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Reviews from Resource Links, Canada
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October 2012

Brenda Hammond,
Cape Town: A Novel
Great Plains Publishing, 2012.
reviewed by Karyn Huenemann

Andrea Beck,
Goodnight, Canada
Scholastic Canada, 2012.
reviewed by Isobel Lang

Kim & Lyle Ernst Sigafus,
Great Writers From our First Nations (A First Nations Book For Young Readers)
Great Plains Publishing, 2012.
reviewed by Zachary G. Chauvin

Alice Walsh,
A Long Way From Home
Second Story Press, 2012.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch,
One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
Pajama Press, 2012.
reviewed by Leslie Vermeer

 

June 2012

Jennifer Maruno,
Cherry Blossom Winter
Dundurn Press, 2012.
reviewed by Louise Sidley

Dr. Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel,
Faith: Five Religions and What They Share
Kids Can Press, 2012.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy,
Get Out of the Way! Get Out of the Way!
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2012.
reviewed by Katherine Watmough

Karen Levine,
Hana's Suitcase, Anniversary Album
Second Story Press, 2012.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Pamela Hickman and Masako Fukawa,
Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War (Righting Canada’s Wrongs Series)
James Lorimer & Co, 2012.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Kathleen Martin,
Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love, and Injustice in Sierra Leone
Red Deer Press, 2011.
reviewed by Leslie Little

Deborah Ellis,
Kids of Kabul
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2012.
reviewed by Jaclyn McLean

Cynthia Heinrichs, illustrated by Jumin Lee,
Mermaids
Simply Read Books, 2011.
reviewed by Kristine Moruzi

April 2012

Raymond Taniton and Mindy Willette, photography by Tessa Macintosh,
At the Heart of It: Dene dzo t'are (The Land is our Storybook Series)
Fifth House Ltd., 2011.
reviewed by Louise Sidley

Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell,
The Matatu
Orca Book Publishers, 2012.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Kanyika Kini
The Rumour
Tundra Books, 2012
reviewed by Lara Chauvin

Natasha Henry,
Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada
Dundurn Press, 2012.
reviewed by Zachary G. Chauvin

Doretta Groenendyk,
Thank You for My Bed
Acorn Press, 2012.
reviewed by Vivian Fogarty

Susan Aihoshi,
Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi (Dear Canada Series)
Scholastic Canada, 2012.
reviewed by Colette Schneider

Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler; illustrated by Qin Leng,
A Walk on the Tundra
Inhabit Media, 2011.
reviewed by Vivianne Fogarty

February 2012

Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter,
Beyond Bullets
Annick Press, 2011.
reviewed by Christy den Haan-Veltman

Aaron Carr (Project Director),
Canada’s Immigrant Cultures (Multiculturalism in Canada Series)
Weigl Educational Publishers, 2012..
reviewed by Sandra O’Brien

Helenie Becker, illustrated by Ron Lightburn,
Juba This, Juba That
Tundra Book, 2011.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Marion Lewis, illustrated by Kim Smith,
Kaugjagjuk
Inhabit Media, 2011.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch,
Last Airlift; A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War
Pajama Press, 2011.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Sakiasi Quanaq, retold by Sakiasi Qaunaq. illustrated by Eva Wiwermann,
The Orphan and the Polar Bear
Inhabit Media, 2011.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Elisha Kilabuk, illustrated by Joy Ang,
The Qalupalik
Inhabit Media, 2011.
reviewed by Isobel Lang

Janet Wilson,
Shannen and the Dream for a School (A Kids’ Power Book)
Second Story Press, 2011.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

December 2011

Tom Henighan,
The Boy From Left Field
Dundurn Press, 2012.
reviewed by Karyn Huenemann

Trevor Kew,
Breakaway (Sports Stories Series)
James Lorimer & Company, 2011.

reviewed by Jaclyn McLean

Hugh McDonald, illustrated by Glen & Perri Craig,
Chung Lee Loves Lobsters
Acorn Press, 2011.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Judith Plaxton,
Morning Star
Second Story Press, 2011.
reviewed by Jaclyn McLean

Susan Hughes,
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World
Owlkids Books, 2011.
reviewed by Moira Kirkpatrick

Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton,
A Stranger at Home
Annick Press, 2011.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Mahtab Narsimhan,
The Tiffin
Dancing Cat Books, 2011.
reviewed by Denise Corey

H. E. Stewart,
Walrus's Gift
Tudor House Press, 2011.
reviewed by Rachelle Gooden

October 2011

Elisa Amado, illustrated by Manuel Monroy,
What are you Doing?
Groundwood, 2011.
reviewed by Linda Ludke

Alison Baird,
The Apprentice Dragons
Salon Books, 2011.

reviewed by Patricia Jerney

Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Rae Mate,
Pussycat, Pussycat, where have you been?
Simply Read Books, 2011.

reviewed by Linda Irvine

Angele Delaunois, illustrated by Christine Delezenne,
The Little Yellow Bottle
Second Story Press, 2011.

reviewed by Laura Reilly

Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng,
Dear Baobab
Second Story Press, 2011.

reviewed by Laura Reilly

Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Pulak Biswas,
The Flute
Tradewind Books, 2011.

reviewed by Lara Chauvin

Judy Kirton, illustrated by Val Lawton,
Beliefs and Religions Around the World
Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, 2011.
reviewed by Mavis Holder

Arthur John Stewart,
Odd Ball
Thistledown Press, 2011.

reviewed by Lesley Little

François Thisdale,
Nini
Tundra Books, 2011.
reviewed by Lori Austin

Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Migrant
Groundwood, 2011.

reviewed by Linda Ludke

Eric Walters,
Cat Boy
Orca Book Publishers, 2011.
reviewed by Christy den Haan-Veltman

Paul Yee,
The Secret Keepers
Tradewind Books, 2011.

reviewed by Beth Wilcox

June 2011

Adele Dueck,
Racing Home
Coteau Books, 2011.
reviewed by Mavis Holder

Dawn Dumont,
Nobody Cries at Bingo
Thistledown Press, 2011.
reviewed by Anne Letain

Dorothy Duncan,
Feasting and Fasting: Canada’s Heritage Celebrations
Dundurn Press, 2010.

reviewed by Jaclyn McLean

Marthe Jocelyn,
Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Tundra Books, 2011.
reviewed by Sarah Nelson

Trilby Kent,
Stones for my Father
Tundra Books, 2011.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Bathseba Opini and Richard B. Lee,
Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations (We Thought Of It Series)
Annick Press, 2011.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Hoping for Home - Stories of Arrival (Dear Canada Series)
Scholastic Canada, 2011.
reviewed by Vivienne Fogarty

April 2011

Jean Booker,
Keeping Secrets
Scholastic Canada, 1994, 2011.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Majid Damircheli, iIlustrated by Wendy Siemens,
Lonely Luna
Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, 2010.
reviewed by Lori Austin

Pete Enzoe and Mindy Willett, photography by Tessa Macintosh,
The Caribou Feed Our Soul (The Land is our Storybook Series)
Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Tomson Highway, illustrated by Brian Deines,
Fox On Ice
Fifth House Ltd/ Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011.
reviewed by Lori Austin

Bobbie Kalman,  
Spotlight on the Philippines; Spotlight on Italy; Spotlight on Brazil; Spotlight on South Africa (Spotlight on My Country Series)
Crabtree Publishing, 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Ibolya Kaslik, retold by Ibi Kaslik, illustrated by Anthony Brennan, foreword by Louise Flaherty,
Tales from the Tundra: A Collection of Inuit Stories
Inhabit Media, 2010.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Sylvain Meunier, illustrated by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal,
Raffi's New Friend (First Novels Series)
Formac Publishing Co., 2010.
reviewed by Susan Prior

David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong,
If the World Were a Village - 2nd Ed. (CitizenKid Series)
Kids Can Press, 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong,
This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World’s Children (CitizenKid Series)
Kids Can Press, 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Paul Yee,
Blood and Iron: Building the Railway (I am Canada Series)
Scholastic Canada, 2010.
reviewed by Alison Edwards

February 2011

Rona Arato,
On a Medieval Day (Story Voyages Around the World Series)
Owlkids/Maple Tree Press, 2010.
reviewed by Vivianne Fogarty

