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

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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…

March 28, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Circus Dogs of Prague

The Circus Dogs of Prague Written by Rachel Delaney ISBN: 9780143184164 Puffin Canada April 2014…

March 27, 2014

Children's Book Review: Breathing Fire

Award winning poet and children’s author, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, explores love and loss in her…

March 25, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Good-Pie Party

The Good-Pie Party Written by Liz Garton Scanlon Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton Ages 4-8…

March 21, 2014

Children's Book Review: Lord and Lady Bunny – Almost Royalty!

Lord and Lady Bunny – Almost Royalty! written by Polly Horvath illustrated by Sophie Blackall…

March 20, 2014

Children's Book Review: Read Me a Story, Stella

Read Me a Story, Stella by Marie-Louise Gay 978-1-55498-216-5 Groundwood Books July 2013 32 pp…

March 18, 2014

Children's Book Review: Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams By Lorna Schultz Nicholson 978-1-45940-588-2 James Lorimer and Company April 18, 2014 136…

March 14, 2014

Children's Book Review: Starring Me and You

Starring Me and You Written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté Ages 2 and up 978-1-894786-39-3…

March 13, 2014

Children's Book Review: Blue Gold

Blue Gold Elizabeth Stewart 978-1-55451-634-6 Annick Press Jan. 2014. 298 pp. Ages 12 and up.…

March 11, 2014

Children's Book Review: Jasper John Dooley NOT in Love

Jasper John Dooley NOT in Love Written by Caroline Anderson Illustrations by Ben Clanton 132…

March 7, 2014

Children's Book Review: Baseball Opportunities and Baseball Animals

Baseball Opposites by Christopher Jordan 978-1-77049-518-0 Fenn-Tundra February 11, 2014 32 p $14.99 Ages 3-7…

March 6, 2014

Children's Book Review: Urgle

Urgle Meaghan McIsaac 978-1-77086-308-8 Dancing Cat Books August 2013 240 pp. Ages 10-14 Meaghan McIsaac's…

March 4, 2014

Children's Book Review: 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6

28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 Written by Catherine Austen James Lorimer 190 pp…