What makes me this giddy? New books. There are not many more new books that our school will get before the end of the school year. Budgets only stretch so far, after all. But this shipment had a few in it that I’be been waiting patiently for.

Sick Simon by Dan Krall was recommended by another local librarian. It’s a hilarious look at the grossness that kids don’t think twice about. I’m thinking this book should be a mandatory read aloud for kindergarten and first grade. It even has helpful hints:



I didn’t waste any time getting my hands on this Tacky book. Tacky and the Haunted Igloo by Helen Lester is the only Tacky I was missing from my collection.


Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly is about Kymera, or Kym. Kym must not be seen by people. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

I actually bought the second book, Ravenous earlier this year without realizing it was part of a series. I can’t wait to read them both.

The books I’m really dying to read are the continuation of The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt. I’ve read and listened to the first book (the narrator in the audio version is great!) 

I can’t explain the wonders of a book that starts with the questions, “Tell the truth. Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and eaten it? Have you ever picked your nose and eaten and in so doing, opened a portal to another world?”

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