Saturday, January 13, 2018

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:
A happy dance happened when I found this in my mailbox!

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko. 240 p. A Tale from Alcatraz. Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Childrens Books, May 8, 2018. 9781101938133.

Publisher synopsis:
Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.

Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s. It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie—and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper.

In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. Moose is worried: What will this mean for their family, especially for Natalie, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, ever go. And Moose has to rescue her.


Reading Picture Books to with Children: How to shake up storytime and get kids talking about what they see by Megan Dowd Lambert. 152 p. Charlesbridge, November, 2015. 9781580896627.

Heard about this book from a webinar.

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart. Unabridged audiobook on one MP3 CD. 6 hours, 42 minutes. Read by MacLeod Andrews. Scholastic on Brilliance Audio, March, 2017. 9781536691796.

Hate to say this, but I wasn't able to get into this one reading with my eyes. When I saw it was narrated by my fave, MacLeod Andrews, I decided to try reading it with my ears.

That's what's new with me. What's new with you? Leave your link and I will definitely visit and comment. 


  1. I hope reading it with your ears helps! :-) Love that!

  2. All these look like such awesome reads. Hope you love them. Reading with your ears - how fun!