Jorge Argueta, illustrated by Fernando Vilela,
Rice Pudding: A Cooking Poem / Arroz con leche: Un poema para cocinar
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Adwoa Badoe,
Between Sisters
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
reviewed by Diane Gallagher-Hayashi

Aaron Bell,
Jak's Story
Dundurn Press, 2010.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

"Canadian Celebrations Series":
Boxing Day by Jennifer Howse,
Christmas; Easter; Labour Day; Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day; Thanksgiving Day by Jessica Morrison,
Mother's Day by Laura Pratt,
Father's Day by Blaine Wiseman,
Weigl Educational Publishers, 2011.
reviewed by Carrie MacMillan

Central Coast of Labrador Archaeology Partnership, translated by Sophie Tuglavina, illustrated by Cynthia Colosimo,
Angutiup Ânguanga / Anguti's Amulet
Pennywell Books, 2010.
reviewed by Louise Sidley

Jan L. Coates,
A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk
Red Deer Press, 2010.
reviewed by Patricia Jerney

"Exploring Countries Series":
India by Jim Bartell,
Canada by Colleen Sexton,
China by Walter Simmons,
Saunders Book Company, 2011.
reviewed by Katherine Watmough

Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen,
Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Tundra Books, 2011.
reviewed by Christy den Haan-Veltman

Mark Kalluak,
Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat
Inhabit Media Inc., 2010.
reviewed by Victoria Pennel

Jorge Lujan, illustrated by Isol, translation by Elisa Amando,
Doggy Slippers
Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2009.
reviewed by Ana Malespin

Nicholas Maes,
Crescent Star
Dundurn Press, 2011.
reviewed by Alison Edwards

Lucia Raatma,
21st Century Junior Library: Caring; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Loyalty
Saunders Book Co./Cherry Lake Publishing, 2010.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

Virginia Frances Schwartz,
Crossing to Freedom
Scholastic Canada, 2010.
reviewed by Louise Sidley

December 2010

"Aboriginal Peoples of Canada Series":
Métis by Jennifer Howse,
Denesuline by Carol Koopmans,
Cree by Erin Banting,
Blackfoot by Anna Rebus,
Salish by Christine Webster
Weigl Educational Publishers Ltd., 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Nancy Belgue,
Colette and the Silver Samovar (Orca Young Readers)
Orca Book Publishers, 2010.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

"Celebrations in My World Series":
Happy Birthday; Labor Day by Robert Walker,
Mother's Day and Other Family Days by Reagan Miller,
Election Day; Groundhog Day; Juneteenth by Lynn Peppas
Crabtree Publishing, 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Deborah Ellis,
No Safe Place
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
reviewed by Patricia Jerney

Sharon Jennings, illustrated by Gillian Newland,
A Chanukah Noel
Second Story Press, 2010.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes,
Fatty Legs
Annick Press, 2010.
reviewed by Colleen Austin

Bobbie Kalman,  
Spotlight on Indonesia; Spotlight on Egypt; Spotlight on Russia; Spotlight on Japan (Spotlight on My Country Series)
Crabtree Publishing, 2011.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Celia Barker Lotteridge,
Home is Beyond the Mountains
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Sharon E. McKay, photographs by Rafal Gerza,
Thunder Over Kandahar
Annick Press, 2010.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Judie Oron,
Cry of the Giraffe
Annick Press, 2010.
reviewed by Christopher Hammondi

James Pokiak and Mindy Willett, photographs by Tessa Macintosh,
Proud to be Inuvialuit / Quviahuktunga Invialuugama (The Land is our Storybook Series)
Fifth House, 2010.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Eric Walters,
Beverly Hills Maasai
Doubleday, 2010.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Jody Nyasha Warner, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki,
Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
reviewed by Linda Ludke

October 2010

Ahmad Akbarpour, illustrated by Morteza Zahedi, translated by Shadi Eskandani and Helen Mixter,
Good Night, Commander
Groundwood Books, 2010
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

David Bruins, illustrated by Hilary Leung,
The Way of the Ninja
Kids Can Press, 2010.
reviewed by Linda Ludke

Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James,
I Know Here
Groundwood Books, 2010.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Baba Wague Diakite,
A Gift From Childhood
Groundwood Books, 2010.
reviewed by Mavis Holder

