Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mailbox Monday for February 27 and Giveaways!

Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

This is my last week hosting MM. I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for visiting my blog and leaving such heartfelt and warm comments. I read every one of your comments and it has been a pleasure to host this meme for you! And I have another giveaway lined up this week. 

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. I'm Booking It will be hosting for the month of March. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

The winner of last week's MM Historical Romance Book Package is: Mary@Bookfan
Congratulations! (Winner chosen with

My Mailbox

Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 5 by Liam O'Donnell (from Owlkids)

The fifth volume in this award-winning graphic novel series features ten new mystery comics by OWL Magazine editor Craig Battle, plus two never-before-published short mystery stories by series creator Liam O’Donnell. As always, storylines are intriguing and relevant, illustrations are detailed and compelling, and dialogue is snappy. 

Each solve-it-yourself comic stars amateur detective Max Finder and his best friend, budding journalist Alison Santos. Seventh graders at Whispering Meadows Junior High, these two intrepid investigators must call upon their skills to crack each case before them. Who defaced the town with graffiti? Who sabotaged the school magic show try-outs? And who stole the exam answer key from Mr. Reed’s desk? Readers can decipher the clues for themselves and make their own judgments — before the true culprit is revealed. 

You Just Can't Help It! Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior by Jeff Szpirglas (from Owlkids)

How many times have you been frightened and felt the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? Or been unable to hold back a laugh? Or flinched when an object whizzed by, too close for comfort? The thing is, you just can’t help yourself — you’re only human! Part Desmond Morris’s The Naked Ape, part MAD Magazine, and all Jeff Szpirglas, this unique book provides a cultural, historical, and socio-biological perspective on human behavior.

You Just Can’t Help It! is an enthralling and slightly zany exploration of the basic human biology that determines our reactions, social interactions, and the ways we communicate with one another.

The Human Body: Lift the Flap and Learn by Pascal H├ędelin & Robert Barborini (from Owlkids)

The Human Body is an amazing, interactive book that uncovers the mysteries of anatomy and physiology to give young children a rich understanding of their own bodies. The dynamic pull-tabs and flaps complement the simple text and will keep kids engaged as they learn!

Pull a lever to make a bicep grow or lift a flap to see all the bones in a hand. Pull a tab to help food travel through the digestive system and use your fingers to learn all about the sense of touch. From being born to growing tall, from pooping to getting sick and more, this book tackles a number of bodily topics that children are naturally curious about in a forthright and age-appropriate manner.

Packed with detailed information, The Human Body is must-have reference for young children exploring this fascinating topic for the first time!

And now for the giveaway! 

 YA Package (2 books)
(This is the second package Second Story Press has offered to give away!)

Old Photographs by Sherie Posesorski
Fourteen-year-old Phoebe Hecht is slowly making her way through the long boring days of summer vacation. It doesn’t help that her mom’s marriage to a wealthy heart surgeon means that they’ve left their old, comfortable lives behind – so much so that her mom now seems ashamed at the merest mention of their humble beginnings. Now they live in a fancy Toronto neighborhood where she doesn’t belong, and the only friend she made at her new school, Yuri Kimura, has gone to Tokyo for the summer. The only thing getting Pheobe through the summer is her obsession with Agatha Christie mysteries and her covert spying on Colin, her crush who works at the local grocery store.

A chance meeting with a kind elderly neighbor named Mrs. Tomblin changes everything and brings all Phoebe’s interests together. When Mrs. Tomblin is robbed and assaulted she can’t remember anything about what happened, due to the fact that she is in the early stages of dementia. It is up to Phoebe and Colin to try and solve the mystery of the robbery. Could Mrs. Tomblin’s collection of old photographs be at the centre of the puzzle?

The Way It Is by Donalda Reid
To Ellen Manery, a brilliant, introverted, socially isolated fifteen-year-old, there is nothing good about the summer of 1967, especially when her parents decide to move to a small town in the interior of British Columbia. None of the big ideas of the decade – the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, women’s rights – have had much of an effect on this small community.

Ellen has always been more interested in studying than a social life, but that begins to change when she meets Tony Paul, an eighteen-year-old who is a Shuswap Indian and lives on the nearby reserve. It is Tony’s friendship that gives Ellen the strength to endure the loneliness, discrimination, and sexism she faces during her last year in high school. But as their friendship turns into something deeper, they must decide if they can break free of the small minds around them and forge their own future.

How to Enter:

Thanks to Second Story Press, I have this package of 2 books to give away to one winner! Entering is easy.
Just leave the link to your Mailbox post by using Mr. Linky below. 
  • For an extra entry, leave a comment at the end of this post. If you do not wish to be entered, you can still leave the link to your MM but also leave me a comment telling me not to enter you. 
  • Open to Us and Canada. No PO Boxes. 
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, March 5th at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. 
  • Winner will be announced the next day in the MM post. 
So what did you get in your mailbox last week. Link up and share!

