Saturday, September 08, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I)

It's Saturday again. I'll have the results of this month's Pay It Forward book giveaway this evening. In the meantime, here are the early weekend reviews:

Elizabeth Ward takes a look at upcoming releases from "talented writers" in the Washington Post Book World.

Amanda Craig reviews two new books--Michelle Paver's Outcast and Jeanne Willis' (ill. Tony Ross) Cottonwool Colin--in the Times.

In today's not-a-review category, Alan Franks talks to Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy about their forthcoming book for children, George's Secret Key to the Universe, in the Times. There's also an excerpt from the novel available online.

Mary Harris Russell is back in the Chicago Tribune. The kids were fun, but it's nice to see Mary's reviews again. This week she considers six new books, including:
  • Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Land of the Silver Apples, by Nancy Farmer
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
  • The Apple Pie That Papa Baked, by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Jonathan Bean
  • Undercover, by Beth Kephart (this one looks good!)
  • When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto, by Elaine Scott

It's all children's and Young Adult books in today's Globe and Mail. Here's what's available online:

More tomorrow...