Here are the Best Children’s Books of the year as chosen by our team of reviewers and editorial staff, selected from our reviews posted in 2022. The six titles are in no particular order, and each link will take you to the review here at TMR.
- Canada Wild: Animals Found Nowhere Else on Earth by Maria Birmingham, Art by Alex MacAskill (Nimbus)
- Catalina – Lori Doody (Running the Goat Books)
- Molly, The Imperfectly Perfect Dog – Jennifer McMullin (Pockets of Love Publishing)
- I’m Not Sydney – Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books)
- The Lonely Little Lighthouse by Lana Shupe (Nimbus)
- Groundhog Night: Shubenacadie Sam’s Shadow by Doretta Groenendyk (MacIntyre Purcell)
The day before Groundhog Day though is Groundhog Night, and as Sam discovers, other animals have shadows, too.
The Lonely Little Lighthouse by Lana Shupe is a heartwarming picture book about a lighthouse. At least on its surface. This true story is based upon the life of one lighthouse in particular- the Sandy Point Lighthouse in Lana’s hometown of Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
Melanie Métivier reviews three new children's picture books from Groundwood Books.
Molly is a young German Shepherd dog who has been waiting in the animal shelter, hoping to get adopted. Though Molly has a paw that's a little different, she can still run like the wind.
A full-colour illustrated guide to Canada's endemic species for young readers, from the award-winning author of Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways that Animals Sleep.
Two new Children's picture books by Lori Doody, published by Running the Goat Books & Broadsides.
James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. He began TMR in 2015, realizing that there was a genuine need for more book reviews of Canadian literature. It has since become Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases. James has been interviewed about TMR on CBC Radio and other media sites. James works as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist and lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife Diane and their tabby cat Eddie.