Mailbox Monday Participants
1. Mary/Bookfan
2. Mrs. Q: Book Addict
3. Julie Anne Lindsey
4. StephTheBookworm
5. toothybooks
6. Zoe @ In The Next Room
7. Aisle B
8. Laura@ devouringtexts
9. Elysium (bookramblings)
10. Kate {The Parchment Girl}
11. Staci- Life in the Thumb
12. Lady Q @ Let Them Read Books
13. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
14. Laurel-Rain @An Interior Journey
15. Booklover Book Reviews
16. Diary of an Eccentric
17. bluestocking
18. Wendy (Caribousmom)
19. Zia@My Life In Not So Many Words
20. Jennifer, Snapshot
21. Crystal @ I Totally Paused!
22. Shelly (Write For A Reader)
23. The Book Faery Reviews
24. Wordsmithonia
25. Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree
26. Majanka @ I Heart Reading
27. Laura @ I'm Booking It
28. Marg@Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
29. SavvyVerse&Wit
30. Diane (BibliophileBythe Sea)
31. Donna - Bookbound
32. Kathy/Bermudaonion's Weblog
33. Kim (Metroreader)
34. Kristen (BookNAround)
35. Cheryl~CMash Loves To Read
36. gautami tripathy
37. Karissa's Reading Review
38. Kimberly@Sugar Creek Cottage
39. Zee @ my wordly obsessions
40. RAnn@This That and the Other Thing
41. Tara @ Tales of a Book Addict
42. Tribute Books Mama
43. Amused (Amused By Books)
44. Rose City Reader
45. Beth(bookaholicmom)
46. Jane Greensmith (Reading, Writing, Working, Playing)
47. Book Obsessed
48. Carol's Notebook
49. Kim @Page After Page
50. Wendi's Book Corner - Rainy Day Reads in Seattle
51. apple blossom @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS
52. Andrea (So Many Books, So Little Time)
53. Heather @ The Maiden's Court
54. Southern Fiber
55. MariReads
56. Gege Flips Pages
57. Nicola @ Back to Books
58. Svea @ Confessions & Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog
59. Micki
60. Mystica
61. Cindy's Love of Books
62. Notorious Spinks Talks Books

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  1. Thanks for being such a great host this month! All of your new books look great - especially You Just Can't Help It! I'll be back to link up tomorrow.

  2. Wow, I won?!! Thank you :-)

    Also, thanks for hosting MM in February. No need to enter me in this week's giveaway.

    The max Finder book looks adorable.

  3. Excellent mailbox this week! And what a fun giveaway! You can find my mailbox here:

  4. Max Finder Mystery looks like a lot of fun!

  5. thanks for hosting!!

    hope you enjoy all the books you've received this week!

  6. Congrats Mary on the Historical Romance win! Hip hip hurray!

    Again merci for the awesome hostessing you've done for Feb 2011. Bravo et merci encores pour ce mois fantastique.

  7. You have some great looking books in your mailbox this week!!

    Thank you so much for hosting this month!! I've enjoyed my time here!

    ** Please do not enter me in the giveaway...I have way too many books to read at this time :)

  8. Interesting reads for you this week. Thanks for hosting this month!

  9. Love the children's books - I think Bebe Boy James would get a kick out of the Max Finder Mystery ones! :) Thanks for hosting this month - you've been great!

  10. Looks like some fun reading! No need to enter me.

  11. Laura I got that package from Owl kids too. What a nice surprise it was.

    Happy reading.

  12. Thanks for being a wonderful host this month. Looks like you had a nice mailbox this week. The Anatomy one looks great!

  13. Thanks for hosting! I've been out of it for a while, but glad to be back.

    I think my daughter would enjoy those books -- thanks for the giveaway chance.

  14. Thanks for hosting MM this month!

    Happy reading!

  15. That graphic novel looks like it might be something my youngest would really enjoy. I'll have to find the first in the series and get him started on it.

  16. Thank you so much for hosting. You did a fantastic job!!!

  17. Thank you for hosting this fun event!

  18. By far my favorite meme...I don't always participate, but I love seeing what everybody is planning on reading.

  19. The Max Finder one looks great! Enjoy them all.

  20. thanks for the link up.
    love to be included in the book giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. It's my first time to participate in the Mailbox Monday meme. Thanks for hosting.

    Too bad I am not eligible for the prize, but it's okay. I still enjoyed participating.

  22. This is also my first time to participate and I look forward to it. I am an avid reader and used to be an English teacher.

  23. I have come in very late as I got the books later than expected!

  24. Thanks for being such a great host! You Just Can't Help it sounds like a fun and interesting read. I may have to check it out myself!


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