First up, books I bought for Eleanor for her 11th birthday this month. Eleanor did a guest review of PJ Hoover's The Emerald Tablet for me and she is a big fantasy fan.
This just came out this month and though I haven't read it yet, I think it sounds like a lot of fun!
Here's the summary:
Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she’s tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy—or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn’t fallen in love with the prince herself!
And here's a rave review from Charlotte of Charlotte's Library.
I also bought her:
- two Lisa Yee books - So Totally Emily Ebers and Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time - because she really liked Millicent Min: Girl Genius (read about all of Lisa Yee's books on Lisa Yee's website)
- Rules by Cynthia Lord because she has a younger sister who is borderline autistic (read a review by Natasha of Maw Books Blog)
- George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer because it was on her wishlist
- Eulalia! by Brian Jacques because she is really into the Redwall series