- Elizabeth Ward reviews four new picture books having to do with the water. Also, though it isn't mentioned in the title, Ward reviews picture books about the ascent of Mt. Everest, baseball, and Mozart.
- Abby McGanney Nolan reviews Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food and other books on the dangers of bad food.
- Karen MacPherson reviews non-fiction for children.
- Elizabeth Chang considers Julius Lester's Time's Memory.
- Paul Di Filippo reviews new fantasy titles, including Kristin Kladstrup's The Book of Story Beginnings.
- Jabari Asim takes on new poetry volumes for children.
- Elizabeth Ward reviews The Wright 3 (and finds quite a few plot threads left untied)
The New York Times also has a children's book section this week, including:
- Michael Patrick Hearn reviews Kate DiCamillo's Edward Tulane (I, personally, couldn't bring myself to review Edward Tulane. )
- Sarah Ellis considers children's books about two different animals finding friendship in "Can't We All Get Along?"
- Regina Marler reviews "Journalism for Children," including Chew on This.
- John Green reviews The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
- Jed Pearl enjoys Ballet of the Elephants, by Leda Schubert
- Penelope Green reviews picture books with a "mother worship" theme
- Adam Liptak finds holes in The Wright 3 as well.
- James Hynes reviews Lois Lowry's Gossamer (looks like I'm going to have to buy this one)
- Patricia T. O'Conner takes a look at naughty dog books.
A wealth of riches today, folks. And I can't even read until later! I've a preschool music concert to attend now. Mi-Re-Do.