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

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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…

August 25, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: True Born

In L.E. Sterling’s dystopian novel, True Born, the world has been decimated by plague, and…

August 19, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Dan Versus Nature

Don Calame’s latest novel, Dan Versus Nature, is a hilarious coming-of-age story centred around a…

August 18, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: In the Swish

In the latest offering from YA author Dawn Green, In the Swish, Bennett Ryan is…

August 17, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: OCDaniel

OCDaniel, by Wesley King, is a realistic and compelling middle grade novel about living with…

August 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Chasing the Phantom Ship

Chasing the Phantom Ship by Deborah Toogood is an adventure story in the tradition of…

August 11, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling

Jane Austen meets Indiana Jones in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling, an action-packed romp…

August 9, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Most Valuable Player

When Jeremy moves to Nicholas’ neighbourhood, the two boys discover their common interest in robots,…

August 5, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush

The life and writing of Canadian pioneer Susanna Moodie is the focus of Susanna Moodie:…

August 4, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Love, Lies and Spies

In Cindy Anstey’s debut novel, Love, Lies and Spies, eighteen year-old Juliana Telford is caught…