ALA Midwinter 2012

Unpacking #alamw12

Look at the loads and loads of good stuff I brought back from Dallas! I packed an empty carry-on just for this purpose and it was worth carting it through airports. Here are some things that you might want to know about:

From the photo you can see that I picked up a lot of ARCs too. Here are a few (some of these are teen & adult titles):

  • Seriously, Just Go to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, a kid friendly, G-rated version of the hilarious adult picture book Go the F**k to Sleep. (April 2012)
  • I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic (March 2012)
  • The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller (Donalyn Miller says she hasn’t met a child that she can’t turn into a reader – I need to know her secrets.) (Available now)
  • Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily “The Genius” Jenkins , illustrated by Harry Bliss (I threw in “The Genius” part, but can you blame me?) (August 2012)
  • To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (January 2012)
  • The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell (March 2012)
  • All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers (May 2012)
  • One Boy and His Dog by Eva Ibbotson (March 2012)
  • Big Bad Sheep by Bettina Wegenast, illustrated by Katharina Busshoff (April 2012)
  • Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love by Patricia C. McKissack & Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr., illustrated by Randy DuBurke (graphic novel/historical fiction by a talented team)
  • Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became A Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient and Then Turned 16 by Moshe Kasher (Since finishing The List by Siobhan Vivian in record time, I have been unable to keep my nose out of this book. I smell a potential Alex Award.) (March 2012)

I am so happy to be home with a list of things to do for my committee work, loads of catalogs to order beautiful new books from and plenty of ARCs to keep me busy through this long, cold Minnesota winter. The fire is lit, my feet are up, I have some reading to do.

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