It was a very quiet trip to the library -- one sick kid was excused, and one kid was off on a shopping expedition. But I've now added a stop at the local bakery as part of the library ritual, and now everyone loves books again.
I headed straight for the hold shelves:
- Twin Spica Vol 2, Kou Yaginuma. Continuing the story
- Anna Hibiscus, Atinuke. Cybils finalist.
- Yummy: Last Days of a Southside Shorty, G. Neri. Cybils finalist.
- Zebra and Other Stories, Chaim Potak. How nice of an author I like to write a book starting with the letter "Z."
- I Am a Man, Joe Starita. I'm hoping this takes place in the midwest.
I then headed to the children's section where I quickly grabbed a book from the next four library shelves in the J Fiction area. I don't close my eyes when I pick, but I don't like to spend too much time deciding either. I did find myself leaning towards non-fantasies in the hope that some books would happen in actual American states:
- Ivy + Bean, Annie Barrows. I've always meant to read these.
- The Potato Chip Puzzles, Eric Berlin. A nice yellow cover.
- If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, Pseudonymous Bosch.
- The Dark Pond, Joseph Bruchac. A known author, new book.