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Table of Contents

Volume XIV Number 13
January 9, 2009

Book Reviews
   
Can Grumpy Bird.
  Jeremy Tankard.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Preschool / Ages 1-4.
   
Can The Bunny Ball.
  David Steinberg. Illustrated by Liz Conrad.
Review by Min So.
Preschool-kindergarten / Ages 3-5.
   
Can The Dream Jar.
  Mary Withers, adapter. Illustrated by Eileen Fong.
Review by Jennifer Draper.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Int The Peregrine's Journey: A Story of Migration.
  Madeleine Dunphy. Illustrated by Kristin Kest.
Review by Rosemary Hollett.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Int Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World.
  Juliana, Isabella and Craig Hatkoff & Gerald R. Uhlich. Photographs by Zoo Berlin.
Review by Shari Klassen.
Grades 1-4 / Ages 6-9.
   
Can Zach & Zoe and the Bank Robber. (Streetlights).
  Kristin Butcher.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
Grades 1-5 / Ages 6-10.
   
Can The Orphan Boy. Rev. ed.
  Tololwa M. Mollel. Illustrated by Paul Morin.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 1-6 / Ages 6-11.
   
Can Alien Abduction. (Crabtree Contact).
  Anne Rooney.
Review by Chris Laurie.
Grades 2-3 / Ages 7-8.
   
Can Zombies on the Loose. (Crabtree Contact).
  Anne Rooney.
Review by Chris Laurie.
Grades 2-3 / Ages 7-8.
   
Can Vampire Castle. (Crabtree Contact).
  Anne Rooney.
Review by Chris Laurie.
Grades 2-3 / Ages 7-8.
   
Int I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer.
  Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
Review by Linda Ludke.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can I Like Who I Am.
  Tara White. Illustrated by Lee Claremont.
Review by Keith McPherson.
Grades 2-6 / Ages 7-11.
   
Can Libby on Strike. (Streetlights).
  Robert Rayner.
Review by Catherine Howett.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Canada's Mountain Animals. (Canada Close Up).
  Chelsea Donaldson.
Review by Bruce Dyck.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Time of the Thunderbird.
  Diane Silvey. Illustrated by John Mantha.
Review by Janet Grafton.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can Drive. (Sports Stories).
  Eric Howling.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can A Million Moves: Keeping Fit. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Big Fat Lies: Advertising Tricks. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Energy In, Energy Out: Food as Fuel.(Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Fast Food: Slowing Us All Down. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Grocery Shopping: It's in the Bag. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Looking at Labels: The Inside Story. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Snack Attack: Unhealthy Treats. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can The Shape of Good Nutrition: The Food Pyramid. (Slim Goodbody's Lighten Up!).
  John Burstein.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Goodbye Buffalo Bay.
  Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Golden Eye and the Deadly Dancer.
  Judith Anne Moody. Illustrated by Rita Schoenberger.
Review by Ruth McMahon.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can Mother Teresa's Alms Bowl. (Stories of Great People).
  Anita Ganeri. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes & Karen Radford.
Review by Janice Foster.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Microphone. (Stories of Great People).
  Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes & Karen Radford.
Review by Janice Foster.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Columbus's Chart (Stories of Great People).
  Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes & Karen Radford.
Review by Janice Foster.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Sitting Bull's Tomahawk. (Stories of Great People).
  Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster. Illustrated by Leighton Noyes & Karen Radford.
Review by Janice Foster.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Charts and Graphs. (Social Studies Essential Skills).
  Heather C. Hudak & James Duplacey.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Civics. (Social Studies Essential Skills).
  Liz Brown.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Reference Materials. (Social Studies Essential Skills).
  Liz Brown.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Mapping. (Social Studies Essential Skills).
  Heather C. Hudak.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can The Belonging Place.
  Jean Little.
Review by Deborah Mervold and Kessa Gerein.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can From Rocks to Rockets: Arms and Armies Through the Ages.
  William Gilkerson.
Review by Val Ken Lem.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Kim Campbell: The Keener Who Broke Down Barriers. (Canadian Prime Ministers: Warts & All).
  Heather Grace Stewart. Illustrated by Thomas Dannenberg.
Review by Julie Chychota.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.
   
Can The Unexplained: A Haunted Canada Book. [Former title: The Unseen.]
  Janet Lunn, ed. Illustrated by Colin Mayne.
Review by Janet Grafton.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless. (Recordbooks).
  Wendy A. Lewis.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up.
   
Can Ned Stapleton and the Wrath of the Death Gods.
  Nathan Town.
Review by Darleen Golke.
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14.
   
Can Siena Summer.
  Ann Chandler.
Review by Deborah Mervold.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can Half World.
  Hiromi Goto. Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can More Than Bread: A Novel. (Spoonful Fiction).
  Nora Rock.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can The Oldest Game of All.
  Nathan Town.
Review by Darleen Golke.
Grades 8-11 / Ages 13-16.
   
Can Initiations: A Selection of Young Native Writings.
  Marilyn Dumont.
Review by Dana L. Coates.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
   
Can Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes.
  J. R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec, eds.
Review by Ronald Hore.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
   
Can Totem Poles.
  Pat Kramer.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can The Class Project: How to Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls.
  Bob Mitchell.
Review by Thomas F. Chambers.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can The Little Black Book for Guys: Guys Talk About Sex: By Youth, for Youth.
  St. Stephen's Community House.
Review by Joanne Peters.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up, plus Parents, Teachers and Sexuality Educators.
   

DVD Review

   
Can Forgiveness: Stories for Our Time.
  Johanna Lunn (Writer & Director). Johanna Lunn & Kent Martin (Producers).
Review by Frank Loreto.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   

 

 



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