Thursday, May 11, 2006

New Books

I love hearing about new books I can look forward to. I recently read this interview with Gail Carson Levine the reminded me of why I love Gail Carson Levine and really made me look forward to her newest book Fairest.

Today I came across this list provided by Publisher's Weekly of galleys being handed out by the BookExpo America Exhibitors. Here they are:

Publishers are giving away a handful of noteworthy debut novels:
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik (Walker, 2220), a story about battling anorexia.
Alabama Moon by Watt Key (FSG, 2204), about a boy who has grown up in the forest and finds himself in an institution in Alabama after his father dies.
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga (Houghton, 3339), about a comic book geek whose life is turned upside down when he meets a "goth" girl.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (HarperTempest, 2538), a Desperate Housewives combination of suburban murder, scandal and intrigue.
The Candy Darlings by Christine Walde (Houghton/Graphia, 3339), in which two candy-addicted friends go up against a powerful clique at school.

Three adult authors try their hands at children's books:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (Random House/Fickling, 1824), from the Irish author of three adult novels.
The Lighthouse Land (Book 1 in a trilogy) by Adrian McKinty (Amulet, 3502), a teen fantasy from this adult crime fiction writer.
Haters by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (Little, Brown, 2812), a YA novel from the author of The Dirty Girls Social Club.

New works from popular authors:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick, 5715), the first of a two-part story.
Escape from the Carnivale by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Disney Editions, 2831), the first in a series of chapter books based on characters from Peter and the Starcatchers.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Dutton, 2938) the second novel by the author of Looking for Alaska.
Part of Me by Kimberly Willis Holt (Holt, 2230), in which linked stories trace four generations of a family.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins, 2538), a fairy tale loosely based on Snow White.
The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado (Tommy Nelson, 5739), about a little acorn that grows up to be a big oak tree.
Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica (Philomel, 2938), a holiday story with a basketball theme
The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic/Orchard, 5800), first in a trilogy.
Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (Clarion, 2726), about a girl's experiences during the 1912 millworkers' strike.
Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce (Random House, 1824), the first in a new Tortall trilogy.
The Wish House by Celia Rees (Candlewick, 5715), in which a boy is intrigued by the family that has moved into a deserted house.

And don't miss these sequels:
Crispin: At the Edge of the World by Avi (Hyperion, 2831), the companion to Crispin: The Cross of Lead.
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Disney Editions, 2831), a sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers.
Ruler of the Realm by Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury, 2221), the third novel in the series that began with Faerie Wars.
River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2221), featuring the characters from The Goose Girl.
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, 2528), the follow-up to her Gifts.
Dark Reflections: The Stone Light by Kai Meyer (S&S/McElderry, 2838), the follow-up to The Water Mirror.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown/Tingley, 2812), the sequel to Twilight.
Maximum Ride #2: School's Out—Forever by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2812), sequel to The Angel Experiment.

Some new takes on teen life:
A Girl Like Moi: The Fashion-Forward Adventures of Imogene by Lisa Barham (Simon Pulse, 2838), the start of a series about a teenage fashionista.
Powers by Deborah Lynn Jacobs (Roaring Brook/Brodie, 2230), a romance between two teens whose psychic powers are unlocked when they are together.
Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss (Roaring Brook/Brodie, 2230), about a teenager dealing with cancer.
Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer (Harcourt, 2528), about the boy who became the playwright and the farmer's daughter who became his wife.
Good Girls by Laura Ruby (HarperTempest, 2538), about a good girl who can sometimes be bad.
Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick (Scholastic, 5800), about a boy who must do community service at a senior center.
Cathy's Book by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman (Running Press, 3429), an interactive fantasy.

And for those interested in reference:
Pick Me Up (DK, 2950) is a reference book that, according to the publisher, is organized like a miscellany, inspired by the Internet, styled like a video game and informed by pop culture.

Ahhhh, so much to look forward to!


Anonymous said...

Someday when we grow up you can go to this.

Nicole said...

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was a good movie but our little girls were scared.