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

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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,…

May 25, 2015

Children's Book Reviews:Galloping Through History

Horses have borne us on their backs, fought in our wars, carried our goods, delivered…

May 23, 2015

Children's Book Review: Masterminds

Serenity, New Mexico is perfect. An affluent, tightly knit community that prioritizes honesty and good…

May 22, 2015

Children's Book Review: Me Too!

When you’re seven and you like pink and purple, jumping rope, and speaking another language,…

May 21, 2015

Children's Book Review: In a Cloud of Dust

A dusty road leads to a schoolhouse nestled under a canopy of giant trees. A…

May 20, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Delusion Road

Award-winning and bestselling author Don Aker’s latest YA novel is a departure from his previous…

May 19, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Duck Says

Clever wordplay abounds in The Duck Says by British Columbian author, Troy Wilson. As the…

May 19, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong

One summer evening in 1990, nineteen-year-old Kyle Unger decided to attend a music festival near…

May 7, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Swallow

In Charis Cotter’s ghost story, The Swallow, twelve-year-old Rose McPherson may as well be invisible.…

May 5, 2015

Children's Book Review: Frankenstink! Garbage Gone Bad

What could possibly become of the gunk, toys, and wrappers that get shoved under the…

May 1, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Truth Commission

Fans of bestselling author Susan Juby are in for a literary treat with her latest…

April 30, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell

Every child loves to be picked for show-and-tell, and Rosie is no exception. When her…

April 28, 2015

Children's Book Review: Melvis and Elvis

Melvis and Elvis is the first new children’s verse collection in more than a decade…

April 24, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A Hanging Offence

Thirteen-year-old Jacob Gibson is caught up in a swirl of historic and personal events he…

April 23, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Shadow Scale

A dragon civil war is underway in Shadow Scale, sequel toRachel Hartman’s spectacular debut, Seraphina.…

April 22, 2015

Children's Book Review: I Don’t Want to be a Frog

I Don’t Want to be a Frog, by first-time American author Dev Petty and Canadian…

April 17, 2015

Children's Book Review: Avis Dolphin

Readers interested in a tragically pivotal event in First World War nautical history won’t be…