Children’s Book Reviews > Reviews

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!

For further details on publication conditions, click here.

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…

February 6, 2014

Children's Book Review: Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers

Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers By Roslyn Schwartz 978-1-77147-009-4 Owlkids books March, 2014 32 pp…

February 4, 2014

Children's Book Review: Pirate Gran Goes for Gold

Pirate Gran Goes for Gold Written by Geraldine Durrant Illustrated by Rose Forshall 9781550814460 Breakwater…

January 31, 2014

Children's Book Review: Death of a King

Death of a King Andrew H. Vanderwal 978-1-77049-398-8 Random House Sept. 2013. 279 pp. Ages…

January 30, 2014

Children's Book Review: Secrets Underground: North America’s Buried Past

Secrets Underground: North America’s Buried Past Written by Elizabeth MacLeod ISBN 978-1-55451-630-8 Annick Press 2014…

January 24, 2014

Children's Book Review: Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters: Chasing Notorious Criminals

Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters: Chasing Notorious Criminals by Laura Scandiffio Art by Gareth Williams 978-1-55451-620-9…

January 23, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Wonderful Dogfish Racket

The Wonderful Dogfish Racket Written by Tom Dawe Illustrated by C. Anne MacLeod Flanker Press…

January 21, 2014

Children's Book Review: Singily Skipping Along

Singily Skipping Along Written by Sheree Fitch Artwork by Deanne Fitzpatrick 978-1-77108-091-0 Nimbus Publishing November…

January 17, 2014

Children's Book Review: Year of Mistaken Discoveries

Year of Mistaken Discoveries Eileen Cook 978-1-4424-9684-2 Simon & Schuster Feb. 2014. 257pp. Ages 12…

January 16, 2014

Children's Book Review: Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

  By Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Tara Anderson Ages 2-6 978-1-927485-52-1 Pajama Press Inc. Nat…

January 14, 2014

Children's Book Review: Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind: Aurélia’s Verses and Other Poems Written by George Elliott Clarke Illustrated by…

January 10, 2014

Children's Book Review: It’s a Feudal, Feudal World

It’s a Feudal, Feudal World: A Different Medieval History Written by Stephen Shapiro Illustrated by…

January 9, 2014

Children's Book Review: Little Red Lies

Little Red Lies Julie Johnston 978-1-77049-313-1 (HC) Tundra Books September 10, 2013 340 pp Ages…

January 7, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Boy and the Whale

The Boy and the Whale Michael Moniz 978-1-927018-14-9 Simply Read Books October 1, 2013 36…

December 20, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Hypnotists

The Hypnotists Gordon Korman ISBN 978-0-545-50322-8 Scholastic Press August, 2013 232 pages Ages 9 to…

December 19, 2013

Children's Book Review: Lily and Taylor

Lily and Taylor Elise Moser 978-1-55498-335-3 Groundwood Press Sept. 2013. 188 pp. Ages 14 and…