I hope you're all enjoying this first weekend in August and that it's not too hot wherever you are. I've managed to pilfer the new Tana French from my mother and am looking forward to reading it after rounding up this weekend's reviews. Let's get a move on, so I can find out what Cassie Maddox is up to:
The Guardian has a series of children's book recommendations this weekend, including:
- Stephanie Merritt's reviews of Young Adult fiction, including the new Kate Thompson book, Creatures of the Night
- Geraldine Brennan reviews fiction for the 8 to 13-year-old reader
- Kate Kellaway recommends books for the two- to five-year-old reader (I guess those six, seven, and eight year olds are out of luck this weekend!)
Not a review, but don't miss our own Gwenda Bond talking about Anne of Green Gables on NPR!
Susan Perren reviews five new children's books for the Globe and Mail, including Jane Yolen's new toddler book One Hippo Hops.
Not-a-Review: Alex Beam in an op-ed on political books for children in the Boston Globe.
Sue Bradford Edwards reviews new picture books for the St. Louis Tribune.
Interview Alert: Amanda Craig talks to Lauren St. John for the Times.
Flashback Alert: Sonja Bolle discusses James Thurber's The 13 Clocks in the Los Angeles Times.
Stuart Kelly reviews the new Artemis Fowl title (Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox) for the Scotsman.
(One title reviewed is the graphic novel version of Coraline.)
Also in the Chicago Tribune,
Profile Alert: Horatia Harrod on Dick Bruna (Miffy) in the Telegraph.
In the end, kind of a slow weekend. Enjoy!