TBR Pile: Aug 2017

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Image credit: Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughters by Mark Gonzales, illus. Mehrdokht Amini (Salaam Reads/S&S, 2017)

Happy August—AKA Eclipse Month here in Oregon and elsewhere. Surely you’ve heard by now (and maybe even purchased a pair or two of eclipse glasses) but on August 21 the moon’s shadow is passing through the continental US for the first time in 40 years. There are also some really exciting books passing through the continental US this month, including The Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. Read on and share your must-reads in the comments!

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TBR Pile: July 2017

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Image credit: The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea (Disney-Hyperion, 2017).

It feels like it has been ages since I’ve posted one of these roundups. I’ll admit I didn’t spend as much time at ALA previewing titles as I did attending sessions. And I’ve been really distracted by the recent news that a new Maurice Sendak picture book was discovered and will be released next year. Fall 2018 can’t come soon enough… So, tell me, what are YOU excited about this month?

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TBR Pile: May 2017

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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

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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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