- Becky at Bec's Book Blog reviews Hooway for Wodney Wat, by Helen Lester (illustrated by Lynne Munsinger). It's one of her great "retro reviews."
- Anne reviews Waiting for Gregory, by Kimberly Willis Holt (illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska) at Book Buds. Anne's conclusion sums it up: "I can only imagine what happens when an author picks up the galleys to her book and sees all this. Holt must've thought 'Sheesh, did I win the illustrator jackpot, or what?'"
- Anne also reviews Stellina, by Matteo Pericoli and Gossie and Friends, by Olivia Dunrea at Book Buds.
- Wendy reviews There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me, by Alice Walker (illustrated by Stefano Vitale) at Blog from the Windowsill.
- A Fuse #8 Production reviews Tina Burke's Fly, Little Bird and finds it, "a sweet little story and should make any child who receives it particularly pleased."
- Tasha at KidsLit has been busy these week reviewing a number of picture books, including Chuck's Truck (by by Peggy Perry Anderson), My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World (by Gilles Bachelet), Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin (by Michelle Lord, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino), and But Excuse Me, That Is My Book (by Lauren Child).
- PJ Librarian reviews Craig Dorfman's I Knew You Could at The Magic of Books. (PJ Librarian also has a great baseball book list!)
- MotherReader recommends(?) a creepy, freaky children's book.
- Mindy reviews two picture books this week at Propernoun.net--Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, (by Jack Preltusky, illustrated by Carin Berger) and Mama: a True Story in which a Baby Hippo Loses his Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama (by Jeanette Winterson). Boy, that's a title!
- Maureen reviews Lisa Yee's Millicent Min, Girl Genius and Stanford Wong Flungs Big-Time at Confessions of a Bibliovore. She loves Millicent and Stanford, as do I.
- Becky at Farm School has an absolutely fabulous list, one I'll use immediately--books about locations in children's literature. Check it out! Many great suggestions.
- A Fuse #8 Production reviews Linda Sue Park's Archer.
- Jen Robinson reviews a title that's just Middle Grade (6th grade)--Invisible Detective: Double Life, by Justin Richards, at Jen Robinson's Book Page. Jen also recommends a classic--Elizabeth Enright's The Saturday.
- Sheila Ruth recommends a new adventure tale, Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove (by Audrey Penn), at Wands and Worlds. Sheila wrote in to say Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove has, "dark tunnels and pirate treasure and tripping over skeletons." Awesome!
- Gail Gauthier surprises herself by liking The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall.
- Becky at Bec's Book Blog reviews Susan Taylor Brown's Hugging the Rock and finds it to be "a touching look at the resiliency of kids and families."
- Camille reviews Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Alice Alone at Book Moot and swears her family suffered no ill effect.
- Liz B. reviews Laura M. Zeises' Anybody but You at A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy (May 16)
- The Goddess of YA has a couple of great reviews this week, including a London title--London Calling (by Edward Bloor). Professornana has also reviewed Dairy Queen, a Novel (by Catherine Murdock), Blue Bloods (by Melissa de la Cruz), and Haters (by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez).
- Judith Ridge recommends Jane Godwin's Falling from Grace (and has a sneak peak at Hilary McKay's Caddy Ever After) at the Misrule Blog.
- Mindy reviews Sold by Patricia McCormick at Propernoun.net and finds it "beautiful."
- Little Willow links to her review of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and to her interview with the authors at Slayground. Little Willow also reviewed Love Will Tear Us Apart, by Tara McCarthy this week. (Love Will Tear Us Apart, LW writes in to say, is an adult title that will also appeal to older teens.)
- Emily Horner takes issue with two sad Newbery winners (Cynthia Kadohata's Kira-Kira and Gary Schmidt's Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy) at Swarm of Beasts.
- Leila at Bookshelves of Doom, as usual, has some great reviews: Defining Dulcie (by Paul Acampora), Blubber (by Judy Blume), and The Lightning Thief (by Rick Riordan). Also, Leila appraises The Secret of the Old Clock, a book I couldn't believe was essentially about probate law.
- A Fuse #8 Production reviews Suzanne Collins' Gregor the Overlander, a favorite title at her library.
- Our resident Queen of Fantasy, Michele at Scholar's Blog, reviews two titles this week: The Johnny Maxwell trilogy, by Terry Prachett (okay, not A title, I know) and and Diana Wynne Jones' The Homeward Bounders. Michele also reviews Michael Buckley's The Sisters Grimm, fantasy/mystery for the younger Middle Grade crowd.
- Emily Horner reviews Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan (a collection of short stories) at Swarm of Beasts.
- Pixie Palace reviews a new biography--Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles, by James Overmyer.
- Chris Barton recommends John Muir: America's First Environmentalist, by Kathryn Lasky (illustrated by Stan Fellows) at Bartography.