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

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October 14, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: When Morning Comes

Coming from very diverse economic and racial backgrounds, the only commonality Jack, Zanele, Meena and…

October 13, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Liszts

Kyo Maclear’s newest picture book, The Liszts, tells the story of a family that obsessively…

October 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: As a Boy

Plan International’s previous book, Because I am a Girl: I Can Change the World (2014),…

October 7, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Speed of Life

Eighteen-year-old twins Crystal and Amber Robbins share everything – their looks, their converted garage “bedroom,”…

October 4, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Gabby, Wonder Girl

Following the success of Gabby and Gabby, Drama Queen, author Joyce Grant and illustrator Jan…

October 3, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Girl Mans Up

In M-E Girard’s debut teen novel, Girl Mans Up, Pen doesn’t identify with the traditional…

September 30, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Iron Hand (Three Thieves series)

In The Iron Hand, the seventh and final graphic novel in Scott Chantler’s award-winning Three…

September 27, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Cranky Ballerina

The Cranky Ballerina, by Montreal author and illustrator Elise Gravel, shines the spotlight on a…

September 26, 2016

I Am Not My Disability: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books…

September 26, 2016

I Am Not My Disability: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books…

September 24, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Secrets We Keep

At an end of year school party, Clementine Sanford’s autistic classmate, Kit, dies under mysterious…

September 21, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Hurry Up, Henry

Award-winning author of The Stamp Collector, Jennifer Lanthier, teams up with Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Malenfant…

September 16, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing)

In Jan Thornhill’s latest non-fiction picture book, I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living…

September 15, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Heart of a Champion

In Ellen Schwartz’s latest book, Heart of a Champion, the complicated, racially-charged questions of 1940s…

September 13, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Hungry Bird

The cantankerous, feathered star of Jeremy Tankard’s Grumpy Bird (2007), and Boo Hoo Bird (2010),…

September 8, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Rez Runaway

In Melanie Florence’s latest hi-lo novel, Rez Runaway, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief doesn’t quite fit in…

September 6, 2016

I Am Not My Disability: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books…

September 6, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Hand in Hand

In the middle grade novel Hand in Hand, author Jean Little and illustrator Norman Lanting…

September 6, 2016

I Am Not My Disability: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books…

September 2, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: A Day of Signs and Wonders

Kit Pearson’s most recent novel, A Day of Signs and Wonders, centers around one June…

September 1, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: All the Feels

The latest Starveil movie crushes fangirl and college freshman Liv when Spartan, the main character,…

August 31, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Not-So-Faraway Adventure

In The Imaginary Garden (2009), Toronto author Andrew Larsen warmly portrayed the familial bond between…

August 28, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Frank and Lavern

In Frank and Laverne by Dave Whamond and Jennifer Stokes, kids will live a week…

August 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown

Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown is the second in the Evie Brooks series by…