Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Library Loot and It's a Book!

(hosted by Marg of Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire of The Captive Reader)

It's been two weeks since my last library loot post and I've actually managed to hit the shelves again (looking for specific books, of course, but still).  Here are some delights I picked up:

Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis
The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith
Blubber by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume (no, I've never read it!)

And I got a few books in the mail:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Boxed set of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (won from Scholastic!)

Now on to a little bitty, but full of fun review:

It's a Book by Lane Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: August 2010
ISBN: 9781596436060

Source: review copy provided by publicist


This was a fun and silly picture book.  I liked the humor that comes from a juxtaposition of modern technology and the old-fashioned delights of a book.  In a series of questions, Monkey is asked what a book does - "How do you scroll down?" and "Can you blog with it?"  I also really enjoyed the clean and simplistic illustrations and text.  It is listed as for ages 4-8, though I'd go with school library journal's grades 3-5.  I thought that it was perhaps not quite for kids from 4-6 years, what with the jackass jokes and hopefull kids that young will not be quite as familiar with texting and some kinds of technology.  But, it is a fun book for kids a bit older and adults will also get a kick out of it.  Be sure to check out the fun book trailer that goes with it.

Anything good for you this week?

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  1. Haha, this looks like a cute book. I should see if I can get a hold of it. I'm reading a really good book at the moment called "The Last Thing I Remember" by Andrew Klavan, and it's really good; can hardly put it down! =) I've been needing a good book after reading "Mockingjay"... what a letdown. That book could have ended SO much better... *restrains from ranting*

  2. I love both of the Judy Blume books you got. Everyone should read Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret!

  3. Wow on the win from Scholastic! Cool for sure. And it will be interesting to see your perspective of Are You There God... as an adult. I should re-read that one sometime I suppose!

  4. BookMaid, I've never heard of the Klavan book - I'll have to watch for your review. I wasn't too satisfied with the Mockingjay ending, but I'm pretty over it by now :)

    Stephanie, I'm still not sure how I managed to get through middle school without reading much of Blume.

    Suey, I know! Now I've got two sets and I have to figure out what to do with one of them...

  5. I've never read "Are You There God?" either. I guess it's time. Can't wait to here what you think of the new Pratchett.

  6. Gavin, glad to know I'm not the only one! I've not read a lot of Pratchett, but I'm looking forward to more fun, so that should satisfy!

  7. I read so much Judy Blume as a teen. Her books are fantastic. Enjoy!

  8. I used to love reading Judy Blume. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to read her books. I'll definitely be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on both of them when you finish!


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