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

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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…

February 28, 2014

Children's Book Review: Dear Canada: All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts

Dear Canada: All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts By Jean Little ISBN…

February 27, 2014

Children's Book Review: Zomboy

Zomboy Richard Scrimger 978-1-44341-068-7 HarperCollins Mar. 2014. 228 pp. Ages 10-14. Westwood Elementary is an…

February 25, 2014

Children's Book Review: Disgusting Critters Series

The Worm Written and illustrated by Elise Gravel 978-1-77049-633-0 Ages 5-7 Tundra Books    …

February 21, 2014

Children's Book Review: From There to Here

From There to Here Written by Laurel Croza Ilustrated by Matt James Groundwood Books unpaginated…

February 20, 2014

Children's Book Review: Not My Girl

Not My Girl Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard 978-1-55451-624-7…

February 19, 2014

Children's Book Review: Penguin and the Cupcake

Penguin and the Cupcake totally made up by Ashley Spires ISBN 978-1-897476-04-8 Simply Read Books…

February 18, 2014

Children's Book Review: Underground Soldier

Underground Soldier By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch 978-1-4431-2437-9 Scholastic Canada Ltd. January 1, 2014 192 pages…

February 11, 2014

Children's Book Review: Apparition

Apparition Gail Gallant 978-0-385-67962-6 Doubleday Sept. 2013. 275 pp. Ages 12 and up. When seventeen-year-old…

February 7, 2014

Children's Book Review: Binky: License to Scratch

Binky: License to Scratch (A Binky Adventure) Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires Kids Can…