Thursday, January 3, 2013

Special Delivery! ARCs from Scholastic

One of the nice things about hosting Hunger Games Camp is that it gave me an opportunity to reach out to Scholastic and form a relationship.  They have been gracious enough to provide my campers with some neat Hunger Games giveaways (stickers and bookmarks and the like) and I share with them how I'm promoting a ravenous Hunger Games fanbase at my camp by sending them our end-of-camp highlights reel!  It's a win-win.  Another cool thing that has happened as a result of our relationship is that they regularly send me boxes with Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) inside.  Some of them I keep for myself to read, others I give to my students as prizes and others I send down to our Lower School library for giveaways.

I just received a box of spring ARCs, and here's what was inside:

Middle Grade:
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett (pub. date March 1, 2013)
On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.

Hideout by Gordon Korman (pub. date January 1, 2013)
Luthor's former owner, Swindle, is back trying to reclaim his dog, and it is up to Griffin Bing, Savannah Drysdale and their friends to hide the Doberman until they can come up with a plan to rescue him from the vicious crook.

Whatever After: If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski (pub. date January 1, 2013)
On their second adventure through the magic mirror Abby and Jonah find themselves in the Cinderella fairy tale--and that is when things start to go really wrong.

Young Adult:
Money Run by Jack Heath (pub date April 1, 2013)

No LOC summary available, but the word on the street is Die Hard meets Hustle (the TV show, not the movie).

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (pub. date April 1, 2013)

Again, no LOC summary, but it's the first in Moriarty's new "Colors of Madeline" series.  From what I've read it's a mystery wrapped up in a fantastical phenomenon.

I can't wait to start reading!

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