Every Sunday, we share the books that have found us over the past several weeks, and I am very excited to share my recent loot from the Singapore Library Warehouse Sale. Books are sold for 2 dollars each. Can’t beat that.
Since I bought a LOT (as in a whole LOT) of books, you will have to bear with me today. During the first day of the sale, I combed through the picturebook and middle grade section, and here are my lovely finds.
Middle Grade Novels
The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson and illustrated by John Rocco, The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson, The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon by David Almond and illustrated by Polly Dunbar, My Name Is Mina by David Almond, Seriously Norman! by Chris Raschka.
Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai, William and the Great Escape by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Inquisitor’s Apprentice by Chris Moriarty, Brushing Mom’s Hair by Andrea Cheng, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
The Floods: Prime Suspect by Colin Thompson, The Floods: Survivor by Colin Thompson, Strange Happenings by Avi, Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed.
Guys Read: Thriller edited by Jon Scieszka, The Sisters Grimm: The Everafter War by Michael Buckley, The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley, At the Back of the North Wind by George Macdonald and illustrated by Arthur Hughes, Sammy Keyes and The Psycho Kitty Queen by Wendelin Van Draanen.
Dragons of Silk by Laurence Yep, Accidental Love by Gary Soto, Mariah Mundi and the Ship of Fools by G. P. Taylor, The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer.
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bischop and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, The Backward Day by Ruth Krauss and pictures by Marc Simont, The Sorely Trying Day by Russell and Lillian Hoban, Carbonel & Calidor by Barbara Sleigh, Uncle Cleans Up by J. P. Martin.
NYRB Collections of Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire: The Terrible Troll-Bird, The Two Cars, Foxie.
Illustrated/ Graphic Novels
Dracula adapted by Nicky Raven and illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote adapted by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Riddell.
I would consider this Don Quixote book as one of my greatest finds for Day One.
King Lear adapted by Gareth Hinds, The Boy in the Oak by Jessica Albarn, The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan, Harvey by Hervé Bouchard and illustrated by Janice Nadeau.
Picture Book Galore
The Day Leo Said I Hate You! by Robie Harris and illustrated by Molly Bang, Anh’s Anger by Gail Silver and Christiane Kromer, The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Rafael Lopez and illustrated by Samantha Vamos, Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos.
The Stolen Smile by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Gary Kelley, My Tattooed Dad by Daniel Nesquens, Sergio Mora, Magicomora; A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope by Michael Foreman, Shadow by Suzy Lee.
Same Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, Pea Boy and Other Stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Shirin Adl, You with the Stars in Your Eyes: A Little Girl’s Glimpse at Cosmic Consciousness by Deepak Chopra and illustrations by Dave Zaboski, Viva Zapata by Emilie Smith and Marguerita Kenefic Tejada with illustrations by Stefan Czernecki.
The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, When the Moon Forgot by Jimmy Liao, Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson and pictures by R. G. Roth, Pop’s Bridge by Eve Bunting and illustrated by C. F. Payne.
Free To A Good Home by Colin Thompson; Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji by F. Zia and art by Ken Min, Bird by Zetta Elliott and illustrated by Shadra Strickland, We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen and illustrated by Pam Devito.
Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz and illustrated by E. B. Lewis, Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley and illustrated by Janice Nadeau, Guttersnipe by Jane Cutler and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, Mirror by Jeannie Baker.
Time To Pray by Maha Addasi and illustrated by Ned Gannon, Lin Yi’s Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale by Brenda Williams and Benjamin Lacombe, Ahmed and the Feather Girl by Jane Ray, Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert and illustrated by Shirin Adl.
The Underwear Salesman by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Serge Bloch, The Riverbank by Charles Darwin illustrated by Fabian Negrin, Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser and paintings by Claire A. Nivola, Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman and pictures by Beth Krommes.
Classic Children’s Book Titles
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag, Round Trip by Ann Jonas, Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham.
Books about Books
The Bored Book by David Slater and illustrated by Doug Keith, Dot in Larryland: The Big Little Book of an Odd-Sized Friendship by Patricia Marx and illustrated by Roz Chast, The Gentleman Bug by Julian Hector, Jay and the Bounty of Books by Randall Ivey and illustrated by Chuck Galey.
