Sunday, January 14, 2007

Weekend Reviews (II)

Today brings more reviews in the major media. Here's what I've found:

Liz Rosenberg reviews biographies for children in the Boston Globe. The books she considers include:
  • Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor, by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius, written and illustrated by Demi
  • John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson, illustrated by Benny Andrews
  • Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein, by MarfĂ© Ferguson Delano

Give Me Liberty, by L.M. Elliott, is the Washington Post "Book of the Week."

Rubies in the Snow, by Kate Hubbard, is the Times Children's Book of the Week. (A fictionalized diary of Anastasia.)

Janet Christie reviews the latest Young Bond title, Double or Die, for the Scotsman. She also considers Geep and the Scary Shadows, by Gina Birch and James McAdam, and Questors, by Joan Lennon.

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new titles for The Chicago Tribune. This week she considers:

  • Bronzeville Boys and Girls, by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrated by Faith Ringgold
  • The End, by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Richard Egielski
  • Little Red Riding Hood, retold and illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski
  • Lily Brown's Paintings, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
  • The Pull of the Ocean, by Jean-Claude Mourlevat, translated from French by Y. Maudet
  • The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George, by Hugh Brewster, illustrated by Eric Velasquez