First up is nonfiction. I got a copy of I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird: My Adventures Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter by Robert B. Haas (National Geographic Kids, Sept 2010). This book has a lot of fabulous photographs and I've got a review of it coming up tomorrow for Nonfiction Monday, so stay tuned for that.
I also got a package from Lee & Low with some fabulous books:
Amazing Faces edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet (June 2010). This is a collection of poems about diverse kids all over the country.
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson (May 2010). There have been several books that have come out over the past couple years about Wangari Maathai, but I haven't read any of them, so I'm excited to read this one.
Sharing Our Homeland: Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp by Trish Marx (July 2010). I was really excited to see this one because I didn't know about it and it looks really interesting.
House of the Star by Caitlin Brennan (Tor Starscape, November 2010). Fantasy! About horses!
Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley (Feiwel & Friends, August 2010). Eye-catching cover - check. Narrated by a girl with autism who BURNS DOWN HER HOUSE (how intriguing is that?!). Annnd it's a debut novel! Woo!
The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante (Putnam, January 2011). 2011 debut - keep your eyes out for this one!
When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer (St. Martin's Griffin, November 2010). What a gorgeous cover! Plus, it's about a Latina dancer annnd it's got some hot romance.
And a box from Scholastic!
Amulet, Book 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi (September 2010). I've had kids asking for the next Amulet book, so they'll be really happy when we get this on our shelves in September!
Empty by Suzanne Weyn (October 2010). I literally did a happy dance when I saw this one in the box. I've been looking forward to this one. It's speculative fiction about a near future in which fossil fuels have run out.
George Washington's Spy: A Time Travel Adventure by Elvira Woodruff (November 2010). This is a sequel to George Washington's Socks.
Ghoul Strike! by Andrew Newbound (October 2010). Just from the cover, I know this is one that the kids in my library are going to pick up. This is a British import and debut novel.
Havoc by Chris Wooding (October 2010). This is a sequel to Malice.
Now You See Me... by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens (November 2010). This is from that Poison Apple series... I haven't read any in that series, but I'm definitely intrigued and I have a couple more on my TBR shelf, so I'm bumping them up.
You Are Not Here by Samantha Shutz (October 2010). Novel in verse.
Annnnd I bought a book when I was out of town last weekend. Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnik (Hyperion, 2010). It's told in tweets, emails, blog posts, etc. and I've read some good reviews around the blogosphere, so I'm excited to pick this one up.
Annnd also, you can see above an invitation to a book release party for Kelly Creagh's debut novel (coming out later this month and no, I have not been able to get my hands on it yet) Nevermore. The novel's a paranormal romance, due out August 31!
And THAT is what has been in my mailbox for the past few weeks. Whew! How about you? Anything fabulous in your mailbox this week?