Our November host of Mailbox Monday is Knitting and Sundries. I hope you enjoy the peek at what our staff has received in the mail this week. For more, be sure to check out the linky at Knitting and Sundries.
I received one book for me and 3 for the kids this week. Story of my life. The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard is the one for me.
I got two books from Scholastic this week, both of which were immediately commandeered by my 7 year old:
- David Shannon’s David books, based on his own childhood, are big hits in my family. So I was happy to receive It’s Christmas, David! where that rascal David storms his way through Christmas.
- Captain Sky Blue by Richard Egielski
I started my Christmas shopping this week, and among the Wii games in the box from Amazon was The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, who are mother and daughter, and illustrated by Coe Steinwart. There’s also an elf, who sits on the shelf watching the kids, reporting back to the North Pole each night. I look forward to taking out the book and the elf on Thanksgiving and sharing the story with the boys.
My mailbox (or doorstep, to be exact) saw a whole lot of book traffic this week, with the Cybils’ round one reviewing in full swing. It was a lovely surprise to see two unsolicited books in the mix of packages that were not picture books!
- Voice of America by E. C. Osondu is a collection of short stories, which is quickly becoming my go-to reading genre!
- How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Eugene Fish appeals to me with the title, but I am notoriously challenged with my nonfiction reading abilities… we shall see how this one turns out.
Some of the picture books/ Cybils nominees that I received this week:
- The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee
- The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez
- Hello Goodbye and a Very Little Lie by Christianne C. Jones and Christine Battuz
- Crabby Pants by Julie A. Gassman and Richard Watson
- Two Heads Are Better Than Oneby Michael Dahl and Miguel Ornia-Blanco
- Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer and Scott Magoon
- The Boys by Jeff Newman
More Cybils Middle Grade titles arrived here this week. Just reminds me that I need to keep my nose in a book for the next month. Can do (well, actually I can’t, but I’d love to).
- Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader
- The Fences Between Us, a Dear America book by Kirby Larson
- Mom, There’s a Dinosaur in Beeson’s Lake by Trudy Trueit
- This Means War! by Ellen Wittlinger
- Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
- Shooting Kabul
- The Babysitters Club, The Summer Before
- Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!!
- Julia Gillian And The Dream Of The Dog
- A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
- Countdown by Deborah Wiles
- Dream of Night by Heather Henson
- Elite Ambition (Canterwood Crest)
Honestly there’s more, but just thinking about all of them is overwhelming me, so I must stop. . . . .
- I also received Spike and Ali Enson, but I don’t think it’s a nominee, and I don’t recognize the publisher. A mystery book, but one that I think Kyle might enjoy.