As we celebrated our 100th Book Hunting Expedition Sundays, we are inviting you, our fellow book hunters to share with us photographs of your favorite bookstores (be it indie, discounted book stores, book cafes, big retail bookshops) and a few of your amazing book finds. While we try as much as we can to find out-of-the-way bookstores in the many cities that we get to visit, we know that we won’t be able to discover so many faraway places in our lifetime. And so we welcome guest posts from anyone who would wish to share their latest bookplace discoveries. Even library finds and pictures of your libraries would be most welcome. Please send your BHE post to gatheringbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Here are the books that found me the past few weeks or so.
Asian-themed Middle Grade Novels
I’ve been hearing a lot about this series, so I finally decided to find a few from our public library. I am not very sure whether I would find the time to feature these gorgeous books for our current reading theme, but the intention counts for something right? Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things; and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look and pictures by LeUyen Pham.
PictureBooks about Food!
Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall harvest of Shapes and Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky and illustrated by Susan Swan.
I also found two Bonnie Christensen picturebooks: Plant A Little Seed and A Single Pebble: A story of the Silk Road.
Some Love for Jason Chin
I figured that I could use these two glorious picturebooks by Jason Chin for Nonfiction Wednesday: Coral Reefs and Island: A Story of the Galapagos.
Middle Grade and YA Novels Just Because…
I would like some magic right about now, and so: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by Karen Foxlee.
I’ve been intrigued by this novel since forever, so I thought might as well read it: Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn.
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick and Bird by Crystal Chan.