Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekend Reviews

How has spring been in your part of the world? I'm trying to be grateful, I really am, after the long winter we had this year. But spring? Spring also has been a disappointment. Cold, rainy, windy and gray. This long weekend? No sun in the forecast.

At least we still have books. Here are this weekend's reviews:

Peter F. Neumeyer reviews poetry picture books for the Boston Globe. And, hey, he likes two I recently reviewed: Imaginary Menagerie and The World's Greatest: Poems.

The Times Children's Book of the Week is Mo Willems's
Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. (Reviewed by Nicolette Jones.)

Amanda Craig reviews eight (!) new superhero books for the Times. (Helen Dunmore's The Crossing of Ingo is out in the U.K. Can't wait to get it in July!)

Mary Harris Russell reviews five new children's books--including Clementine's Letter--for the Chicago Tribune.

Profile Alert: Rosemary Neill talks to Shaun Tan for The Australian.

Reyhan Harmanci reviews Walter Dean Myers's Sunrise over Fallujah for the San Francisco Chronicle.