#BookHaul / #InMyMailBox July 20, 2014

How about another book haul video, yall?

Book Haul - July 20, 2014 | wearewordnerds.com

These some of the books we were sent for consideration in the past couple of weeks!

 

Books mentioned in this video:


Defector: A Variants Novel
by Susanne Winnacker
2014-06-26
from Razorbill

traitor's blade by sebastien de castell| wearewordnerds.com
traitor’s blade
by sebastien de castell
2014
from Jo Fletcher

Bats in the Band (A Bat Book) by Brian Lies| wearewordnerds.com
Bats in the Band (A Bat Book)
by Brian Lies
2014-08-05
from HMH Books for Young Readers

Gumballs: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2) by Keith Baker| wearewordnerds.com
Gumballs: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2)
by Keith Baker
2014-08-05
from HMH Books for Young Readers

The Gloomy Ghost: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales) by David Lubar| wearewordnerds.com
The Gloomy Ghost: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales)
by David Lubar
2014-07-08
from Starscape

If you were me and lived in... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 8) by Carole P. Roman| wearewordnerds.com
If you were me and lived in… Australia: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 8)
by Carole P. Roman
2014-03-26
from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Whaley's Big Adventure: Presented by Carole P. Roman by Alexander Luke| wearewordnerds.com
Whaley’s Big Adventure: Presented by Carole P. Roman
by Alexander Luke
2013-12-29
from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night by Jon Davis| wearewordnerds.com
Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night
by Jon Davis
2014-08-26
from HMH Books for Young Readers

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni| wearewordnerds.com
The Caged Graves
by Dianne K. Salerni
2014-08-26
from HMH Books for Young Readers

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition (with CD-ROM) by Editors of Webster's New World College Dictionaries| wearewordnerds.com
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition (with CD-ROM)
by Editors of Webster’s New World College Dictionaries
2014-08-26
from Webster’s New World

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Defector: A Variants Novel by Susanne Winnacker

Release Date: 2014-06-26

Praise for Susanne Winnacker’s Impostor: “An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel.”—VOYA “Fresh and inventive. . . . the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage.”—BCCB ___ Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and longtime love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.  But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue Variant organization Abel’s Army is likely the culprit.  When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped, and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?  When the FEA’s efforts to rescue Holly don’t yield results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel’s Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds.  Finding the truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking at every turn. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.

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The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni| wearewordnerds.com

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

Release Date: 2014-08-26

The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters! S

oon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . .

and learns that one of them is her own mother’s.

Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets.

 

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traitor's blade by sebastien de castell| wearewordnerds.com

traitor’s blade by sebastien de castell

Release Date: 2014

Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King’s head on a spike.

Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters.

All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission. But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King’s dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn…

 

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Bats in the Band (A Bat Book) by Brian Lies| wearewordnerds.com

Bats in the Band (A Bat Book) by Brian Lies

Release Date: 2014-08-05

The look on our faces is easy to read: a little night music is just what we need!A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat music—plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues. Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night, and the positive power of music. Brian Lies’s newest celebration of bats and their dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyone’s spirits with joyous noise and cheer!

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Gumballs: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2) by Keith Baker| wearewordnerds.com

Gumballs: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2) by Keith Baker

Release Date: 2014-08-05

“Baker’s cartoon-like paintings bubble over with humor.”—Publishers Weekly

Mr. Green loves guessing games. And he has a plan to guess the number of gumballs in a GIANT gumball machine! So does Mrs. Green. Her plan involves luck, but Mr. Green’s plan involves luck and math skills. Will they both be winners? And what would they do if they won all those gumballs?

The uproarious alligator antics continue in this Level 2 Green Light Reader.

 

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The Gloomy Ghost: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales) by David Lubar| wearewordnerds.com

The Gloomy Ghost: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales) by David Lubar

Release Date: 2014-07-08

Acclaimed author David Lubar’s Monsterrific Tales return to life with this new edition of The Gloomy Ghost that is sure to appeal to fans of his Weenies short story collections.

