Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on publishersweekly.com last week were…

Gods and Robots: The Ancient Quest for Artificial Life

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures Transforming Power of a Reading Life

Jell-O Girls: A Family History

A Distinct and Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker, picks some of her favorite dogs in literature.

Children’s Bookshelf

PW shares a conversation between author-illustrator Yuyi Morales and editor Neal Porter.

BookLife Report

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent discusses how writers can best handle rejection.

Podcasts

Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports on why libraries are not only frustrated but puzzled by Tor’s recent decision to embargo e-book editions of new titles in public libraries.

More to Come

Heidi MacDonald talks with Fred Van Lente about his new mystery/roman à clef The Con Artist, from Quirk Books, which is set at San Diego Comic-Con and slyly explores the legends and lore of comic cons. They also talk about the writing life, transitioning from one medium to another, and Van Lente’s other projects, such as Action Presidents.

PW Insider

Looking ahead to the official launch of PW Insider, this preview show consists of a conversation with DeRay Mckesson, author of On the Other Side of Freedom.

Blogs

ShelfTalker

Where are all the books for children with same-sex parents and LGBTQ relatives?