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Table of Contents

Volume XIII Number 4
October 13, 2006

Book Reviews
Can Omar’s Halloween.
  Maryann Kovalski.
Review by Kallie George.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 2-6.
   
Can Simon Says: Seasons.
  Gilles Tibo.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 2-6.
   
Can Sophie’s Wheels.
  Debora Pearson. Illustrated by Nora Hilb.
Review by Jeannette Timmerman.
Preschool-Kindergarten / Ages 3-5.
   
Can Fox Walked Alone.
  Barbara Reid.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 3-9.
   
Can Franklin and the Bubble Gum. (Kids Can Read).
  Sharon Jennings. Illustrated by Sean Jeffrey, Sasha McIntyre & Jelena Sisic.
Review by Laura Ludtke.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You. (Primary Physical Science).
  Adrienne Mason. Illustrated by Claudia Dávilla.
Review by Barbara McMillan.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can Build It!: Structures, Systems and You. (Primary Physical Science).
  Adrienne Mason. Illustrated by Claudia Dávilla.
Review by Barbara McMillan.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can Jousting With Jesters: An ABC for the Younger Dragon.
  Martin Springett.
Review by Helen Norrie.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Can Diggers and Dumpers. (Green Bananas).
  Valerie Wilding. Illustrated by Maria Maddocks.
Review by Lisa O'Hara.
Kindergarten-grade 1 / Ages 5-6.
   
Can A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays: The Whacky Ways We Name Animal Groups.
  Diane Swanson. Illustrated by Mariko Ando Spencer.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.
   
Can I Am Canada.
  Heather Patterson.
Review by Ellen Heaney.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can If I Had a Million Onions.
  Sheree Fitch. Illustrated by Yayo.
Review by Valerie Nielsen.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Plodney Creeper, Supersloth. (Blue Bananas).
  Jane Clarke. Illustrated by Cathy Gale.
Review by Ruth Scales McMahon.
Grades 1–2 / Ages 6-7.
   
Can Matty Mouse. (Blue Bananas).
  Jenny Nimmo. Illustrated by Ruth Rivers.
Review by Ellen Heaney.
Grades 1-2 / Ages 6-7.
   
Can Mairi’s Mermaid. (Blue Bananas).
  Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Lucy Richards.
Review by Myra Junyk.
Grades1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can Pa Jinglebob and the Grabble Gang. (Red Bananas).
  Mary Arrigan. Illustrated by Korky Paul.
Review by Barbara Taylor.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can How the Sea Came to Marissa.
  Anne Renaud. Illustrated by Maud Durland.
Review by Ellen Heaney.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can Bamboo.
  Paul Yee. Illustrated by Shaoli Wang.
Review by Huai-Yang Lim.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can Canada’s Wetland Animals. (Canada Close Up).
  Chelsea Donaldson.
Review by Jeannette Timmerman.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can Kelly’s Cabin. (Orca Echoes).
  Linda Smith. Illustrated by Zorica Krasulja.
Review by Deborah Mervold & Kessa Gerein.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Secret of the Dance.
  Andrea Spalding & Alfred Scow. Illustrated by Darlene Gait.
Review by John Dryden.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can Clever Katarina: A Tale in Six Parts.
  Ken Setterington, reteller. Illustrated by Nelly & Ernst Hofer.
Review by Helen Norrie.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Aram’s Choice. (New Beginnings).
  Marsha Forchuk Skyrpuch. Illustrated by Muriel Wood.
Review by Jane Bridle.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can “I Did It Because...”: How a Poem Happens.
  Loris Lesynski. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art.
  Irene Luxbacher.
Review by Jo-Anne Mary Benson.
Grades 3 and up / Ages 8 and up.
   
Can Greek Legends. (Twisted Tales).
  Terry Deary. Illustrated by Michael Tickner.
Review by Laura Dodwell-Groves.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Privacy: Deal With It Like Nobody’s Business. (Deal With It).
  Diane Peters. Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can Lying: Deal With It Straight Up. (Deal With It).
  Catherine Rondina. Illustrated by Dan Workman.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together.
  Herb Shoveller.
Review by J. Lynn Fraser.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken.
  Howard Whitehouse. Illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Review by Maha Kumaran.
Grades 6-8 / Ages 11-14.
   
Can Degrassi Junior High: Snake. [Former title: Snake].
  Susin Nielsen.
Review by Geneviève M.Y. Valleau.
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14.
   
Can Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen.
  Glen Huser.
Review by Darleen Golke.
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14.
   
Can Exit Point. (Orca Soundings).
  Laura Langston.
Review by Jane Bridle.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can Can You Spell Revolution?
  Matt Beam.
Review by Pam Klassen-Dueck.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can The Trenches: Billy Stevens, the Western Front, 1914-1918. (My Story).
  Jim Eldridge.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can The Keeper’s Shadow. (The Longlight Legacy).
  Dennis Foon.
Review by Sylvia Pantaleo.
Grades 7-11 / Ages 12-16.
   
Can Grist.
  Heather Waldorf.
Review by Lisa Doucet.
Grades 8-11 / Ages 13-16.
   
Can William Blake: The Gates of Paradise.
  Review by Maha Kumaran.
Michael Bedard.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
   

Professional Reading

Can The Principal Difference: Key Issues in School Leadership and How to Deal With Them Successfully.
  Susan Church.
Review by Jeannette Timmerman.

Video/DVD Review

Can This Beggar’s Description.
  Pierre Tétrault (Director & Writer). Gerry Flahive (Producer).
Review by Cathy Vincent-Linderoos.
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up.

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