It's a very busy weekend, with lots of lists and roundups. Let's get going:
Profile Alert: Carnegie Medal Winner Philip Reeve is profiled in the Financial Times.
Profile Alert: Joanna Carey meets this year's winner of the Kate Greenaway medal, Emily Gravett, in the Guardian. (Note: Rat pee.)
Nicolette Jones has rounded up a great set of holiday books for kids ages five and up in this weekend's Times.
Deborah Abbott reviews the new Obama book for kids in the Chicago Sun.
Sonja Bolle reviews Nick of Time, by Ted Bell, in the Los Angeles Times.
Bolle also reviews Tupelo Rides the Rails and Goodnight, Leo for Newsday.
Kathy Morrison considers The Willoughbys and Bird Lake Moon in the Sacramento Bee.
Karen MacPherson reviews a number of new books for ScrippsNews.
Bob Minzesheimer reviews animal books for USAToday.
Lots of "Scary, Sporty and Oddball Stories Your Child Will Love" recommended by Ann Pleshette Murphy and Stephanie Dahle for ABC News.
Laren Daley has lots of summer reading recommendations for South Coast Today.
Linda Newbery (one of my favorite writers for young people) reviews The Ghost's Child, by Sonya Hartnett in the Guardian.
Mary Harris Russell reviews five new books for the Chicago Tribune, including Sunrise Over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers.
Kathryn Ross reviews many new books for children of all ages in this weekend's Scotsman.
Susan Faust reviews Linda Sue Park's Keeping Score in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Regan McMahon considers Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Halse Anderson also in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Weekend Reviews will be on hiatus next weekend because I'll be traveling. It's a holiday weekend in the States, so reviews should be few and far between. I'll collect them and post them on the 12th with the next installment. Happy reading!