Upcoming books that I'm curious about:
I hardly ever read picture books anymore, but the combo of the cover art and the title cracked me up. Look at how crabby he is! It just looks cool, okay?
Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters -- Patricia McKissack
This is the companion to The Dark-Thirty, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and which I still haven't read. But I WANT to! I've just been procrastinating for a while.
Donutheart -- Sue Stauffacher
Still haven't read Donuthead. Man, I'm lame.
Gemini Summer -- Iain Lawrence
I tend to love J/YA books set in the mid-60s. I tend to love books by Iain Lawrence. Seems like a good fit. Except I'm a bit concerned that it's going to be a weeper.
There seem to be a lot of dog books coming out this fall -- I think this is the only one that's definitely on my To Read list. Besides, nothing will make me cry more than Each Little Bird... Right?
The Book of One Hundred Truths -- Julie Schumacher
I like books about liars.
Looking for Bapu -- Anjali Banerjee
I admit it. I mostly want to read this because I like the cover art. Looks like it might be a weeper, but a funny one. Also, I've been meaning to read Maya Running for ages.
Endymion Spring -- Matthew Skelton
Judging by the amount of catalog devoted to this one, I'd say that it's supposed to be The Book of the Season. Could be good, though I tend to distrust hype. (Stupid Shadowmancer.)
London Calling -- Edward Bloor
Um, yeah. Edward Bloor wrote it. (I can forgive him for Crusader. He still rules.) Also, I love the cover.
The Boy Book -- E. Lockhart
Eeeeeeeek! IwantIwantIwant! Like, NOW.
Runaway -- Wendelin Van Draanen
I'm a bit concerned that the description contains the word 'uplifting', which is usually a big STAY AWAY sign for me. But If WVD writes it, I will read it.
Wide Awake -- David Levithan
I've liked all of his other books (except for the ones that I LOVED), so, duh. I'll read it.
Skate -- Michael Harmon
Chris Crutcher wrote him a blurb. That's all I need to know.
As always, I'm sure that I'll notice more when I re-read the catalog. (I haven't even gone through the paperback section yet... But this is a good place to start, right?