Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday for April 3

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Passages to the Past is hosting for the month of April. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

Another great week of books in the mail!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (From Bookmooch)

Mark Haddon's bitterly funny debut novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is a murder mystery of sorts--one told by an autistic version of Adrian Mole. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is mathematically gifted and socially hopeless, raised in a working-class home by parents who can barely cope with their child's quirks. He takes everything that he sees (or is told) at face value, and is unable to sort out the strange behavior of his elders and peers.

Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbor's poodle, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork. Wellington's owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher resolves--against the objection of his father and neighbors--to discover just who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged by Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations, and the result--quirkily illustrated, with each chapter given its own prime number--is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

And I received the following four books from Scholastic Canada:

This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman

In Gordon Korman's beloved first book, Bruno and Boots team up...and school is never the same!
Bruno and Boots are always in trouble. So the Headmaster, aka "The Fish" decides it would be best to separate them. Bruno must now room with ghoulish Elmer Dimsdale, plus his plants, goldfish, and ants. And Boots is stuck with nerdy, preppy, paranoid George Wexford-Smyth III. Of course, this means war. Because Bruno and Boots are determined to get their old room back, no matter what it takes. And the skunk is only the beginning....

The Spaghetti Detectives by Andreas Steinhofel

Funny, sweet, and just the right amount of scary, THE SPAGHETTI DETECTIVES shows how two opposite, seemingly mismatched kids can put their heads together and be better as a pair.

The Mysterious Four: Hauntings and Heists by Dan Poblocki

Can you crack the case with six clues or less?
Welcome to Moon Hollow, where mystery lurks around every corner--and four kids have come together to solve crimes and puzzles big and small. Whether they're debunking sea monsters, thwarting bullies, or revealing who threw out mom's asparagus, Viola, Sylvester, Rosie, and Woodrow will figure out the truth in six clues or less. And readers are invited to guess alongside them each step of the way. Each book comes with an exclusive code so that readers can download a FREE copy of the e-book . . . which includes an extra mystery unavailable anywhere else!

Tomorrow Girls Book One: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray

In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she’s excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure! Country Manor School isn’t all excitement, though. Louisa isn’t sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything’s-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time. Still, Louisa loves CMS -- the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn’t even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It’s for their own safety, after all.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. Wow, great books! I loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Enjoy!

  2. Love the title of The Spaghetti Detectives. Will have to check that one out.
    Enjoy the reads :)

  3. The Scholastic books look like loads of fun!

  4. Wow, these all look very enticing...especially the first one. Hope you enjoy them all.


  5. I read Curious Incident a few years ago. I thought it was pretty good! Have a good week :)

  6. Curious Incident looks interesting. Enjoy your books.

  7. Nice stack of books. I recently picked up a copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time... haven't read it yet but hear good things about it. Enjoy.

  8. Great books....I read THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT....didn't care for it.

    Stopping by from the linky on Passages To The Past.

    Love your blog.


  9. I've never read the Haddon book, but I have heard terrific things about it!

  10. These look good. I especially like TOMORROW GIRLS. Have to watch for that one.

  11. Can I just say how jealous I am of your scholastic books? LOL They all sound so good.

  12. I have the Mark Haddon book but haven't read it yet. Nice mailbox!

  13. Great mailbox, enjoy your reads!
    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  14. Nice mix of books here. enjoy.

  15. The Tomorrow Girls and The Spaghetti Detectives both sound like very good books. I miss having small children to read books to. I miss out on all those cute books.

  16. Great mailbox! I got The Mysterious Four in the mail a couple of weeks ago randomly!

    Here is my Mailbox


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