Monday, February 28, 2022

What's Coming in March?

March is always a busy, busy month in my world. The farm work kicks up a few notches thanks to the warming weather, our birthday rush begins, all sorts of competitions and events are scheduled at school...but no worries! I always have time for reading, too. And that's a good thing because what exciting books we have in store! 

While I hit a few different directions this month, including humor, poetry, and several non-fiction, I'm also heading deep into fantasy...or at least, that's what my reading pile claims. Fantasy, fantasy, and more fantasy. It's going to be a bit lighter than usual in the picture book arena (has that ever happened before?) and I'll be hitting a little more middle grade...some awesome middle grade, by the way.

But let's just take a quick glance.



ONCE UPON A TIM

The well-known author of the Spy School series is spreading his wings into new territory with this humor-packed read. Or so, I'm told. I thought the cover was more than intriguing...and since this author has been a treat to read, I'm ready to take a peek. Laugh and giggle with me on the 1st!

Middle Grade Humor




TWO-HEADED CHICKEN

After the read above, I decided a little more humor never hurts, and this one definitely caught my attention. It's about...(brace yourselves for this one)...a two-headed chicken who races across the multiverses to escape from an angry moose. If that doesn't spell crazy, I don't know what would. View this bright and silly adventure with me on the 3rd!

Children's Humor




YOU WON'T KNOW HER NAME

I'm switching gears to head into poetry and the tale of a girl, whose name isn't important. Odd, but it makes sense with the theme. It rakes through bullying, sexual assault and other series issues. It's part of a fundraiser for anti-bullying, anti-sexual assault and anti-violence organizations. Take a look with me on the 5th.

Young Adult Poetry




THE RHINO SUIT

I'll admit it—the cover caught my attention on this one. It's about a little girl, who wants to hold back the cruelty of the world around her by building a tough, rhino suit. See how this turns out with me on the 8th.

Picture Book


SORCELINE

This one is already available in several languages but is hitting the US, too. It's about a cryptozoologist-in-training with tons of mythical creatures, and a main character, who feels more comfortable with beasts than humans. It sounds like a lot of fun. Take a look at it with me on the 9th!


Middle Grade Fantasy


THE LEGEND OF BLACK JACK

It's time to head into space with a read, which promises tons of adventure, excitement, a true hero, and even character depth. Since I don't seem to ever have enough science fiction, I was really happy to get my fingers on this one. Blast off into action with me on the 15th.

Young Adult Science Fiction




JOURNEY TO THE PARALLELS

The second I saw that this one deals with a window in an old building, which gives the view of a world parallel to ours, I wanted to get my hands on it. Plus, the cover caught my attention, since it seems to mold so well with the plot. Let's find out more on the 20th.


Middle Grade Urban Fantasy





A DINOSAUR NAMED RUTH

It's time for some non-fiction! This one dives into the findings of Ruth Mason on her ranch in 1905. As a kid, and even now, I found dinosaur bones fascinating, and I'm curious to see how this book handles the entire thing. Let's go digging on the 23rd!


Picture Book




JESTIN CASE AND THE MASTERS OF DRAGON METAL

Heading off into an alternate future, this takes a teen in Chicago, three magic schools, tons of evil, and no chosen ones, who are coming to the rescue. It's written by a journalist, who incorporates the problems he sees in today's world into his works...and this is by no means his first novel. See what you think with me on the 26th!

Young Adult Urban Fantasy

CRESS WATERCRESS

This one promises wit, adventure, and determination all mixed with gorgeous illustrations and a super, sweet rabbit. I'm thinking a cheerier version of Watership Down? Maybe? Or maybe, not at all. We'll find out more on the 29th!


Middle Grade Animal Fiction




OOoo...you have no idea how badly I wanted to show you more of what's to come this month, but I'll behave and just head right into our...




There are so many books to review and so little time...which means a waiting-list each and every month for those books, which didn't quite hit the schedule, but I'm determined to sneak in.


ENOLA HOLMES: THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS

Based on Nancy Springer's bestselling series, this graphic novel steers toward middle grade readers. It has been published in several languages and is receiving a new release this year. Since it's obviously enjoyed and gaining attention even after more than half a decade, I'm excited to take a peek at it myself. When? Well, that's the first mystery, isn't it?

Middle Grade Mystery / Graphic Novel


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