Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about.
New dinosaur alert! My new steggy is awesome but needs a name… suggestions welcome!
Viva Alice! – Judi Curtin (unsolicited)
This is the latest book in a middle grace series called Alice and Megan I believe. Its not a series that has to be read in order as far as I can tell and sounds quite sweet. Not my kinda thing but it might be a fun quick read on one of these hot days we’re having! Thanks to O’Brien Press for this.
Published: 4th August
I love books told in verse so I am definitely looking forward to this! Its about a bully who turns into the bullied and I think he tells his own story in the verse… possibly. I will have to read more to find out! Thanks A&C Kids
Published: 14th October
A middle grade comic book about a girl who is deaf and has to wear a super power hearing aid which makes he pretty much a superhero when it comes to hearing things others can’t – like teachers in the staff room and in the bathroom! It looks to be a story about true friendship and being the person you want to be so I am excited for this. Thanks Amulet Books!
Published: 1st September
EEEE! New Cat Winters! I am SOOOO Excited for this. I read Cats first book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds and adored it so I’ve been after more from her for ages. The Cure for Dreaming is another historical fiction set in Oregon in 1900 and follows the story of Olivia, a young suffragist. I can’t tell you how much I love the sound of it! Thanks again Amulet Books!
Published: 1st November
The Castle is about a girl who’s father is missing presumed dead and mother is planning on remarrying. She’s convinced her father is still alive and the story follows her as she goes looking for him. Sophia Bennett is an awesome author and I’ve loved her last two books so I am hoping to love this one too! Thanks Lovereading4kids.co.uk and Chicken House for sending this out!
Published: 7th August
Finding A Voice – Kim Hood (Unsolicited)
Another unsolicited book from O’Brien Press but one I saw the cover for an instantly thought ‘I need to read that!’ Its about a girl who’s mother is ill and who is doing everything to look after her mum, keep her head down and pretty much stay invisible, who then finds friendship in a boy who needs help and strikes up a friendship. I am intrigued especially with that beautiful cover and I am looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks O’Brien for this!
Published: 11th August
The awesome people at Electric Monkey have released these ace new covers for the collaboration books from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and offered them up for review in light of David Levithan’s UK Book tour. It turns out I actually already have read Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist but I had a temporary moment of insanity and requested both books for some reason but I am looking forward to Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List! Thanks Electric Monkey for sending these!
Published: 3rd July
At YALC last weekend we got given a goody bag which had this and a copy of Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List in it! I gave away my copy of Naomi and Ely because I knew I had one on the way but this little beauty wasn’t going anywhere. This is a non-fix book which is designed to help teens understand sexual orientation and gender identity. Its an important book and I am so glad James has written it because I know he will have tackled the issues in the same way he tackles everything, with humour and honesty. Thanks to Hot Key Books for giving us bloggers the chance to read this one!
Published: 4th September