I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend--reading, writing, and enjoying June.
Here are the rest of this weekend's reviews:
Janet Christie reviews children's books for the Scotsman, including: Shrinking Sam, by Miriam Latimer, The Thing with Finn, by Tom Kelly, and Ringmaster, by Julia Golding.
The Most Extreme . . . Animals, Predators, Bugs (an Animal Planet book) is the Washington Post KidsPost Book of the Week.
The Times Children's Book of the Week is Siobhan Dowd's The London Eye Mystery.
Katie Haegele reviews The Chess Set in the Mirror, by Massimo Bontempelli, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. (Thanks, Lee, for mention of these columns!)
Deirdre Baker reviews new fantasy for the Toronto Star in a "waiting for Harry" column.
In the Not-a-Review category, Jacqueline Wilson talks book collecting in the Telegraph.