Library Loot


badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

A quick run to the library just after it opened at 11, and then hurry hurry home for a lunch of mac and cheese with the two hungry kids.

This One Summer – Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

Hooray, this hold finally came in! I might have first heard about it from Buried in Print


Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age—a story of renewal and revelation


The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood #2) – NK Jemisin

For Diversiverse/RIP


Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up — but Gujaareh has known peace for too long.

Someone must show them the way.

Hope lies with two outcasts: the first woman ever allowed to join the dream goddess’ priesthood and an exiled prince who longs to reclaim his birthright. Together, they must resist the Kisuati occupation and uncover the source of the killing dreams… before Gujaareh is lost forever

Kids’ loot:

What did you get from your library this week?

6 thoughts on “Library Loot

  1. I’m putting This One Summer on my list. And I always enjoy your pile of picture books — it reminds me of the long ago days when my boys were tiny (now 10th & 8th grade). I would have grabbed the Xander’s Panda Party, since Xander was my nickname for my son. He also went through every train book in about five libraries.


    1. Haha. Sounds like my older kid and his obsession with things that move. Luckily he’s quite happy to read some animal stories, like Frog and Toad. Xander’s Panda Party is such a fun book. And it actually uses words like ‘consternation’!



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