Saturday, November 5, 2011

In My Mailbox (52)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. The books you share do not have to be ones you actually received in the mail. They can be ones you bought at the book store, checked out at the library, or downloaded to your e-reader. The idea is just to share what's on your TBR pile for the upcoming week.

Bought at my library's used book store:

The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville
Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Lawrence
Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
The Night Journey by Kathryn Lasky
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
The Thief by Megan Whelan Turner
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan

Library loot:

Picture books:
Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly, illustrated by Stephen Michael King
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
I had awesome class discussions with my 6th graders about these two books this week. Proof, once again, that just because kids grow up, doesn't mean you should stop reading to them!

America Is... by Louise Borden, illustrated by Stacey Schuett
The Wall by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler


French Classics Made Easy by Richard Grausman

Travel guides for my upcoming trip to Chicago for the NCTE conference:

Fodor's: Chicago's 25 Best
Forbes Travel Guide: 2010 City Guide Chicago

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Nice haul! Ashes sounds really cool I've never heard of it before.

    Xpresso Reads

  2. Great set! I've wanted to read Angel on the Square for years. Hope you enjoy.
    My IMM

  3. Dragon Wings looks good! :)

    Come visit my IMM and enter to win an Amazon Kindle Fire!

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  4. Great books! I am really interested in reading Ashes, so I'm totally jealous that you have it! Enjoy.

    Books of Amber

  5. Nice haul! hope you enjoy them all!


  6. Oh, I love library book stores! :D Nice stack of books!

  7. Hehe I have a traveling book in my IMM this week for my upcoming trip in the Spring.. :)

    Chicago's nice! Been there once many years ago..

    Michele | IMM

  8. Used bookstores FTW ! I actually went to a festival where Gordon Korman was speaking. I can't believe he wrote his first book when he was 12 ! What an inspiration for young writers. He seemed really awesome.

  9. Awesomely large haul! I've never hear of any of these! I suppose those are the best kinds of reads, the surprises(:

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)