Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weekend Reviews (I-II)

I hope you all are enjoying a spring-like weekend. Here's the roundup of this weekend's reviews of children's books:

Slide Show Alert: This week the Times features a picture book slide show. In a related feature Ian Beck discusses the work of" The best new picture book illustrators" in the Times.

Steve Rosen recommends children's books on money and saving for the
Kansas City Star. (Via the Orlando Sentinel.)

Mary Harris Russell reviews five new books for the Chicago Tribune, including Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Speaking of Birdsall, Sue Corbett interviews her for Publisher's Weekly.)

Leanne Italie recommends books for Earth Day in the Seattle Times.

It's children's book week in the New York Times. Here's what's on tap this month:
Interview Alert: Karen Springen interviews Blue Balliett for Newsweek. (A web exclusive.)

Alison Lurie reviews many a Rapunzel-themed book (including Sara Lewis Holmes's Letters from Rapunzel) for The New York Review of Books.

Sue Bradford Edwards reviews seven new picture books for the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.
Kind of a slow weekend. I guess everyone was out enjoying the flowers. Who can blame them?