We're making a second library run today, since we'll be out of town and the library will be closed next Monday. I just noticed that I never posted last Monday's haul, so I'd better get this up quick so that it doesn't look like I'm over-indulging. Heh heh heh.
Last week I brought home a new bunch of picture books, part of my challenge to read more kidlit from non-American (well, non USA-an) authors. It turns out that this is harder than it looks, since it is hard to find the author's nationality in the catalog. Also, Americans have a habit of going to foreign places and writing books about them, so grabbing picture books set elsewhere isn't very effective (although often fun).
The hold shelves delivered:
- I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother by Canadian Selina Alko. A book about bi-racial families that made us very hungry.
- Once Upon a Time, by Niki Daley, a South African. I think.
- Jafta: Homecoming, by Jugh Lewin. Another South African
- Princess Grace, by British Mary Hoffman.
- The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories by Adwoa Badoe, a Ghanaian.
- Eye of the Wolf, Daniel Pennac. Not a picture book, but won an award for translation to English. I think Pennac is French.
- Duel, by David Grossman. He's Israeli.
- Toby Alone, by Timothy de Fombelle. Another French translation winner.
- I Now Pronounce You Someone Else, by Erin McCahan. I have no idea who the author is, but this book is a Cybils YA Novel finalist.
- Nowhere Near Respectable, Mary Jo Putney. Nice beach candy.
From the "tempt you when you are weakest" shelves next to the checkout I also picked up:
- Nowhere To Run, C.J. Box. I'm hoping this helps out my 50 States challenge.
Finally, I made my son check out Night Owls because he lost the copy I had checked out and I have to pay for it before I can check anything else out. Careless kid, but I'm not too upset because I think he lost it by attempting to get his brother to read it and I'm all about encouraging that young slacker to read more.