Monday, October 06, 2008

Weekend Reviews (on a Monday, again)

I hope posting the weekend reviews on a Monday doesn't become a habit. Still, better late than never. Here we go...

Check out this week's set of reviews from
Publishers Weekly. The new Sabuda Peter Pan looks great.

Craig Wilson talks to Marlo Thomas about the 35th Anniversary reissue of Free to Be...You and Me for USAToday. Free to Be...You and Me was the most influential book of my childhood. Did you read it, too?

Lisa Carricaburu reviews Halloween books for The Salt Lake Tribune.

In this week's Not-a-Review category: Kate Agnew asks "Why are there still so few attractive reading books featuring black and Asian children?" in the Guardian.

Also in the Guardian, Diane Samuels reviews Alexie Sherman's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Barbara Britsch reviews Middle Grade fiction and non fiction for The Toledo Blade.

The Detroit Free Press posts Children's Ambassador Jon Scieszka's "good books for boys" list

And speaking of Scieszka, Jennifer Miller talks with him in the
Rocky Mountain News.

Preston Williams talks to Chris Crutcher in a superb profile piece (including analysis about why high school students like Crutcher's books) in the Washington Post. Thanks, Sara, for the link!

And in the Washinton Post Book World, Kristi Jemtegaard reviews Halloween books for children, including Judy Sierra's newest book Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark.

Helen Mitsios reviews what I think is an adult title teens will like--Real World, by Natsuo Kirino and translated by Phillip Gabriel--in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Interview Alert:
Amanda Craig interviews Julia Donaldson in the Times.

Mary Harris Russell reviews four new books for
The Chicago Tribune, including the new Polly Horvath novel, My One Hundred Adventures.

Interview Alert: Justin Berman talks to Neil Gaiman about The Graveyard Book for the San Fransico Chronicle.