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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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September 10, 2014

Children's Book Review: Unnatural Selections

Unnatural Selections, by Governor General’s Award-winning author and illustrator, Wallace Edwards, is a magnificently curious…

September 9, 2014

Children's Book Review: Princess Pistachio

Pistachio believes that 23 Maple Street is not her real home. Mr. and Mrs. Shoelace…

September 4, 2014

Children's Book Review: If Kids Ruled the World

If Kids Ruled the World there would be no bedtime or bathtime. Birthday cake would…

September 2, 2014

Children's Book Review: Gobbled by Ghorks

A multi-faceted writer, Robert Paul Weston is known for both his bittersweet, poignant YA and…

August 29, 2014

Children's Book Review: Bunny the Brave War Horse

They call him Bunny because of his long ears, but Bunny the war horse is…

August 28, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Madman of Piney Woods

Christopher Paul Curtis has created another satisfying novel where humour and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand. A…

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…