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O Canada
Ted Harrison
Reviewed by Doris Lemoine
Grades 3 and up / Ages 8 and up
1992 October

Obasan
Joy Kogawa
Reviewed by Sister Anne Leonard
Grades 10 and up
1982 September

Obomsawin of Sioux Junction
Daniel Poliquin
Reviewed by Barbara Camfield
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1991 October

The Ocean Between
Margaret Bunel Edwards
Reviewed by Anne Kelly
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1994 March/April

Ochechak, the Caribou Hunter
James Cass
Reviewed by Helen Norrie
Grades 4-6
1984 May

An Odyssey in Time: The Dinosaurs of North America
Dale Russell
Reviewed by Peter Croskery
Adult/Post-secondary
1990 January

Of the Jigsaw
Manitoba Multicultural Anthology Committee
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grades K-Grade 12
1987 May

Offering Smoke: The Sacred Pipe and Native American Religion
Jordan Paper
Reviewed by Anne Kelly
Post-secondary/Adult
1989 September

The Official Kids' Book of Baseball
Godfrey P. Jordan
Reviewed by Marsha Kaiserman
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13
1994 November/December

Officials
Reviewed by Howard Hurt
Professional
1986 March

Off to School!
Ann Schweninger
Reviewed by Maureen Pammett
Grades 1 to 3
1988 July

Offshore Oil: Opportunities for Industrial Development and Job Creation
Roger Voyer
Reviewed by Marion Mintis
Grades 10 nad up
1987 May

Oil and Gas: Ottawa, the Provinces and the Petroleum Industry
James Laxer
Reviewed by George Gereben
Post-Secondary
1983 November

Oil Patch Empire: A Novel
John Ballem
Reviewed by Jerry McDonnell
Adult
1986 May

Ojibway Ceremonies
Basil Johnston
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner
Grades 7 and up
1983 November

The Ojibway Dream
Arthur Shilling
Reviewed by Cites Sulowski
Grades 9 and up
1987 March

Old Coach Road
Wilma Alexander
Reviewed by Susan Ratcliffe
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13
1988 July

The Old Dance: Love Stories of One Kind or Another
Bonnie Burnard (edited by)
Reviewed by Barbara J. Graham
Grades 12 and up
1987 March

The Old Dick
L. A. Morse
Reviewed by Ted Monkhouse
Adult
1983 January

Old Enough
Peter Eyvindson
Reviewed by Joanne Robertson
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7
1987 September

Old Mother
Patrick Lane
Reviewed by Steven Wells
Grades 12 and up
1983 May

Old Quarrels, Old Love
Heather Conkie
Reviewed by Margaret Mackey
Grades 6 to 9/Ages 11 to 14
1992 November

Old Whores: More Aislin Cartoons
Aislin
Reviewed by Neil V. Payne
Grades 10 and up
1988 March

Old Wives Lake
J.D. Fry
Reviewed by Mollie Hooper
Grades 9 and up
1989 January

Older than Ravens
L. Douglas Reimer
Reviewed by Mollie Hooper
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up
1990 March

Ole Boy: Memories of a Canadian Labour Leader J.K. Bell
Sue Calhoun
Reviewed by Jean Farquharson
Grades 11 and up/Ages 16 and up
1992 November

Oliver's Great Loves
Jose Plourde
Reviewed by Linda Holeman
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11
1994 October

Oliver's Wars
Budge Wilson
Reviewed by Bobbie Henley
Grades 4-9 / Ages 9-14
1992 October

Olly on Safari
Teresa Frost
Reviewed by Elizabeth Locke
Grades 1 to 3
1988 July

On Air: Radio in Saskatchewan
Wayne Schmalz
Reviewed by Melanie Fogel
Grades 6 and up / Ages 11 and up
1991 January

On Blue Ice: the Inuvik Adventure
Jane Stoneman-McNichol
Reviewed by Leslie McGrath
Grades 11 and up
1983 November

