- Nicolette Jones reviews Gideon the Cutpurse, by Linda Buckley-Archer as the Times' "Children's Book of the Week." ("Stimulating about the relative merits of then and now, and so convincing a picture of the 18th century that we feel transported ourselves, this first book of a planned trilogy of time-travel adventures is skilled, engrossing and irresistible")
- Under a War-torn Sky, by L.M. Elliott, is the Washington Post "Book of the Week." ("Henry is on his 15th mission over Europe when his plane is shot out of the sky by the Germans. Wounded in the attack, Henry parachutes to the ground, but he's behind enemy lines. And this is where his adventure really begins.")
- Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War, by Kathy Henderson and illustrated by Jane Ray, is reviewed by Simon Rodberg at The New York Times. ("The charms of this book are much simpler than either timelessness or timeliness: a little poetry, some great paintings and a small boy befriending a big bird.")
- Elena Seymenliyska reviews The Amnesia Clinic, by James Scudamore, and Innocent Traitor, by Alison Weir, two novels featuring teens and wild adventures for The Telegraph.
- Sonja Bolle recommends travel books for children at The Los Angeles Times.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Here's a roundup of children's book reviews in the weekend papers. It's an extremely diverse list this week, with the most interesting read being the travel books review in The Los Angeles Times. Enjoy!