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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…

November 21, 2013

Children's Book Review: So Much it Hurts

Monique Polak 978-1-4598-0136-3 Orca Books Sept. 2013. 279 pp. Ages 13 and up. At seventeen,…

November 19, 2013

Children's Book Review: How to Curse in Hieroglyphics

Written by Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr Storyboard illustrations by Steven Burley ISBN 978-014-318424-9 Puffin…

November 15, 2013

Children's Book Review: A History of Just About Everything

A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions that Changed the World…

November 14, 2013

Children's Book Review: Pandemic Survival: It’s Why You’re Alive

By Ann Love and Jane Drake Illustrated by Bill Slavin 978-1-77049-268-4 Tundra Books August 2013…

November 12, 2013

Children's Book Review: This Little Hamster

Kass Reich 978-1-4598-0410-4 Orca Book Publishers October 1, 2013 24 pp Ages birth – 3…

November 5, 2013

Children's Book Review: Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl

Emily Pohl-Weary 9780670066407 Penguin Sept. 2013. 298 pp. Ages 12 and up. Sometimes life can…

October 31, 2013

Children's Book Review: Ode to Underwear by Helaine Becker

Written by Helaine Becker Illustrated by Mike Boldt Scholastic Canada 24 pp September 2013 For…

October 29, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Camel in the Sun

By Griffin Ondaatje Illustrated by Linda Wolfsgruber Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press September 30,…

October 24, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin

9781770411593 ECW Press Oct. 2013 187 pp. Ages 12 and up. Writer and beauty expert…