Welcome to our eleventh week of joining in with blogger memes like In My Mailbox (IMM) at The Story Siren and the new British-based Letterbox Love. Here we all share the books that we recently bought, borrowed or received through the post.
This week it's been really sunny and a lot reading has been done outside. so, we've taken the books to the grass!
|Letterbox Love books on the grass!|
The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St John – what can we say. The title just gives it away. And of course, Little M is a die-hard Lauren St John fan too.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – we’ve both read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire and seen the movie – all this month. So, this one was inevitable….How great to be able to read the whole trilogy pretty much in one go!
We borrowed from our local public library:
Flip by Martyn Bedford - it's received lots of book award nominations and is about a boy who wakes up in somebody else's body.
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace was a 2010 Costa winner. It's about schoolboys dealing with Zimbabwe's newly created independence in the 1980s.
Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed which takes on the heavy issue of forced marriages among teen girls. Thanks to Federation of Children's Book Groups and Puffin.
We received for review:
A Little, Aloud for Children edited by Angela Macmillan (from David Fickling Books - thanks!). This is an anthology of extracts, poems and short pieces that are intended to be shared by reading aloud. It includes Neil Gaiman, Benjamin Zephaniah and Shakespeare. The idea is that all age groups can enjoy this book so in one sense, you could call it a real crossover title! Reading aloud is exactly what we’re planning on doing. It is being published in the UK on 7 June 2012 and all royalties will go to The Reader Organisation, a charity that works to connect both people and literature.
Hollow Pike by James Dawson (from Indigo/Fierce Fiction especially for Little M to review- thanks). It's about a teenage girl, witchcraft and the woods after dark. Sounds scary to me. James Dawson has been nominated for the 2012 Queen of Teen award.
(the Letterbox Love logo was designed by Casey from Dark Readers)