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Categories: Parent Picks

Admit it, you take your kids to the library, or to the bookstore, and find yourself stumped for a new and interesting title to take home. We all know there are tonnes of book reviews out there, but who has the time to sort through them and read them - until now.

Thanks to some smart parents at, parents can now download kids' book reviews and listen to them at their leisure (in the car, on the train, while cooking dinner, or out for a jog). is a Made-in-Canada thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children's books. The website has no advertisers or sponsors.

According to co-founder, Andrea Ross "Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children's books. We also feature weekly interviews with authors, literacy related discussions or audio reviews submitted by our listeners. Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children's book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers. Episodes range in length from 5 to 25 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod for listening on the go. Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family's favourite children's books." is pleased to announce that we'll be bringing you great children's book reviews from every month!

To get us started, here are two with a holiday flavour - enjoy!

  • Nutcracker Noel
  • Too Many Tamales

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