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Monday, August 4, 2014

August SCBWI Houston Book Reports

Hello everyone!

First I want to say thanks so much for Blue Willow Bookshop's Cathy Berner's informative report on some really great books from 2013-2014 at this month's meeting. We are lucky to have such knowledgeable people in our Houston book community.

If you haven't been to Blue Willow Bookshop - I highly recommend them! They offer such great programs and service. It's worth the trip! Check them out at

Here's Cathy's list for this year's meeting:
Picture Books:
  President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett & Chris Van Dusen
  Take Me to Your BBQ by Kathy Duval & Adam McCauley
  Locomotive by Brian Floca
  I Am Otter by Sam Garton
  All Different Now: Juneteeth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson & E.B. Lewis
  The Adventures of Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santant

Middle Grade Novels:
  Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
  Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
  The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
  The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Young Adult Novels:
  Half Bad by Sally Green
  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
  Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Upcoming Books:
  Picture Book: Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea & Lane Smith
  Middle Grade: Following Flora by Natasha Farrant
  Young Adult: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
                          Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

What a great list! I now know what will be on my bedside table after I finish all the Bluebonnet books.

Here's my selections for this month:

How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon (PB)
Norman, Speak! by Caroline Adderson & Qin Leng (PB)
The Expeditioners by S.S. Taylor & Katherine Roy (MG/YA)

Happy Reading!

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