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

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February 19, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Black Cat, White Cat

Silvia Borando’s picture book Black Cat, White Cat tells the sweet story of a black…

February 18, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Madly

YA author, Amy Alward (also known as Amy McCulloch, author of White Pine nominated The…

February 16, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Tea Party in the Woods

Not everything is as it first appears in Akiko Miyakoshi’s beautifully surreal picture book, The…

February 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: 44 Hours or Strike!

Anne Dublin chronicles the 1931 Toronto dressmaker’s strike in 44 Hours or Strike! - a…

February 11, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: 10 Ships that Rocked the World

There’s an inherent romance in the idea of a ship sailing on the high seas…

February 9, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Swan: the Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: the life and dance of Anna Pavlova chronicles the life of the Russian ballerina…

February 4, 2016

Children's Book Review: The Blackthorn Key

Apprenticed to eccentric apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, fourteen-year-old, Christopher Rowe considers himself very fortunate: his master…

February 2, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Once Upon a Rainy Day

Once Upon a Rainy Day, by Édouard Manceau, is not your ordinary fairy tale.  In…

January 29, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

The stories in The Adventures of Miss Petitfour are much like the little cakes that…

January 28, 2016

Children's Book Review: At Ease

Will Neises loves to play the violin more than anything else in the world. At…

January 26, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Calvin

Martine Leavitt’s recent young adult books have explored difficult themes and challenging issues. In Heck…

January 22, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Fire and Glass (Keepers of the Vault series)

Not only is Kristina Mah struggling to adjust to her parents’ separation and the loss…

January 21, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Masked Truth

Well-known for her paranormal series, Darkest Powers, her fantasy series, Age of Legends, and more…

January 19, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Once Upon a Line

Once Upon a Line, by Governor General’s Award-winning author and illustrator, Wallace Edwards, artfully explores…

January 15, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Jock and the Fat Chick

Kevin Connors is at the top of his game in The Jock and The Fat…

January 14, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Worlds of Ink and Shadow

In her long awaited second book, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, award-winning Witchlanders author, Lena…

January 13, 2016

Children's Book Review: An Old Man's Winter Night

With more than four hundred years of hauntings, ghost ships, and restless spirits, Newfoundland and…

January 12, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Unquiet

In Mikaela Everett’s richly imagined debut, The Unquiet, two parallel Earths exist, but only one…

January 8, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: The Unquiet Past

Kelley Armstrong’s The Unquiet Past is one of seven books in the highly anticipated Secrets…

January 7, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: Strange Light Afar

Drawing on his Japanese heritage, Rui Umezana, author of The Truth About Death and Dying…

January 5, 2016

Children's Book Reviews: This is Sadie

This is Sadie, by award-winning author Sara O’Leary, introduces a little girl whose imagination knows…

December 17, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Clouded Sky

In Megan Crewe’s The Clouded Sky, space travel, time travel, and an inter-galactic mission to…

December 12, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Boy Who Knew Everything

Twelve-year-old Conrad Harrington III is a genius. His ability to use math and science to…

December 10, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Finding Place

First-time YA author, Julie Hartley, presents readers with The Finding Place, a stunning debut about…