New Out of the Box: We Were Wonder Struck!

Cindy and Lynn: We always love when publisher boxes show up on our doorstep and have wished we could share some of that joy with the rest of you. Last week the book fairies from Scholastic sent a particularly intriguging package so we thought it might be fun to share the fun with our Bookends readers. Here we go:


This was an odd shape for a book delivery box…but we were excited…we’d heard rumblings about Brian Selznick’s new book…


Most book boxes don’t instruct us about which end must be opened…or do we just rip them open too quickly to notice?


Come on, already…we can’t take the suspense…


Okay…now we’re getting somewhere…but wait…are those INSTRUCTIONS for how to OPEN the rest of the shipment? Seriously?


Yep. Okay. Give us a minute.




Wonder Struck?  We are too!  Here is Brian Selznick’s intriguing new book which will be published by Scholastic September 13th.  We are planning to put this terrific package to use in the fall as it is cleverly designed to also hold the hard cover.  We’re pretty sure the book won’t stay in the display long though!  In the meantime – well, I’m already on page 35 😉  Stay tuned for our report.



About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

1 Comment on "New Out of the Box: We Were Wonder Struck!"

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  1.' Ms. Yingling says:

    And we would probably all look at the book even without the impressive packaging. Thanks for the sneak peek.

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