Here are some books that I have, but need to read:
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The Man in the Moon (Guardians of Childhood)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
And WHY haven't I been reading what appears to be a fatastic stack of escapism just waiting to happen? A picture is worth a thousand words... or several thousand in this case:
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas. I can't do it. Knowing the premise of this book is enough. Not even certain I'd want to read it with kids. Probably turn me into the same blubbering fool that tried to read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes with students.
HERE (via Orlando Sentinel) and HERE (via the Learning Sciences International site).
Really worried after reading a few reviews on the new Sendak book...
Finally, I'll close with some books I am coveting once I download the latest:
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill