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Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Haul

Book Haul from Big Hair and Books - new book titles!

I've gotten some awesome books lately!!


A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson, author of Boo Mama blogA little Salty to Cut the Sweet
by Sophie Hudson 
published by Tyndale House 

There’s nothing quite like family—for good or bad. But in a world where we sometimes know more about the Kardashians than we do the people sleeping right down the hall, it’s easy to forget that walking through life with our family offers all sorts of joy wrapped up in the seemingly mundane. There’s even a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinary. And since time’s-a-wastin’, we need to be careful that we don’t take our people—and their stories—for granted. Whether it’s a marathon bacon-frying session, a road trip gone hysterically wrong, or a mother-in-law who makes every trip to the grocery store an adventure, author Sophie Hudson reminds us how important it is to slow down and treasure the day-to-day encounters with the people we love the most.

Written in the same witty style as Sophie’s BooMama blog, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet is a cheerful, funny, and tender account of Sophie’s very Southern family. It’s a look into the real lives of real people—and a real, loving God right in the middle of it all.

I keep hearing about this book from Sophie Hudson who writes the fab Boo Mama blog.  Some of my fave authors, like the fab Lisa Harper, have given it shout outs too!  I'll let you know what I think!  



Help, I Don't Want A Babysitter!  a picture book by Anke WagnerHelp, I Don't Want A Babysitter!
by Anke Wagner
illustrated by Anne Kathrin Behl
published by NorthSouth

A reassuring and hilarious look at a child’s trepidation about meeting his first babysitter then realizing he adores her! When Ollie’s parents hire a babysitter, Ollie’s cuddle buddy Stubbs imagines the worst: what if the babysitter sprays them with stinky perfume . . . what if the babysitter only cooks yucky green vegetables? But when Ollie and Stubbs meet Ella . . . what happens next just might surprise you! Anke Wagner’s pitch-perfect story and Anne-Kathrin Behl’s humorous illustrations will comfort and entertain!

I'm loving this cover! Can't wait to dive in!


Fuzzy Mud - new book from Holes author Louis SacharFuzzy Mud
by Louis Sachar
published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes a new middle-grade novel with universal appeal. Combining horror-movie suspense with the issues of friendship, bullying, and the possibility of ecological disaster, this novel will intrigue, surprise, and inspire readers and compel them to think twice about how they treat others as well as their environment.  Be careful. Your next step may be your last.

Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.
 In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.


I'm super excited about this one because I LOVED Sachar's book, Holes!  I loved the movie too!  So fantastic! I'm hoping I love this book even half as much as Holes!! 

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