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

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August 11, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Tweedles Go Online

The first time we met the Tweedles, they stepped into the twentieth century with the…

August 7, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: War in My Town

E. Graziani’s latest YA novel, War in My Town, is a profound true story about…

August 6, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Bad Pirate

Augusta Garrick is good-natured and helpful but when you’re a pirate, being good is BAD.…

August 4, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Specific Ocean

In Kyo Maclear’s The Specific Ocean, a young girl reluctantly leaves her friends in the…

July 31, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories

In Haunted Canada 5, the latest in the popular Haunted Canada series, Joel A. Sutherland…

July 30, 2015

Children's Book Review: Nowhere Wild

In Joe Beernink’s debut novel, Nowhere Wild, an epidemic has decimated Canada’s population, leaving survivors to…

July 28, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Eat, Leo! Eat!

Farfalle, spaghetti, stelline – delizioso! Every Sunday, Leo and his family gather at his grandmother…

July 24, 2015

Children's Book Review: Best Friends Through Eternity

Award-winning author, Sylvia McNicoll, explores racism, bullying, peer pressure, and cultural identity, in her latest…

July 23, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Pirate's Bed

Right from the opening line, young imaginations will engage with Nicola Winstanley’s The Pirate’s Bed,…

July 21, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton, author and illustrator of the acclaimed webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, makes her picture…

July 17, 2015

Children's Book Review: A Sense of Infinite

Your best friend. The person who always understands, who laughs at the same jokes, who…

July 16, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Mad Miss Mimic

In Sarah Henstra’s debut historical novel, Mad Miss Mimic, Leonora Somerville’s future is uncertain and…

July 14, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: My Family Tree and Me

Summertime is ripe for family reunions – for being squeezed a little too tightly by…

July 10, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Foodprints: The Story of What We Eat

First-time British Columbia-based author, Paula Ayer’s Foodprints: The Story of What We Eat is a…

July 9, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Say You Will

Meet Sam. He has a brain that rivals Einstein’s, and knows just about all the…

July 7, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red

Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red, is the first picture book in a series that…

July 2, 2015

Children's Book Review: Tom Gates: Absolutely Brilliant Book of Fun Stuff

The latest in the internationally successful, award-winning Tom Gates series is now available for kids…

June 30, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: See You Next Year

Every summer, a young girl’s holidays are made up of moments she can count on…

June 26, 2015

Children's Book Review: Poppy Cat

Award-winning author and illustrator Sara Acton’s latest picture book, Poppy Cat, is a light-hearted, playful…

June 25, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Princess Pistachio and the Pest

In Princess Pistachio (2014), Governor General’s Award winning author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay introduced a…

June 23, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: And What if I Won't?

In the tradition of the 1942 classic The Runaway Bunny, Maureen Fergus and Qui Leng…

June 19, 2015

Children's Book Review: Baseballogy

In Baseballogy, author and illustrator (and former sportscaster) Kevin Sylvester takes the reader on an…

June 18, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: We Are All Made of Molecules

Fourteen-year-old Ashley is at the top of her game. Beautiful, wealthy and popular, she is…

June 16, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Magic Little Words

In Magic Little Words--translated from the French title Les mots magiques (Editions de d’Isatis, 2013)--…