the hotel boiler room? Who is the ghostly girl creeping around the garden’s hedge maze? And why is the hotel’s only guest covered in bandages? Full of puzzles, secret codes, outrageous inventions, and hundreds of intricate illustrations, Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye will delight and confound readers of all ages.
Yvain: the knight of the lion by M.T. Anderson. Illustrated by Andrea Offerman. 132 p. Candlewick Press, March 14, 2017. 9780763659394.
Publisher synopsis: In his first graphic novel, National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson turns to Arthurian lore, with captivating art by Andrea Offermann bringing the classic legend to life.
Poe Stories and Poems. A graphic novel adaptation by Gareth Hinds. 120 p. Candlewick Press, August 1, 2017. 9780763695095.
Publisher synopsis: In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format.
This was a sample not a full arc but I am thrilled to anticipate another brilliant work from Hinds.
Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff. 272 p. Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017. 9780763678425.
Publisher synopsis: From Carnegie Medal–winning author Mal Peet comes a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, both harrowing and life-affirming.
Haunt Me by Liz Kessler. 371 p. Candlewick Press, July 11, 2017. 9780763691622.
Publisher synopsis: Haunting and intensely romantic, Liz Kessler’s latest novel features a teen girl for whom falling in love could mean losing her heart — and maybe her life.
Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart. 345 p. Candlewick Press, August 1, 2017. 9780763688455.
Publisher synopsis: When boy meets girl meets alien, the angst of first love gets an extraterrestrial intervention in a tale both outrageously funny and full of heart.
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf. 269 p. Candlewick Press, March 14, 2017. 9780763656133.
Publisher synopsis: Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.
The Bone Queen by Alison Croggin. 404 p. Candlewick Press, June 13, 2017. 9780763689742.
Publisher synopsis: In a highly anticipated prequel to the Books of Pellinor, Alison Croggon captivates fans old and new with her ancient, legendary world of Annar.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?