Sunday, September 13, 2009

In My Mailbox #5

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted at The Story Siren. Here's what I received in the mail this week:

The Case of the Gasping Garbage and The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster by Michele Torrey. Sterling Children's Books, reissued June 2009. These are the first two books in the Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives series. According the publisher, the series is "Encyclopedia Brown meets CSI for the elementary school set" and if that turns out to be true, I think we've got a winner on our hands!

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher. Delacorte Press (Random House), October 2009. I read about this one on Reading Rants! and it sounded right up my alley. Here's a description from the publisher:

Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. Sage Hendricks befriends Logan at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. Sage has been homeschooled for a number of years and her parents have forbidden her to date anyone, but she won’t tell Logan why. One day, Logan acts on his growing feelings for Sage. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she’s actually a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage and disowns her. But once Logan comes to terms with what happened, he reaches out to Sage in an attempt to understand her situation. But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be.

I really have a lot of catching up to do because I haven't read hardly anything in September. I was sick and then out of town and work has been nuts (our fall storytime sessions start this week!). And... yeah. But I'm looking forward to reading these!

What was in YOUR mailbox this week?