Mailbag Monday / In My Mailbox / Book Haul Feb 6th, 2017

It’s a book haul, y’all!

Yep. I made it another week, and posted all on time and stuff. I know. You are so shocked. It is ok, I am too!

Anyway, these are the books we have received to feature here on WeAreWordNerds over the last week. I hope you take a second and check them out.

New Books In My Mailbox Week of Jan 29th – Feb 5th, 2017

Book Haul | wearewordnerds.com

It was a great week, lots of YA and kidlit.


This Raging Light
by Estelle Laure
2017-03-07

Guile by Constance Cooper| wearewordnerds.com
Guile
by Constance Cooper
2017-03-14

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman| wearewordnerds.com
Vengeance Road
by Erin Bowman
2017-03-07

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human by Kay Frydenborg| wearewordnerds.com
A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human
by Kay Frydenborg
2017-03-14

Gemma & Gus (reader) (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea| wearewordnerds.com
Gemma & Gus (reader) (Gossie & Friends)
by Olivier Dunrea
2017-03-14

Gus (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea| wearewordnerds.com
Gus (Reader) (Gossie & Friends)
by Olivier Dunrea
2017-03-14

Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished by Camille Andros| wearewordnerds.com
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished
by Camille Andros
2017-03-14

Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker| wearewordnerds.com
Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure
by Anna Walker
2017-03-14

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter by Beth Fantaskey| wearewordnerds.com
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter
by Beth Fantaskey
2017-03-14

Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery (Green Light Readers Level 2) by Ellen Stoll Walsh| wearewordnerds.com
Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery (Green Light Readers Level 2)
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
2017-03-14

Curious George Goes to a Bookstore by H. A. Rey| wearewordnerds.com
Curious George Goes to a Bookstore
by H. A. Rey
2017-03-14

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz| wearewordnerds.com
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
2017-03-07

I Don't Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip| wearewordnerds.com
I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat
by Simon Philip
2017-01-12

Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank| wearewordnerds.com
Armstrong and Charlie
by Steven B. Frank
2017-03-07

Bradford Street Buddies: Springtime Blossoms (Green Light Readers Level 3) by Jerdine Nolen| wearewordnerds.com
Bradford Street Buddies: Springtime Blossoms (Green Light Readers Level 3)
by Jerdine Nolen
2017-03-14

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull| wearewordnerds.com
Pandora
by Victoria Turnbull
2017-04-04

Cat Goes Fiddle-i-Fee (Folk Tale Classics) by Paul Galdone| wearewordnerds.com
Cat Goes Fiddle-i-Fee (Folk Tale Classics)
by Paul Galdone
2017-04-11

Arena by Holly Jennings| wearewordnerds.com
Arena
by Holly Jennings
2016-11-01
*ALA ALEX AWARD WINNER*

Gauntlet (Arena) by Holly Jennings| wearewordnerds.com
Gauntlet (Arena)
by Holly Jennings
2017-04-04

More Details:

Arena by Holly Jennings AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2016-11-01 No. of Pages: 400
The Story: Near-future science fiction debut about the action-packed world of competitive gaming…   Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…

Gauntlet (Arena) by Holly Jennings AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-04-04 No. of Pages: 448
The Story: Plug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming, in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena.

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-04-04 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky  . . . a bird with a broken wing.       Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little by little, the bird helps Pandora feel less lonely. The bird begins to fly again, and always comes back—bringing seeds and flowers and other small gifts. But then one day, it flies away and doesn’t return. Pandora is heartbroken.       Until things begin to grow . . .

Bradford Street Buddies: Springtime Blossoms (Green Light Readers Level 3) by Jerdine Nolen AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 48
The Story: CHIRP! CHIRP! CHIRP! It’s springtime on Bradford Street. Jada and Jamal are searching for signs of spring. So are their best friends, Carlita Garcia and Josh Cornell. But the most surprising sign of spring awaits them at school the next day . . . a  surprise that blossoms into a colorful plan to beautify the schoolyard just in time for Earth Day.  Get set to dig in and join the neighborhood fun with the Bradford Street Buddies!

Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 304
The Story: Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it. And when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a white school in the Hollywood Hills, all he wants to know is “What time in the morning will my alarm clock have the opportunity to ring?”  When these two land at the same desk, it’s the Rules Boy next to the Rebel, a boy who lost a brother elbow-to-elbow with a boy who longs for one.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 464
The Story: Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

Curious George Goes to a Bookstore by H. A. Rey AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 24
The Story: George’s favorite author is doing a signing at the new bookstore in town. Waiting in line is hard when you’re as curious as our little monkey, especially when surrounded by so many great books!

Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery (Green Light Readers Level 2) by Ellen Stoll Walsh AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Bugs are all over Dot and Jabber’s meadow. Then—poof!—they’re gone! Bugs can’t just disappear, can they?

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter by Beth Fantaskey AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 352
The Story: It’s 1920s Chicago—the guns-and-gangster era of Al Capone—and it’s unusual for a girl to be selling the Tribune on the street corner. But ten-year-old Isabel Feeney is unusual . . . unusually obsessed with being a news reporter.

Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Peggy the hen is contented with her quiet existence and daily routine. When a powerful gust of wind sweeps her up and deposits her in the midst of a busy city, she explores her new surroundings, makes new friends, and cleverly figures out how to get home—with a newly kindled appetite for adventure.

Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished by Camille Andros AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 40
The Story: Charlotte is a serious scientist. She solves important problems by following the scientific method. She has all the right equipment: protective glasses, a lab coat, a clipboard, and a magnifying glass. What she doesn’t have is space. She has so many brothers and sisters (she is a rabbit, after all) that she is too squished to work on her experiments! Can she use science to solve her problem?

Gus (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Gus loves to be by himself. He explores all over the barnyard, taking in the world around him. Until he finds three small eggs. His perfect companions might be inside! How long will they take to hatch?

Gemma & Gus (reader) (Gossie & Friends) by Olivier Dunrea AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Gemma is the big sister. Gus is the little brother. Gus is always following Gemma around, but one day Gus sets out on his own . . . and Gemma follows him! What do these two yellow goslings learn from one another?

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 336
The Story: When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there’s room for love in a heart so full of hate.      In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

Guile by Constance Cooper AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 384
The Story: Yonie Watereye lives in the bayou. The water there is full of guile, a power that changes people and objects. Yonie, 16, makes a living investigating objects affected by guile, but in fact it’s her talking cat, LaRue, who has the power to see guile.       Yonie becomes aware that someone is sending harmful guile-changed objects to certain people, including herself. Her investigation becomes entwined with her hunt for the secrets of her mother’s past and leads her to discover dangers hidden within her own family.       In the suspenseful adventure that follows, Yonie and her furry sidekick face challenges that could end their adventuring forever.

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human by Kay Frydenborg AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-14 No. of Pages: 256
The Story: We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean?   Fossils show we’ve shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there’s growing evidence that we influenced dogs’ evolution—and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best.        Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined—and how we coevolved into the species we are today.

I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-01-12 No. of Pages: 32
The Story: Every cat needs a name. One name, one word, just a sound…It should be easy to choose one, right? WRONG!!! I just don’t know what to call my cat! Choosing the right name for a new pet is very important! Find out just what this cat’s name turns out to be in this clever and witty story from an exciting debut author and talented young illustrator.

Cat Goes Fiddle-i-Fee (Folk Tale Classics) by Paul Galdone AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-04-11 No. of Pages: 48
The Story: As a young boy spins a rhythmic yarn about the animals he feeds by yonder tree, a parade of baa-ing, quacking, and mooing farm animals gathers. When they all doze off, it’s the boy’s turn for something scrumptious!        With hidden details to discover in the illustrations and plenty of repetition in the text, young children will enjoy joining in on this read-aloud. Now part of the Folk Tale Classics series, with gold foil stamping on the cover, this one is sure to become a story time favorite!

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure AMAZON | GOODREADS

Released: 2017-03-07 No. of Pages: 288
The Story: For fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell comes a gorgeous debut novel about family, friends, and first love.   Lucille Bennett is pushed into adulthood after her mom decides to “take a break”…from parenting, from responsibility, from Lucille and her little sister, Wren.  Left to cover for her absentee parents, Lucille thinks, “Wren and Lucille. Lucille and Wren. I will do whatever I have to. No one will pull us apart.” Now is not the time for level-headed Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother.

How about you, pick up anything interesting this week? Comment down below and let me know!

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