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

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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…

December 8, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Please, Open this Book!

In Please, Open this Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, the manic monkeys from Warning: Do Not…

December 4, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A Pocketful of Murder

Everything seems to be going wrong in Isaveth Breck’s life. Her mother is dead, her…

December 3, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Touch of Gold

In her debut YA novel, Touch of Gold, author Vivien Gorham offers readers a thoughtful,…

December 2, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Mr Postmouse's Rounds

Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds (originally published in French under the title La Tournée de Facteur Souris),…

November 27, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: My Girlfriend's Pregnant

Non-fiction author of Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes, brings teens an edgy and…

November 26, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Scorpion Rules

In a post-apocalyptic future, the world is controlled by a snarky artificial intelligence, Talis, that…

November 20, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: West Meadows Detectives

Myron is uneasy about things that are new: new baby sister, new school, new teachers.…

November 19, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: MiNRs

Space pirates, an extra-terrestrial battle, and a desperate quest for survival ramp up the tension…

November 17, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Some Things I've Lost

“Where there’s an end, there’s a beginning. Things grow. Things change.” So begins Some Things…