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New Book Wednesday – Sequels!

For this week’s new book selection, we’ve got the continuing story of…


1) Rot & Ruin. Jonathan Mayberry’s epic zombie tale continues in Flesh & Bone (book 3).

2) The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Tom Angleberger (which is just such a fun name) continues the story of our fortunetelling folded paper with book 5 in the series, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, and book 6, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus.

3) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Ian Doescher is back with the “first” episode of the iambic pentameter version tale from a time long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace. (These only just arrived, so I haven’t read any yet, but I am curious to see how Jar Jar Binks translates to iambic pentameter.)


Destined-to-Be-a-Classic-Book Friday–Authors, uthors everywhere, but not a drop of ink…

With apologies to Willy Wonka, who owes apologies to Samuel Coleridge…

Today’s featured book is Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman. This is the sequel to Seraphina, a fantastic high fantasy book about the conflict between dragons and humans. In Hartman’s fantastically constructed world, dragons can take on human form, sometimes making it difficult to know who is who. And Seraphina throws everything off by being half-human and half-dragon, though very few people know it.


I haven’t read Shrh1adow Scale yet, but it will likely be on my spring break list. And I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Hartman on Monday when she was at Children’s Book World in Haverford. She was funny and interesting and insightful and has been a Terry Pratchett fan since she was a kid.


If you’d like a chance to hang with an author, this coming Thursday, March 26th, at Children’s Book World will be AWESOME!! Gayle Forman, who wrote If I Stay, will be there with my very favorite author A.S. King. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, on Tuesday they announced that Libba Bray, who wrote last summer’s summer read Going Bovine, is going to join them! It’s possible that Mrs. Selinsky and I both squealed like teeny-bopper Justin Beiber fans when we found this out. The event is at Children’s Book World in Haverford (right across from the Haverford School) and begins at 7. I may be a little late, but I will definitely be fangirling that night.