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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!

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January 31, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: This is NOT a Valentine

Readers will be smitten by This is NOT a Valentine by Carter Higgins. After receiving…

January 16, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Here So Far Away

Level-headed and methodical George Warren knows what to expect for her senior year of high…

January 9, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: The Fog

In The Fog, by award-winning Toronto author Kyo Maclear, the picturesque isle of “Icy Land”…

January 2, 2018

Children's Book Reviews: Seamus's Short Story

Seamus does not have the height to reach the things he wants. He finds a…

December 27, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Pemmican Wars

Katherena Vermette’s debut graphic novel, Pemmican Wars, introduces readers to Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis…

December 22, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: The Biker's Brother

Against his brother’s wishes, Josh follows his brother Jamie to a biker party. There, he…

December 12, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Stolen Words

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage, is a…

December 5, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Essex County

The YA comic, Essex County by Jeff Lemire is a fictional depiction of the tragic…

November 28, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Kat and Meg Conquer the World

With Kat’s social anxiety, making friends is a challenge. A move to Alberta to help…

November 21, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse is the latest spectacularly surreal picture book from…

November 14, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Munro vs. the Coyote

Haunted by the voice of Coyote since the unexpected death of his sister Evie, 16-year-old…

November 6, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: The Vimy Oaks A Journey to Peace

Farmer Leslie Miller was a Canadian Signal Corps soldier in WWI, and was at the…

October 25, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: The House Next Door

Joel A. Sutherland, author of the popular Haunted Canada series, and a Bram Stoker Award-nominee,…

October 17, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Ghost Boys

Living in Guj, India, and the first son of parents who already have three daughters,…

October 4, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: The Walking Bathroom

In The Walking Bathroom, by Halifax spoken-word poet Shauntay Grant, a little girl searches for…

September 26, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: How Samantha Smart became a Revolutionary

Captured by the elite guard of the new president, John King, for her role in…

September 19, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Colette's Lost Pet

Colette’s Lost Pet, written and illustrated by three-time Governor General’s Literary Award winner Isabelle Arsenault,…

September 12, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Wet

Carey Sookocheff’s picture book, Wet, follows a young boy as he explores the different ways…

September 7, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Saints and Misfits

Janna Yulsuf has a secret no one can know. Her best friend’s cousin Farooq tried…

August 22, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: I Love My Purse

I Love My Purse, by Nova Scotian author Belle DeMont, is an unabashedly positive tale…

August 15, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Goth Girl

Caught graffiting her best work yet, Victoria (Vic) has a choice: a vandalism charge on…

August 8, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: I am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number, by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, powerfully bears witness…

August 1, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Fire Starters

Jen Storm’s debut graphic novel, Fire Starters, explores what happens when two brothers from the…

July 25, 2017

Children's Book Reviews: Me (And) Me

On an idyllic first date with Alec, events sour quickly when Lark has to make…