We are now flush with books … as if we weren’t before 😉 I was pretty proud of myself for bringing home a record-low 45 books from BookExpo America this year. HOWEVER, after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference … well, it is an embarrassment of riches: 60 ARCs/chapter books; 21 picture books/PB galleys; and 2 audio books. This picture includes just the end-of-month incoming from publishers (on the shelf) and ALA (the floor).
Neither the numbers nor the picture include the dozen or so books I got autographed for my personal collection, including Where The Mountain Meets the Moon (this year’s Newbery Honor Book) and The Red Thread by Grace Lin; and The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (this year’s Caldecott Medal winner).
We have been busy reading – mostly library books – but are way behind on reviewing. I expect to remedy that in the coming weeks. If you have read and reviewed one of the books, please feel free to add it to the Website; add a link in the comments here; or send me an email at thereadingtub [at] gmail [dot] com with “book review” in the title. By linking back, I can send traffic your way, and I am happy to do it.
Received: 41 (+ 128 from conferences)
New Reads: 18
New Reviews: 3 (with 5 on their way)
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Favorite Re-Reads (kid picks)
nonfiction Ant Attack! (Science Solves It)
by Ann James and Anthony Lewis [openbook booknumber=”9781575651170″ templatenumber=”1″]
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by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann [openbook booknumber=”043911019x” templatenumber=”1″]
our book talk [openbook booknumber=”0152010874″ templatenumber=”3″]
Reading Beyond the Books
nothing new this month
Bilingual Books (All Audiences)
Picture Books (All Audiences)
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kid pick [openbook booknumber=”0439104319″ templatenumber=”3″]
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kid pick our book talk
by David Ezra Stein[openbook booknumber=”9780763641689″ templatennumber=”1″]
our book talk
Quincy Finds a New Home
by Camille Matthews, illustrated by Michelle Black
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Easy Readers (for New and Developing Readers)
nonfiction [openbook booknumber=”9781604534849″ templatenumber=”3″]
review coming [openbook booknumber=”9780761339557″ templatenumber=”3″]
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review coming Sid the Science Kid: What’s That Smell?
by Jennifer Frantz [openbook booknumber=”9780061852596″ templatenumber=”1″]
Illustrated Short Chapter Books
Middle Grade Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)
by Patricia Q. Wall
our book talk [openbook booknumber=”978-0974218519″ templatenumber=”1″]
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review coming Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond [openbook booknumber=”9780763643003″ templatenumber=”1″]
Young Adult Chapter Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)
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