Sunday, November 05, 2006

Weekend Reviews (III)

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend. I can't believe it's over already! It's time for the final review roundup of the weekend.

Stoneheart, by Charlie Fletcher, is the Times Children's Book of the Week. (Reviewed by Nicolette Jones)

Jennifer L. Holm's Penny From Heaven is the Washington Post Book of the Week.

Mary Harris Russell reviews new books for the Chicago Tribune. Books reviewed include:

  • Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes ("Kevin Hawkes' illustrations are a brilliant fit, rendering the lion's softness and a modern library seen from a child's eye level. ")
  • Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Russell Freedman ("Russell Freedman's book opens readers' eyes to all who really were part of it. ")
  • When I Grow Up, I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize, by Isabel Pin, translated from German by Nancy Seitz ("The little boy's narrative is all about high-minded intentions, but the illustrations remind us that perhaps none of us does exactly what he or she should every day. ") Hmmm....this book sounds weird to me. While a noble (or Nobel) dream to be sure, what child actually dreams of winning the Peace Prize when they grow up?
  • Chickens to the Rescue, by John Himmelman
  • The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, by Mini Grey
  • Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee ("this little girl is a welcome addition, with a great eye for exactly the kinds of faces principals make")