Deborah Hodge, photographs by Brian Harris,
Up We Grow: A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm
Kids Can Press, 2010.
reviewed by Linda Ludke

Peggy Moss, illustrated by Penny Weber,
One Of Us
Tilbury House Publishers, 2010.
reviewed by Lori Austin

June 2010

Anna Kerz,
The Gnome’s Eye
Orca Book Publishers, 2010.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Hechen Yu,
Ajay
Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone

April 2010

Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop and Rivepaper Magazine,
Henry Chow and other stories from the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop
Tradewind Books, 2010.
reviewed by Anne Letain

David Bouchard, illustrated by Dennis J. Weber.
The Secret of Your Name / Kiimooch ka shinikashooyen
Red Deer Press, 2010.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Stella Calahasen,
Dream Catcher
Theytus Books, 2009.
reviewed by Roseanne Gauthier

Virginia Football, illustrated by James Wedzin, Dogrib translation by Rosa Manta and Mary Siemens,
Edànì Nôgèe Wegöö Degèe Adzà: How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs
Theytus Books, 2009.
reviewed by Kallie George

Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter, illustrated by Arianna Steele-Card,
Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint
Second Story Press, 2010.
reviewed by Kallie George

Sheyenne Jumbo and Mindy Willett, photography by Tessa Mcintosh,
Come and Learn with Me / Éwo,séh Kedidih (The Land is our Storybook Series)
Fifth House Publishers, 2010.
reviewed by Laura Reilly

X. J. Kennedy, illustrated by Philippe Beha,
City Kids: Street and Sky Scraper Rhymes
Tradewind Books, 2010.
reviewed by Anne Burke

Marla Stewart Konrad,
Grand (World Vision Early Reader Series)
Tundra Books, 2010.
reviewed by Laura Reilly

Marla Stewart Konrad,
I Like to Play (World Vision Early Reader Series)
Tundra Books, 2010.
reviewed by Laura Reilly

Gordon Korman,
The Toilet Paper Tigers
Scholastic Inc.,1993, 2010.
reviewed by Patricia Jermey

Jean Little,
Exiles from the War: The War Guests Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss (Dear Canada Series)
Scholastic Canada, 2010.
reviewed by Roseanne Gauthier

Sylvia Olsen,
Counting on Hope
Sono Nis Press, 2009.
reviewed by Patricia Jermey

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Hechen Yu,
Grandpa Joe
Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
reviewed by Kallie George

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Wei Xu,
Little Wen: I Want To See About That
Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Jordan Wheeler, illustrated by Christopher Auchter,
Chuck in the City
Theytus Books, 2009.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone

Jordan Wheeler, illustrated by Christopher Auchter,
Just a Walk
Theytus Books, 2009.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone

Beryl Young,
Follow the Elephant
Ronsdale Press, 2010.
reviewed by Anne Letain

February
2010

Rona Arato,
Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium
Tundra Books, 2010.
reviewed by Adrienne Pettit

David Bouchard and Pam Aleekuk, paintings by Leonard Paul, music by Buffy Sainte-Marie,
Long Powwow Nights
Red Deer Press, 2009.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Élisabeth Combres, translated by Shelley Tanaka,
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2009 (first published in French in 2007).
reviewed by Margaret Mackey

Dalton Higgins,
Hip Hop World
Groundwood Books, 2009.
reviewed by Lesley Little

Sue Farrell Holler,
Lacey and the African Grandmothers (Kids Power Books Series)
Second Story Press, 2009.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

Maxwell Newhouse,
The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew
Tundra Books, 2010.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Cora Taylor,
Chaos in China (The Spy Who Wasn’t There Series)
Coteau Books, 2009.
reviewed by Mavis Holder

Ningeokuluk Teevee,
Alego
Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2009.
reviewed by Anne Burke

December
2009

Zetta Elliot, illustrated by Shadra Strickland,
Bird
Lee & Low Books, 2008.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Deborah Ellis,
Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees
Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2009.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Emilie Smith and Margarita Kenefic Tejada, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki,
Viva Zapata
Tradewind Books, 2009.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong,
If America Were a Village: A Book about the People of the United StatesKids Can Press, 2009.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

