Saturday, August 4, 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: I now have two Candlewick arc-mothers! These came this week:

1968: today's authors explore a year of rebellion, revolution & change. Edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 198 p. Candlewick Press, September 11, 2018. 9780763689933.

Publisher synopsis: Welcome to 1968 — a revolution in a book. Essays, memoirs, and more by fourteen award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years.

Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment, and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward — and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

We are Here to Stay: voices of undocumented young adults by Susan Kuklin. 182 p. Candlewick Press, January 18, 2019. 9780763678845.

Good Rosie! by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Harry Bliss. unpgd. Candlewick Press, September 4, 2018. 9780763689797. 

Publisher synopsis: Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together, but the closest she comes to another dog is when she encounters her reflection in her empty dog bowl, and sometimes that makes Rosie feel lonely. One day George takes Rosie to the dog park, but the park is full of dogs that Rosie doesn’t know, which makes her feel lonelier than ever. When big, loud Maurice and small, yippy Fifi bound over and want to play, Rosie’s not sure how to respond. Is there a trick to making friends? And if so, can they all figure it out together?

Purchased: nothing!

That's what's new with me. What's new with you? Leave a link to your haul in the comments and I will stop by. 


  1. I know Susan Campbell Bartoletti in real life, so I’m excited to read that book. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Great haul! Enjoy your weekend and the new books! 1968 sounds like a great read.