New Review Tuesday: Spring 2009 Preview
This week's issue of Publishers Weekly offered a tantalizing taste of what's to come in the way of children's books over the next few months.
With new gems from favorite authors like Laurie Halse Anderson, Susan Patron, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as some fabulous debuts that I've been previewing over the last couple months, it looks like a great season for reading.
Here are some of the release dates on my calendar -- I'd love to know what's on yours, so share in the comments!
Bull Rider by Suzanne Morgan Williams: The story of a skateboarder who turns to his family's sport of bull-riding when his older brother comes home injured from Iraq.
The Sisters Grimm: The Everafter War by Michael Buckley: The latest in Buckley's page-turning series for fairy-tale fans.
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff: Graff is quickly becoming one of my favorite middle grade authors, after the utterly charming The Thing About Georgie and The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower. This is her latest.
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton: A debut novel about a boy growing up in 1940s Virginia; told in a series of stories all taking place on Halloween.