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Table of Contents

Volume XII Number 12
Februrary 17, 2006

Book Reviews
Can The Baabaasheep Quartet.
  Leslie Elizabeth Watts.
Review by Ellen Heaney.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Can Brady Brady and the Puck on the Pond.
  Mary Shaw. Illustrated by Chuck Temple.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.
   
Can My Gran's Different.
  Sue Lawson. Illustrated by Caroline Magerl.
Review by Reesa Cohen.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can The Love of Two Stars: A Korean Legend.
  Janie Jaehyun Park.
Review by Helen Norrie.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can The Fragrant Garden.
  Day's Lee. Illustrated by Josée Bellemare.
Review by Huai-Yang Lim.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Snow and Ice: Canadian Winter Weather. (Canada Close Up).
  Nicole Mortillaro.
Review by Patricia Fay.
Grades 1-4 / Ages 6-9.
   
Can Tapicero Tap Tap.
  Warabé Aska.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Gretzky's Game.
  Mike Leonetti. Illustrated by Greg Banning.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Canadian Artists. (Scholastic Canada Biographies).
  Maxine Trottier. Illustrated by Tony Meers.
Review by Elizabeth Larssen.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Mr. Chickee's Funny Money.
  Christopher Paul Curtis. Illustrated by Adam McCauley.
Review by Caitlin Fralick.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can The Freedom of Jenny.
  Julie Burtinshaw.
Review by Michelle Superle.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can Peggy's Letters. (Orca Young Readers).
 

Jacqueline Halsey. Illustrated by Susan Reilly.
Review by Laura Dodwell-Groves.
Grades 2-6 / Ages 7-11.

   
Can Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids.
  Jen Hamilton, ed. Illustrated by Merrill Fearon.
Review by Meredith MacKeen.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Tundras. (Biomes).
  Erinn Banting.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Wetlands. (Biomes).
  Galadriel Watson.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Oceans. (Biomes).
  Heather C. Hudak.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Grasslands. (Biomes).
  Lily Erlic.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Deserts. (Biomes).
  Erinn Banting.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Boreal Forests. (Biomes).
  Patricia Miller-Schroeder.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can White Flower: A Maya Princess.
  Victor Montejo. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Translated by Chloe Catan.
Review by Linda Ludke.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can A Magical Adventure in a Leaf. (The Quantum Quest Series).
  Gayle Millbank.
Review by Barbara McMillan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can It's All in Your Head: A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain.
  Sylvia Funston and Jay Ingram. Illustrated by Gary Clement.
Review by Patricia Fay.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can The Wonder in Water.
  Diane Swanson.
Review by Elaine Fuhr.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can Bird Feeders. (Kids Can Do It).
  Renée Schwarz.
Review by Janice Foster.
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.
   
Can Tunnels of Time: A Moose Jaw Adventure.
  Mary Harelkin Bishop.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Barry, Boyhound.
  Andy Spearman.
Review by Lois Brymer.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
World Beyond the Valley of Thorns. (The Land of Elyon, Book 2).
  Patrick Carman.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
World The New Class. (Chestnut Hill).
  Lauren Brooke.
Review by Rita Rebizant.
Grades 4-9 / Ages 9-14.
   
Can The Matchless Six: The Story of Canada's First Women's Olympic Team.
  Ron Hotchkiss.
Review by Elizabeth Larssen.
Grades 6-8 / Ages 11-13.
   
Can Prepare to be Amazed: The Geniuses of Modern Magic.
  Mary Schendlinger.
Review by Wendy Williams.
Grades 6-10 / Ages 11-15.
   
Can Friendships: Stories.
  Budge Wilson.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can Tattoo Heaven. (SideStreets).
  Lori Weber.
Review by Darleen Golke.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Me and the Blondes.
  Teresa Toten.
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 8-11 / Ages 13-16.

Professional Reading

Can What's Next for This Beginning Writer? Mini-lessons That Take Writing
from Scribbles to Script.
  Janine Reid & Betty Schultze with Ulla Petersen.
Review by Robert Groberman.

CD-ROM Review

Can Eazy Speak Spanish: Levels 1 & 2.
  Review by Thomas F. Chambers.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.

Audio CD Review

Can Canada is for Kids: Volume 3.
  Michael Mitchell.
Review by Valerie Nielsen.
Kindergarten-grade 6 / Ages 6-11.

Calendars

Can A Birthday Calendar: A Perpetual Record of Birthdays & Other Special Days Featuring Art from Canadian Children's Books.
  Review by Dave Jenkinson.
All ages.
   
Can It Takes Two: Partners in Picture Books.
  Review by Dave Jenkinson.
All ages.
   
Can Simply Read Books 2006.
  Review by Dave Jenkinson.
All ages.

Video DVD Reviews

Can Being Caribou.
  Leanne Allison & Diana Wilson (Directors & Writers). Tracey Friesen (Producer). Rina Fraticelli (Executive Producer).
Review by Catherine Hoyt.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Tobacco's Last Stand.
  Robin Benger (Director). Peter Starr (Producer).
Review by Cathy Vincent-Linderoos.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Shredded: What Would You Risk for the Perfect Body?
  Douglas C. Taplin (Director). Richard Gaudio (Co-director & Writer). Jennifer Torrance (Producer). Graydon McCrea (Executive Producer).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 9-12 / Ages 14-17.
   
Can The Take: Occupy. Resist. Produce.
  Avi Lewis (Director). Silva Basmajian (NFB Producer). Laszlo Barna (Executive Producer).
Review by Reece Steinberg.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.



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