Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chicago Tribune Book Reviews

One of the people I had the pleasure to speak with at our recent SCBWI-Illinois conference (Prairie Writer's Day) was Mary Harris Russell who reviews children's books weekly for the Chicago Tribune. We discussed that they can be viewed online, but aren't always the easiest to find. In an effort to make her reviews easier to access, I intend to post a link weekly along with the titles reviewed. I hope you enjoy the reviews as much as I do!

(It's time to get back on task and make this a children's writing blog !)

Reviews for Saturday, Dec 27:

Christmas Farm By Mary Lyn Ray Ages 6-9

How to Heal a Broken Wing By Bob Graham Ages 5-8

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse By Meghan McCarthy Ages 5-8


On a different subject thanks goes out to Gail at The Riant Writer for awarding me with the Butterfly Award which is now displayed on my blog.

In the spirit of the award, I would like to pass it along to two other people:

Tabitha Olson at Writer Musings, who offers reviews and a wealth of knowledge on the craft of writing.

Lisa Chellman at Under the Covers, who blogs from a librarian's perspective and treats us to wonderful poetry each Friday (very often original!)



The rules (as posted by Gail) are:


1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Award up to 10 other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.

3 comments:

Lisa Chellman said...

Thanks for thinking of me, Jim!

And thanks for the link to the Trib children's book reviews. For a while I subscribed to their book feed but was aggravated that only one item out of ten or more was children's-related. This will be a big help!

beth said...

Hello! Found you from Tabitha's site--and love all the links and reviews. Thanks!

GutsyWriter said...

I can't imagine writing children's books, despite having 3 boys. I'm writing a memoir dealing with teenage issues and moving to a tropical island to handle the issues.