Sunday, March 6, 2011

In My Mailbox

This was kind of an epic mailbox week, so I'm just gonna get straight to it (check out The Story Siren for the roundup!).

Lost and Found by OSCAR WINNER Shaun Tan (Arthur A. Levine Books, April 2011). 

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin, April 2011).  Nonfiction picture book about a lady who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel.  Um, how awesome is that?

Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic #2) by Patricia C. Wrede (Scholastic Press, August 2011).  I read the first book in this series (Thirteenth Child) and it was not my favorite, but I'm still intrigued by the idea of Wild West magical fantasy, so I think I will give this one a shot. 

Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls #1) by Eva Gray (Scholastic, May 2011). 

Brother/Sister by Sean Olin (Razorbill, June 2011).  The tagline is "Just give them a chance to explain", which is very intriguing. 

Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando (Dutton, May 2011).  I snagged a copy of this one at ALA, so watch for a giveaway coming soon. 

The Empire of Gut and Bone by MT Anderson (Scholastic Press, June 2011). 

Flood and Fire by Emily Diamand (Chicken House, June 2011).  Sequel to Raider's Ransom

From Willa, With Love by Coleen Murtagh Paratore (Scholastic Press, July 2011). 

Her Evil Twin by Mimi McCoy (Scholastic, May 2011). 

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner, illustrated by Brian Floca (Scholastic, May 2011). 

So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti (Viking, May 2011). 

Stir It Up! by Ramin Ganeshram (Scholastic Press, August 2011).  Debut author of color! 

The Storm: Dogs of the Drowned City by Dayna Lorentz (Scholastic Press, June 2011). 

Unfriended:  A Top 8 Novel by Katie Finn (Point, July 2011).

And I purchased a few books this week, too!  On Saturday, I attended an author signing in Carmel, IN and picked up Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson and The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell.  

And for my Emerging Leaders work, I purchased What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee. 

So, it was an awesome bookish week for me!  How about you?