Review Texts

Below is a list of texts currently available for review with Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. If you're interested in writing a review with our journal, please contact our Reviews Editor, Dr. Christina Fawcett (, with a short biographical note and a review proposal. For more information on instructions for writing reviews, see the section on Review Essays on our "About" page.

Texts available for Standard Academic Reviews of a Single Monograph or Anthology:

Castro, Ingrid E. Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.

Connan-Pintado, Christianne, and Gilles Béhotéguy. Littérature de jeunesse au présent (2). Presses Universitaires Bordeaux, 2020.

Cott, Jonathan. Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: The Wisdom of Children’s Literature. U of Minnesota P, 2020.

Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna, and Zoe Jaques, editors. Intergenerational Solidarity in Children’s Literature and Film. UP Mississippi, 2021.

Glassford, Sarah, and Amy Shaw, editors. Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland During the Second World War. UBC Press, 2020.

Smith, Michelle J., and Kristine Moruzi, editors. Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, 2021.

Yarova, Aliona. Narrating Humanity: Children's Literature and Global Citizenship Education. Malmö UP, 2021.

Texts available for Longer Academic Reviews:

Picture books:

Abery, Julie. The Old Man and the Penguin. Illus. Pierre Pratt, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Abery, Julie, and Chris Sasaki. Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory.

Alary, Laura, and Kass Reich. What Grew in Larry’s Garden. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Allen-Shore, Lena, and Jacques J. M. Shore. Sleep, My Baby. Illus. Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Balasubramaniam, Saumiya. Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White. Illustrated by Eva Campbell, Groundwood, 2020.

Becker, Helaine. Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of. Illus. Kari Rust, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Becker, Helaine, and Marie-Ève Tremblay. That’s No Dino! Or is it? Kids Can Press, 2021.

Bhadra, Sangeeta. The Nut That Fell from the Tree. Illus. France Cormier, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Button, Lana. What if Bunny’s Not a Bully. Illus. Christine Battuz, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Cameron, Dave, and David Huyck. Wingmaker. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Carmichael, L. E., and Josée Bisaillon. The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World’s Largest Land Biome. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Carter, Anne Laurel, and Akin Duzakin. What the Kite Saw. Groundwood, 2021.

Chua, Charlene. Hug? Kids Can Press, 2020.

Cohen, Tziporah. No Vacancy. Groundwood, 2020.

Curtis, Andrea. A Forest in the City. Illus. Pierre Pratt, Groundwood, 2020.

Curtis, Andrea. City of Water. Illus. Katy Dockrill, Groundwood, 2021.

De Laurentiis Johnston, Julia, and Salini Perera. Her Epic Adventure: 25 Daring Women Who Inspire a Life Less Ordinary. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Deresti Betik, Lisa. In the Dark: The Science of What Happens at Night. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Douspis, Éléonore. The Day the Rain Moved In. Groundwood, 2021.

Dubuc, Marianne. 1, 2, 3, Off to School! Kids Can Press, 2021.

Dubuc, Marianne. Your House, My House. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Eamer, Claire. Extremely Gross Animals. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Ellis, Deborah. The Greats. Groundwood, 2020.

Evans, Keisha, and N.B. Gonsalvez. Consent: Deal With It Before Boundaries Get Crossed. Illustrated by Jenny Chan, Lorimer, 2020.

Farina, Laura. This Is the Path the Wolf Took. Illus. Elina Ellis, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Feagan, Alice. The Collectors. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Fontaine, Valérie, and Nathalie Dion. The Big Bad Wolf in my House. Groundwood, 2021.

Fox, J. F., and Anna Kwan. Napoleon vs. the Bunnies. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Fyvie, Erica. Mad for Ads: How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads. Illus. Ian Turner, Kids Can Press, 2021.

Galbraith, Bree and Morgan Goble. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Garbutt, Loretta, and Carment Mok. A Stopwatch from Grampa. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Gay, Marie-Louise. The Three Brothers. Groundwood, 2020.

George, Bridget. It’s a Mitig! Douglas & McIntyre, 2020.

Heidbreder, Robert. ROAR-chestra: A Wild Story of Musical Words. Illus. Dušan Petričić, Kids Can Press, 2021.

Henderson, Judith. AAAlligator! Kids Can Press, 2020.

Henderson, Judith. This is a God Book. Illus. Julien Chung, Kids Can Press, 2021.

Hickman, Pamela. Birds: Nature All Around. Illus. Carolyn Gavin, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Hickman, Pamela. Plants: Nature All Around. Illus. Carolyn Gavin. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Hilgemann, Judy. The Great Grizzlies Go Home. Harbour Publishing, 2020.

Hodge, Deborah. West Coast Wild Babies. Illus. Karen Reczuch, Groundwood, 2020.

Hohn, Nadia L. Malaika’s Surprise. Illus. Irene Luxbacher, Groundwood, 2021.

Hrab, Naseem, and Frank Viva. Weekend Dad. Groundwood, 2020.

Hughes, Susan, and Ellen Rooney. Sounds All Around: The Science of How Sound Works. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Hughes, Susan. Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality. Illus. Nicole Miles, Kids Can Press, 2021.

