Whoops, I forgot to include something very important in my loot post: Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad! This is a really amazing work which is both informative and full of beautiful, curious little details in the drawing. Bonus points for nontraditional book format: You read it basically from up to down, making great use of the long pages. I was worried about it getting damaged in my overstuffed backpack on the long journey home, but thankfully it (and I) arrived intact.