Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Books

Gosh, it seems like ages since the last time I received any new books at the library. And let's be honest, a big part of the reason why I became a librarian was for collection development... at work, I can "collect" books on a grander scale than I ever could at home.

So, what's new?

Elf Realm Book 3: The Road's End - Daniel Kirk
Indiana Jones: The Search for Buried Treasure - W. Rathbone
Skeleton Creek: The Raven: Ryan's Journal - Patrick Carman
The Zombie Chasers: Undead Ahead - John Kloepfer, illustrated by Steve Wolfhard
Super Sluggers 3: Wing Ding - Kevin Markey
43 Old Cemetery Road: Till Death Do Us Bark - Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Dear America: The Second Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Cannons at Dawn - Kristiana Gregory
Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist Book Four: The Unicorn's Tale - R.L. LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy
The Knights' Tales 3: The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True - Gerald Morris, illustrated by Aaron Renier
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery - Maryrose Wood

Series is the name of the game. Series, series, series. That's what kids clamor for, and so, that is what I shall give them. I'm beefing up the collection of "boys books" and things that seem to have universal appeal for boys and girls. I hate that books, from picture books, right up through YA seems to be so gendered, but that's the way of things, I suppose.

I am in LOVE with the new Dear America covers. They have just a hint of gold leaf -- so elegant! It makes them seem simultaneously more updated and more historical, if that's possible. This picture does not do the book justice.

I am so excited for the new Incorrigible Children book. I can't believe it doesn't have any holds on it. Lucky me, that means I can check it out for myself, right away.


  1. I've never heard of any of this books before, but I think I'm going to have to check them out. Some of the titles sound great - like the Elf Realm one. *Jots it down*

    Enjoy :D
    Books of Amber

  2. Nice collections! Wish that there were more books that appealed to both genders, so the ones that are out there are doubly precious! And the Dear America covers are nice, aren't they? Very classy!

    Here's my IMM.

  3. These look like some awesome books! :D My IMM is HERE. Happy Reading,

    ~Zakiya LadyWings
    Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
    For the L♥ve of Reading

  4. Must be nice working at a library and acquiring new books. Especially if you get to be the first to check them out! Great haul. :)

    Here's my IMM!

  5. I LOVE the Incorrigible Children! Such a cute series!

  6. @Amber - I know, right? I usually think of Daniel Kirk as a picture book author.

    @Chelsey - Having free access to great book is definitely one of the perks of the job! I don't get to skip ahead of our patrons though. In fact, sometimes I'll wait to get a book if demand is very high... I don't want to keep someone else waiting on a popular book, especially since my TBR pile at home always seems to be towering.

    @Maestra - I liked the Incorrigible Children so much more than I thought I would! Their governess is really a hoot.

  7. I feel so protective over my library books. It's like I think of them like they're mine and I'm just being nice and lending them out :P It'll be a big shock when I move and lose them!

    Those new Dear America books look fantastic. I know just what you mean when you say they look updated and more historical.

  8. I know it... I've been moved around to 5 different libraries in the last 2 years (I blame the recession) and it's always a challenge to learn a new collection.
    Hopefully (knock on wood) I'll stay in my current position for a good long while!



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