On the Brink: Endangered Species in Canada
James A. Burnett et al.
Reviewed by Elaine Balpataky
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1990 March

On the Brink: Preston Manning's Bid for Power
Jim Cunningham
Reviewed by Thomas F. Chambers
Grades 10 and up/Ages 15 and up
1992 May

On the Canadian Prairie/Dans la prairie canadienne
Gaston Giscard
Reviewed by Ronald G. Rennie
Grades 7 and up
1982 November

On Double Tracks
Leslie Hall Pinder
Reviewed by Jo Anna Burns Patton
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1990 September

On the Edge of the Eastern Ocean
Pam Hall
Reviewed by Sue Easun
Grades 1-5
1983 January

On the Eighth Day
Antonine Maillet
Reviewed by Joan VanSickle Heaton
Post-secondary/Adult
1989 September

On the Endangered List: A Novel
David Gurr
Reviewed by Clare A. Darby
Adult
1986 May

On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows
Neil Bissoondath
Reviewed by Janice Vaudry
Grades 12 and up / Ages 17 and up
1991 March

On Fiji Islands
Ronald Wright
Reviewed by Algis Tribinevicius
Grades 12 and up
1986 November

On Fire: The Dramatic Rise of The Calgary Flames
Eric Duhatschek and Steve Simmons
Reviewed by John Mitchell
Grades 6 and up
1987 May

On the Frontier: Photographs by the Geological Survey of Canada/Frontières: photographies par la commission geologique du Canada
Reviewed by Jack Brown
Grades 6 and up
1983 January

On Duty: a Canadian at the Making of the United Nations, 1945-1956
Escott Reid
Reviewed by Paul E. Blower
Grades 12 and up
1984 May

On the Homefront: a Scrapbook of Canadian World War II Memorabilia
Syd Charendoff and Mary Jane Lennon
Reviewed by Alfred F. Greenwood
Grades 7 and up
1982 November

On the Job: Confronting the Labour Process in Canada
Craig Heron and Robert Storey (Edited by)
Reviewed by Thomas F. Chambers
Post-Secondary
1986 May

On the Job: Modern Office Simulations 1
Rosemarie McCauley
Reviewed by John D. Crawford
Grades 10 and up
1985 September

On the Line: Readings in the Short Fiction of Clarke Blaise, John Metcalf and Hugh Hood
Robert Lecker
Reviewed by Tony Cosier
Post-Secondary
1982 November

On the Merry-Go-Round
bp Nichol
Reviewed by Maryleah Otto
Pre-school to Grade 2/Ages 3-7
1992 May

On My Own
Mitzi Dale
Reviewed by Anne Louise Mahoney
Grades 7 to 9 / Ages 12 to 14
1992 September

On the Road
Genni Gunn
Reviewed by David H. Elias & donalee Moulton
Grades 10 and up/Ages 15 and up
1992 March

On Rustico Shore
Marjorie Hooper Dalziel
Reviewed by Clare A. Darby
Grades 6 and up
1983 July

On Stage, Please
Written and Performed by Veronica Tennant
Reviewed by Joanne Robertson
Grades 4 to 7 / Ages 9 to 12
1990 September

On Stage With Maara Haas
Maara Haas
Reviewed by donalee Moulton-Barrett
Grades 11 and up
1987 March

On the Shuttle: Eight Days in Space
Barbara Bondar with Roberta Bondar
Reviewed by Carol Carver
Grades 3 to 6/Ages 8 to 13
1993 November

On the Sky: Zen and the Art of International Freeloading
Robert Hunter
Reviewed by Melanie Fogel
Adult/Secondary
1988 September

On Trial
Jack Batten
Reviewed by Joan VanSickle
Grades 11 and up
1989 January

On the Triangle Run
James B. Lamb
Reviewed by Neil Payne
Grades 9 and up
1987 January

