I haven't done an In My Mailbox post in quite a while and since I am so excited for this next batch of books I figured I would share!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This book looks extremely cheesy to me, but I can't ignore all the positive reviews! This is the second time I have checked it out from the library, so I am hoping I can get to it this week!
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens - After reading Still Missing and really liking it, I knew I wanted to read more by this author. I'm worried I won't get to it with my busy schedule before it's due back, but my fingers are crossed!
No, David! by David Shannon - This is a children's book (obvi) but it's such a good one! I'm not an early childhood person so I have no idea about picture books, but for my children's lit class this week we're supposed to bring a book with illustrations we love. David Shannon won the Caldecott for No, David! in 1999, and it's not wonder why! This was an easy pick for me when deciding on a book to bring!
A Nation Challenged, Young Readers Edition - Monday our class went through several books for children about 9/11. This was one of them and I didn't get a chance to really read through it in class, so I checked it out from our curriculum library. This book explains what happened, has letters to soldiers and victims from children and just explains it so well to a young reader. I can see this book being great for the upper elementary or middle school grades.
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy - After watching the special on ABC Tuesday night, I knew I had to have this. It includes 8 cds that Jackie recorded after JFK's assassination. I had no idea these tapes existed and that she did this, but I think it is wonderful! It includes a book that Caroline Kennedy wrote to accompany the cds and I cannot wait to read this. I already own so many books on the former first lady and absolutely adore her. I don't agree with many things she did as a young first lady, but at the time it was the right thing to do. I admire her so much, at any age of her life, and love learning more about her.
Divergent by Victoria Roth - This is another young adult novel that I have read so many positive reviews for that I just cannot ignore! When we were assigned a "book talk" project in my children's lit class, where basically we have to sell a book to the class, I knew I wanted to read this one. The easy way out would be to choose a book I have already read, but where's the fun in that?! I'm hoping I love this one just as much as everyone else so I can rave about it to the class. ;)
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry - The only reason I picked this book up was because the main character has Asperger's disease. Considering I am studying special education and already work with people with mental disabilities, I am especially interested in books like these. I don't know how realistic this will be, or if I will even get to it, but we'll see!
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein - This book is a complete and total impulse buy at Target! I always check out the books at Target, always! It's really ridiculous, but they sucker me in every time. I picked this one up and as soon as I looked it up on Goodreads and read the reviews it went into my cart. I cannot wait to read this book!
What's in your stack of books this week?