Review Retrospectives

On the occasion of the Center for Children’s Books’ 75th anniversary, the Bulletin staff looked back at previously-published reviews, written by themselves and their predecessors, and reviewed the books afresh from a 2021 perspective. Revisited titles include Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s StoneThe Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963A Wrinkle in Time, The Snowy Day, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. To view the retrospective of a specific book, click on its corresponding graphic cover.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -
By Sherman Alexie and Illustrated by Ellen Forney
American Born Chinese - By Gene Luen Yang
Blues Journey -
By Walter Dean Myers and Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Boy Meets Boy -
By David Levithan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid -
By Jeff Kinney
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! -
By Mo Willems
The Phantom Tollbooth - By Norton Juster
Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo -
By Julius Lester and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
The Snowy Day -
By Ezra Jack Keats
Stevie - By John Steptoe
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - By Jon Scieszka and Illustrated by Lane Smith