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

If you are a journalist, a teacher, or a librarian, you can use our critiques freely in your publications or on your web pages. National Reading Campaign reviews are a good way to guide parents and and children in the joy of reading!

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August 26, 2014

Children's Book Review: Depth of Field

Fresh on the heels of her debut teen novel, The Rule of Thirds, Chantel Guertin…

August 22, 2014

Children's Book Review: Wereduck

Kate is dreading her thirteenth birthday. She should be excited; she’s not just becoming a…

August 21, 2014

Children's Book Review: Goodnight, You

Goodnight, You is Governor General’s Award-winning author and illustrator Geneviève Côté’s fourth picture book in…

August 19, 2014

Children's Book Review: Winter’s Coming

Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised when she hears from a migrating grackle that…

August 15, 2014

Children's Book Review: Over by the Harbour

Over by the Harbour, written by Dwayne LaFitte and illustrated by Thérèse Cilia, sings a…

August 14, 2014

Children's Book Review: Beyond Crazy

In Deb Loughead’s Beyond Crazy, Stelle discovers that in order to make peace with others,…

August 11, 2014

Children's Book Review: Oddrey Joins the Team

When Maybelline asks Oddrey to join the soccer team, she’s delighted to show the Piccadilla…

August 8, 2014

Children's Book Review: Tastes like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body

The mysteries of the human body are examined in Maria Birmingham’s Tastes like Music, which…

August 7, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Magician of Auschwitz

In The Magician of Auschwitz, Kathy Kacer uses true stories from Holocaust survivors to tell…

August 5, 2014

Children's Book Review: Finding Ruby Starling

Ruth is an only child and a heart patient. She’s also a writer, a sculptor,…

August 1, 2014

Children's Book Review: Nancy Knows

Nancy the elephant is trying her best to remember something important. Thinking backward and forward,…

July 31, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Death of Us

In Alice Kuiper’s The Death of Us, young love goes horribly awry when dark secrets…

July 28, 2014

Children's Book Review: Bog

Trolls have had a bad rap. From the Three Billy Goats Gruff to the Lord…

July 25, 2014

Children's Book Review: Saving Sammy

Saving Sammy, by award-winning author, Eric Walters, is based on a true story of an…

July 24, 2014

Children's Book Review: Mingan My Village

The 15 poems and 15 portraits that make up this lovely book illuminate the students'…

July 22, 2014

Children's Book Review: Gottika

The masked creature with glowing red eyes that crawls over the cover of Helaine Becker’s…

July 17, 2014

Children's Book Review: Dreamer, Wisher, Liar

In Cherise Mericle Harper’s Dreamer, Wisher, Liar, Ashley realizes that sometimes life surprises us by…

July 15, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Ungifted

Put a boy of average intelligence who can’t resist his crazy impulses into a class…

July 10, 2014

Children's Book Review: Spic-and-Span! Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen

In her Great Ideas series, Monica Kulling explores the accomplishments of popular and less well-known…

July 8, 2014

Children's Book Review: Music is for Everyone

Music is for Everyone, by acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jill Barber, is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping celebration of…

July 4, 2014

Children's Book Review: Raging Star

Finally reunited, Saba, Jack, and the new Freehawks want retribution in Raging Star, the final…

July 3, 2014

Children's Book Review: Wild Berries

“…sweet blueberries, soft blueberries, juicy blueberries…big blueberries, sour blueberries, blueberries that go POP...” Julie Flett’s…

July 2, 2014

Children's Book Review: Jane, the Fox & Me

Hélène is being bullied. She finds no peace in the schoolyard, no solace in the…

June 26, 2014

Children's Book Review: When Emily Carr Met Woo

Award-winning author Monica Kulling’s, When Emily Carr Met Woo, offers a glimpse into the world…