Saturday, August 11, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I)

Good morning! There are lots of reviews so far this weekend, so let's get started.

It's children's books weekend in the New York Times. Here's what's on review this month:

Elizabeth Ward reviews three new books for the Washington Post Book World, including:

  • Nacky-Patcher and the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats, by Jeffrey Kluger
  • Leaves, by David Ezra Stein
  • "The Trouble with Dogs..." said Dad, by Bob Graham

Christina Hardyment reviews Stephen Fry's reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the Times.

The KIDS are at it again in the Chicago Tribune, reading and reviewing books. (PDF version. I'm sorry, but can I just repeat how much I love the pdf version? So easy to read.)

Susan Perren reviews five new books for the Globe and Mail, including:

  • Return to the Sea, by Heidi Jardine Stoddart
  • Northern Lights A to Z, by Mindy Dwyer
  • Martin Bridge:Out of Orbit, by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illustrated by Joseph Kelly
  • 100 Characters from Classical Mythology, by Malcolm Day
  • How it Happened in Peach Hill, by Marthe Jocelyn

In this week's Not-a-Review category, Deutsche-Welle discusses the success of German children's books in the English-language market. (Unfortunately, the article doesn't move much beyond Laura's Star and Cornelia Funke's wonderful books.)

More tomorrow...