Saturday, October 7, 2017

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.


Refugee by Alan Gratz. Unabridged audiobook on 7 compact discs. 7 hours; 37 minutes. Read by Michael Goldstrom, Kyla Garcia and Assaf Cohen. Scholastic Audio, July, 2017. 9781338191073.

Publisher synopsis: JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

This is a Good Story by Adam Lehrhaupt. Illustrated by Magali LeHuche. unpgd. Paula Wiseman Books/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, September, 2017. 9781481429351.

Publisher synopsis: As a child takes her pencil and begins to draw pictures for a story, the narrator takes her and the reader through a rollicking sequence of events in this classic tale of bad guys and townsfolk and dungeons. With simplicity and flair, Adam tells a story and then a meta-story of the parts of the story at once! This Is a Good Story is a wonderful primer on the parts of a story and an imaginative way to encourage creative thinking, writing, and storytelling.

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


  1. I got a children book for review too. Aren't they adorable? :D

    My STS

  2. I think Refugee is a book that I would be interested in reading. Since my children are grown I do miss children books. Have a wonderful week.