Saturday, December 01, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I)

Ah, winter. It's time for ice storms and the holiday lists which make up much of this weekend's reviews. Still, no complaining here: We still have electricity and DSL. Now on to the reviews:

Sue Corbett rounds up her favorite books of 2007 for the Miami Herald. This is a seriously good list--don't miss it.

The New York Times shares its Notable Children's Book of 2007 this weekend. It's very short.

Bernie Goedhart recommends picture books for gift giving in the
Toronto Gazette.

Nicolette Jones gives her top list of 2007 in the U.K. in the
Times. It's a 3-pager! And, Amanda Craig chimes in with her best books for children ages 2-10.

Krystyna Poray Goddu reviews new children's books with toy protagonists for The New York Times.

Janet Christie reviews new children's books for the Scotsman.

Claire Martin provides capsule reviews of recent children's books in the Milwakee Journal Sentinel.

Profile alert: Maev Kennedy talks to Philip Pullman for the Guardian.

Amanda Craig reviews best audiobooks for children, this time for The Independent.

The Taylor boys (ages 15, 11, and 7) review "thrilling books for boys" also in The Independent. (I'm not sure whose children the Taylor boys are, but they review books once and awhile for The Independent.)

Also in The Independent: Nicola Smith reviews this season's best picture books (in the U.K.)

Second Profile Alert: Cassandra Jardine talks to Jacqueline Wilson for the

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new books--including (gasp!) two celebrity titles this week--for the Chicago Tribune.

More tomorrow...