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

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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,…

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…