Saturday, February 04, 2012

Library Loot: First Trip in February

New Loot:

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
Wisdom's Kiss: A Thrilling and Romantic Adventure Incorporating Magic, Villainy, And a Cat by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
The Dark Is Rising, The Complete Sequence by Susan Cooper
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough
The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough
The Dollhouse Magic by Yona Zeldis McDonough
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose.
Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle

Leftover Loot:

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World To War by Catrine Clay
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Book Trailer's for New Loot This Week:

 Boneshaker, Kate Milford

Dark Inside, Jeyn Roberts

Life An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

Grand Plan To Fix Everything,


Wisdom's Kiss

The Way We Fall,

May B,

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire and Marg 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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Bookish Hobbit 8:55 AM  

The only book in that loot that I am familiar with is Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. Hope the rest ends up being excellent books!

Marg 12:46 AM  

So much good looking loot in there! Enjoy!

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