Feed My Reader Friday: New Books to Read


I love downloading new books.  Whether it is from NetGalley, an Author or Illustrator, or from Amazon, I just love getting them.  It seems like I can never get enough books on my reader.  I must admit that I am slightly addicted to downloading books.  It’s a good thing that most of them don’t cost a fortune or else I would be broke.

Here are some of the books I have downloaded recently.  You can click on any of the titles to go to Amazon.

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage, by Chris Kurtz  

Flora the pig was born
for adventure: “If it’s unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I’m
your pig,” she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day
she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she’s
on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating—and
dangerous—adventure of her life. This poignant novel of a purposeful pig
is sure to become a favorite with any young readers who have ever
dreamed of exploring the great beyond.

 Ivy in Bloom: The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past, by Vanita Oelshlager

Ivy in Bloom
captures the weariness of a young girl tired of a long winter. “I stare
out the window,” she says on the first spread of brown and gray,
“looking for birds or flowers / or even warm showers / but I don’t see
any such thing.” But then Spring comes when “March is out of breath snow
melting to flowery waters and watery flowers spring rose from its
wintry rest.” And Ivy’s “heart dances with daffodils.” As these words
also dance across each spread, Ivy’s world erupts into a riot of color.

Ivy in Bloom
introduces the poetry of Dickinson, Longfellow, Browning, Wordsworth,
Frost and others. Excerpts from their writings, as seen through Ivy’s
eyes, will open up poetry as a way for children to express their own
feelings about the changing of seasons. This book includes longer
excerpts and brief bios of each author.

Porcupette Finds a Family, by Vanita Oelschlager

“Porcupette Finds a
Family” is a story about how a baby porcupine (called a porcupette)
finds a new family after losing his mother. He wants to have an
attachment to the bear family he finds, but is afraid this mother will
leave him, too. Illustrations.

Wild Thing: 1 (Winnie the Horse Gentler), by Dandi Daley Mackall

Twelve-year-old Winnie
Willis has a way with horses. She can gentle the wildest mare, but other
parts of her life don’t always come as easily. Along with her dad and
sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom, who was
also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about
unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be
trusted too. Readers will be hooked on the series’ vivid characters,
whose quirky personalities fill Winnie’s life with friendship and
adventure. In #1 “Wild Thing, ” Winnie’s fearful heart finally begins to
trust God again as she tries to gentle the horse of her dreams, Wild

Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily’s Room, by Barbara Miller and Inga Shalvashvili (Illustrator) FREE on Kindle!

Meet Lily Lemon Blossom,
a delightful little girl who loves adventures and playing with her
friends. Lily invites you to see her lovely room and meet her many
friends, including Bunny Rabbit and Josephine her kitten who is always
by her side.

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  • Reply
    Inspired Kathy
    November 30, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Thanks for the Heads Up on Lily Lemon Blossom – Looks like one my 1st grader would enjoy.

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    November 30, 2012 at 3:35 am

    It definitely sounds adorable. I am going to read it with my daughter as well.

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    Liesel K Hill
    November 30, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Great haul! Now following you via Parajunkee's blog hop! Great blog! 😀 My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! 😀

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    Beth Cutwright
    November 30, 2012 at 6:58 am

    new follower through GFc as lucyatmax, no pix. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .
    Stop over as I'm having a 500 follower thank you giveaway! Be sure and complete the rafflecopter for entry!
    Beth ;D

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    Joyous Reads
    November 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Oh! My kids would love these books! I'm especially eyeing Ivy in Bloom for my daughter (she's 11)! Thanks for sharing.

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    Rae Lori
    December 1, 2012 at 12:43 am

    These are so adorable! I wish I had some little ones to give these to. I may pick some up to save for the near future. 😀

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