But before I share the books I received this week, I need to ask the booklovers for help!!
I'm preparing for 2 author Q&A posts, and I'd love to hear what you might want to know about them and what you'd want to learn from their expertise:
- Pam Allyn is the author of What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child--and All the Best Times to Read Them and the brand new Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys: How to Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives. What would you like to ask her about books and boys?
- Meg Cabot is the author of the brand new YA book Abandon, based on the myth of Persephone and Hades. What questions do you have for this prolific author?
So with no further ado, here's what I received this week (in addition to the two books mentioned above):
- The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp -- Since I enjoyed Breaking Dawn so much (the memoir of "Homeless to Harvard's , not the Twilight Saga), I thought I'd enjoy this one.
- Parents Behaving Badly is a new novel by Scott Gummer about suburban life and culture, specifically in Little League. Since we're firmly entrenched in 6U baseball right now in the middle of suburbia, I could relate. This novel has been praised by Tom Perrotta, an author who has tackled similar issues in his novels as well as baseball great Cal Ripken, who is now chairman and CEO of a baseball league for kids.
And then on top of those, I received several unsolicited books from Harper Collins Childrens:
The Silver Bowl is a new historical fantasy by Diane Stanley, with fairy tale elements. It's the first in a trilogy, and sounds interesting.
I also received 3 books from the Warriors series from Erin Hunter:
- Warriors Super Edition: SkyClan's Destiny
- Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4: Sign of the Moon
- Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2: Fading Echoes
My daughter never read these, but I wonder if they will appeal to my son in a few years. I'd love some feedback from those of you who have read them or if your children have read any of the different Warriors series.
Marcia at A Girl and Her Books started Mailbox Monday as a way for us to share about books that we've received over the week. It's on tour, and the April host is Passages to the Past.
I also want to call your attention to reviews I've posted over the last week:
- Notes from the Midnight Driver is a delightful YA novel from Jordan Sonnenblick that I listened to on audio
- My On Reading post, Books are Forever
- This Life is in Your Hands, an informative and interesting (and slightly eerie) memoir
- A mash-up review of several Middle Grade titles that were nominated for the Cybils award.
- A book of poetry from Kenn Nesbitt and Scholastic Book Clubs
Reviews with GIVEAWAYS:
- LaRue Across America (cute picture book plus a $50 gas card)
- The Goodbye Quilt, a novel by Susan Wiggs
Thanks for visiting and remember to let me know what questions you might have for Pam Allyn and/or Meg Cabot!