Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stacking the YA Shelves (Feb. 2, 2014)

Tynga of  Team Tynga's Reviews hosts this meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets.

Here are this week's new additions to my TBR mountain.
I am a big fan of Darby Karchut's books. Gideon's Spear was the first one that I wasn't asked to review. I had to buy it for myself and for my students so that we can find out what happens next with Finn.

Crash by Lisa McMann was a Kindle Daily Deal.
I got up early last Monday Morning, despite the fact that our school had closed due to adverse weather, so that I could watch the ALA Youth Media Awards. As soon I found out the Caldecott and Newbery winners, I headed to Amazon to get them for me and my students.

Locomotive by Brian Floca won the Caldecott.
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery.

These are the books that were added to my review stack this week.
I got Avalon by Mindee Arnett through Amazon Vine. It was released on Jan. 21.

Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith arrived from the publisher. This one will be released on Feb. 4.
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora come to me from Macmillan. It will be released on May 20.

I got Blur by Steven James from NetGalley. It will be released on May 27.
I also got a finished copy of The Rule of Three by Eric Walters and a cool whistle/compass thingee from Macmillan. I was quick to donate it to my High School Media Center. A couple of my high school boys had already devoured the ARC and were busy talking it up to their friends.

What did you add to your stack this week? 


  1. Ooh nice! Those are all new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Another good haul I'm seeing today. Enjoy :)

  3. Crash is already on my TBR list. Have been meaning to get the book but many other books caught my attention. Shall remember to get this book soon. Happy reading!

    - Michelle

  4. These are all new to me, I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

    So Bookalicious

  5. I really enjoyed Avalon and Blur sounds good. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  6. Steven James is a really good author!

    Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS Following your blog and would love a follow back please :-)

  7. Great haul! I heard great things about Crash and Avalon, although some reviews on them were mixed.
    I hope you like these, and happy reading!

  8. Great haul this week. I hope you enjoy and happy reading! Thank you for stopping by!

    Jess @ Jess Time To Read

  9. Oh you have great books this week! Thanks for visiting OUaT!

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  10. ACKKK! Kathy, I specifically asked that you be put on the list for a review copy! I am so sorry this didn't happen. How can I make this up to you? May I donate a copy to you and your library?

  11. All of these books look great…I am especially interested in Crash…I've heard good things. Enjoy your books!

  12. I loved Avalon! It's a great scifi novel :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  13. Ooh, lots of good books this week! I'm really curious about Flora & Ulysses since seeing it won this week. I've never read any of Kate DiCamillo's books, but I always saw them on the shelves when I was younger. And I've got a copy of The Rule of Three that I need to read--glad to hear you've got students loving it! ;)

    Happy reading!
    My STS
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  14. Great haul! I got AVALON last week, and I want to read THE RULE OF THREE!

    I hope you enjoy all your new book! Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :)

  15. Great haul! So many pretty covers. I've read Avalon and it was a nice sci-fi read. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Cyn @ Book Munchies

  16. Avalon sounds really action-packed and totally cool! I have a feeling that the Nick and Tesla's Adventure novels will be HUGE someday and I want to hop on to that bandwagon ASAP! Great Haul and thank you for visiting my STS! :)

  17. Jealous of Gideon's Spear! I was supposed to get a copy but it never showed :( Avalon is awesome! Nice haul! Thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa!

  18. Great books this week. I enjoyed Avalon.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog, yes Nutella is so good! Soon I'll prepare some recipes from that book!
    Now I'm your follower, I like your STS a lot!

  20. I also got Avalon this week. I read Crash and I enjoyed it, I hope you do too.

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

  21. Thank you for reminding me the awards took place last week! ~Sheri

  22. Wow, some really great books, haven't heard of these but they all look amazing :)

  23. For a second I thought it's "To Kill a Mockingbird." But then I read the title again. Enjoy your books.


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