There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. Kids are turning into monsters—literally! First it was Sebastian, then Angie. Now it’s little brother Rory’s turn to be “monsterized!” One minute he’s a normal kid hanging out in his backyard. The next, he finds himself walking through stuff: the back porch, walls, even people!

What’s a ghostly kid to do? Rory decides to find some other spirits and ask them how to get “un-ghosted.”

So he heads up to the local haunted house to give it a try. What Rory doesn’t know is that if he doesn’t get the answer soon, he’ll only have a ghost of a chance of ever being a kid again…

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If you were me and lived in... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 8) by Carole P. Roman| wearewordnerds.com

If you were me and lived in… Australia: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 8) by Carole P. Roman

Release Date: 2014-03-26

BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman has penned a new addition in her exiting explorations of foreign cultures and customs with “If You Were Me and Lived in … Australia”. In her years as a teacher, parent and grandparent, Roman noticed that there were few, if any, books about other cultures for young children. Roman has remedied the deficit and now introduces the new Australia installment in a series that educates kids, parents and teachers, alike. Roman recognizes that children love to discover the differences and similarities of other people and places in far-off lands. In this series, she describes details that kids can relate to. Tailored to children from 3-to-8-years old, her writing is simple but does not talk down to youngsters. Among the topics that are introduced in this journey to Australia are the unusual indigenous animals, the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, the currency, the beloved game of cricket and the national holiday, Australia Day, as well as the special nicknames people have for one another and the curious taste sensation, Vegemite. “This series is just enough facts to begin a discussion without overwhelming the child and can be expanded or contracted to fit the age group,” Roman explains. “Carole P. Roman has created a marvelous premise for her series of educational children’s books: young readers are given the opportunity to realistically envision a foreign country without leaving their homes, libraries, or classrooms….Roman’s formula allows for so much lovely variety in each book of this series that it hardly seems like a formula at all…If You Were Me and Lived in …Kenya is a short, vibrant picture book, brightly illustrated in cartoon style. The text is scant, appropriate, and does not deviate from the central theme.” ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review

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Whaley's Big Adventure: Presented by Carole P. Roman by Alexander Luke| wearewordnerds.com

Whaley’s Big Adventure: Presented by Carole P. Roman by Alexander Luke

Release Date: 2013-12-29

Join Whaley on his big adventure in the ocean as he meets Whales of all different sizes. Written and illustrated by 5 year old Alexander Luke, and presented by his grandmother, award-winning children’s author Carole P. Roman, this oceanic adventure of whale-sized proportions will teach youngsters about the different whales that live in the oceans.

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Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night by Jon Davis| wearewordnerds.com

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night by Jon Davis

Release Date: 2014-08-26

When Small Blue wakes up in the middle of the night, she thinks of hungry things . . . and warty things . . . and hairy things! But are they really as scary as they seem? With the help and comfort of Big Brown, Small Blue slowly begins to imagine fun things in the dark instead of scary ones. Jon Davis’s whimsical text and illustrations featuring a sweet father-daughter duo ensure that neither the night nor the unknown will be scary again.

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Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition (with CD-ROM) by Editors of Webster's New World College Dictionaries| wearewordnerds.com

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition (with CD-ROM) by Editors of Webster’s New World College Dictionaries

Release Date: 2014-08-26

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Webster’s New World name for decades. Webster’s New World College Dictionary is a favorite of newsrooms and copy editors nationwide, and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook. Webster’s New World College Dictionary is collaborating with The Associated Press Stylebook Online to offer a combined service. Please see www.apstylebook.com for details. This dictionary features a clear and accessible defining style, abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, hundreds of drawings that complement the definitions, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points. It also includes extensive coverage of Americanisms (words, phrases, and senses coined by an American or first used in the United States), all 12,000 of which are specially identified. This brand-new edition has been completely revised. More than 4,700 entries and senses have been added, including terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, computers and the Internet, food, business, politics, and law (examples include biodefense, cage match, celebutante, derecho, deleverage, hashtag, stevia, and webinar). Tens of thousands of revisions have been made to existing senses, to bring them up-to-date and to reflect current usage. Webster’s New World College Dictionary is the perfect dictionary for use at school, at the office, or at home.

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That’s it for this haul, guys!

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