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

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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…

July 5, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Transferral

In Transferral, Kate Blair’s dystopian novel, sixteen-year-old Talia Hale will never forget the day a…

July 5, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Zoomberry

Zoomberry is a new board book by Toronto’s beloved and legendary poet laureate, Dennis Lee. …

July 2, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Ruby Rose: Off to School She Goes

Ruby Rose loves dancing. In fact, she can’t sit still – which is going to…

June 29, 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…

June 29, 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…

June 27, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: A Dog Day for Susan

A Dog Day for Susan, by Winnipeg author Maureen Fergus, is a humourous picture book…

June 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Lightning Lou

In Lori Weber’s middle grade/YA cross over, Lightning Lou, twelve year-old Lou must leave childhood…

June 17, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Pax

Pax, by Sara Pennypacker, is a compelling and thoughtful story about a boy, his pet…

June 16, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Heartache and Other Natural Shocks

In Glenda Leznoff’s debut novel, Heartache and Other Natural Shocks, fifteen-year-old Jules Epstein does not…

June 14, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Malaika’s Costume

Malaika’s Costume by author Nadia L. Hohn and illustrator Irene Luxbacher explores community, family, and…

June 10, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Dark Inside

In The Dark Island, the sixth graphic novel in Scott Chantler’s award-winning Three Thieves series,…

June 9, 2016

Children's Book Review: With Malice

Eileen Cook, author of Remember and The Almost Truth, delivers a suspenseful new thriller in…