"Lawrence credits help from a few classrooms of students, but it’s a good writer who parses those suggestions and skilfully combines the good ones with her own right instincts."
"Sure enough, there’s a mystery involved, this one around a missing watch. The girls, and Silverthorne’s readers, learn a lot of Saskatchewan history, and they develop some keen empathy around an elder, a valuable lesson, for sure."
"The Gold is high adventure with both heart and conscience. It knows where the riches truly lie."
"'Through Flood and Fire' by Anne Patton is an impressively crafted and fully entertaining novel written specifically for young readers ages 9 to 12, and students in grades 4, 5, and 6."
"'250 Hours' is an inherently absorbing and fully entertaining read from beginning to end."
"'Convictions' is a simply riveting read from beginning to end and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to highschool and community library YA Fiction collections."
"With her debut middle-grade novel in verse, Stay, Saskatoon poet Katherine Lawrence pulls the metaphorical rabbit out of the hat, creating a touching, balanced portrayal of a young girl dealing with her parents’ separation, her father’s cancer diagnosis, and her unyielding (and long-unfulfilled) desire for a pet dog."