Friday, June 15, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I)

Whew! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday and have time to read some weekend reviews, as they are varied and many this week. I had to get up early to read. I have a busy day ahead with a major treat at its end--I get to meet MotherReader!

Here are the reviews up so far:

Josh Lacey reviews The Devil's Breath, by David Gilman, for the Guardian.

Bob Minzesheimer recommends four new children's books in USAToday.

It's children's books week at the New York Times. Here's what you can find in the Sunday Book Review:

Elizabeth Ward is back in the Washington Post with her children's book column. Here's what she reviews this week:

  • A Good Day, by Kevin Henkes
  • Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene? by Norma Fox Mazer
  • Little Donkey and the Birthday Present, by Rindert Kromhout, translated from the Dutch by Marianne Martens
  • A Promise is a Promise, by Florence Parry Heide
  • The Flying Bed, by Nancy Willard

Mary Harris Russell doesn't fail us! She's back in the Chicago Tribune with reviews of six new books, including:

  • Fabian Escapes, by Peter McCarty
  • Mama's Saris, by Pooja Makhijani, illustrated by Elena Gomez (Yay, Pooja!)
  • Bossy Bear, by David Horvath
  • Orange Pear Apple Bear, by Emily Gravett
  • Little Neighbors on Sunnyside Street, by Jessica Spanyol
  • The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt

Susan Perren considers five new titles for the Globe and Mail. They include:

  • The List, by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Maria van Lieshout
  • Monster, Don't Eat Me! by Carl Norac, illustrated by Carll Cneut
  • Old Mother Bear, by Victoria Miles, illustrated by Molly Bang
  • SOS: Stories of Survival: True Tales of Disaster, Tragedy and Courage, by Ed Butts
  • Mistik Lake, by Martha Brooks

More tomorrow, along with update #2 from the Children's Literature Association conference and a review of Ellen Wittlinger's Parrotfish.