Sunday, May 6, 2012

While I Was Away-IRA Edition

It was pretty quiet here on the blog this past week because I was in Chicago at the International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Convention. It was my first time at this particular convention, and it was a great experience. Not only did I get to hear renowned speakers and find ways to further improve my teaching practice, but I also go to hang out with some of my Nerdy Book Club friends (you've heard of it, yes? If not, go here now!), and I was again blown away by the generosity of the School and Library departments of the publishers of books for kids. Extra special thanks goes to Little Brown, Simon & Shuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Sourcebooks, Penguin, Scholastic, Random House, Bloomsbury, and Tor!
They are so great to us teachers, librarians, and education professionals, and in a profession where it is so important to be surrounding kids with books, it's a huge benefit. It's always fun to talk to the reps and find out what titles they're excited about, and what books they have coming up that may fit with my curricular needs. And, since I'm also a blogger besides being a teacher, I know they hope that I will help spread the word about these titles as well. So, that's what this recap is all about. I also had many twitter teacher friends request the list so they know what titles to be on the lookout for too. I hope this is helpful to you, and if you want to know anything more specific about any of the titles, feel free to ask away! Happy reading! (You can see the entire list of books I brought home from IRA2012 on my goodreads shelf as well.) (*Note: I'm not doing pictures because it would take up a lost of loading time!)

Graphic Novels
(Love the author signings of the graphic novels because they all doodle & they were super-fun!)
ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
LEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke -September 4
BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
ASTRONAUT ACADEMY: ZERO GRAVITY by Dave Roman
TEEN BOAT! by Dave Roman -May 8

Coming Soon - Middle Grades
ISLAND OF SILENCE (THE UNWANTEDS 2) by Lisa McMann -September 4
AUDITION & SUBTRACTION by Amy Dominy Fellner -September
DEAR BLUE SKY by Mary Sullivan -August 2
A MUTINY IN TIME (INFINITY RING #1) by James Dashner -September 28
CAPTURE THE FLAG by Kate Messner -July 1
UNGIFTED by Gordon Korman -August 21
GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver -August 28
GAME CHANGERS Book 1 by Mike Lupica -May 8
THE GREAT UNEXPECTED by Sharon Creech -September 4
FLOORS #2: 3 FLOORS BELOW by Patrick Carman -September 1
AN ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURE: WE GIVE A SQUID A WEDGIE by C. Alexander London-June 14

Coming Soon - Young Adult
STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth -May 8
LAST RITE by Lisa Desrochers (Final book in PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy) -May 8
UNDERWORLD (ABANDON 2) by Meg Cabot -May 8
RIFT by Andrea Cremer (NIGHTSHADE Prequel) -August 7
UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman (UNWIND Trilogy #2) -August 28
BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian -September 18
SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller -June 19
COLD FURY by T.M. Goeglein -July 24
MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill -November 13
ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury -September 4
NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS by Dayna Lorentz -May 29
A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO by Jeff Strand -June 5
52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody -July 3
SOULBOUND by Heather Brewer -July 5
RUSH FOR THE GOLD: MYSTERY AT THE OLYMPICS by John Feinstein -May 22
THE RAFT by S.A. Bodeen -August 21
EVE AND ADAM by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant -October 2
SMASHED by Lisa Luedeke -August 21
THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas -August 7
FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes -December 11
PROMISED (BIRTHMARKED #3) by Caragh M. O'Brien -October 2
ROMEO REDEEMED (JULIET IMMORTAL sequel)by Stacey Jay -October 9
SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo -June 5
BURNING BLUE by Paul Griffin -October 25
DEAD TIME by Anne Cassidy -May 22
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Jessica Martinez -October 16
DEAD CITY by James Ponti -October 2
DEADLY PINK by Vivian Vande Velde -July 10

Available Now - Middle Grades
FAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angleberger
THE DRAMA YEARS: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School by Haley Kilpatrick
SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS by Sara Pennypacker
13 HANGMEN by Art Corriveau
ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey

Available Now - Young Adult
WHILE HE WAS AWAY by Karen Schreck
BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
THE VICIOUS DEEP by Zoraida Cordova
THE LIST by Siobhan Vivian
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian
UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
EXPOSED by Kimberly Marcus
ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons
MICHAEL VEY: THE PRISONER OF CELL 25 by Richard Paul Evans
THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg
LEXAPROS AND CONS by Aaron Karo
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
DYING TO KNOW YOU by Aidan Chambers
ALL THE RIGHT STUFF by Walter Dean Myers
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
THE ESPRESSOLOGIST by Kristina Springer
SLAYERS by C.J. Hill
THE COMING OF THE DRAGON by Rebecca Barnhouse

Picture Books/Teaching Books
HOLOCAUST POETRY by Hilda Schiff
THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
ISH by Peter H. Reynolds
GUYKU by Peter H. Reynolds
IT'S DUFFY TIME! by Don and Audrey Wood -October 1
A GOLD STAR FOR ZOG by Julia Donaldson -July 1

1 comment:

  1. I'm exhausted just thinking about linking all those books to Goodreads! :) Wish I could have gone to IRA. Looks like it was such a great time. I had an amazing time at MRA, but there weren't any major pubs there to get books from so I missed out on that part.

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