Sunday, April 01, 2007

Weekend Reviews (II)

No April Fools jokes from me. I'm too easily fooled! The google mail paper e-mail joke? My first thought was, oh, one of my co-workers would really like that. I'm still not sure what's up at Rate Your Students. Is it an April Fools joke, or is it real?

In any case, I can guarantee you these reviews are real and ready for the reading.

Not a children's book, but from our world: Meg Rosoff reviews Dina Rabinovich's Take Off Your Party Dress: When Life's Too Busy for Breast Cancer. (Rabinovich has long reviewed children's books for the Guardian and other U.K. papers.)

Kathryn Hughes reviews Unheard Voices, edited by Malorie Blackman (Naughts and Crosses), for the Guardian. (Essays on child slavery.)

Douglas Florian's Comets, Stars, The Moon, and Mars is the Washington Post Book of the Week. (Also in the Washington Post, a list of the words used in The Cat in the Hat.)

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new books in the Chicago Tribune. They include
  • Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate, by Peter Lourie
  • Harlem Summer, by Walter Dean Myers
  • Houdini: The Handcuff King, by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi ("This book convinces us that its graphic-novel format is the best possible way to tell this one story about magician Harry Houdini")
  • And What Comes After a Thousand? by Anette Bley ("A find for families seeking a non-sectarian treatment of death")
  • Caring for Cheetahs: My African Adventure, by Rosanna Hansen
  • Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella, by David A. Adler, illustrated by Gordon C. James