On Your Mark, Get Set: All About the Olympics then and Now
Paulette Bourgeois
Reviewed by Clare Darby
Grades 3 to 6
1988 May

Once There Was a Man
Vida Jankovic (Translated by)
Reviewed by Nadiya Blaine
Adult
1988 March

Once in a Blue Moon
Nicola Morgan
Reviewed by Lorrie Ann Clark
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7
1992 May

Once I Was Very Small
Elizabeth Ferber
Reviewed by Theo Hersh
Pre-school to Kindergarten/Ages 3 to 5
1993 October

Once a Lullaby
B.P. Nichol
Reviewed by Elizabeth Lockett
Preschool-kindergarten / Ages 3-5
1985 September

Once Upon a Golden Apple
Jean Little and Maggie de Vries
Reviewed by Gwen Maguire
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7
1991 September

One Chance to Win
Gillian Richardson
Reviewed by Grace E. Funk
Grades 4-6
1987 January

One Day A Stranger Came
Naomi Wakan
Reviewed by Linda Holeman
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8
1994 September

One Day There Was Nothing To Do
Jill Creighton
Reviewed by Pearl Herscovitch
Preschool / Ages 3-5
1990 July

One-Eyed Kings: Promise and Illusion in Canadian Politics
Ron Graham
Reviewed by Ruth Rausa
Post-Secondary
1986 July

One for the Road: a Novel
Gilles Archambault
Reviewed by Philip K. Harber
Adult
1983 January

One Gorilla
Atsuko Morozumi
Reviewed by Ruth Cosstick
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7
1991 January

One Hand Clapping
Jim Freedman
Reviewed by Margaret Mackey
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14
1991 September

One John A. Too Many
Richard Wright
Reviewed by Enid Dorward
Grades 3-5
1984 September

One Man's War
Stuart Waters
Reviewed by Alfred F. Greenwood
Grades 9 and up
1982 November

One of the Family: Practical Canine Cuisine
Bernard Tonken
Reviewed by Leslie McGrath
Adult
1987 January

One of the Many Stories About the King
Paula FitzGerald
Reviewed by Maryleah Otto
Grades 3 to 8/Ages 8 to 13
1993 September

The One Parent Family in the 1980s: Perspectives and Annotated Bibliography, 1978-1984
Benjamin Schlesinger
Reviewed by P.J. Hammel
Professional
1985 November

One Prickly Porcupine
Odette and Bruce Johnson
Reviewed by Irene Aubrey
Preschool to Grade 1 / Ages 3-6
1992 January

One Proud Summer
Marsha Hewitt and Claire Mackay
Reviewed by Joan McGrath
Grades 7 and up
1983 January

A One-Room School
Bobbie Kalman
Reviewed by Edith Parsons
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9
1994 September

One Summer in Quebec: A.Y. Jackson in 1925, A Family View
Naomi Jackson Groves
Reviewed by Louise Griffith
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up
1989 September

One Thousand Cranes
Colin Thomas
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14
Reviewed by Pat Bolger
1990 May

One Watermelon Seed
Celia Lottridge
Reviewed by ane Robinson
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7
1987 January

One Woman Army: The Life of Claire Culhane
Mick Lowe
Reviewed by Patricia Cooper
Post-secondary
1993 March

One Woman's War: A Canadian Reporter With the Free French
Gladys Arnold
Reviewed by Irene J. Karasick
Grades 10 and up
1988 March

Only Novels: Exploring a Fictional Mode
David Booth and Stanley Skinner
Reviewed by Louise Reimer
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1989 May

Ontario
J. A. Kraulis
Reviewed by Carrie Gardner
Grades 6 and up
1984 May

Ontario, 1610-1985: A Political and Economic History
Randall White
Reviewed by Vic Stecyk
Grades 9-12
1986 July

Ontario: A Bicentennial
Reviewed by Michael Freeman
Grades 10 and up
1984 November

Ontario Games
Thomas P. Kromer and Suzanne A. Regimbal
Reviewed by Hugh A. Cook
Grades 4 and up
1986 May

The Ontario Guide to Tenants' Rights
Jeffrey Freedman
Reviewed by Ted Monkhouse
Grades 12 and up/Ages 17 and up
1992 May

Ontario: This Land
Leslie Asseltine, John Kolger and Barry Preston
Reviewed by George Gereben
Grades 4 and up
1984 January

Ontario: A Loving Look
Reviewed by Louise Dick
Grades 6 and up
1984 November

Ontario's Wildlife
Dave Taylor
Reviewed by P. Fred Leicester
Grades 6 and up/Ages 11 and up
1989 May

Open Fires
Blaine Marchand
Reviewed by Don Precosky
Adult/Secondary
1988 November

Open Windows: Canadian Short Stories
Kent Thompson
Reviewed by Judith Baxter
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1989 March

The Opening Eye
Nancy Bauer
Reviewed by Jerry McDonnell
Adult/Secondary
1988 November

Opening Night
Norm Foster
Reviewed by Raymond Stoyko
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1991 September

Operation Literacy Series: Teaching Guide
Reviewed by William Benson
Grades 8 and up
1987 January

Operation D'Education Relative a L'Environnement: Ensemble Recuperons Notre Planete
Reviewed by Adele Ashby
Professional
1992 January

The Orange and the Black: Documents in the History of the Orange Order Ontario and the West, 1890-1940
R.S. Pennefather
Reviewed by Hugh A. Cook
Grades 10 and up
1985 November

Orca: The Whale Called Killer
Erich Hoyt
Reviewed by Hugh Cook
Grades 6 and up
1985 March

Orca's Song
Anne Cameron
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grades 2 and up / Ages 7 and up
1987 November

The Orchestra
Mark Rubin
Reviewed by Bessie Egan
Grades 1 and up
1985 May

Orchestranimals
Vlasta van Kampen and Irene C. Eugen
Reviewed by Frances Nokes
Grades 1-4 / Ages 6-9
1990 January

Ordeal By Ice
Farley Mowat
Reviewed by Robin Lewis
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1989 September

Ordinary Magic: Intervals in a Life
Meeka Walsh
Reviewed by Louise Griffith
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up
1989 September

Ordinary Russians
Barry Broadfoot
Reviewed by Louise Reimer
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1990 March

Orff, 27 Dragons (and a Snarkel!)
Betty Waterton
Reviewed by Margaret Marsh
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8
1985 January

Organizational Tips
Reviewed by Howard Hurt
Professional
1986 March

Organizing the Whole Language Classroom
Bill Moore
Reviewed by Catherine MacDonnell
Professional
1990 January

Oriental Calligraphy and Painting: The 3 B's - Body, Breath and Brush
Tomoko Kodama
Reviewed by Dale Simmons
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up
1990 January

The Orphan Boy
Tololwa Mollell
Reviewed by Maryleah Otto
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9
1991 January

Orpheus on High-Beam
Patrick White
Reviewed by Pat Bolger
Adult/Secondary
1989 January
Orwell's Message: 1984 and the Present
George Woodcock
Reviewed by Boh Kinczyk
Grades 12 and up
1985 May

Oscar Cahen
David Burnett
Reviewed by Carrie Gardner
Grades 9 and up
1985 January

The Other Elizabeth
Karleen Bradford
Reviewed by Nadiya Blaine
Grades 5-8
1983 May

Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women
Alberto Manguel
Reviewed by Los P.A. Maingon
Adult
1987 January

An Other I: The Fictions of Clark Blaise
Robert Lecker
Reviewed by Joanne Peters
Post-secondary/Adult
1989 July

The Other MacDonald Report
Daniel Drache and Duncan Cameron (Edited by)
Reviewed by Thomas F. Chambers
Grades 12 and up
1986 March

The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker: a Biography of Edna May Brower
Simma Holt
Reviewed by Mary Fallis
Grades 11 and up
1983 January

The Other Paris
Mavis Gallant
Reviewed by Donalee Moulton-Barrett
Grades 11 and up
1986 September

The Other Side of Dailiness
Lorraine York
Reviewed by Alan Thomas
Grades 12 and up
1988 September

The Other Side of MacLennan: Old and New
Elspeth Cameron (Edited by)
Reviewed by Robert E. Wheeler
Grades 12 and up
1985 July

The Other Side of Rebellion
Margaret R. Stobie
Reviewed by R. Wieler
Grades 10 and up
1987 September

The Other Side of Silence: A Life of Ethel Wilson
Mary McAlpine
Reviewed by Joan Payzant
Grades 12 and up
1989 March

Other Voices: Writings by Blacks in Canada
Lorris Elliott
Reviewed by Leslie McGrath
Grades 11 and up
1986 November

Ottawa
Roger Boulton
Reviewed by Graham Draper
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up
1990 November

Ottawa-Hull and the National Capital Region/Ottawa-Hull et la Région de la Capitale
Reviewed by Dianne Clipsham
Grades 6 and up
1984 May

Ottawa Unbuttoned
Dave McIntosh
Reviewed by Thomas F. Chambers
Grades 10 and up
1988 July

Our Arctic Ways of Life: The Copper Inuit
Doreen Bethune-Johnson
Reviewed by Sharon A. McLennan McCue
Grades 3-6
1987 March

Our Arctic Way of Life-The Copper Inuit
Doreen Bethune-Johnson
Reviewed by Adele Case
Grades 9-10
1987 July

Our Brother Has Down's Syndrome: An Introduction for Children
Shelley Cairo; Jasmine Cairo and Tara Cairo
Reviewed by Maryleah Otto
Pre-School-Grade 2
1986 January

Our Canada
Leo Heaps
Reviewed by Donna J. Adrian
Grades 10 and up/Ages 15 and up
1992 May

Our Canada: A Social and Political History
Daniel Francis and Sonia Riddoch
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grade 11
1986 March

Our Coast Salish Way of Life-The Squamish
Daniel C.G. Conner and Doreen Bethune-Johnson
Reviewed by Adele Case
Grades 9-10
1987 July

Our Coast Salish Way of Life: The Squamish
Daniel C.G. Conner and Doreen Bethune-Johnson
Reviewed by Sharon McLennan McCue
Grades 3-6
1987 March

Our Earth
Bobbie Kalman
Reviewed by Nancy Tully
Grades 1 to 5
1988 September

Our Heritage of Birds: Peterborough County in the Kawarthas
Doug Sadler
Reviewed by Elinor Kelly
Grades 12 and up
1984 September

Our House
Reviewed by Carol Steedman
Pre-School-Grade 1
1985 September

Our Lady of the Snows
Morley Callaghan
Reviewed by James Kingstone
Grades 12 and up
1985 September

Our Land: Native Rights in Canada
Donald Purich
Reviewed by Lillian M. Turner
Grades 11 and up
1987 March

Our Present: Their Future
Barbara Dixon and Lillian Lahe
Reviewed by Gail Lennon
Professional
1992 October

Out and About
Reviewed by Linda May Bell
Grades 7 and up
1983 May

Out of the Blue: The Fall of the Tory Dynasty in Ontario
Rosemary Spiers
Reviewed by Joan Kerrigan
Grades 11 and up
1987 March

Out of Character: A Memoir
Maureen Forrester and Marci McDonald
Reviewed by Anne Locatelli
Grades 12 and up
1987 March

Out On the Ice in the Middle of the Bay
Peter Cumming
Reviewed by Kay Kerman
Pre-school to Grade 3/Ages 4 to 8
1993 September

Out of Place: Stories and Poems
Edited by Ven Begamudre and Judith Krause
Reviewed by Esther Hutchinson
Grades 12 and up / Ages 17 and up
1991 October

Out of the Willow Trees
Peter Stevens
Reviewed by Warner Winter
Grades 9 and up
1986 September

Outdoor Fun
Edited by Catherine Ripley
Reviewed by Wendy Carter
Grades 1 and up / Ages 6 and up
1989 September

The Outlaw League
Lance Woolaver
Reviewed by Catherine McInerney
Grades 2 and up/Ages 7 and up
1992 March

Outlaws & Lawmen of Western Canada, Volume One
Reviewed by Elaine Atwood
Grades 5 and up
1984 January

Outlaws & Lawmen of Western Canada, Volume Two
Reviewed by Elaine Atwood
Grades 5 and up
1984 January

Outlaws and Lawmen of Western canada: Volume 3
Reviewed by Michael Freeman
Grades 10 to 13
1988 March

Outport: A Newfoundland Journal
Eileen M. Williamson
Reviewed by Floyd Spracklin
Grades 9 and up
1986 March

The Outport People
Claire Mowat
Reviewed by Jim Carter
No grades given
1984 January

The Outside Chance of Maximlian Glick
Morley Torgov
Reviewed by Ryma Kolodny
Grades 9 and up
1982 November

The Outsider: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Michel Vastel
Reviewed by Thomas F. Chambers
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up
1990 November

Outta Sight
Mary Blakeslee
Reviewed by Gerri Young
Grades 6 to 8
1988 January

Overhead in a Balloon: Stories of Paris
Mavis Gallant
Reviewed by Vivienne Denton
Grades 11 and up
1986 January

Overland to Starvation Cove
Heinrich Klutschak
Reviewed by Cornelia Fuykschot
Grades 11 and up
1988 July

An Overview of Canadian Education
Candian Education Association
Reviewed by Anna Holman
Professional
1985 January

An Overview of Canadian Education
Margaret Gayfer
Reviewed by Ed Sommerville
Adult/Professional
1992 March

Owl Fun Book for Spring, Summer and Fall
Reviewed by Sue Easun
Grades 3-8
1982 November

The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear
Reviewed by Dale Simmons
Pre-School-Grade 3
1987 January

The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Edward Lear
Reviewed by Janice Foster
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 3-8
1985 July

Owls
Bobbie Kalman
Reviewed by Norma Charles
Kindergarten to Grade 3
1988 November

Owl's Amazing but True #1
Reviewed by Enid Dorward
Grades 3-6
1984 January

Owl's Amazing but True #2
Reviewed by Enid Dorward
Grades 3-6
1984 January

Owl's Jokes and Riddles
Reviewed by Enid Dorward
Grades 3-6
1984 January

Owl's Puzzles and Puzzlers
Reviewed by Enid Dorward
Grades 3-6
1984 January

Owl's Questions & Answer Book #1: Answers to Questions Kids Ask About Birds, Bats, UFOs, and More
Reviewed by Dianne Harke
Grades 3 and up
1984 March

Owl's Questions & Answer Book #2: Answers to Questions Kids Ask About Dinosaurs, Horses, Snakes, Space, and More
Reviewed by Dianne Harke
Grades 3 and up
1984 March

The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories
Alberto Manguel
Adult/Secondary
Reviewed by Joan McGrath
1990 May

The Oxford Book of Canadian Military Anecdotes
Victor Suthren (Edited by)
Reviewed by Iyvan Michalchyshyn
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up
1990 January

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English
Margaret Atwood and Robert Weaver
Reviewed by James Kingstone
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up
1987 March

The Oxford Book of French Canadian Short Stories
Richard Teleky (Edited by)
Reviewed by Kenneth A. Elliott
Grades 11 and up
1984 January

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature
William Toye (Edited by)
Reviewed by Adèle Ashby
Grades 9 and up
1984 November

Oyai, the Salmon Fisherman and Woodworker
James Cass
Reviewed by Helen Norrie
Grades 4-6
1984 May

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