Saturday, December 2, 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.

For review:

How to Say I Love You in Five Languages by Kenard Pak. 10 p. Wide Eyed Editions, February 14, 2018. 9781786030818. 

Publisher synopsis: Learn to say, “I Love You” in French, Japanese, Mandarin, English and Spanish with this press and listen board book! Meet a child from each country who loves a different person, from George in England who loves his dog to Jia in China who loves her brother. Buttons on the side of the book allow children to listen to the phrase in each language.


Far from the Tree by Robin Benway. 384 p. HarperCollins Publishers, October, 2017. 9780063440628.

Publisher synopsis: Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury. A Sin Eater's Daughter Novel. Unabridged recording on one MP3 CD. 9 hours, 54 minutes. Read by Amy Shiels. Scholastic on Brilliance Audio. March, 2017. 9781536681833.

Publisher synopsis: Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified...and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys Errin’s herbs to cast dangerous spells she was never supposed to see. Silas promises to help Errin, but when he’s taken by the Prince’s forces, Errin must journey across her war-ravaged kingdom to find Silas’s family—a legendary band of alchemists with the power to cure Errin’s mother. But their abilities come at a great cost, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

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


  1. How to Say I Love You in Five Languages looks so wonderful! I learned a song when I was a child with several different ways to say "I love you", all in different languages. I wish I remembered it better . . . My pronunciation is probably way off these days than it was back when I first sang the song with the school choir.

    Far From Three sounds good too! I've become more interested in adoption stories since my brother and sister decided they would like to adopt a child. It hasn't happened for them yet, but hopefully . . . And hopefully it won't bring about too much drama like we often find in these fiction books. LOL

    The Sleeping Princes sounds so good! I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    I hope you enjoy all of these! Have a great weekend!

  2. I heard wonderful reviews on Far From the Tree, and it seems really interesting. I hope you enjoy both books.

  3. Looks like a good haul of books. I'm intrigued by How to Say I Love You.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie