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:
- Liesl Schillinger reviews Stephanie Meyer's Eclipse.
- Christopher Hitchens "reviews" Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (I'm sorry, but was anyone waiting for Hitchens to review Deathly Hallows?)
- A roundtable on Harry Potter. Roger's there.
- Ann Hodgman reviews picture books, including Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, and Fabian Escapes, by Peter McCarty.
- Charles McGrath considers Larry Paulsen's Lawn Boy.
- Gabrielle Zeven reviews Mary Hershey's The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to his Death and Lands in California.
- This week's bookshelf is devoted to children's books, including Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little.
- 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
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.)
- 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.)