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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…

April 16, 2015

Children's Book Review: The Book of Languages: Talk Your Way Around the World

In The Book of Languages: Talk Your Way Around the World, travel writer, Mick Webb,…

April 10, 2015

Children's Book Review: Ice Time

Paul Bidwell lives and breathes hockey, and longs to join the local peewee house-league team,…

April 9, 2015

Children's Book Review: Shot in the Dark

Micah is in Grade 8. He has a crush on the girl that sits beside…

April 7, 2015

Children's Book Review: Sidewalk Flowers

A girl in a red coat accompanies her father on errands through grey city streets.…

April 3, 2015

Children's Book Review: Femme

Femme, the first YA novel by British Columbia author Mette Bach, is an engaging, coming-of-age…

April 2, 2015

Children's Book Review: The Red Bicycle

In The Red Bicycle, Jude Isabella introduces readers to an ordinary bicycle that, over time,…

March 31, 2015

Children's Book Review: The Spider

The Spider is the latest addition in Governor General’s Award-winning author and illustrator Elise Gravel’s…

March 27, 2015

Children's Book Review: The Missing Dog is Spotted

Trevor Tower knows how to settle in to a new school quickly and make friends.…