TBR Pile: June 2017

Image credit: Time Out! by Ale Barba (Philomel, 2017)

It’s June! June is great. June is also wild: Pride Month, Summer Reading, so many family and friends’s birthdays (not to mention my own)… Anyway, here are some June releases I can’t wait to read—preferably on my favorite park bench near my neighborhood branch library. What are YOU reading this month?

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TBR Pile: May 2017

Image credit: Green Green by Marie & Baldev Lamba, ill. Sonia Sánchez (FSG, 2017).

Hooray for May! Apparently it’s a big month for Mo Willems—new board book, new collection, new “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading” book. But Jerry Pinkney is also back with a retelling of one of my absolute favorite fairytales. And then there are all of these other exciting new titles! Who needs pretty flowers when there are all these pretty new books to smell? (I can think of one or two that might even get eaten…)

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TBR Pile: Apr 2017

Image credit: Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, ill. Laura McGee Kvasnosky & Kate Harvey McGee (Candlewick, 2017).

It’s April Fools! But this isn’t a joke, folks. I actually met my own deadline this time. Here are the April releases I just can’t wait to get my hands on… when I have time for free reading, that is. Eventually, I’d love to post reviews of these books. We’ll see what the future holds. Yip-yip a dibby, dibby do-wop a dooooooooo!

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TBR Pile: Jan/Feb 2017

The purpose of this “TBR Pile” blog series is twofold: (1) to document books I am seriously jazzed about for future reading and RA, and (2) to broaden my knowledge of books outside of my selection areas. Though I more or less manage children’s materials at two branches, I don’t actually get to order all that much. My branches are also very small (one is a former bank, the other is a former bagel shop), so shelf space is extra limited. This list will share books regardless of their accolades, but I’ll include any stars received from any of the Big Six* because I do still care about that sort of thing.
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