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

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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…

August 2, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

In Buddy and Earl (2015), Winnipeg author Maureen Fergus introduced the inimitable friendship between a…

July 28, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Double Trouble at The Rooms

In Double Trouble at The Rooms, by Lisa Dalrymple, a class field trip offers plenty…

July 28, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Sea Change

In Frank Viva’s new graphic novel, Sea Change, twelve-year-old Eliot Dionisi is about to have…

July 28, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots is the second in the Tank…

July 27, 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…

July 27, 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…

July 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: You Are One

In You Are One, author Sara O’Leary and illustrator Karen Klassen celebrate common first-year milestones…

July 22, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Jonathan Auxier’s Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, is a continuation of the adventures of…

July 21, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Transphobia: Deal With It and Be a Gender Transcender

The latest edition in Lorimer’s Deal With It series, Transphobia: Deal With It and Be…

July 15, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Girl in Grey

A ghostly girl in grey appears in the rain in Regent’s Park—and then vanishes. A…

July 14, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Fifteen Lanes

In S.J. Laidlaw’s Fifteen Lanes, a chance encounter between two very different girls sparks a…

July 13, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Skunk on a String

In the middle of a city, in the midst of a grand parade with floats…

July 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Tagged Out

Joyce Grant’s debut novel, Tagged Out, is an engaging, fast-paced story about homophobia, bullying, teamwork…

July 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Missing

Melanie Florence’s young adult novel, The Missing, is a thriller set against the background of…

July 7, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Forest of Ruin

The final installment of Kelley Armstrong’s Age of Legends series, Forest of Ruin, picks up…