Sunday, August 05, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I-II)

Due to the craziness of this weekend, the weekend reviews will be listed all in this one post. Fortunately for me, it's been a slow weekend for children's book reviews. Here's what's going on August 4-5:

Connie Bloom reviews four new picture books about pets for the AP. (Link is to the Salt Lake Tribune.) Check out her last review--of The Secret Life of Walter Kitty. It's unusual.

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, by Emily Gravett, is the Times Children's Book of the Week.

And, Amanda Craig reviews the same title along with Tyrannosaurus Drip, by Julia Donaldson, also for the Times.

Hook, Line, and Sinker, by Italo Labignan, is this week's Washington Post KidsPost Book of the Week.

The Scotsman discusses all the new imitations of The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Mary Harris Russell has been replaced this week in The Chicago Tribune--by a bunch of kids. That's right, kids review their favorite children's books in August in the Books section. (Please note that link is to a pdf. Did you know you can read The Chicago Tribune Books section as a pdf? Nice move, Chicago Tribune.

Katie Haegele reviews Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm's "imaginative" graphic novel Good as Lily for The Philadelphia Inquirer. (This is one on my read-but-need-to-review pile.)
Speaking of reviews, I am on my final edit of The Edge of the Forest, Summer Issue, which has so many reviews it should be banned. It will be up early tomorrow when my jet-lagged webmaster is up and ready to work.