Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend Reviews (I-II)

It's been another busy weekend, but I took a break from report writing to check out the weekend reviews. I'm glad I did! There's some great stuff out there in the major media this weekend, including:

In this week's not-to-be-missed article, Amanda Craig "asks what makes an alternative universe grip the imagination" in the Times.

Amanda Craig also recommends the best children's books on Ancient Egypt in the Times.

Nancy Gilson recommends her top 20 children's books of 2007 for The Columbus Dispatch.

Scott Timberg talks to Frank Beddor about The Looking Glass Wars and all things Alice for the Los Angeles Times.

Also in the Los Angeles Times, Sonja Bolle discusses the work of William Steig.

Liz Rozenberg loves Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity and tells us why in the Boston Globe.

Also in the Boston Globe,
Chris Bohjalian reviews Nick Hornby's Slam.

In this week's not-a-review category: Children's writer
Lindsey Gardiner says children's books "are purged of risks." Kate Devlin reports for the Telegraph.

Also in the Telegraph, Lucy Davies reviews new children's fantasy, including a new Kate Thompson!

In this weekend's Chicago Tribune "For Young Readers" column, Mary Harris Russell reviews far more than six new children's books. In fact, there are six pages of capsule reviews.

Elizabeth Ward recommends books for gift-giving in the Washington Post.

Oh, and don't miss Susan Faust's wonderful columns in this week's San Francisco Chronicle. She recommends many a children's book in the following categories: