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Grades 7 to 9

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Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree
Leonard Bloomfield
Reviewed by Brenda Reed
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1994 May/June

Safari: Journey to the End
Dave Taylor
Reviewed by Elinor Kelly
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1990 November

Saint John: A Sporting Tradition
Brian Flood
Reviewed by Catherine R. Cox
Grades 7 and up
1986 May

Salt and Braided Bread: Ukrainian Life in Canada
Jars Balam
Reviewed by Iyvan Michalchyshyn
Grades 9 and up
1985 May

The Same Place But Different
Perry Nodelman
Reviewed by Gillian Martin Noonan
Grades 5-8/Ages 10-13
1993 September

Samuel de Champlain
Stan Garrod
Reviewed by Margaret Marsh
Grades 6-9
1982 September

Sans Queue Ni Tete
Jacques Pasquet
Reviewed by Doris Lemoine
Grades 7 and up/Ages 12 and up
1992 May

Sarah Jane of Silver Islet
Elizabeth Kouhi
Reviewed by Robert W. Bruinsma
Grades 5-8
1984 September

Saskatchewan
J. E. Jones
Reviewed by Walter Kalyn
All Grades
1984 May

Save the World For Me
Maxine Tynes
Reviewed by donalee Moulton
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up
1992 March

Sawpower: Making Lumber in the Sawmills of Nova Scotia
Barbara R. Robertson
Reviewed by Pauline Henaut
Grades 6 and up
1987 May

Say Yes
Joan Weir
Reviewed by Anne Louise Mahoney
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1992 March

School on Wheels
Karl and Mary Schuessler
Reviewed by Jack Brown
Grades 6 and up
1987 March

School Stinks!
Frank O'Keefe
Reviewed by Theo Hersh
Grades 7-8 / Ages 12-13
1991 September

Schooner: Bluenose and Bluenose II
Silver Donald Cameron
Reviewed by Joan M. Payzant
Grades 9 and up
1984 November

Science Activities for Young People
Monica Schwalbe (Edited by)
Reviewed by Anna L. Holman
Grades 7-9
1984 November

The Science Book Girls and Other Intelligent Beings
Valerie Wyatt
Reviewed by Pat Steenbergen
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12
1994 March/April

Science Explorations 9
Alan Hirsch and others
Reviewed by Eve Williams
Grade 9
1986 November

Science Express
Carol Gold
Reviewed by Stan R. Kozak
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up
1992 January

Science in Social Issues: Implications for Teaching
Glen S. Aikenhead
Reviewed by Ian Johnston
Grades 9 and up
1982 September

Science Is...
Susan V. Bosak
Reviewed by Anna L. Holman
Grades 4-12
1987 March

Science Networks: Physical Science
Reviewed by Chris Kempling
Grades 9 and 10
1983 March

Scoop Jones
Katie Gillmore Ellis
Reviewed by Lynne McAvoy
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14
1990 January

The Scotch
John Kenneth Galbraith
Reviewed by Joanne Robertson
Grades 9 and up
1985 September

Scrubs on Skates
Scott Young
Reviewed by Jane Robinson
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1986 March

Sculpture: A Resource Kit for Teachers
Education Services, Art Gallery of Ontario
Reviewed by J.E. Simpson
Grades 7 and up/ Ages 12 and up
1992 May

Seals of Eastern Canada
Anne Bardou
Reviewed by H.A. Cook
Grades 1 to 7
1988 January

A Season of Mourning
Frances Itani
Reviewed by Ian Dempsey
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1989 July

Seasons in a Golfer's Life
Jim Nelford
Reviewed by John Mitchell
Grades 7 and up
1984 November

Seasons of Light: Images of Ontario
William Reynolds
Reviewed by C. Sulkowski
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1990 January

Sea Witches
Joanne Robertson
Reviewed by Joan Hewer
Kindergarten to Grade 8 / Ages 5-13
1992 January

A Sea Within: The Gulf of St Lawrence
Bruce Littlejohn and Wayland Drew
Reviewed by Robin Lewis
Grades 8 and up
1985 May

The Seam Allowance: Industrial Home Sewing in Canada
Laura C. Johnson
Reviewed by Jacqueline Foerter
Grades 9 and up
1983 January

The Second Book of Insults
Nancy McPhee
Reviewed by Jean Farquharson
Grades 9 and up
1982 November

Secret at Westwind
Joan S. Weir
Reviewed by Margaret Montgomery
Grades 5-8
1982 September

The Secret Code of DNA
Mary Razzell
Reviewed by Eve Williams
Grades 4-7
1986 September

Secret of the Cards
Sonia Craddock
Reviewed by Ray Doiron
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
1991 January

The Secret of Sunset House
Sharon Siamon
Reviewed by Patricia Fry
Grades 4 to 8
1988 January

The Secret of the White Buffalo
C.J. Taylor
Reviewed by Patricia Fry
Grades 4-9 / Ages 9-14
1994 March/April

The Secret of Willow Castle
Lyn Cook
Reviewed by Barbara Conquest
Grades 4-7
1985 March

Seesaw
Dennis Foon
Reviewed by Valerie Nielsen
Grades 7 to 9 / Ages 12 to 14
1993 November

The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume III: 1921-1929
Edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1993 March

The Self-Awareness Workbook
Brian C. Harris
Reviewed by Glenn DiPasquale
Grades 7 and up
1983 November

Sentimental Journey: An Oral History of Train Travel in Canada
Ted Ferguson
Reviewed by Anne Locatelli
Grades 9 and up
1986 March

The Serendipity Effect
Larry Verstraete
Reviewed by Joanne Robertson
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1990 May

Settling the Canadian West
David Bercuson and Howard Palmer
Reviewed by Ronald Rennie
Grades 7 and up
1984 November

Seven Mythical Creatures
Celia King
Reviewed by J.E Simpson
Grades 4-10 / Ages 9-16
1994 November/December

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
Celia King
Reviewed by Irene Aubery
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
1992 September

Shadow Cat
Sylvia Hahn
Reviewed by Robert W. Piper
Grades 6 and up
1984 May

Shadow in Hawthorne Bay
Janet Lunn
Reviewed by Joan McGrath
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up
1987 January

Shane: A Degrassi Book
Susin Nielsen
Reviewed by Dorothy Dodge
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1990 March

Sharing a Robin's Life
Linda Johns
Reviewed by Peter Croskery
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1994 Jan/Feb

A Short History of Canada
Desmond Morton
Reviewed by Allen S. Evans
Grades 9 and up
1984 January

A Short History of Manitoba
Ed Whitcomb
Reviewed by Agnes L. Florence
Grades 9 and up
1983 May

A Short History of Ontario
Robert Bothwell
Reviewed by Louise Dick
Grades 8 and up
1986 September

Shrubs of Ontario
Margaret L. Heimburger and James H. Soper
Reviewed by Seymour B. Tobe
Grades 9 and up
1982 September

Shulamis: Stories from a Montreal Childhood
Shulamis Yelin
Reviewed by Ralph Wintrob
Grades 8 and up
1984 March

Sick Heart River
John Buchan
Reviewed by Jean Henderson
Grades 9 and up
1982 September

Sieges of Quebec
Desmond Morton
Reviewed by JoAnna Burns Patton
Grades 6 and up
1984 November

The Sign of the Scales
Marianne Brandis
Reviewed by Jennifer Johnson
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1990 September

Signal Across the Sea
Dorothy Perkyns
Reviewed byMargaret Mackey
Grades 5 to 7 / Ages 10 to 12
1994 November/December

The Silent Enemy: Canada and the Deadly Flu of 1918
Eileen Pettigrew
Reviewed by Catherine R. Cox
Grades 9 and up
1984 March

Silent Words
Ruby Slipperjack
Reviewed by S.A. McLennan McCue
Grades 7 to 9/Ages 12 to 14
1993 March

Silversides: The Life of A Sockeye
Hubert Evans
Reviewed by Fred Leicester
Grades 3 to 7 / Ages 8 to 12
1992 September

Sima7: Come Join Me
Lorna Williams
Reviewed by Sharon A. McLennan McCue
Grades 4-8/Ages 9-13
1992 May

Singing Our History
Edith Fowke and Alan Mills
Reviewed by Bessie Condos Egan
All Ages
1985 March

The Singing Stone
O.R. Melling
Reviewed by Grace E. Funk
Grades 6 and up / Ages 11 and up
1986 November

Sinking of the Mayflower: Lost November 12, 1912
Stephen Weir
Reviewed by Jack Brown
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1990 May

Siwiti: A Whale's Story
Alexandra Morton
Reviewed by Fred Leicester
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
1991 September

Six Micmac Stories
Ruth Whitehead
Reviewed by Anne Kelly
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1989 July

Sixty-four, Sixty-five
Norah McClintock
Reviewed by Pauline Henaut
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up
1990 January

Skateboard Shakedown
Lesley Choyce
Reviewed by Patricia Fry
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15
1990 May

Sketches: an Introduction to Emily Carr and the Fine Art of Sketching
Melrose Moillet and Silk Questo
Reviewed by Pia Christensen
Grades 5-8
1982 November

Skin & Liars: Two Plays
Dennis Foon
Reviewed by Pat Bolger
Grades 7 and up/ Ages 12 and up
1989 May

Ski Stooges
Paul Kropp
Reviewed by Ray Doiron
Grades 5-7/Ages 10-12
1992 May

The Sky is Falling
Kit Pearson
Reviewed by Joan McGrath
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1989 November

The Sky's the Limit
Mitzi Dale
Reviewed by Dave Jenkinson
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1991 May

Small Mammals a Colouring Adventure in Canadian Themes
Robert E. Wrigley
Reviewed by Jeff Lawrence
Grades 4-8
1982 September

Smileys Circus: A Guide to the Secret World of John Le Carre
David Monaghan
Reviewed by Ted Monkhouse
Grades 9 and up
1987 May

Smoke
Dawn Richardson
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner
Grades 6-10
1986 September

Snake
Susin Neilsen
Reviewed by Margaret Mackey
Grades 8-10 / Ages 13-15
1992 September

Snakes
Eric S. Grace
Reviewed by Perter Croskery
Grades 3-9 / Ages 8-14
1994 November/December

Snow Ghost
Paul Kropp
Reviewed by Robert W. Bruinsma
Grades 6-9
1983 May

So This is Africa
Betty Kilgour
Reviewed by Louise Griffith
Grades 7 and up
1988 September

So, You Have to Go to Court!
Wendy Harvey and Anne Watson-Russell
Reviewed by Maryleah Otto
Kindergarten to Grade 7 / Ages 5-12
1989 July

So, You've Been Busted!
Anne Watson-Russell and Wendy Harvey
Reviewed by Kenneth Elliott
Grades 7-12 / Ages 12-17
1989 September

Soap Science
J.L. Bell
Reviewed by Pat Steenbergen
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12
1994 May/June

Solomon Grundy
Nick Bantock (Retold and Illustrated by)
Reviewed by J.E. Simpson
Pre-School to Grade 7 / Ages 3 to 12
1992 September

Some Kind of Hero
Lesley Choyce
Reviewed by Margaret Mackey
Grades 6-8/Ages 11-13
1992 May

Somebody Has To Do It: Whose Work is Housework?
Penney Kome
Reviewed by Jackie Foerter
Grades 9 and up
1982 September

Someday
Drew Haydon Taylor
Reviewed by Darleen Golke
Grades 9 and up/Ages 14 and up
1993 September

Something's Fishy at Ash Lake
Susan Brown
Reviewed by Kenneth Field
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
1992 November

Song of the Night
Fiona McHugh
Reviewed by Constance Hall
Grades 6-8 / Ages 11-13
1991 November

The Song and the Silence: Sitting Wind
Peter Jonker
Reviewed by Sharon. A. McLennan McCue
Grades 7 and up/Ages 12 and up
1989 May

Songs of the Great Land
John Robert Colombo
Reviewed by Joan Skogan
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up
1990 May

Songs of the Indians, Volume 1
John Robert Colombo (Edited by)
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner
Grades 9 and up
1984 May

Songs of the Indians, Volume 2
John Robert Colombo (Edited by)
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner
Grades 9 and up
1984 May

Songs of Labrador
Edited and compiled by Tim Borlase
Reviewed by Christine Buchanan
Kindergarten and up / Ages 5 and up
1994 May/June

The Songs of Wade Hemsworth
Reviewed by Lisa Blackburn
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1991 March

Sooshewan: Jeune Beothuk
Donald Gale
Reviewed by Patricia Cooper
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12
1991 October

Souldust and Pearls: Ontario Poetry Anthology 1981
Reviewed by Gudrun Wight
All Ages
1983 January

A Sourcebook of India: Multicultural Perspective
Roxanne Madryga and David Osborne
Reviewed by Algis Tribinevicius
Grades 7-12
1986 September

Southeasterly
Andrew Wreggit
Reviewed by Warner Winter
Grades 9 and up
1987 November

Southwestern Ontario
John De Visser
Reviewed by Ches Sulkowski
Grades 9 and up
1983 March

Soviet Journey
Gary Birchall and Donna Quigley
Reviewed by Eunice C. Wesley
Grades 4-8
1985 September

Space
Christopher G. Trump
Reviewed by Anna L. Holman
Grades 7-10
1987 November

Space Adventures for the Commodore 64
Peter Lear
Reviewed by W.F. Benson
Grades 5-8
1985 September

Space: Stars, Planets and Spacecraft
Sue Becklake
Reviewed by Eve Williams
Grades 6 and up
1989 January

Spaceship Down
Bev Spencer
Reviewed by Jennifer Johnson
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1994 March/April

Speaking of Cars...
Charles Whipp
Reviewed by Anna Holman
Grades 6 and up
1983 May

Special Stories for Special Kids
Rhonda Clayton
Reviewed by Joanne Robertson
Kindergarten to Grade 3/Ages 5 to 8
1989 May

Spellbound!
David Boyd
Reviewed by Constance Hall
Grades 5 to 7 / Ages 10 to 12
1990 September

A Spider Danced A Cozy Jig
Irving Layton
Reviewed by Fran Newman
Grades 9 and up
1985 January

Spike
Loretta Castellarin and Ken Roberts
Reviewed by Dave Jenkinson
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1989 March

The Spirit of Africville
Edited by the Africville Genealogy Society
Reviewed by Catherine R. Cox
Grades 9 and up/Ages 14 and up
1992 November

Spirit of Place
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Reviewed by Sally Davis
Grades 6 and up
1983 January

Spirit of the Yukon
June Cruickshank Lunny
Reviewed by Brenda Reed
Grades 9 and up/Ages 14 and up
1993 May

Spirit Wrestler
James Houston
Reviewed by Ruth Denyer
Grades 9 and up
1983 November

S.P. Likes A.D.
Catherine Brett
Reviewed by Lynne McAvoy
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1990 March

Spuds! Dulse! Fiddleheads
Judith Comfort
Reviewed by Joan M. Payzant
Grades 7 and up
1987 January

Spy in the Shadows
Barbara Greenwood
Reviewed by Jennifer Johnson
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1990 November

The St. Andrews Werewolf
Wilson, Eric
Reviewed by Ted Monkhouse
Grades 5 to 9 / Ages 10 to 14
1993 November

St. Sam and the Nukes: a Nuclear Comedy
Ted Johns
Reviewed by Linda May Bell
Grades 7 and up
1983 January

The Stanley Park Explorer
Richard Steele
Reviewed by Adele Case
Grades 8 and up
1986 January

Star Crosser
John Ibbitson
Reviewed by Constance Hall
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14
1991 January

The Starling Summer
Eileen Cade-Edwards
Reviewed by Nadiya Blaine
Grades 5-8
1987 March

Starring Quincy Rumpel
Betty Waterton
Reviewed by Grace E. Funk
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13
1987 March

The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas, Volume 1: to the Golden Years
Richard Tatley
Reviewed by Ron Jacques
Grades 6 and up
1984 May

Steel Across the Plains
Pierre Berton
Reviewed by Irene Gordon
Grades 5 to 9/Ages 10 to 14
1993 October

Steamboat Days: An Illustrated History of the Steamboat Era on the St. John River, 1816-1946
George MacBeath and Donald F. Taylor
Reviewed by Catherine Cox
Grades 9 and up
1985 November

Stencil It! Kids' Projects
Sandra Buckingham
Reviewed by J.E. Simpson
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up
1994 March/April

The Stepfather Game
Norah McClintock
Reviewed by Dave Jenkinson
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14
1991 September

Sticky Fingers
Kirsten Bevelander and Lisa Bevelander
Reviewed by Janice Foster
Grades 2-8
1982 September

Stone Dead
Marion Crook
Reviewed by Janice Foster
Grades 7 to 9
1988 May

Stones, Bricks and History: The Corner of "Duke and George," 1798-1984
Sheldon Godfrey and Judy Godfrey
Reviewed by John Jepson
Grades 8 and up
1985 July

The Store
Mike Shultz
Reviewed by Joan M. Payzant
Grades 7 and up
1986 January

Stories from the Cariboo: He Saw with Other Eyes
Todd Lee
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grades 7 and up/Ages 12 and up
1993 May

Storm Child
Brenda Bellingham
Reviewed by Margaret Montgomery
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1986 March

The Story Girl Earns Her Name
Gail Hamilton
Reviewed by Constance Hall
Grades 6-8 / Ages 11-13
1991 November

Story Presentations
David Kehoe
Reviewed by Elaine Blakey
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up
1990 May

Straight from the Horse's Mouth...And Other Animal Expressions
Teri Degler
Reviewed by Lynne McAvoy
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1989 September

Strandia
Susan Lynn Reynolds
Reviewed by Dave Jenkinson
Grades 6 and up / Ages 11 and up
1992 January

Stratas
Harry Rasky
Reviewed by Melanie Fogel
Grades 8 and up
1989 March

The Street
Mordecai Richler
Reviewed by David J. Young
Grades 7 and up
1985 November

Street of Dreams
Gary Hyland
Reviewed by Pamela Black
Grades 7 and up
1985 January

The Stoddart Visual Dictionary
Jean-Claude Corbeil
Reviewed by Joanne K.A. Peters
Grades 8 and up
1987 January

The Story of Nellie McClung
Anne Monoghan
Reviewed by William Benson
Grades 8 and up
1987 January

Student's Dictionary of Music
Wayne Gilpin
Reviewed by Joan Weller
Grades 8 and up
1986 May

Stumped: The Forest Industry in Transition
Ken Drushka
Reviewed by Hugh Cook
Grades 7 and up
1985 November

Stung: The Incredible Obsession of Brian Molony
Gary Ross
Reviewed by Melanie Fogel
Grades 9 and up
1988 September

Subject Index for Children and Young People to Canadian Poetry in English
Esther Gorosh, Margaret Harper and Kathleen M. Snow
Reviewed by Anna L. Holman
Grades 1-9
1983 September

Sudbury Time Twist
Wence Horai
Reviewed by Nadiya Blaine
Grades 7 and up
1985 March

Suddenly A Spy
Robert Sutherland
Reviewed by Irene Gordon
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14
1991 January

Summer Delights: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
NoŽl Richardson
Reviewed by Elizabeth Lockett
Grades 9 and up
1986 November

The Summer the Whales Sang
Gloria Montero
Reviewed by Carol Steedman
Grades 5-8
1986 January

Sunfield Painter: the Reminiscences of John Davenall Turner
John Davenall Turner
Reviewed by J. E. Simpson
Grades 7 and up
1983 May

The Super Science Discovery Book: Easy-To-Do Experiments That Really Work!
Professor Kurius
Reviewed by Anna L. Holman
Grades 4-8
1985 September

Superbike!
Jamie Brown
Reviewed by George Gereben
Grades 7 and up
1982 September

Superior: The Haunted Shore
Bruce Littlejohn
Reviewed by Rita Sinihelmi
Grades 6 and up
1984 January

The Survival Squad
Floyd Priddle
Reviewed by Esther Hutchinson
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1990 November

Survivor of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Joan Skelton
Reviewed by Margaret MacLean
Grades 9 and up
1986 September

Suspicion Island
Jeni Mayer
Reviewed by Floyd Spracklin
Grades 6 to 10/Ages 11 to 15
1993 May

The Suzie A
Alan Haig-Brown
Reviewed by Adele Case
Grades 6 and up / Ages 11 and up
1991 September

The Swan Children
David Day
Reviewed by David H. Elias
Grades 3 and up / Ages 8 and up
1990 March

Sweetgrass
Jan Hudson
Reviewed by Robin Byrnes, assisted by Mecea Gould
Grades 7-9 / Ages 11-14
1984 July

Sweetgrass: The Magazine of Canada's Native Peoples
Reviewed by Sharon A. McCue
Grades 9 and up
1985 January

Swimming Out of History: New and Selected Poems
Florence McNeil
Reviewed by Pat Bolger
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1992 May

Sworn Enemies
Carol Matas
Reviewed by Dave Jenkinson
Grades 5-10 /Ages 10-15
1993 September

Sybil Jacobson: Painting in the West
Mary G. Alexander
Reviewed by Carrie Gardner
Grades 9 and up
1986 January

Syrup Pails and Gopher Tails: Memories of the One-Room School
John C. Charyk
Reviewed by Elaine Atwood
Grades 9 and up
1984 May

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