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Heave Ho, Heave Ho, It's a Hoarder's Life For Me ♪♫

Hi!!

This is going to be a quick post, as I have places to be today! However, I was just cleaning my car and pulled out every single one of the above books. Now, as a bookseller, we get the privilege of acquiring ARCs (Advanced Reader's Copies) of books that haven't come out yet. On top of that, sometimes we get finished copies too! For a bookseller, this is HEAVEN. Until you get home that is.

I think in the back of my mind, that if I just leave books in my car, I don't have a problem. But I do. Taking these books out today, made me realize that I have NO SPACE in my room. This does not mean that I am going to give them away, however. OH NO. I am going to fill every nook in my little room with these little blocks of joy. I have a problem. I know I do. Yet, every time a cool new middle grade, or adult biography, or YA romance....or just about any other book that looks cool, enters my vicinity, I MUST HAVE IT.

I thought I had become a more picky reader. I thought I had gotten past my hoarding. I even did a massive give-away just a few years ago-donating to a local book festival. I guess not. Book hoarding will always be my beautiful flaw.

I want to give a shout out to the above author's for slipping past my cracking metaphorical shield. Check below for a full list of the above titles, links to where you can get them, and the dates of when some of them will be coming out.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday night!

<3 Jen in the Bookstore

 

**Books Featured in this Post**

Princess Cora and the Crocodile Flame in the Mist The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (out 10/3/17) Afar Soonish You are a Badass at Making Money A Rambler Steals Home I, Eliza Hamilton (out 9/26/17) Warcross (out 9/12/17) Going Wild # 2 Predator vs. Prey (out 10/3/17) The Assistants Invictus (out 9/26/17) All's Faire in Middle School (out 9/5/17) Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow (out 10/31/17) Weird in a World That's Not The Traitor's Kiss Drawing Trees and Leaves Girling Up Daring to Drive Meet Cute A Man Called Ove Nice Try, Jane Sinner (out 1/9/18) Dear Martin (out 10/17/17) Stef Soto Taco Queen The Someday Birds Surf's Up

 

Upcoming Kid's Books That Are Just The Coolest

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As a bookseller, you see a lot of ARCs (advanced reading copies) and F&Gs (folded & gathered-usually kid's picture books). Some stand out and others fall a little flat. Below, I will list some that I have seen in the past few weeks that were really great!

I will also include their release dates and publisher's marketing information. These are some really sweet titles, so I hope you'll be on the lookout for them when they hit shelves!

 

 

Life by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel- available 6/27/17

Publisher Marketing:

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life. Life begins small, then grows There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel's stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.

**I thought that this story was beautiful and just what children need to see in 2017. The illustrations were also gorgeous.

 

That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares-available 5/9/17

Publisher Marketing:

In this nearly wordless picture book, a young girl spies on her new neighbor, a young boy who is building something from planks of the fence between their backyards.

**I am such a huge fan of Daniel Miyares' work. With one detailed illustration, you can feel an emotion so strongly.

 

Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie DePaola-available 7/4/17

Publisher Marketing:

This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola's progressive 1979 classic stars a special little boy who won't give up on the dreams that make him unique. Oliver Button is a sissy. At least that s what the other boys call him. But here s what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a singer, and a dancer, and more. What will his classmates say when he steps into the spotlight?

**This one warmed my heart. Such a sweet story with an equally sweet ending.

 

Twindergarten by Nikki Ehrlich, illustrated by Zoey Abbott Wagner-available 6/20/17

Publisher Marketing:

Dax and Zoe are twins. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.

It s the night before the twins are starting kindergarten, and they have the just-about-to-start-school jitters. After all, they will be in different classrooms! What will kindergarten be like when they re not together all day? But Dax and Zoe will learn that kindergarten is full of new surprises and adventures, and being apart for a short while isn t so bad.

From author Nikki Ehrlich and artist Zoey Abbott Wagner comes a heartwarming picture book that s perfect for anyone dealing with new experiences, especially little ones getting ready for school.

**I love the sibling relationship in this story! It probably hits home because of my relationship with my own brothers, but I really felt for these twins! I think it also tells the struggle of twins starting school, that I feel hasn't really been told in the book world previously. ALSO I LOVE ZOEY AND HER ART.

 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Adam Rex-available 4/4/17

Publisher Marketing:

From New York Times bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about theepic taleof the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

I hope you're wearing your battle pants!

You've played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all . . .

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!

**I love that this game now has a book and a backstory for kids to think about when they play the game! I think Adam Rex's illustrations perfectly complement Drew's writing as well. Super funny!

 

Until next time!

Thanks for reading!<3

-Jen