Feeding My Reader: New Books for Review


I love getting new books for review.  I get them from various sources, such as NetGalley, Amazon, and individual authors looking for feedback.  Amazon has an amazing collection of free and inexpensive books.  I can never pass up a good book if it is only a dollar or two.  You will notice that I put prices next to my Amazon finds.  These are the current prices.

Here are some of the books I have gotten recently.  Click on any image to take you to Amazon.

NetGalley: How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs (Smithsonian Drawing Books), by Kristen McCurry (Author) and Juan Calle (Illustrator)

Young artists will find tons of inspiration in these fun, accessible
drawing books, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.
Easy to follow step by step instructions show how to create awesome
drawings, with next steps clearly highlighted.

NetGalley: Katie Woo Rules the School, by Fran Manushkin (Author) and Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)

For Katie Woo, school is one big adventure. Join the stylish schoolgirl
as she learns how to be a great classmate and friend. From the school
play to the class pet, Katie knows how to rule the school!

Amazon: The Wide Awake Princess, by E.D. Baker  $1.63

In this stand-alone fairy tale, Princess
Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be
Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle
falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie-blessed (or cursed?)
with being impervious to magic-can venture out beyond the rose-covered
hedge for help. She must find Gwen’s true love to kiss her awake.

who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince
Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving
Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn’t possibly spell true love?
Joined by one of her father’s guards, Liam, who happened to be out of
the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy
tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries
to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love
of her own.

Amazon: The Secret Zoo, by Bryan Chick $5.69

Something strange is happening
at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the
walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for?

his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next
door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of
some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their
friends realize it’s up to them to find her. Their only choice is to
follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will
they discover there’s much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they
could ever have guessed?

Amazon: Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George $6.71

Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celia’s favorite days. That’s
because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes
even an entire wing to itself. No one ever knows what the castle will do
next, and no one – other than Celia, that is – takes time to map out
the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and
reportedly killed, it’s up to Celia with her secret knowledge of the
Castle’s many twists and turns, to protect their home and save their

 Amazon: Princess of Glass (Princess of the Midnight Ball), by Jessica Day George $1.59

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly
agrees to take part in a royal exchange program. She travels abroad
hoping to find better political alliances and perhaps a marriage. But
thanks to a vengeful fairy, Poppy’s happily ever after gets complicated.
This companion to Princess of the Midnight Ball will delight readers with action and romance.

Amazon: Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George $1.59

Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an
underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic
knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and-of course-true love.
Inspired by “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,”this novel is as captivating
as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new
companion, Princess of Glass, also published.

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