Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Sunday Salon - Galleys From BEA - 2011 Edition

The Fingertips of Duncan DorfmanOne of these days, I will make it to BEA. But, alas, this is not one of those days!

Instead, I get to peruse PW's Big Children's Books of BEA and hope that some awesomely cool blogger/librarian/teacher/fill-in-blank who's going will take pity on me and bring me one (or all) of these back!

So, if you are going to BEA and want to spread kindness and love to me, here are the books I'm salivating for:

 Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger  - Darth Paper!! What's not to want?

The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson - me loved Bridge to Terabithia and The Day of the Pelican.  Look forward to this one.

Eve by Anna Carey - Dystopia!

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver - If you haven't read Oliver's Before I Fall or Delirium - get off  the computer and hop to it!  Her track record has made me a fan.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - killer touch? Awesome! Also, dystopia!

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler - love the title. That is really enough for me.

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin - Elsewhere is one of my favorite YA reads.  Zevin's imagined world was so easily visualized, a testament to her writing. I also loved the idea of living your life backwards after you die. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac was also well written.

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos - haven't read any Gantos but this title looks like Okay for Now which I loved so I want it.  I know it's irrational.

Crossed by Ally Condie - the daughter and I had a heated discussion over Matched.  Looking forward to more.

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer - middle school scrabble players? You had me at fingertips!

The Apothecary by Meile Meloy - she used Apothecary in the title of a kid's book! Gimme it!

The Death Cure by James Dashner - We read Maze Runner as an all school book and it was well received. I read Scorch Trials the day it was released. I would give my right sidebar to get this book before October!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater -boy vs girl deadly horse race? Yes!!

Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick - I've always loved Selnick's illustration, especially the ones for Andrew Clement's books.  At first I was sad when he stopped illustrating Clement's works to do his own book but was soon blown away by The Invention of Hugo Cabret and this looks like a similar book.  I'm preparing to be struck. By wonder.

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann - dividing kids into Wanted, Necessaries and Unwanted? Twins separated into two camps? Shunning the emotional, creative child? Lisa, you are a genius. Consider this pre-ordered!

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  1. Wow! That's a list! I haven't really looked at BEA galleys yet to see which ones I want to read later on. Of course the Selznick book is on my tbr list already.

  2. Well, goood NIGHT, that's a list. ;O) A good one, though and I hope you get some of them checked off!

  3. I snagged Wonder Struck and All These Things I've Done!!! Keep 'em coming!


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