Thursday, March 25

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme brought us by the Story Siren. This is a way for book bloggers to preview that books they receive, and thus add to your TBR piles.

This week I have receive several new books, check em out!

Just Like That By Marsha Qualey just like that

Published by Speak Books (2005)

Book Description:

Danger. Just Like That is about all the dangerous things in everyday life: keeping and telling secrets, friendship, family, love, and thin ice.

Plot wise, it’s about high school senior Hanna Martin, who takes a late-night walk by a lake near her Minneapolis home and has a life-changing encounter with two doomed teenagers.


shark girl Shark Girl By Kelly Bingham

Published: Candlewick Books (2007)

Book Description:

On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, "That’s her — that’s Shark Girl," as she passes. In the meantime there are only questions: Why did this happen? Why her? What about her art? What about her life? In this striking first novel, Kelly Bingham uses poems, letters, telephone conversations, and newspaper clippings to look unflinchingly at what it’s like to lose part of yourself - and to summon the courage it takes to find yourself again.


Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald boys bears

Publisher: Candlewick Press Books (April 13th, 2010)

Book Description:

Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life, so she leaps at the chance to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with nature for the first time — and the cute, plaidwearing boys she’s certain must roam there.

But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a grouchy old moose, to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter, to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness — but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?

the boy who climbed into the moon The Boy Who Climbed to the Moon by David Almond

Publisher: Candlewick Press Books (April 13th, 2010)

Book Description:

There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment building. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who things he can fly….

But the strangest of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. How on earth (or not on earth) is he going to find out whether he’s a crackpot or a genius? With a few equally crackpot (or genius helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how.


Polly’s Pink Pajamas by Vivian Frenchpollys pink pajamas

Publisher: Candlewick Press Books (April 13th, 2010)

Book Description:

Polly adores her pink pajamas. She wears them all day long! But of course she can’t wear them to Fred’s party, so all her friends lend her something of theirs. Just as she’s ready to leave, Polly catches a look in the mirror — and somehow the too-short polka-dot dress and tiny checkered cardigan and the long striped socks don’t make the fashion statement she’d hoped for.

Many thanks to all of the publishers for the books that I receive…. I love reading and reviewing all of them.

 Name Plate copy


Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Great stack of books you got there! Looking forward to your reviews :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Very cool! :)

Kirthi said...

Looks like you got a bunch of great books, have fun reading!

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

I'm reading this right now, and loving it. BTW, I love the new template!

Monster of Books said...

They all have cute covers!! Never heard of any of them, but excited for your reviews.