Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On Sale Now : New Releases

My first On Sale Now feature this year was nice and full. Since then its been very small. Charlotte's listing of New Releases of science fiction and fantasy is always full. I would like to continue to simply mention the new releases which feature kids of color weekly but there simply aren't enough. So I am turning this into a once a month feature.

Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott (paperback) I loved this book. An middle grade baseball book with a Curt Flood reference, how could I not. Baggot was one of nine authors was kind enough to participate in a baseball feature I did last year.

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Budda Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen - Its nice to see another middle grade contemporary novel that features a male protagonist of color. my review.

Owl Ninja by Sandy Fussell

Young Samurai: The Way of the Dragon by Chris Bradford

Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

Pink by Lili Wikinson

Orchards by Holly Thompson

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Glitz by Philana Marie Boles

Silver Phoneix by Cindy Pon -(paperback) I loved this fantasy novel because its not more of the same.

Skate Fate by Juan Felipe Herrera

Under Pressure by Rashawn Hughes

Pick Up Game edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr

Cyborg by Patricia C. Mckissack

Mystify by Artist Arthur

Anya's War by Andrea Alban Gosline

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork - (paperback) This is some serious goodness. Loved it

Tall Story by Candy Gourlay - check out the great trailer

As always if I've missed anything please feel free to tell me.


Jodie said...

I'm really looking forward to Pick Up and Owl Ninja. Also bizarely really interested in Glitz. It doesn't look like my kind of book at all, but it sounds so appealing. Which ones (that you haven't already read) are you looking forwrad to most?

Doret said...

I just ordered Glitz and last week I ordered Dark Goddess,

Orchards and Tall Story, both are in my queue right now and I am really looking forward to both.

Inside Out and Back Again sounds great and is getting wonderful reviews

Skate Fate is high on my want list.

Also Under Pressure, I am looking forward to giving that book a chance.

Finally, I really want to read Pink because I love me some Aussie authors.

Jodie said...

Loved Dark Goddess. Even better than the first one I think.

Anonymous said...

Hey Doret,
So glad you caught Glitz as it really seems to be low on the radar. Penguin... I didn't see much about the book in the search I just did, but I did see that Boles is from my hometown! I'll have to buy a personal copy!

Doret said...

Edi - I wish Glitz was getting more attention.

I got my copy two days after I ordered it. Still waiting on Dark Goddess to arrive even though I ordered it first.