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

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June 8, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Fluffy Strikes Back

In Fluffy Strikes Back, author and illustrator Ashley Spires introduces readers to Sergeant Fluffy Vandermere,…

June 3, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: If I Were a Zombie

If I Were a Zombie is a boisterous trip through the twisted and often gory…

June 2, 2016

Children's Book News: The Inn Between

In Marina Cohen’s The Inn Between, eleven-year-olds Quinn Martin and Kara Cawston have been best…

June 1, 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 1, 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…

May 31, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: An Armadillo in New York

Arlo the armadillo loves to explore. His grandfather left him journals detailing his favourite destinations…

May 27, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Charmed

Charmed is Michelle Krys’ second novel in The Witchhunter series about a teenage witch named…

May 27, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Firsts

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s debut, Firsts, is an edgy, heart-breaking novel about teen sexuality and relationships.…

May 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Girl in the Well is Me

In The Girl in the Well is Me, a new book by Finding Ruby Starling…

May 25, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: If I Had a Gryphon

Vikki VanSickle’s first picture book, If I Had a Gryphon, features the imaginative musings of…

May 20, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Mission Mumbai

Mission Mumbai: A novel of sacred cows, snakes, and stolen toilets is an engaging, funny novel…

May 19, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Spirit Level

In Sarah N. Harvey’s Spirit Level, Harry Jacobs’ decision to track down her siblings begins…

May 17, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

In Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend, Alan Cumyn, author of The Secret Life of Owen Skye, Dear…

May 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Movers

Middle grade author of Urgle, Meaghan McIsaac showcases her considerable world-building skills with her latest…

May 10, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Worms for Breakfast

In Worms for Breakfast, award-winning author Helaine Becker explores the fascinating eating habits of zoo…

May 8, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

Author of The Color of Silence, Liane Shaw’s new novel, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t…

May 6, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Flannery

Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has a lot to contend with. She’s hopelessly in love with her…

May 5, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Before We Go Extinct

In Karen Rivers’ latest novel, Before We Go Extinct, JC’s best friend may have died,…

May 3, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Maya

In the picture book Maya by author Mahak Jain and illustrator Elly MacKay, a young…

April 29, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

As Edgar Brim falls asleep each night, he is attacked by a vicious, filthy hag.…

April 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Super-Duper Monster Viewer

Gadget lovers will adore Super-Duper Monster Viewer by award-winning writer, illustrator and broadcaster, Kevin Sylvester. …

April 22, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Lucky Jonah

In Lucky Jonah, Richard Scrimger has written a light-hearted riff on the fairy-tale convention where…

April 21, 2016

Children's Book News: Flickers

Winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for his YA novel, Dust, Arthur Slade blends…

April 19, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Artist and Me

Today Vincent van Gogh’s paintings hang in prominent galleries, but he and his work were…