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

If you are a journalist, a teacher, or a librarian, you can use our critiques freely in your publications or on your web pages. National Reading Campaign reviews are a good way to guide parents and and children in the joy of reading!

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October 9, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Nest

Nature is terrifyingly unnatural in The Nest, a haunting new novel by award-winning author, Kenneth…

October 6, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A Morning to Polish and Keep

A Morning to Polish and Keep, a picture book by award-winning author Julie Lawson, is…

October 2, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Nut and Bolt

From the very first page of Nicole de Cock’s Nut and Bolt, these two friends…

October 1, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Girl on the Run

In B.R. Myers’ Girl on the Run, Jesse Collins is a running star stopped in…

September 29, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Friend or Foe

In Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate, award-winning…

September 25, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Alpha

During the First and Second World Wars, English and American armed forces used spelling alphabets,…

September 24, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Leading Lines

When two weeks at Tisch Photography Camp end with a life-altering revelation, Pippa Greene needs…

September 22, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Giraffe Meets Bird

Following up on her award-winning picture books, Giraffe and Bird and Don’t Laugh at Giraffe,…

September 18, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Are You Seeing Me?

New Canadian author Darren Groth explores the powerful bond of siblings in Are You Seeing…

September 17, 2015

Children's Book Review: Cut Off

In his latest YA novel, Cut Off, award-winning author Jamie Bastedo explores social isolation, oppression,…

September 15, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Infinity Coil

Infinity Coil, by Edmonton author and playwright Marty Chan, is the second book in the…

September 11, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: 10 Rivers that Shaped the World

From the very beginning of the history, the mighty rivers of the world have been…

September 10, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Empire of Night

Moria and Ashyn, Edgewood’s Keeper and Seeker, have travelled cross-country to Fairview to rescue the…

September 8, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby

Night falls on a small community, and children peer out their windows to witness the…

September 4, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Remember

Eileen Cook’s latest YA novel, Remember, is a thought-provoking book that’s part sci-fi, part mystery,…

September 1, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: That Squeak

Carolyn Beck’s latest picture book, That Squeak, is a powerful exploration of grief and friendship.…

August 28, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Candy Conspiracy: A Tale of Sweet Victory

With The Candy Conspiracy: A Tale of Sweet Victory, Carrie Snyder and Claudia Dávila have…

August 27, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

In contemporary Toronto, Crystal and Becca Hatcher open a mysterious package and discover a strange…

August 25, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Dark Company

Award-winning author Natale Ghent’s new dystopian fantasy YA title, Dark Company, explores acceptance and fate…

August 21, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Attack of the Toga Gang

Fans of Canada’s first Parliamentary Poet Laureate and literary icon, George Bowering, won’t be disappointed…

August 20, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: A+ for Big Ben

Sometimes it’s tough to be little. In A+ for Big Ben, award-winning author, Sarah Ellis,…

August 18, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Where Are My Books?

In Debbie Redpath Ohi’s Where are my Books, a young librarian-in-training is out to restore…

August 14, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: Grounded

Declan is planning his future doing what he loves most: working with horses. He’s landed…

August 13, 2015

Children's Book Reviews: The Incredible Space Raiders From Space

The year is 2156. Humans have long since overpopulated earth, and now live in domed…