October 2009

Nathalie Abi-Ezzi,
A Girl Made of Dust
Doubleday Canada, 2009.
reviewed by Linda Irvine

Bolormaa Bassansuren, adapted by Helen Mixter,
My Little Round House
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2009.
reviewed by Anne Burke

Eduardo Bustos, illustrated by Lucho Rodríguez,
Wild Animals!
Tundra Books, 2009.
reviewed by Tanya Bourdeau

Rachna Gilmore,
The Trouble with Dilly
Harper Trophy Canada, 2009.
reviewed by Helen Mecca

Isol, translated from Spanish,
It’s Useful to Have a Duck
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2009.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Rukhsana Khan,
Wanting Mor
Groundwood Books, 2009.
reviewed by Alison Edwards

Kirsti Makinen, illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, translated by Kaarina Brooks,
The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventures
Simply Read Books, 2009.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

Monique Polak,
The Middle of Everywhere
Orca Book Publishers, 2009.
reviewed by Karyn Huenemann

Alfred Silver,
The Boy Kelsey
Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2009.
reviewed by Denise Corey

Tania Duprey Stehlik, illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic,
Violet
Second Story Press, 2009.
reviewed by Karyn Huenemann

C. J. Taylor,
Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds
Tundra Books, 2009.
reviewed by Moira Kirkpatrick

Larry Verstraete, illustratrated by Brian Lund,
G is for Golden Boy: A Manitoba Alphabet
Sleeping Bear Press, 2009.
reviewed by Mavis Holder

Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang,
Shu-Li and Diego
Tradewind Books, 2009.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

June
2009

Bobbie Kalman,
What is Culture?; How are we the Same and Different?; What is  Religion?; We are the Earth (Our Multicultural World Series)
Crabtree Publishing, 2009.
reviewed by Moira Kirkpatrick

Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ben Frey, with photographs by Irvin Cheung,
My Friend Mei Jing (My Friend Series)
Annick Press, 2009.
reviewed by Lori Austin

Sally Rippin,
Chenxi and the Foreigner
Annick Press, 2008.
reviewed by Alison Edwards

February
2009

"Celebrations in My World Series":
Day of the Dead; Chinese New Year by Carrie Gleason,
Cinco de Mayo; Diwali by Kate Torpie,
Hanukkah; Kwanza; Ramadan; Constitution Day; Christmas by Molly Aloian
Crabtree Publishing, 2009
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Dawn Baker,
A Newfoundland Year
Art Works Studio, 2008.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney,
Nobel’s Women of Peace (The Women’s Hall of Fame Series)
Second Story Press, 2008.
reviewed by Alison Edwards

Anne Laurel Carter,
The Shepherd’s Granddaughter
Groundwood Books, 2008.
reviewed by Corinne Mathews

Rukhsana Khan, Elisa Carbone and Uma Krishnaswami,
Many Windows: Six Kids, Five Faiths, One Community
Napoleon Publishing, 2008.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Tololwa M. Mollel, illustrated by Paul Morin,
The Orphan Boy
Oxford University Press, 1990, 2009.
reviewed by Michelle Gowans

Michelle Mulder,
Yeny and the Children for Peace (Kid’s Power Series)
Second Story Press, 2008.
reviewed by Susan Prior

Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Laura Beingessner,
Our Corner Grocery Store
Tundra Books, 2009.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illustrated by Muriel Wood,
Call Me Aram (New Beginnings Series)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2009.
reviewed by Karyn Huenemann

Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by LeUyen Pham,
Akimbo and the Baboons
Alfred Knopf Canada, 2008.
reviewed by Eva Wilson

Jillian Tamaki,
Half World

Penguin Group, 2009.
reviewed by Sharon Armstrong

December
2008

David Bouchard & Shelley Willier, paintings by Jim Poitrus, singing and drumming by Northern Cree,
The Drum Calls Softly

Red Deer Press, 2008.
reviewed by Lois Peterson

Teresa Cardenas, illustrated by Margarita Sada,
Oloyou
Groundwood Press, 2008.
reviewed by Lois Peterson

