Sunday, June 7, 2009

In My Mailbox - June 7

Check out the picture of books that arrived at my house this week, either from stores, the library, or generous publishers and friends.

Library Loot!
It was a busy week at the library for me and I kept bringing books home. Not that I don't already have enough books in the house!

Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher - patron told me this was a good series, thought I'd check it out see if I should get for school.

Baseball Great by Tim Green - a student told me I should have these in the library. I think Green has written three of them.

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez - on my Are You My Newbery list.

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson - on my Are You My Newbery list.

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon - received an email about these. Wanted to see what they were about before committing to anything.

Blog Tours:
These tours help me stay connected to the rest of the cool book bloggers out there as well as find authors whose work I may not come across. Here are two new July ones -

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
The Brain Lair Tour Date: July 9
Tour Dates: July 6 - July 10

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed. Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Monday Giveaways
Month of July

This one's gonna be huge! There will be celebrations and giveaways throughout the YA blogosphere. We will kick off this event with a Twitter Party!! Mark your calendars boys and girls - let's see how many times @lisamantchev gets kicked off for too many tweets. Can she beat @SarahOckler's 5? You won't know unless you sign up and show up!

  • Friday, July 10th, from 4pm to 7pm (PST)

  • Prizes given for best Opening Night outfit (black tie or ball gown/prom dress, accessories like tiara and opera gloves OR dressing as a character from the book.) Pictures will be compiled into a gallery for the Théâtre Illuminata website.

  • Must be a follower of @lisamantchev or @TheCallBoard to win

I'll have a variety of fun filled activities here including Contest Mondays!

That's what I have - what about you? Have a great week and hope to see you on Monday! IMM is brought to you courtesy of The Story Siren, head on over if you want to sign up.


  1. I want both Woodson's and Alveraz's books. Will look for your reviews. Good week. Happy reading.

  2. My daughter often tries out my new books for me. She's enjoying Horrible Harry. But she's entering 3rd grade - may be a bit young for 6th. Silly humor.

    Did you ever try Marcelo? Good reading this weekend!

  3. Great week! Enjoy your books. :)

  4. Great books this week! Hope you enjoy reading them. I looks like you're going to have an exciting week!

  5. Hey there fellow middle school librarian! I'm reviewing Eyes Like Stars right now and yes, it will be a huge hit!

  6. Awesome books you got there. ENjoy.

  7. I love Jacqueline Woodson! Can't wait to read your review of her book. Here are mine. (1) and (2)

  8. MaryAnn - didn't read the Marcelo yet - want to savor it not rush through it. I thought I could use Horrid for my special needs students.

    Library Lounge Lizard - don't you love middle schoolers? We need to compare notes.

    Susan, Callie, Amelia, Rebecca, Jacqueline - thanks!

  9. sweeeeet! looking forward to your eyes like stars festivities. i'll have to go shopping...


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