Saturday, January 27, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I)

A happy Saturday to one and all. I hope you're all having fun and reading something great. In case you need a recommended title, here are the early weekend reviews:

Elizabeth Ward reviews new books on black history in her "For Young Readers" column in the Washington Post. Titles considered include:
  • The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom, by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Nobody's Boy, by Jennifer Fleischner
  • This Strange New Feeling: Three Love Stories From Black History, by Julius Lester (25th Anniversary reiussue!)

(The) Amanda Craig reviews monster books for the Times. Books reviewed include Monster Blood Tatoo, by D.M. Cornish, and Dinosaur Chase, by Benedict Blathwayt.

That new philosophy book for teens, If Minds Had Toes, by Lucy Eyre, is reviewed by Melissa Katsoulis for the Times.

Not a review, but Erica Wagner translates the beauty of Charlotte's Web for Times' readers.