Deborah Ellis,
Lunch With Lenin and Other Stories
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Alma Fullerton,
Libertad
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland,
The Bite of the Mango
Annick Press, 2008.
reviewed by Gail Lennon

Rigoberta Menchu, illustrated by Domi,
The Secret Legacy
Groundwood Books, 2008.
reviewed by Gail Lennon

Pat Mora, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling,
Abuelos
Groundwood Books, 2008.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Shenaaz Nanji,
Child of Dandelions
Second Story Press, 2008.
reviewed by Linda Irvine

Bilaal Rajan,
Making Change: Tips From an Underage Overachiever
Orca Book Publishers, 2008.
reviewed by Gail Lennon

Janet Wilson,
One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
Orca Book Publishers, 2008.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

Ting-xing Ye,
Mountain Girl, River Girl
Puffin Canada, 2008.
reviewed by Margaret Mackey

October
2008

Deborah Ellis,
Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children
Groundwood Books, 2008.
reviewed by Linda Irvine

Jorge Lujan, illustrated by Piet Grobler, translated by John Oliver Simon and Rebecca Parfitt,
Colors! Colores!
Groundwood Books/ Libros Tigrillo, 2008.
reviewed by Rachelle Gooden

Shaun Tan,
Tales of Outer Suburbia
Tundra Books, 2008.
reviewed by Gail Lennon

Paul Yee,
Learning to Fly (Orca Soundings Series)
Orca Book Publishers, 2008.
reviewed by Linda Irvine

June
2008

Lisa Joyal,
Swahili for Beginners
Sumach Press, 2007.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes,
One Hen
Kids Can Press, 2008.
reviewed by Claire Hazzard

Ting-Xing Ye,
My Name is Number 4: A True Story
Random House of Canada, 2008.
reviewed by Lindsay Schluter

February
2008

Teresa Cárdenas, translated from Spanish by David Unger,
Old Dog
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Joan Marshall

Emily Hearn & Marywinn Milne,
Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak
Second Story Press, 2007.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Joy Kogawa, illustrated by Ruth Ohi,
Naomi’s Tree
Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2008.
Michelle Gowans

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Wei Xu and Xiaoyan Zheng,
To Share One Moon
Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
reviewed by Moira Kirkpatrick

December 2007

David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Deborah Ellis, Nick Hornby, Margo Lanagan, Gregory Maguire, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Sue Park and Tim Wynne-Jones,
Click
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2007.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Christotpher Paul Curtis,
Elijah of Buxton
Scholastic Canada, 2007.
reviewed by Krista Johansen

Deborah Ellis,
Sacred Leaf
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Michelle Gowans

Kelly Fournel,
Great Women from Our First Nations
Second Story Press, 2007.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Susan Hughes,
Canadian Festivals (Canada Close Up Series)
Scholastic Canada, 2007.
reviewed by Heather Empey

Aquiles Nazoa, illustrated by Ana Palmero Cáceres, translated by Hugh Hazelton,
A Small Nativity
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Jacqueline Pearce,
Manga Touch (Currents Series)
Orca Book Publishers, 2007.
reviewed by Eva Wilson

Rebecca Upjohn, illustrated by Renne Benoit,
Lily and the Paper Man
Second Story Press, 2007.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone

Natalia Toledo, illustrated by Francisco Toledo, translated from the Zapotec by Elisa Amado,
Light Foot / Pies Ligeros
Groundwood Books, 2006.
reviewed by Michelle Gowans

Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang,
Shu-Li and Tamara
Tradewind Books, 2007.
reviewed by Michelle Gowans

October 2007

Elisa Amado, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano,
Tricycle
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Elisa Amado, illustrated by Ianna Andréadi, Sun Stone by Felipe Dávalos,
Sun Stone Days/ Tonalín/ Días de Piedra
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Oliver Chin, illustrated by Charlene Chua,
Julie Black Belt
Immedium, 2007.
reviewede by Tanya Boudreau

Deborah Ellis,
Jakeman
Fitzhenry & White, 2007.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Shelley Falconer & Shawna White,
Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
Tundra Books, 2007.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Barbara Greenwood,
Factory Girl
Kids Can Press, 2007,
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

James A. Houston,
James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends
Harcourt Inc., 2006.
reviewed by John Dryden

