Bookcase Bizarro: Children’s Book Reviews June, 2022

This month, we mourn the loss of a favourite river and readjust after moving to the city, and learn how to add up life's ups and downs in new ways. We grow a walnut tree from a walnut gifted by an ailing grandfather, and go on a pilgrimage with a boy whose hunched back hides a beautiful secret. We oppose Senator McCarthy's witch hunts during the Red Scare in 1950s America. We learn that the news can be influenced by political expediency, reclaim a magical destiny for all women and fight behind a shield wall in 9th century Briton.

Bookcase Bizarro: Children’s Book Reviews May, 2022

A Children's Writer Reviews and Recommends a Monthly Selection of Children's Books Picture Books The Doug and Sheila Browne Books to Grow Into Selection Middle Grade Novel Middle Grade Graphic Novel Special Feature: Poetry Welcome to the May edition of Bookcase Bizarro!This month, we attend a midnight fair with an unexpected cast of characters, process … Continue reading Bookcase Bizarro: Children’s Book Reviews May, 2022

Bookcase Bizarro: Children’s Book Reviews April 2022

This month, our picture book panel tackles a colourful trio of books from Jim Averbeck, the Fan Brothers and Jillian Tamaki. We visit a family trapline with David A. Robertson, go up against an evil astrologer with Mahtab Narsimhan and experience life in a refugee camp with Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed.

Bookcase Bizarro Children’s Book Reviews: March 2022

This month in children's books, we profile Jerry Craft, Pam Munoz Ryan and an Italian cyclist who saved 800 Jews during WWII...all while riding his bicycle.

Bookcase Bizarro Children’s Book Reviews: January 2022

Welcome to the January edition of Bookcase Bizarro! This month, we're back with board books by Richard Van Camp and Julia Donaldson: one pick for the very young and another for older readers. Our regular picture book column has expanded to three reviewers, so we now feature a children's writer, literacy tutor and early childhood … Continue reading Bookcase Bizarro Children’s Book Reviews: January 2022