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The Children’s Book Reviews are written by well known reviewers and published each Tuesday.

If you are a journalist, a teacher, or a librarian, you can use our critiques freely in your publications or on your web pages. National Reading Campaign reviews are a good way to guide parents and and children in the joy of reading!

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August 1, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The Journey of Little Charlie

There’s no question that Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis is a master storyteller, and…

July 24, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

Some sloths love their home and are quite comfortable never going anywhere. Other sloths want…

July 17, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Piper

Jacqueline Halsey’s latest work of historical fiction tells the story of the perilous voyage of…

July 10, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: This Book Betrays my Brother

As the younger sister of the first born boy in several generations, Naledi shares in…

June 30, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The Thundermaker Kaqtukowa'tekete'w

It’s easy to become distracted from one’s life work. This is Little Thunder’s problem in…

June 21, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Ocean Meets Sky

In Ocean Meets Sky, by the award-winning, dream team of Terry and Eric Fan, a…

June 13, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Coyote Tales

Cocky, mischievous and stubborn, Coyote gets into plenty of scrapes - insulting the Moon into…

June 5, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The Authentics

Disgusted by the insincerity of Los Angeles high school life, fifteen year-old Daria Esfandyar and…

May 24, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Nothing Happens in This Book

Don’t be fooled by the title of London, Ontario author Judy Ann Sadler’s delightful picture…

May 16, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Ten Cents a Pound

In Ten Cents a Pound, by author, physician and social justice advocate, Nhung N. Tran-Davies,…

May 8, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Black Chuck

Weeks before graduation, the unexpected and gory death of Shaun Henry-Deacon shakes up a previously…

April 25, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow, by Waterloo author Heather Smith, is a compelling, authentic novel that explores…

April 17, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The 11th Hour

Seventeen year-old Annika Dietty is tired of being treated like a kid when it comes…

April 6, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet

Elizabeth Suneby’s latest addition to the CitizenKid series tells the fictional story of a Bangladeshi…

March 27, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Sugar and Snails

Sugar and Snails, by award-winning poet Sarah Tsiang, cleverly turns a common, stereotypical aphorism on its…

March 20, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Prince of Pot (YA)

Living off-grid in the wilds of British Columbia, Isaac keeps a low profile at school…

March 9, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Sakura's Cherry Blossoms

Sakura enjoys spending time with her grandmother, Obaachan, exploring her culture and enjoying the Spring…

March 5, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Thin Places

An outsider at school with limited social skills, 16-year-old Declan Lynch finds solace in imaginary…

February 25, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Dear Girl

In this affecting and uplifting picture book by the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal and her…

February 13, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Past Tense

Finding her mother staring into space with her hands in cold dishwater, Julie knows something…

February 6, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Feathers

There are many places in the World where living conditions, due to flood, war, poverty…

January 31, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: This is NOT a Valentine

Readers will be smitten by This is NOT a Valentine by Carter Higgins. After receiving…

January 16, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Here So Far Away

Level-headed and methodical George Warren knows what to expect for her senior year of high…

January 9, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The Fog

In The Fog, by award-winning Toronto author Kyo Maclear, the picturesque isle of “Icy Land”…