More Picturebooks and a few Multicultural Titles
Click Clack Moo: Cows that type by Doreen Cronin and pictures by Betsy Lewin, Art & Max by David Wiesner, Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.
Neville by Norton Juster and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, No! by David McPhail, Tough Boris by Mem Fox, My Dads by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Paul Meisel.
Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer, Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day by Amy de la Haye and illustrated by Emily Sutton, Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Marshall Armstrong is New In Our School by David Mackintosh, The Village Garage by G. Brian Karas, The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman.
Zen Ghosts by Jon J Muth, All In A Day by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Nikki McClure, When I Wore My Sailor Suit by Uri Shulevitz.
Gumption! by Elise Broach and illustrated by Richard Egielski, There Are No Scary Wolves by Hyewon Yum, Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward and illustrated by Julie Morstad.
The Enemy: A Book about Peace by Davide Cali and illustrated by Serge Bloch, Good Night Commander by Ahmad Akbarpour and illustrated by Morteza Zahedi, My Abuelita by Tony Johnston and pictures by Yuyi Morales, Stone Wall Secrets by Kristine and Robert Thorson and illustrated by Gustav Moore, Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby by Patricia Maclachlan and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter and Red Nose Studio, Schumann the Shoeman by John & Stella Danalis, Sir Lofty & Sir Tubb by Binette Schroeder, The Exceptionally Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School by Albert Lorenz.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Guji-Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen, Donkeys by Adelheid Dahimene and Heide Stollinger with translations by Catherine Chidgey, Coppernickel: The Invention by Wouter van Reek.
Leon And The Place Between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith, Farther by Grahame Baker-Smith, The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous Mysterious and (maybe even) Magical Creatures by Judy Young and illustrations by Laura Francesca Filippucci.
Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver, My Mother’s Eyes: The Story of a Boy Soldier by Mark Wilson, Sam’s Bush Journey by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft.
Art by Leo & Diane Dillon
Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons by Rob D. Walker, The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Goblin and the Empty Chair by Mem Fox.
Dave the Potter: Artist Poet Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier, Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy) by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, Eleanor by Barbara Cooney, Stand Straight Ella Kate: The True Story of A Real Giant by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise.
Ladder to the Moon by Maya Soetero-Ng and illustrated by Yuyi Morales, Me Frida by Amy Novesky and illustrated by David Diaz, Listen to the Wind: The True Story of Dr. greg & Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and collages by Susan L. Roth, Lincoln Tells A Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst.
Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli and art by Kadir Nelson, Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Stacy Innerst, My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, The Django by Levi Pinfold.
Picturebooks Illustrated By Admired Artists
Bumble-ardy by Maurice Sendak, Hogwash by Arthur Geisert, Mosque by David Macaulay
The Great Bear by Libby Gleeson & Armin Greder, Dillweed’s Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Carson Ellis.
The Book about Moomin Mymble and Little My by Tove Jansson, A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, King of Rome by Dave Sudbury and illustrated by Hans Saefkow, Where’s my Cow? by Terry Pratchett and illustrated by Melvyn Grant.
You? by Vladimir Radunsky, The Mellops Strike Oil by Tomi Ungerer, Mr Benn: Red Knight by David McKee, Garibaldi’s Biscuits by Ralph Steadman, The Fearsome Five by Wolf Erlbruch.
There weren’t as many appealing titles as the day before, and so I only bought quite a few:
Middle Grade Novels
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle, Uncle by J. P Martin, The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong and pictures by Maurice Sendak.
Picturebooks and Graphic Novels
Songs of Innocence and Of Experience by William Blake, On My Way To a Happy Life by Deepak Chopra with Kristina Tracy and illustrated by Rosemary Woods.
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico and illustrated by Angela Barrett, Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale Of A Girl Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Lane Smith.
The Good Neighbors – Book Two: Kith by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh, Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch.
My greatest find during Day Two of the Book Sale: Armin Greder’s The City.
Django: World’s Greatest Jazz Guitarist by Bonnie Christensen, Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter, Peaceful Heroes by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Sean Addy.
Everville by Clive Barker; Green Shadows, White Whale by Ray Bradbury.