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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…

December 17, 2013

Children's Book Review: Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Warning: Do Not Open This Book! By Adam Lehrhaupt Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe Ages 4-8…

December 13, 2013

Children's Book Review: Gabby Drama Queen

Gabby Drama Queen Written by Joyce Grant Illustrated by Jan Dolby Fitzhenry & Whiteside 32…

December 12, 2013

Children's Book Review: Legends, Icons and Rebels: Music That Changed the World

Legends, Icons and Rebels: Music That Changed the World Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson,…

December 10, 2013

Children's Book Review: Barbara Reid's The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas Barbara Reid 978-1-4431-2471-3 North Winds Press (an imprint of Scholastic Canada Ltd)…

December 5, 2013

Children's Book Review: Once Upon a Northern Night

­Once Upon a Northern Night Written by Jean E. Pendziwol Illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault 978-1-55498-138-0…

December 3, 2013

Children's Book Review: Takedown

Takedown Allison van Diepen 978-1-4424-8690-4 Simon and Schuster Sept. 2013. 280 pp. Ages 14 and…

November 29, 2013

Double Children's Book Review: Morgan on Ice and Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton

Morgan on Ice (Formac First Novels) Written by Ted Staunton Illustrated by Bill Slavin Formac…

November 28, 2013

Children's Book Review: Snowy Night

On a Snowy Night by Jean Little Illustrated by Brian Deines North Winds Press, 2013…

November 26, 2013

Children's Book Review: Oddrey and the New Kid

Oddrey and the New Kid Dave Whamond 978-1-926973-90-6 Owlkids Books September 15, 2013 Ages 4…