Best New Books on My Shelf

Book Roundup, New Releases, Nonfiction
Stacking the Shelves |

Stacking the Shelves |

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves! I’m SUPER excited to share some of the books I’ve received recently. I can’t even describe how excited I am to dive into these books. Plus, SUMMER IS HERE!!! My kids are done with school and now our summer adventures can start. We have plans to visit everywhere and do everything we can pack into the next ten weeks. Of course, that includes a lot of reading. Luckily, I’ve got a beautiful stack of books ready for those hot sticky days.

Life is good.


New Picture Books:

What Could It Be? Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes by Sally Fawcett

Thank you to Jennifer Prost PR for sending me this little gem. I’ve read it a few times with my kids and they’ve had a lot of fun pointing out the shapes in the illustrations. Review coming soon!


New Middle Grade Books:

  Knit, Hook, and Spin by Laurie Carlson
Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz
Animal Atlas by Animal Planet
Wild Animals (Animal Bites) by Animal Planet
Farm Animals (Animal Bites) by Animal Planet
National Geographic the Angry Birds Movie by Christy Ullrich Barcus
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 by National Geographic Kids
Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists! by National Geographic Kids
100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up by National Geographic Kids

Thank you to Chicago Review Press for sending me Knit, Hook, and Spin. My kids love crafts and they’re excited to try the projects in this book.

Thank you to Blue Slip Media and Media Masters Publicity for sending me all those gorgeous nonfiction books! They are a beautiful sight and make my heart happy. Plus, my kids love them. We’ve already been diving in to Awesome America, Awesome 8, and the Animal Bites books.


New Young Adult Books:

Hit Count by Chris Lynch
Jackaby by William Ritter
Beastly Bones by William Ritter
Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Thank you to Algonquin Young Readers for sending me Hit Count and the entire Jackaby series! Wow. I’m so excited to dive into these books. I’ve wanted to read Jackaby since it hit shelves a couple years ago and now I have the perfect excuse. 🙂


New Grown Up Books:

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Thank you to Penguin Random House for sending me Dead Wake. I looooooove historical nonfiction and I can’t wait to read this. Plus, it’s coming to the big screen sometime soon!


What new books have you added to your shelf recently?


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  • Reply
    Grace Fonseca
    June 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    WOW. Lots of wonderful books. I hope you love all of your new books. They look fantastic.

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    Molly@Cafinated Reads
    June 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Great haul. They all look good. Happy reading! New bloglovin’ and email subscriber here. Visitors to my blog are always welcome (so are followers!), so,please, if you’d like, stop by and see my StS here.

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    Ardis @ Pondering The Prose
    June 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    You got some wonderful books! I have also wanted to read the Jackaby series. The covers are lovely. But I already have a TBR a mile long! congrats on having the kids out of school. I hope you have a fun summer.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      June 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Thank you! I hope you get the chance to read the Jackaby series, but I totally know how the TBR mountain can take over your reading life.

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    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading
    June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    The Jackaby series covers look AMAZING! Happy reading 🙂

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      June 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Thanks! The covers are amazing aren’t they? I can’t wait to dive into the books!

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    Jamie @ Vailia's Page Turner
    June 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Great reading with the kids. National Geographic puts out some amazing stuff!

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    Olivia Roach
    June 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I’m glad you have summer and you can be excited for it now! And wow, so many books and such a range of ages as well. I hope you’ll have fun reading all of these 😀 I really like the looks of the whole Jackaby series as well. Aren’t those covers absolutely gorgeous?

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      June 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      They definitely are! I can’t wait to dive into that series. I only have one or two more books to read before I can start them. 🙂

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