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

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May 27, 2014

Children's Book Review: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur is a tongue-in-cheek user’s guide to prehistoric pets. …

May 23, 2014

Children's Book Review: Peach Girl

In Peach Girl, Raymond Nakamura and Rebecca Bender have transformed a traditional Japanese story into…

May 22, 2014

Children's Book Review: Best Friend Trouble

In Best Friend Trouble, writer Frances Itani and illustrator Geneviève Després introduce kids to Lizzy…

May 22, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Rule of Three

Awarding winning author, Eric Walters, introduces a new trilogy with The Rule of Three, a…

May 16, 2014

Children's Book Review: Shh! My Brother’s Napping

Toronto author and illustrator, Ruth Ohi’s, latest picture book, Shh!  My Brother’s Napping, radiates with…

May 15, 2014

Children's Book Review: Saving Houdini

“Not me, not me, not me—“ Dashiel Woolf doesn’t want to be chosen. One of…

May 13, 2014

Children's Book Review: On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk purports to be the science project of…

May 8, 2014

Children's Book Review: Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book

When twelve-year-old comic book enthusiasts Wylder Wallace and Addy Crowe find a portal into Addy’s…

May 6, 2014

Children's Book Review: Soldier Doll

During World War I, a doll painted to look like a soldier is given to…

May 2, 2014

Children's Book Review: It’s Catching

In It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes , microbiologist, professor, and “disease…

May 1, 2014

Children's Book Review: Zoobots

Readers interested in science, science fiction, or just cool and weird stuff will have fun…

April 29, 2014

Children's Book Review: Revenge on the Fly

It’s 1912, and twelve-year-old William and his father are sailing from Ireland to Canada to…

April 25, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Boundless

The romance of train travel, the mysterious danger of the Canadian wilderness, and the lure…

April 24, 2014

Children's Book Review: Stupid

People tell Martin that he’s stupid. At sixteen, Martin can barely read and his grades…

April 22, 2014

Children's Book Review: Every Day is Malala Day

On October 9, 2012, the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai, a Palestinian teen, for boldly advocating…

April 18, 2014

Children's Book Review: Finding Grace

Ten-year-old Hope has a lot to worry about. She has no friends, her teacher thinks…

April 17, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Highest Number in the World

Gabe is a 9 year-old hockey buff with her own signature move on the ice…

April 15, 2014

Children's Book Review: Wow Wow and Haw Haw

Wow Wow and Haw Haw written by George Murray illustrated by Michael Pittman Breakwater Books,…

April 11, 2014

Children's Book Review: Outside In

Some experiences can turn your world upside down, inside out, outside in. That’s what happens…

April 10, 2014

Children's Book Review: Blues for Zoey

“You can’t con an honest man.” Kaz works part-time at the Sit’N’Spin laundromat, and although…

April 8, 2014

Children's Book Review: Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad

Dinah, a Hebrew slave, weaves contentedly in the House of Weavers – but not everyone…

April 4, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Show to End All Shows

Sullivan Mintz is trapped in Master Melville’s Medicine Show along with three other child performers.…

April 3, 2014

Children's Book Review: Camp Outlook

From the very first page it’s impossible not to be captivated by Camp Outlook and…

April 1, 2014

Children's Book Review: Letter Lunch

Letter Lunch by Elisa Gutierrez 978-1-77147-000-1 Owl Kids Books March 15, 2014 32 pp $17.95…