Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Orion and the Dark

By: Emma Yarlett


Orion and the Dark

Summary: Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure.

Rating: 3 ***

Yarlett personifies the dark in this tale of facing ones fears.

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Goodnight, You

By: Geneviève Côté


Goodnight, You

As darkness falls, two very different friends explore what scares them… and discover that with a bit of help, it’s possible to see things in a new light.

Rating: 4 ****

A great story for kids who are afraid at nighttime.

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The Moon Jumpers

By Janice May Udry

The Moon Jumpers
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

Four children play in the moonlight before bedtime on a soft summer night.

Rating: 5 *****

The children’s actions are almost like a poem with lines such as “We climb the tree, just to be in a tree at night.”

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By Betsy James


Waking up in the dark at Grandpa’s house can be scary–the door in the hallway looks like a cave, and that noise could be a bear. Lucky for Marie, the bear is really Grandpa, who’s come to offer some reassurance and a flashlight that will make the dark house a lot less spooky.

Rating: *****

Everything looks different in the dark, especially when you’re not in your own house. But with family and a creative solution all turns out well.

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