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

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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…

November 13, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Gone Wild

British Columbian YA author, Jodi Lundgren, draws on personal backpacking experience for her latest novel,…

November 12, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: When Kacey Left

In her debut YA novel, When Kacey Left, author Dawn Green tackles the weighty subjects…

November 10, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Down Here

Down Here, by award-winning author Valerie Sherrard, is a picture book about the joys of…

November 6, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: An Inheritance of Ashes

A post-apocalyptic love story in the realm of gods and monsters, An Inheritance of Ashes,…

November 5, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World by Kathy…

November 3, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Dark Terror

The year is 1915, and fifteen-year old Alec Shorecross supports his family by working in…

October 30, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Diego's Crossing

Critically acclaimed adult author of The Final Confession of Mabel Stark, Robert Hough, expands his…

October 29, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality

Readers looking for a quirky, fascinating tour of the human race’s quest for everlasting life…

October 27, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Ghosts Go Spooking

The Ghosts Go Spooking, by Chrissy Bozik, is a rollicking read-aloud and counting game that…

October 23, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Seven Dead Pirates

Lewis Dearborn suffers from “terminal” shyness. When called upon in class, he freezes, turns red…

October 22, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Crack Coach

In Steven Sandor’s Crack Coach, high school football becomes a political game that Maurice Dumars…

October 20, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: An Inuksuk Means Welcome

In An Inuksuk Means Welcome, artist and art therapist Mary Wallace uses the letters of…

October 16, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don’t Have a Clue

Zoologist-turned-author Jess Keating’s latest YA novel, How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don’t Have…

October 14, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Delicate

Established author of I Know It’s Over and My Beating Teenage Heart, C.K. Kelly Martin’s…

October 9, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Good Little Book

The Good Little Book, written by Kyo Maclear, with illustrations by Marion Arbona, speaks to…