I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Here's the roundup of this weekend's reviews of children's and Young Adult literature:
S.F. Said reviews Michelle Paver's Outcast for the Guardian.
Christina Hardyment reviews Middle Grade fiction (including Outcast) for the Independent.
Nicholas Tucker reviews Teenage fiction for the Independent. (I love this line of the review, even if I don't fully agree with Tucker's opinion: "Like its four predecessors in her series, Hilary McKay's Forever Rose (Hodder, £10.99) shines out as a beacon in the otherwise troubled waters of teenage fiction.")
Kid reviews are up again in the Los Angeles Times.
Deborah Wiles' The Aurora County All-Stars is the Washington Post KidsPost Book of the Week.
Amanda Craig recommends scary Halloween titles for the Times.
Mary Harris Russell reviews six new books for the Chicago Tribune.
Susan Perren reviews five new children's books for the Globe and Mail.
Katie Haegele considers Julia Ritter's Or, How I Lost Eternity for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In this week's not-a-review category, Cassandra Jardine talks to Anthony Horowitz for the Telegraph.