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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)--…

June 15, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats

Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky, celebrated non-fiction writing partners of Everything But the Kitchen Sink:…

June 11, 2015

Children's Book Review: The Traveling Circus

The fourth in a series of engaging books by award-winning author/illustrator couple Marie-Louise Gay and…

June 9, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Outstanding in the Rain

Outstanding in the Rain: A Whole Story with Holes, by Governor General’s Award finalist, Frank…

June 5, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Vanished

Charged with an undercurrent of untold truths and suspicion, E.E. Cooper’s debut novel, Vanished, sizzles…

June 3, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Look Where We Live!

Nick, Yulee, Pedro, Sally and Martin are ready for an adventure! Their community is going…

May 29, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Prison Boy

Bestselling author, Sharon E. McKay, is no stranger to compelling, historically based fiction, penning award-winning…

May 29, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Sink and Destroy: The Battle of the Atlantic (I AM CANADA series)

Sixteen-year-old Bill O'Connell is a good hunter. He has to be; helping put food on…

May 27, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Wild Ideas

In Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking, Californian professor and science consultant, Elin Kelsey,…