Reading around the blogosphere, I get a case of the "Oooh, I want that!"s; sometimes the book/video/CD could be for me, sometimes for Junior. (Junior's dad, the readingest man I know, seems to find his own material.) Here are a few reviews that caught my eye recently:
From A Fuse # 8 Production: Elisha Cooper's new picture book, Beach.
From Fairrosa's Reading Journal: Beverly Cleary's Ramona books.
From Twice Bloomed Wisteria: Oxford's The World in Ancient Times series.
From Redneck Mother and Bartography: Jennifer Armstrong's The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History. Actually, I ran out and bought this one already, and read Junior the story of Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919. I knew he'd like that particular tale! (By the way, Jennifer Armstrong is a blogger, too.)
From MotherReader: A picture book by Richard Michelson, Oh No, Not Ghosts! (MR also mentions a number of other appealing new titles.)
From Homeschool Diary: Alice Outwater's Water: A Natural History. For adults; very interesting. I'm reading it now. (Lots of other good books in this post, too.)
From Planet Esme: Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, sixth edition. I didn't know there was a new one until I read it on Esme's blog. A tremendous resource, just like the previous five versions! I already had to dash off to the bookstore for this one.