Sunday, November 6, 2011

In My Mailbox - New Books This Week (41)

In My Mailbox is a posting idea run by Kristi at The Story Siren (read all about it here: In My Mailbox) for bloggers to share the books they've gotten that week to help publicize as many titles as possible. It's a little preview on what book reviews to anticipate along with a way to build excitement about new titles coming out. All titles link to goodreads so you can add books to your "to-read" list.


OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
Have heard great things about this one and the premise sounds so good, plus the author is a former teacher. Can't wait to finally read it.

For Review

CHAINED (ARC) by Lynne Kelly
A multicultural middle grades title releasing on May 8th that will be part of my Class of 2K12 review/author interview series coming next year.

Picture Books
Since it's National Picture Book month, I thought I'd highlight a few I got this week.

BOOKSPEAK! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas
Recommended on twitter by @donalynbooks and I loved it! All poems about books and I can't wait to use it with my students!

I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
Had fun reading this one with students and debating my conflicted feelings on twitter with @colbysharp and @mentortexts who made the recommendation to get it

This is an older one that I discovered and it just seemed so cute-with a nice anti-bullying message and great rhyming


  1. Oymg sounds really cute!! Fun cover!

    Xpresso Reads

  2. I love Giraffes Can't Dance! One of my favorite picture books!

  3. I haven't heard of these lolthat giraffe one looks like something my son would enjoy though :)

    Here's my IMM

  4. I Want My Hat Back and Giraffes Can't Dance are super cute names! =D =D =D

    Happy reading!
    ~ Shanella

  5. Thanks for recommending BookSpeak! (I have a couple of educator resources available at I'm also a huge fan of just reading poetry, period.)


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