Ask Pippa

Book Reviews by Ask Pippa

Pippa has been reviewing children's books since 1988, mostly for the kids' page of the Toronto Star.

On the following pages, you will find short reviews of books. Not everyone will agree with Pippa's reviews, and that's fine. Taste is an individual thing. Some people prefer mystery books, while others prefer to read fantasy. That doesn't mean one genre is better or worse than another.

These reviews try to give you an idea of what the book is about, and who it might appeal to. When I read these books, I try to figure out what kids and teens will like -- not what an adult wants to read.

Note: Some reviews are written by guest reviewers. If you are a young reviewer and would like to try writing reviews for this website, send an email to: Pippa[AT]