Yes, I am one of the lucky ones going to Book Expo America next week*, so I thought that for Waiting on Wednesday today I'd share my Go Home Happy list. I have a fairly long list of books I'll be checking out, but there are the ones I'm particularly looking forward to. I don't know that all of them will be available at BEA, but I'll have my eyes out for them!
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-Made Catastrophes by Lenore Look (Schwartz & Wade, September 2010).
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, October 2010).
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (HarperCollins, October 2010).
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass (Little, Brown, October 2010).
Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker (Hyperion, July 2010).
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 2010).
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin (Dial, September 2010).
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, June, and May by Robin Benway (Razorbill, August 2010).
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing, October 2010).
The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin (Hyperion, June 2010).
HALO by Alexandra Adornetto (Feiwel & Friends, September 2010).
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, October 2010).
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (Dial, June 2010).
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, September 2010).
The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike (Harcourt Children's Books, September 2010).
The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt (Wendy Lamb Books, September 2010).
Zombies Vs. Unicorns, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (Margaret K. McElderry, September 2010).
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*And by "one of the lucky ones" I actually mean one of the ones using vacation days and shelling out $$ for a plane ticket, hotel room, etc. because I decided I wanted to go.