Humphreys, Jessica Dee, and Rona Ambrose. The International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Around the World. Illus. Simone Shin, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Isabella, Jude. Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem. Illus. Kim Smith, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Isol. Impossible. Translated by Elisa Amado, Groundwood, 2021.

James, Matt. Nice Try, Charlie. Groundwood, 2020.

Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, and Drew Shannon. This is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science is Tackling Unconscious Bias. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Landry, Barbara. nattiq and the Land of Statues: A Story from the Arctic. Illus. Martha Kyak, Groundwood, 2020.

Lee, Sherry J. Going Up! Illus. Charlene Chua, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Luby, Brittany, and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This is How I Know. Groundwood, 2021.

MacLeod, Elizabeth, and Maïa Faddoul. Canadian Women: Now + Then. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Martinez, Libby, and Rebecca Gibbon. The Homesick Club. Groundwood, 2020.

Miyakoshi, Akiko. I Dream of a Journey. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Oldland, Nicholas. Hockey in the Wild. Kids Can Press, 2020.

O’Leary, Sara, and Carmen Mok. Percy’s Museum. Groundwood, 2021.

Otheguy, Emma. A Sled for Gabo. Illus. Ana Ramírez González, Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Pavlović, Milan. Sonata for Fish and Boy. Groundwood, 2021.

Pendziwol, Jean E. I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree. Illustrated by Nathalie Dion, Groundwood, 2020.

Pintadera, Fran. Why Do We Cry? Illus. Ana Sender, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Riley, A. K. Snow Song. Illus. Dawn Lo, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Ritchie, Scot. Follow Your Breath: A First Book of Mindfulness. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Ritchie, Scot. Lilliana and the Frogs. Harbour Publishing, 2020.

Ritchie, Scot. See Where We Come From! Kids Can Press, 2021.

Robillard, Evie. A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Illus. Rachel Katstaller, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Serres, Alain, and Aurélia Fronty. I Have the Right to Save My Planet. Groundwood, 2021.

Singh, Rina. 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Spires, Ashley. Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Stinson, Kathy. The Lady with the Books: A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman. Illus. Marie Lafrance, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Storms, Patricia. The Dog’s Gardener. Illus. Nathalie Dion, Groundwood, 2021.

Tallec, Olivier. It’s MY Tree. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Tamaki, Jillian. Our Little Kitchen. Groundwood, 2020.

Tekavec, Heather, and Guillaume Perrault. Arnold the Super-ish Hero. Kids Can Press, 2021.

Tekavec, Heather. Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Thị Văn, Mượn. If You Were Night. Illus. Kelly Pousette, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Van de Hammen, Gijs. Little Wise Wolf. Illus. Hanneke Siemensma, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Woo, Alan. David Jumps In. Illus. Katty Maurey, Kids Can Press, 2020.


Novels, comics, short stories, books of poetry, etc.:

Abdo, Dan, and Jason Patterson. Barb the Last Berzerker. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Adderson, Caroline. Izzy in the Doghouse. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Thirteen Witches, Book 1. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Augustine, Myriad. Ace of Hearts. Lorimer, 2020.

Azad, Nafiza. The Wild Ones. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Bar-el, Dan. Just Beyond the Very, Very Far North. Illustrated by Kelly Pousette, Simon and Schuster, 2020.

Boteju, Tanya. Bruised. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Choi, Mary H. K. Yolk. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Contos, Andrea. Throwaway Girls. Kids Can Press, 2020.

Elle, J. Wings of Ebony. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Gay, Marie-Louise, and David Homel. Travels in Cuba. Groundwood, 2021.

Hansen, Regina M. The Coming Storm. Simon and Schuster, 2021.

Hébert, Marie-Noëlle. My Body in Pieces. Groundwood, 2021.

Heidbreder, Robert. Our Corner Store. Illus. Chelsea O’Byrne, Groundwood, 2020.

Howling, Eric. Long Bomb. Lorimer, 2020.

Le, Loan. A Pho Love Story. Simon & Schuster, 2021

Levitt, Mike. Rugby Rivals. Lorimer, 2020.

Lundburg, Sara. The Bird in Me Flies. Groundwood, 2020.

Matson, Morgan. Take Me Home Tonight. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Miles, Shanna. For All Time. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Morris, Brittney. The Cost of Knowing. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Namey, Laura Taylor. A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. Simon and Schuster, 2020.

O’Brien, Alex. The Comeback. Lorimer, 2020.

Painter, Lynn. Better Than the Movies. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Powell, Kelly. Magic Dark and Strange. Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Raughley, Sarah. The Bones of Ruin. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Richardson, Rhiannon. The Meet-Cute Project. Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Rondina, Catherine. P.K. Subban: Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour. Lorimer, 2020.

Sandor, Steven. Easy Out. Lorimer, 2020.

Shuttleworth, Ashley. A Dark and Hollow Star. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Taylor, Wanda. No One’s Baby. Lorimer, 2020.

Tooley, Adrienne. Sweet and Bitter Magic. McElderry Books, 2021.