Saturday, July 2, 2011

Books I Read in June

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman (Young Adult-HarperCollins) The ghosts of a graveyard raise a young boy after his family is murdered by a killer still on the loose.

JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW by Nathan Bransford (Middle Grade-Dial) A boy and his two friends blast out of Earth from a spaceship, accidentally break the universe, and must navigate through outer space to return home. Check out my author interview.

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin (Middle Grade-Little, Brown) In this Newbery award-winning book, a Chinese girl goes on a quest to find the Man of the Moon, hoping to learn how she could reverse her family's luck.

CRIMES OF THE SARAHS by Kristen Tracy (Young Adult-Simon Pulse) A 16-year-old girl struggles with her membership in a clique run by a controlling and manipulative leader.

ONE by Kathryn Otoshi (Picture Book-KO Kids) In a book about colors, counting, and bullying, blue learns to stand up to red, who is a bully.

THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens (Middle Grade-Alfred A. Knopf) Three siblings with MIA parents find a magical book that transports them back in time.


Anonymous said...

Which one was your favorite read? The Graveyard Book and The Emerald Atlas sound really good to me. But I favor the supernatural in my reading. :)

Cynthia said...

Kourtney, there was something I liked in each of them, so I guess it's hard to pick just one favorite. =)

Anonymous said...

The Graveyard Book was awesome! I agree The Emerald Atlas sounds great, too. And I've heard good things about most of these books. Great list!

Cynthia said...

Brooke, I thought The Graveyard Book was great too! And so was The Emerald Atlas!

Anonymous said...

I loved Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic books. Gonna have to see if The Graveyard Book is on Kindle. :)

Cynthia said...

Kourtney, I have one of the Sandman books right here called The Dream Hunters. Which ones have you read?

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