Children's Book Reviews

Here are links to all my reviews of children's books.  For more on my review process and policies, see here.

Other Kid Lit blogs
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
Spilling Ink (writing book for kids)


The Lions of Little Rock (Kristen Levine)
The Mighty Miss Malone (Christopher Paul Curtis)
Tracks (Diane Lee Wilson)
Between Shades of Gray (more YA than children's) (Ruta Sepetys)
Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands (Scott Roche)
The Four Fiends (Nikki Bennett)

Humphrey the Classroom Hamster (series) (Betty Birney)
Scat (Carl Hiaasen)
Igraine the Brave (Cornelia Funke)
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Dav Pilkey)
Callie's Rules (Naomi Zucker)
Boxcar Children Beginning (Patricia MacLachlan)
The Princelings of the East (Jemima Pett)
Camping for Kids 
Goblin Secrets (William Alexander)
Kids Gone Camping
Camp Out!  The Ultimate Kids' Guide
Inside Out and Back Again (Tranhha Lai)
Three Times Lucky (Sheila Turnage)
Bo at Ballard Creek (Kirkpatrick Hill)

The Princelings and the Pirates (Jemima Pett)
Pictures of Hollis Woods (Patricia Reilly Giff)
The Princelings and the Lost City (Jemima Pett)
Loki's Wolves (K. L Armstrong and M. A. Marr)
The Last Dragonslayer (Jasper Fforde)
Seventh Grade (Alien) Hero (K. L. Pickett)

Battle Magic (Tamora Pierce--more YA than children's)
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (Jeanne Birdsall)
The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets (by Stanley and Katrina Von Cat)
    Interview with the author's Mom
Parched (Melanie Crowder)
Kringle (Tony Abbott)
North of Nowhere (Liz Kessler)
Shirley Link and the Safe Case (Ben Zackheim)
Write On, Callie Jones (Naomi Zucker)
Like the Willow Tree (Lois Lowry; Dear America series)
Shirley Link and the Hot Comic (Ben Zackheim)
Behind the Masks (Susan Patron; Dear America series)
Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
The Orphan and the Thief (M. L. LeGette)
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing (Sheila Turnage)
Boston Jane series (Jennifer L. Holm)
Gib Rides Home (Zilpha Keatly Snyder)
Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew (Melissa Perry Moraja)
Dear Papa  (Anne Ylvisake) 
The Traveler in Black and White (Jemima Pett)
Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
The Talent Seekers (YA) (Jemima Pett)

Middle Grade Classics:
The Door in the Wall (Marguerite de Angeli)
A Child's Christmas in Wales (Dylan Thomas)
Kitty's Class Day and other Proverb Stories (Louisa May Alcott)
Elidor (Alan Garner)
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Alan Garner)
The Winged Watchman
Homer Price (Robert McCloskey)
Knight's Fee (Rosemary Sutcliff)
Escape From Warsaw (The Silver Sword)
An Old-Fashioned Girl (Louisa May Alcott) 
 The Flight of the Doves (Walter Macken)
Nancy and Plum (Betty MacDonald)
The Lion's Paw (Robb White)
Little Lord Fountleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Sod House Adventure (Bonnie Bess Worline)
The Cay (Theodore Taylor)
Timothy of the Cay (Theodore Taylor)
I Capture the Castle (YA Classic) (Dodie Smith)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

FTC Disclaimer/review policy:
I never accept books to review for any fee.  If given a review copy, I accept only under the understanding that I will give an honest review, with no guarantee of positivity.  I reserve the right if offered a book to review to decline to do so for any reason or no reason, including my personal generic preferences.  I source the majority of the books I review from the library.  The opinions expressed in my reviews are my own and those of no one else.