This weekend’s New York Times has a completely glorious collection of children’s book reviews and art. There’s a slide show of the already-announced best illustrated picture books of the year (and may I say — I’m delighted with the choices!). Jennifer Hubert Swan makes her debut with a smashing review of The Scorpio Races, and Bank Street librarian and blogger Lisa von Drasek is back with a consideration of Lauren Oliver’s Liesel and Po. Roger Sutton considers some superheroes, and Susan Gregory Thomas contemplates Lauren Snyder’s Bigger than a Bread Box.
Marjorie Ingall looks at several biographies, the brilliant Leonard S. Marcus examines a new version of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, WalterDean Myers reviews Kadir Nelson’s impressive Heart and Soul, and Meg Wolitzer looks at Chris Raschka’s first novel, Seriously, Norman.
And still more-- check it out yourself.