Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend Reviews (2)

Susan Faust reviews books that "feature real tools in the real world": Toolbox Twins, written by Lola Schaefer and illustrated by Melissa Iwai, and Tools, by Taro Miura. (

Liz Rosenberg finds the best picture books are coming from small presses (Boston Globe). Books reviewed include:
  • Before You Were Born, Retold by Howard Schwartz, illustrated by Kristina Swarner
  • I'll Protect You From the Jungle Beasts, by Martha Alexander
  • To Everything There is a Season, by Jude Daly

Caddy Ever After, by Hilary McKay, is the Times' Children's Book of the Week (reviewed by Nicolette Jones)

Toys Go Out, by Emily Jenkins, is the Washington Post "Book of the Week."