Sunday, April 29, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I-II)

It was truly too beautiful yesterday to do much on the computer, so please excuse me for the late weekend reviews entry. Here's what I've found this weekend:

Katie Haegele reviews Catherine Ryan Hyde's The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sonja Bolle reviews Mo Willems' two new early readers and Maxwell Eaton III's The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Best Buds for Newsday.

Robert L. Pincus profiles Brian Selznik and discusses The Adventures of Hugo Cabret for the San Diego Tribune.

In the not-a-review category, Charles Solomon writes about the manga phenomenon for the Los Angeles Times.

Kristi Elle Jemtegaard recommends Poetry Speaks to Children and other audio poetry collections for The Washington Post.

The Washington Post interviews Mary Quattlebaum.

Solomon Snow and the Silver Spoon, by Kate Umansky, is the Washington Post Book of the Week.

Paul Gravett reviews Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland for the Independent.

Diane Samuels reviews Sharon Dogas' Waves for the Guardian.

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new books for the Chicago Tribune. They include:
  • Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion, by Loree Griffin Burns
  • Oye, Celia!: A Song for Celia Cruz, by Katie Sciurba, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
  • A Hippo's Tale, by Lena Landstrom
  • Duck at the Door, by Jackie Urbanovic
  • How to be a Baby, by Me, The Big Sister, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Sue Heap
  • I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment, by Beth Andrews, illustrated by Hawley Wright

Oooh! Amanda Craig talks to Catherine Fisher for the Times. Craig also discusses Fisher's latest, Incarceron, in the article.

Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks is the Times Children's Book of the Week.

Susan Perren reviews new children's books for the Globe and Mail. They include:

  • Birdsongs, by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
  • Wanda and the Frogs, by Barbara Azore, illustrated by Georgia Graham
  • In My Backyard, by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Ron Broda
  • Free as the Wind: Saving the Horses of Sable Island, by Jamie Bastedo, illustrated
    by Susan Tooke
  • One Well: The Story of Water on Earth, by Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Rosemary Woods
  • Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd, by Karsten Heuer

Whew! See what happens when you procrastinate?