Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Make a Librarian Happy: November 2012 (part 2)

Yesterday, I showcased a lot of YA and middle grade books I was able to get for the charter school's library at the Scholastic book fair.  Now, let me present the new books for the younger students (there are also middle grade-appropriate books here; upper elementary students and middle school students read a variety of things).

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

Christmas pack of books - eight for $25!
Puppy Place: Maggie and Max by Emily Miles
Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise by Suzy Kline
The Christmas Toy Factory by Geronimo Stilton
The Christmas Party from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
The Kids from the Polk Street School: December Secrets by Patricia Reilly Giff
Ready, Freddy!: The Perfect Present by Abby Klein
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Flat Stanley: Stanley's Christmas Adventure by Jeff Brown

Popular series
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of the Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey (That hurt to type.)
Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries by Megan McDonald
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park
Dork Diaries: How to Dork Your Diary and Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renee Russell
School of Fear: The Final Exam by Gitty Daneshvari

While You Were Sleeping by Steve and Matthew Murrie
Pokemon Essential Handbook
Scholastic 2013 Book of World Records by Jenifer Corr Morse
100 Deadliest Things on the Planet by Anna Claybourne

For my princess problem
Barbie: Fairytale Collection
Fancy Nancy: Hair Dos and Hair Don'ts by Jane O'Connor (I actually think Fancy Nancy is a lovely girl.)
Perfectly Princess: Orange Princess Has a Ball by Alyssa Crowne

Boyish books
Ninjago: Way of the Ninja

An acclaimed book
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Animal picture books
Marley and the Kittens by John Grogan
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
A Kid for Jack by the Fourth Grade Students at Piney Grove Elementary in Kernersville, NC
Ponyella by Laura Numeroff

Mythical Monsters (a replacement copy)
World's Worst Monsters & Villains by Kieron Connolly (This book is amazing factually, but as my dear boyfriend pointed out to me, horribly illustrated.  That's Cthulhu on the cover.)

Animal nonfiction
Animal Heroes by Sandra Markle
Incredible Insects Q&A by Sally Tagholm

Political nonfiction
See How They Run by Susan E. Goodman

And last, but far from least, are some books bought as donations to the library!
Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
Magic Tree House: Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne

I'm very pleased with the amount of books we were able to get.  The kids will love them!


  1. Great post! Those look like fun reads! Hey I wanted to contact you via email about a book review and blog tour, but I can't seem to find your email. If you're interested, contact me at and we'll chat. :D Thanks. Have a great weekend!

  2. I absolutely LOVED Flat Stanley as a child. I think there was only the one book at that time though, but I read it again and again =) I hope the kids enjoy it as much as I did!