- In the not-a-review department, Stephanie Dunnewind talks to Nancy Pearl about her new book, Book Crush, for The Seattle Times. In Book Crush, Pearl recommends children's books. She also provides "10 kid books Nancy Pearl wants you to read." Congrats to Lisa Yee! Millicent Min is on the top of that list.
- Karen MacPherson reviews poetry books for SouthCoastToday (MA).
- Elizabeth Ward reviews historical fiction for the Middle Grade reader in her "For Young Readers" column in the Washington Post. Titles reviewed include Daniel Pinkwater's The Neddiad and Richard Peck's On the Wings of Heroes.
- Nicholas Tucker reviews Young Adult fiction for the Independent. Philip Reeve's Here Lies Arthur is reviewed again. (Why torment U.S. readers so?)
- Sally Williams reviews Picture Books for the Independent.
- Christina Hardyment reviews Middle Grade fiction for the Independent. Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant is among the reviewed titles.
- Amanda Craig celebrates The Owl Service and the Carnegie Medal in the Times.
Whew! It's a busy one this week.