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Wei Xu,
Little Wen: What's the Chinese Saying for This One?
Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Wei Xu,
Eenie Meenie Minie Moe
Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Ruowen Wang, illustrated by Wei Xu,
The Hidden Treasure
Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
reviewed by Rachelle Gooden

June
2007

Ed Butts,
SOS Stories of Survival: True Tales of Disaster, Tragedy and Courage
Tundra Books, 2007.
reviewed by Leslie L. Kennedy

Baba Waqué Diakité,
Mee-Ann and the Magic Serpent
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Frances Stanford

Jorge Luján, illustrated by Piet Grobler,
Sky Blue Accident / Accidente Celeste
Groundwood Books, 2007.
reviewed by Maria Forte

Elizabeth Quan,
Once Upon a Full Moon
Tundra Books, 2007.
reviewed by Maria Forte

Susan Pynn, illustrated by Nancy Keating,
The Colours of My Home: A Portrait of Newfoundland and Labrador
Tuckamore Books, 2007.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Rosemary Woods,
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
Kids Can Press, 2007.
reviewed by Moira Kirkpatrick

April
2007
David Morley,
Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders
Fitzhenry & White, 2007.
reviewed by Philip Mills
February 2007

Deborah Ellis,
I Am a Taxi
Groundwood Books, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Deborah Hodge,
The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration
Kids Can Press, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Antonio Ramirez, pictures by Domi,
Napi Goes to the Mountain
Groundwood Books, 2006.
reviewed by Heather Empey

Ellen Schwartz, illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin,
Abby's Bird
Tradewind Books, 2006.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone

Herb Shoveller,
Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together
Kids Can Press, 2006.
reviewed by Joanne de Groot

Eva Wiseman,
Kanada
Tundra Books, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Paul Yee,
What Happened This Summer
Tradewind Books, 2005.
reviewed by Joanne de Groot

December
2006
Dale Auger,
Mwâkwa - Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children
Heritage House Publishing, 2006.
reviewed by Ken Kilback

Veronika Martenova Charles, illustrated by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko & Stephan Daigle,
The Birdman
Tundra Books, 2006.
reviewed by Denise Parrott

Filomena Gomes, illustrated by Ashley Spires,
My Mom Loves Me More than Sushi
Second Story Press, 2006.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Garry Hamilton,
Rhino Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue Series)
Firefly Books, 2006.
reviewed by Heather Empey

Pamela Hickman,
Birds of Prey Rescue (Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife Series)
Firefly Books, 2006.
reviewed by Angela Thompson

Pamela Hickman,
Turtle Rescue (Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife Series)
Firefly Books, 2005.
reviewed by Philip Mills

Erich Hoyt,
Whale Rescue (Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife Series)
Firefly Books, 2005.
reviewed by Gail Lennon

Linda Kenyon,
Rainforest Bird Rescue (Firefly Animal Rescue Series)
Firefly Books, 2006.
reviewed by Maria Forte

Ruth Ohi, illustrated by the author,
The Couch was a Castle
Annick Press, 2006.
reviewed by Linda Ludke

Janet Skirving, illustrated by Odell Archibald,
P is for Puffin: A Newfoundland and Labrador Alphabet
Sleeping Bear Press, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Keltie Thomas,
Bear Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue Series)
Firefly Books, 2006.
reviewed by Heather Empey

Jan Thornhill,
Folktails: Animal Legends from Around the World
Maple Tree Press, 2006.
reviewed by Denise Parrott

October
2006

Teresa Cárdenas, translated by David Unger,
Letters To My Mother
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Arlene Chan, illustrated by Song Nan Zhang,
Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival
Tundra Books, 2004.
reviewed by Deb Nielsen

Patti Mcintosh, illustrated by Tara Langlois,
The Remarkable Maria
A Children’s Book Publisher, 2005.
reviewed by Kathryn McNaughton

Maureen Sawa, illustrated by Bill Slavin,
The Library Book: The Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers
Tundra Books, 2006.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch,
Aram’s Choice (New Beginnings)
Fitzhenry&Whiteside, 2006.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

Janice Weaver,
The Quilt of Belonging: Stitching Together the Stories of a Nation
Maple Tree Press, 2006.
reviewed by John Dryden

