Saturday, December 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (55)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. 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.

The Book of Holiday Awesome by Neil Pasricha
Maman's Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen by Donia Bijan

Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson (audiobook)

Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate
Audrey is going to be Skyping with my class in January so I wanted to make sure I have all her books so they can fully appreciate the body of her work.

The LOUD Book! by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
Some of my students created a Loud Book after I read them The Quiet Book. They had no idea that Deborah had already made a Loud Book herself (which was immediately my idea after I read The Quiet Book  and before I even knew that there would be a Loud Book. Glad to know I share the same brilliant ideas as picture book authors :p) So I figured I'd read them her Loud Book so they could compare theirs to hers.

Library Loot:
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Eli, No! by Katie Kirk

Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett, illustrated by Gary Rubinstein

Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann
M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet written by Annie Appleford, poems by Kethy-jo Wargin, illustrated by Michael G. Monroe

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy

The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht
World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky, illustrated by Frank Stockton


  1. I just finished reading a couple of Mo Willems' books featuring Piggie and Gerald for a class, and I loved them. I want to read more, so I'll definitely be checking out I Broke My Trunk! Happy reading!

  2. That snowflake one is pretty!

  3. these books are really pretty great IMM happy reading

  4. Thanks for stopping by my IMM post! Just wanted to let you know I don't think S&S has ditched just YOU, apparently they've abandoned ALL of us these past few months. :) There hasn't been a newsletter since October. I got the link to my Galley Grab book from twitter. One of the Simon Pulse editors tweeted it out! I heard that Galley Grab will have a newsletter in the new year!

  5. Oh thank you so much Tara. I was starting to get a little worried. :)