Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, for The Boston Globe, tells the tale behind the publication of a new Katrina book for adults and children: The Storm--Biloxi Students Remember Hurricane Katrina. ("Work from 91 students from kindergarten through 12th grade is included in the book")
A Small White Scar, by K.A. Nuzum, is the Washington Post Book of the Week.
Sonja Bolle reviews Meg Rosoff's Just in Case for the Los Angeles Times. (I also will post a review of this one this evening.)
Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond is the Times Children's Book of the Week (reviewed by Nicolette Jones)
The Glorious Book for Girls, an answer to The Dangerous Book for Boys, is in the works in the U.K. (Katy Guest and Hermione Eyre report for the Independent.) On the surface of things, it appears as if the boys get the good stuff (building forts, go-carts) and girls get to press flowers and make brownies. This is just why I hated girl scouts as a child. The boys got to do cool stuff and we learned how to make beds and brownie stew.