June
2006

Day's Lee, illustrated by Josée Bellemare,
The Fragrant Garden
Napoleon Publishing, 2005.
reviewed by Isobel Lang

Rigoberta Menchú, with Dante Liano, illustrated by Domi, translated by David Unger,
The Honey Jar
Groundwood Books, 2006.
reviewed by Carolyn Cutt

Val Ross,
You Can’t Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes
Tundra Books, 2006.
reviewed by Eva Wilson
February
2006
Jeanne Bushey, illustrated by Germaine Arnatauyok,
A Sled Dog for Moshi
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1994, 2005.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Yayo,
If I Had A Million Onions
Tradewind Books, 2005.
reviewed by Adriane Pettit

Victor Montejo, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng,
White Flower
Groundwood Books, 2005.
reviewed by Susan Miller

Ruth Ohi,
And You Can Come Too
Annick Press, 2005.
reviewed by Liz Abercrombie

Janine Reid, Betty Schultze and Ulla Petersen,
What’s Next for this Beginning Writer? Mini-Lessons that take Writing from Scribbles to Script
Pembroke Publishers, 2005.
reviewed by Myra Junyk

Verónica  Uribe, illustrated by Carmen Salvador, translated by Susan Ouriou,
The Little Book of Nursery Tales
Groundwood Books, 2005.
reviewed by Tanya Boudreau

Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang.
Bamboo
Tradewind Books, 2005.
reviewed by Anne Burke

December
2005

Nicola I. Campbel, iIllustrated by Kim LaFave,
Shi-shi-etko
Groundwood Books, 2005.
reviewed by Vicki Pennel

Rigoberta Menchu, with Dante Liano, illustrated by Domi,
The Girl from Chimel
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2005.
reviewed by Suzanne Finkelstein

Janie Jaehyun Park,
The Love of Two Stars: a Korean Legend
Groundwood Press, 2005.
reviewed by Linda Berezowski

Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Ruth Ohi,
Bottled Sunshine
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
reviewed by Suzanne Finkelstein

October 2005

Anjali Banerjee.
Maya Running
Wendy Lamb Books/ Random House of Canada, 2005.
reviewed by Wendy L. Hogan

 

June
2005

Elizabeth Brewer (adapted by Philip Dinn & Andy Jones),
Peg Bearskin: A Traditional Newfoundland Tale
Gaspereau Press, 2003.
reviewed by K.V. Johansen

Amelia Lau Carling,
Sawdust Carpets
Groundwood Books, 2005.
reviewed by Kathryn McNaughton

Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Yunmee Kyong,
Silly Chicken
Viking-Penguin Group, 2005.
reviewed by Kathryn McNaughton

Joy Kogawa, illustrated by Ruth Ohi,
Naomi's Road
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
reviewed by Victoria Pennell

February
2005
Ange Zhang,
Red Land, Yellow River: A Story From the Cultural Revolution
Groundbook Books, 2004.
reviewed by Anne Hatcher
December
2004

Jorge Lujan, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado,
Rooster / Gallo
Groundwood Books, 2004.

reviewed by Denise Parrott

Alice Walsh, illustrated by Jerry Whitehead,
Pomiuk, Prince of the North
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2004.

reviewed by Victoria Pennel

October 2004

Elisa Amado, illustrated by Luis Garay,
Cousins
Groundwood Books, 2004.
reviewed by Carroll Chapman

Marty Chan,
The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
Thistledown Press, 2004.
reviewed by Susan Miller

Paul Yee, illustrated by Jan Peng Wang,
A Song for Ba
Grounwood Books, 2004.
reviewed by Laura Reilly

June
2004
Tin-An Chen, illustrated by Angela Hodge,
Little Pria's Big Canadian Adventure.
Cornucopia Books, 2004
.
reviewed by Zoe Johnstone
December
2002
Larry Loyie, with Constance Brissenden, illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund,
As Long as the Rivers Flow
Groundwood Books, 2002.
reviewed by Laura Reilly
December
2001
Madeleine Thien, illustrated by Joe Chang,
The Chinese Violin
Whitecap Books, 2001.
reviewed by Cora Lee
   

 

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