Saturday, February 25, 2012

In My Mailbox (63)

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

Christopher Paul Curtis is coming to my local indie book store on Tuesday, so I had to stop by and purchase a couple of his books:
Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Miss Malone
But seeing as how my class gave me a very generous Visa gift card for my Christmas gift this year, I decided to spend it by giving back (some of it) to them in the form of buying books for my classroom.  (Well, most of them are for my classroom).
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan, illustrated by Maira Kalman (this one, I admit, is for me, but if I read it and find it accessible for kids, I might put it in my classroom library.)
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Dreaanen
The Butterfly Clues by  Kate Ellison
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex (I heart Adam Rex. His books always make me laugh.)
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill (Incidentally, I cannot look at this book without getting the Soundgarden song stuck in my head - it's stuck in my head right now.)
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein (I bought these books for an upcoming baby shower where we were instructed to bring our favorite children's book.)

Used bookstore finds:
 Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Iggie's House, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, and Blubber by Judy Blume
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

Netgalley Downloads:
Wonder by RJ Palacio
 We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

From the library:
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex

Passing the Music Down by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
The Library by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small

I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barry Moser
I Will Surprise My Friend by Mo Willems


  1. I had no idea Donald Hall had a kids book! I really want to find that one! I want to read the Curtis books too - I've heard so many good things about them!

  2. Wonder sounds so great! Enjoy all your new books.

  3. Okay so basically your mailbox exploded with awesome, seriously SO MANY GOOD BOOKS! I WANT THEM ALL. :-)

    Well, not all.

    But Wonder is SO good.

    And the Christopher Paul Curtis books look great!

    Happy reading :-)

  4. I've just finished Wonder, wasn't as powerful as I was expecting from all the reviews I've seen but it's still good.

  5. Awww I remember reading Stargirl back in middle school! It was a great book! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  6. Hi Beth! I love visiting your page since yours is one of the few that actually feature picture books in IMM - definitely a blogger after my own heart. Most of the titles you have here are known to me. It's great that you have a combo of Bud not Buddy and The Mighty Miss Malone. I've been meaning to get my hands on both books and they're in my reading list for 2012. I'm glad to have discovered Tree Ring Circus - since we're having a Circus, carnivale and Paranormal theme over at GatheringBooks until first week of March. Wonder by RJ Palacio has also been receiving a lot of love lately. And yes I fell in love with Stargirl. And Love, Stargirl. You should definitely get that one as well, if only for the continuity.

    Here's ours over at GatheringBooks:

  7. I've been hearing a little about Wonder, it sounds pretty good. Hope you enjoy all the books you got this week. New Follower.

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  8. You got a ton a great books! Stargirl is one of my favorites!

  9. That's one huge pile of reads. Happy Reading!

  10. Wow, great books! I hope you enjoy reading them all!

  11. The Butterfly Clues is on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. I've read some good reviews on it - enjoy! Happy reading :)

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  12. I picked up If I Have a Wicked Step Mother Where's My Prince randomly awhile ago and I really loved it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  13. Is it bad that I have no kids and I want to read some of those (and I'm 27)? And buying all those books for your classroom automatically makes you an awesome teacher (in case the kids forget to tell you that).

    Thanks for visiting Working for the Mandroid!

  14. Wonder looks so intriguing, I'm really curious about that one, I love the cover too! The Butterfly Clues is totally on my wish list, it looks fabulous. You got so many good looking ones this week! I hope you enjoy them all :)

    THanks so much for stopping by my blog :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions