Monday, October 18, 2010

Mailbox Monday - 10/18/2010

So, I'm participating in Mailbox Monday for the first time ever. Not sure why it took me so long because I love reading other Mailbox Monday posts to see what books other bloggers have received.

What is Mailbox Monday? It's a weekly round-up of books people have received in the mail during the previous week. Started by The Printed Page, it's now hosted by other blogs, alternating monthly. This month, She Reads and Reads is hosting.

This week, I received a lot of Middle Grade and Young Adult books and one picture book.

Early Elementary:

The picture book is Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra, illustrated by J. Otto Siebold (Knopf, 2010). It's a follow up to their 2007 hit Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf. In this book, B.B. Wolf (a.k.a. Big Bad Wolf) faces skepticism from some favorite storybook characters when he starts telling HIS version of the Three Little Pigs. To make up for blowing the pigs' houses down, he decides to do a good deed. It's super cute.

Upper Elementary:
  • Kickers #3: Benched by Rich Wallace, illustrated by Jimmy Holder (Knopf, 2010)
    Recommended for ages 7-10
  • Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald (Knopf, 2010)
    Recommended for ages 8-12
Middle Grade:
Older Middle Grade/Young Adult:
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan (David Fickling Books, 2010)
    Recommended for ages 12+ 
  •  Dark Water by Laura McNeal (Knopf, 2010)
    Recommended for ages 12+
  • Jumpstart the World  by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Knopf 2010
    Recommended for ages 14+

Now the only challenge is deciding which one to read first!

Books mentioned in this post were received as review copies from the publishers. The links in this post are affiliate links. With every purchase you make through clicking on these links, you are helping support The Well-Read Child.


    1. So many interesting books for the younger kids!

    2. All these books look so interesting! What a great idea to share mailbox books with other bloggers. I can't wait to hear your reviews and I am definitely going to have to check some of these out as well!



    3. Welcome to Mailbox Mondays! What a great pile of books you got. Enjoy!

    4. such an interesting initiative! i'm a mom, and love reading to our 2 toddlers (and the 6-month baby is on the "waiting list"!) - both in Portuguese and English (Portuguese is my mother language). Would really appreciate learning more about the program, and how I could begin participating. Warm regards and thank you! Raquel