Sunday, September 27, 2009

In My Mailbox #7

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren! Here's what came in the mail this week (well, through Thursday, anyway, as I left on Friday to head up to Naperville for the Anderson's YA Literature Conference!):

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick. Scholastic, February 2010.

Okay, I cheated a tiny bit because this actually arrived LAST Saturday, but I had a blue theme going on last week and... yeah. ANYhoo. A sequel/companion book to Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie (I guess technically it's a sequel, but I don't think you have to have read DGADP to understand it) = *squee!!*

And, um, I already read it and it is awesome! I'll have a full review for you soon. I laughed, I cried... exactly what I expected from the ever awesome Jordan Sonnenblick.

Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect the Planet by Harriet Rohmer. Chronicle Books, August 2009.

I requested this one after Mary Ann recommended it to me on Good Reads. I'm always looking for great nonfiction books to feature for Nonfiction Monday and this sounds right up my alley.

I thought I might have a week of green books, but then this arrived:

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman. Putnam Juvenile, January 2010.

It's written by the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes (upon which much of the movie Mean Girls was based). Summary from ARC:

All Charlie Healey wants is a drama-free freshman year of high school. Middle school was tough - mean girls all around her. But she's about to find out guys can be just as deadly as a mean girl.

And that's it for my mailbox this week. What was in YOUR mailbox?

4 comments:

Laughing Stars said...

I love the title of the last one. :-)

The Story Siren said...

great books! have a few of those myself! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

so glad you got Heroes of the Environment! The families & teachers I shared it with all really liked it. Clear writing, compelling stories, great range of subjects. The only thing that bums me is that it's hard to convince kids to check out nonfiction!

Ms. Yingling said...

Nothing in my mailbox. Sigh. You must put in a lot of work to get those ARCs. LOVE Sonnenblick and can't wait for his next book. Thanks for the advance notice!