Sunday, May 08, 2016

Library Loot: First Trip in May

New Loot:
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie fogliano
  • Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light
  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
  • Be A Friend by Salina Yoon
  • The World of Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  • The Tale of Tales by Giambattista Basile
  • Unbound by Neal Shusterman
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Cage by Megan Shepherd
  • The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Leftover Loot:
  • The Education of Ivy Blake by Ellen Airgood
  • The Runaway's Gold by Emilie Christie Burack
  • The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
  • Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson 
  • Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  • The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby
  • Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
  • Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
  • Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker 
  • Peter Pan (Annotated Edition) Barrie
  • That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us by Erin Moore
  • The Three Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway
  • Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
  • Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils
  • Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi
  • Proof by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones
  • Taking God At His Word by Kevin DeYoung 
 Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries


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1 comments:

Kailana 11:20 AM  

Lots of good looking books! Enjoy!!

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