Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bud, Not Buddy

Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 9780807204788
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Excellent work of historical fiction (depression era) for middle-grade readers.

Rating: 5/5

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

Title: The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13
Author: Honest Lee
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545132060
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Wild short stories about how a classroom of kids spent their ridiculous lottery winnings.  Some good lessons there, but also a funny read.

Rating: 3/5

Clementine

Title: Clementine
Author: Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786838820
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very cute chapter book - kind of like a more modern Ramona.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 2/11-2/17

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Shadow of Armageddon by Jim LeMay
Sanctum Sanctorum by Michael Burns
Tayel Tower by Wray Wrigley
The Spirit of Imagination by S. A. Tawks
All You Need Is Life by Leonard Ryzman
Battle of the Soul by Carl Alves
Love Amidst the Shadows by Carl Turner
Mr. Snuffles by Matthew McCormick
Stranger Things Have Happened by Thomas Gaffney
A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E. Feist
The Secret of Heaven by Felix Alexander
My Bullheaded Superhero Valentine by Kitty Bucholz
Love Bites by TL Clark
If Souls Can Sleep by David Michael Williams
Alibi Aficionado by Harvey Church
Drip by Andrew Montlack
Potlatch by Bruce Hartman
D for Daisy by Nick Aaron
Echoes of a Storm by Alan Scott
The Flyer by Frederick S. Parker
Beginnings by Chris Hoffman
Gauntlet Fall by Maddy Edwards

Received in February's Scriptd:
Bulrusher by Eisa Davis
Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge

Bought from Usborne Books & More (link is to my consultant site):
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy
Butterflies by Susanne Gervay

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Smile

Title: Smile
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545132060
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This graphic memoir is aimed at middle graders (all about friendship and braces), but it is also a lot of fun for adults around age as they relive their preteen years.  Also, love the art style.

Rating: 5/5

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wings of Shadow

Title: Wings of Shadow
Author: Anna Kyss
Publisher: Kyss
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Some interesting and unique fae fantasy elements, but some parts just did not connect right.

Rating: 3/5

Under a War-Torn Sky

Title: Under a War-Torn Sky
Author: L. M. Elliot
Publisher: Tantor
ISBN: 9781494556570
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This should have been more exciting than it was, but I think part of that was that the narrator was not a good fit.  Also, I disliked that it changed from third-person limited to third-person omniscient in the last chapter.

Rating: 2/5