Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Reflections

In May I reviewed 55 books.

Board books:

  1. Board Book: Peek-a-Boo Zoo. Joyce Wan. 2015. Scholastic. 14 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  2. Board Book: Hi! A Rhyming Animal Sounds Book. Ethan Long. 2015. Abrams. 20 pages. [Source: Review copy] 

Picture books:
  1. Pepper & Poe. Frann Preston-Gannon. 2015. [July] Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  2. Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss. 1960. Random House. 62 pages. [Source: Library] 
  3. The Sneetches and Other Stories. Dr. Seuss. 1961. Random House. 65 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. Dr. Seuss's ABC. Dr. Seuss. 1960. Random House. 72 pages. [Source: Library]
  5. Sleep Book. Dr. Seuss. 1962. Random House. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
  6. Ten Apples Up On Top! Dr. Seuss (Theo LeSeig). Illustrated by Roy McKie. 1961. Random House. 72 pages. [Source: Library]
  7. Ice Cream Summer. Peter Sis. 2015. [May] Scholastic. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  8. The Sky is Falling. Mark Teague. 2015. [June] Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  9. ABC School's For Me. Susan Katz. Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. 2015. [June] Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  10. First Grade, Here I Come. Tony Johnson. Illustrated by David Walker. 2015. [June] Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  11. 8: An Animal Alphabet. Elisha Cooper. 2015 [July] Scholastic. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  12. What I Saw In the Teachers' Lounge. Jerry Pallotta. Illustrated by Howard McWilliam. 2015. [June] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Early readers/early chapter books:
  1. The Amazing Stardust Friends #2 Be A Star. Heather Alexander. Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer. 2015. Scholastic. 96 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  2. Sacajawea (Women Who Broke the Rules) Kathleen Krull. 2015. Bloomsbury. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  3. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon. Ruth Stiles Gannett. Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. 1987. Random House. 242 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. B is for Betsy. Carolyn Haywood. 1939. 144 pages. [Source: Library]

Middle grade:
  1. Princess Academy. Shannon Hale. 2005. Bloomsbury. 314 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. Palace of Stone. (Princess Academy #2) Shannon Hale. 2012. Bloomsbury. 323 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. The Forgotten Sisters. (Princess Academy #3) Shannon Hale. 2015. Bloomsbury. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  4. Completely Clementine. Sara Pennypacker. 2015. Disney-Hyperion. 192 pages. [Source: Library]
  5. Snow Treasure. Marie McSwigan. Illustrated by Mary Reardon. 1942. 208 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  6. Up A Road Slowly. Irene Hunt. 1966. 208 pages. [Source: Bought] 
  7. Across Five Aprils. Irene Hunt. 1964. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
  8.  My Side of the Mountain. Jean Craighead George. 1959. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
  9. The Egypt Game. Zilpha Keatley Snyder. 1967/2009. Simon & Schuster. 215 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  10. I, Juan de Pareja. Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. 1965/2008. Square Fish. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  11. Wild Boy. Rob Lloyd-Jones. 2013. Candlewick Press. 295 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  12.  When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Judith Kerr. 1971. Random House. 191 pages. [Source: Bought]

Young adult:
  1. Lady Thief. A.C. Gaughen. 2014. Walker Books. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  2. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3). A.C. Gaughen. 2015. Bloomsbury. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  3. Shadow Scale. Rachel Hartman. 2015. Random House. 608 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  4. Rook. Sharon Cameron. 2015. Scholastic. 464 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Adult fiction:
  1. A Touch of Stardust. Kate Alcott. 2015. Doubleday. 304 pages. [Source: Library] 
  2. The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales. Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth. Translated by Maria Tatar. 2015. Penguin. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  3.  William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace. Ian Doescher. 2015. Quirk Books. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  4. Cocaine Blues. (Phryne Fisher #1) Kerry Greenwood. 1989/2007. Poisoned Pen Press. 175 pages. [Source: Library]
  5. Flying Too High. Kerry Greenwood. 1990/2006. Poisoned Pen Press. 156 pages. [Source: Library] 

Adult nonfiction:
  1. Dead Wake. Erik Larson. 2015. Crown. 448 pages. [Source: Library] 
  2. War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. Cindy Hval. 2015. Casemate. 240 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
  3. The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time. Tom Santopietro. 2015. St. Martin's Press. 324 pages. [Source: Library] 

Christian fiction:
  1. Christy. Catherine Marshall. 1967. 512 pages. [Source: Bought]
  2. As Love Blooms. Lorna Seilstad. 2015. Revell. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  3. The Love Letters. Beverly Lewis. 2015. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]

Christian nonfiction:
  1. Give Them Truth: Teaching Eternal Truths to Young Minds. Starr Meade. 2015. P&R Publishing. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  2. The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses. Chris Bruno. 2015. Crossway. 144 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. The Heart of the Gospel. God's Son Given for You. Sinclair B. Ferguson. 2015. P&R Publishing. 24 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  4. Piety: The Heartbeat of Reformed Theology. Joel R. Beeke. 2015. P&R Publishing. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  5. No Adam, No Gospel: Adam and the History of Redemption. Richard B. Gaffin Jr. 2015. P&R Publishing. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  6. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. Timothy Keller. 2014. Penguin. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
  7. God, Adam, and You: Biblical Creation Defended and Applied. Richard D. Phillips, editor. 2015. P&R. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  8. God's Love Compels Us: Taking the Gospel to the World. Edited by Kathleen Nielson and D.A. Carson. 2015. Crossway. 144 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  9. Theological Fitness: Why We Need a Fighting Faith. Aimee Byrd. 2015. P&R. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  10. Jesus, Continued: Why The Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You. J.D. Greear. 2014. Zondervan. 240 pages. [Source: Bought]

© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comments:

fredamans 7:50 PM  

Fantabulous month for books once again! A couple of those took me back to my own childhood! :-)
Happy June reading!

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