Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Final Day of the Ballou Book Fair

Thanks for helping! We are winding down today, May 1st. Please shop the wish list through midnight PST.

Welcome folks interested in helping Ballou SR High School in Washington DC build their library. You can access the Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou at Powells Books. Once you make your selections you will need to input the mailing address:

Melissa Jackson, LIBRARIAN
Ballou Senior High School
3401 Fourth Street SE
Washington DC 20032
(202) 645-3400

(Please include "Librarian" as she is not the only Jackson at the school.)

If you have any questions about how to navigate the list or why we are doing this or why we chose Ballou, please see the main post on the Book Fair. Also, please follow @BallouLibrary on twitter for updates at the books arrive!

Behind the cut, what some folks have already bought......
Els bought BZRK (!) and The Reel Truth, because we all want to make a movie, don't we?

Katy in TX bought The Apothecary, Ranma 1/2 #02, The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species, Pride & Prejudice and the Cartoon Guide to Statistics (because yes, even stats can be fun!)

Rebecca in OR bought  two Virginia Wolff titles and Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury and sent along a copy of her own wonderful Second Fiddle!

Sarah bought Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (on wicked sale!) and Best of Music & Science Writing

 Kate bought The McElderry Book of Greek Myths, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Bitterblue (HUZZAH!)

Kelly from Wisconsin bought Leverage (hello Kelly!!!!!)

Sylvie from Washington DC (!) bought Rhymes with Witches (on an INCREDIBLE sale), I Will Save You and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

Good friend Doret in GA bought Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Panther Baby and two from Dream Jordan: Hot Girl & Bad Boy

Melanie bought Assassination Vacation (SARAH VOWELL!) and Hellboy Vol 1

Jessica bought Ready, Player, One! (Hopefully it won't seem like ancient historical fiction since it's set in the 80s....)

Alison in Malaysia (but from Ottawa) kicked the book fair off with Ultraviolet (a fellow Canadian!)

Our own friend Jenn (@literaticat) kindly noticed that a couple of her clients had books on the list and is sending ASHES, DROWNING INSTINCT, WANT TO GO PRIVATE and GRAVE MERCY direct to Ballou!

And our own Trisha from Hawaii bought a whole stack of books: Space Chronicles, Beneath a Meth Moon, Jellicoe Road, A Monster Calls and A Northern Light

Good friend to GLW (and a faithful contributor to our book fairs!) Jodie in the UK bought Bleach #01 (thanks so much for this - they are desperate for manga!), Crown Duel, Dreadnought, Heist Society, Peak, Saving the Baghdad Zoo, You Don't Even Know Me and The Zookeeper's Wife


Katy Manck, MLS said...

Fun to shop for Ballou at Powells. I've sent them:
The Apothecary
Ranma 1/2 #02: 2nd Edition (
The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientists in the Field)
Pride & Prejudice (Marvel)
Cartoon Guide to Statistics

I recommended Manatee Scientists last year on www.abookandahug.com and The Apothecary just recently on BooksYALove.blogspot.com - the others just looked too fun to pass up!

Let's keep helping school librarians build great collections to help their kids.

**Katy M
Recommending YA books beyond the bestsellers at
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chelle said...

I sent Emily Dickenson's poems and Diana Wynne Jones' Fire and Hemlock and Dogsbody. So happy that I can help!

Katy K. said...

I'm so sorry I missed this when it was officially on... but I just sent "How to Cook Everything" (which my love & I use so much I had to get our hardcover rebound) and Juicy Central: Marnyke

- Katy K.