Book reviews by kids

Junior Reviewers Recommend – Jin Xiang’s picks

Jin Xiang is 7 and lives in Victoria. Earlier in 2013 we published her review of Show DayWhen she is not reviewing books she likes swimming, science and reading and she’d like to be a scientist when she grows up.

Jin Xiang did quite a bit of reading in 2013! Here are some of her favourites read this year:

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Maya book cover

Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers: Ballet Stories for Children by Violette Verdy, illustrated by Marcia Brown

Maya and the Turtle: A Korean Fairy Tale by Soma Han and John C. Stickler, illustrated by Soma Han

Still more stories to solve (cover)

suho (cover)

Still More Stories to Solve: Fourteen Folktales from Around the World told by George Shannon, illustrated by Peter Sis

Suho and the White Horse: A Mongolian Legend retold by Yuzo Otsuka, illustrated by Suekichi Akaba

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A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith

The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera retold by Shahrukh Husain, illustrated by James Mayhew

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Charlie Brown

Play Me a Story: Nine Tales about Musical Instruments by Naomi Adler, illustrated by Greta Cencetti

It’s Back to School, Charlie Brown! by Charles M. Schulz

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Kitten in the cold by Lucy Daniels, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales from Around the World retold by Naomi Adler, illustrated by Amanda Hall

Have you read any of Jin Xiang’s picks?