Monday, November 12, 2012

How to Make a Librarian Happy: November 2012 (part 1)

Last week was the Scholastic book fair during parent-teacher conferences.  Despite having very few volunteers, we did pretty well.  Thanks to previous fairs and the resulting Scholastic Dollars we'd earned, the school made out like a bandit as far as what I was able to get from the fair for the library.  There were bargain books and nonfiction, picture books and best-sellers, and I think my students will be very happy with the nearly 60 books we ended up with.

And maybe I'll review a few here.  Let me know what you'd like to hear about!

(All photos are mine.  All links are to Goodreads, unless otherwise noted.)

Graphic novels
Undertown volume 1 by Jim Pascoe
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Spider-Girl volume 3 by Tom DeFalco

Bargain books (middle grade and YA)
The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw
Brand-New Emily by Ginger Rue
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
Star Crossed: Aries Rising byBonnie Hearn Hill
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack

Popular series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Origami Yoda: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger
Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (it already has two holds placed)

Popular authors
Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson
The Vampire's Promise (3-in-1 reprint) by Caroline B. Cooney
101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies by Lee Wardlaw

Trendy YA
Choke by Diana Lopez (I intend to read this.)
Skinny by Donna Cooner

Fast! by Ian Graham
Lost and Found by John Malam
How to Draw Harley-Davidson Motorcycles by Jickie Torres
Mine Eyes Have Seen by Bob Adelman (photographer) and Charles Johnson
Guinness World Records 2013 (sure to circulate wildly)

Part two will come soon!

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