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Table of Contents

Volume XII Number 14
March 17, 2006

Book Reviews
Can Thank You, Little Mouse.
  Dugald Steer. Illustrated by Caroline Anstey.
Review by Grace Sheppard.
Preschool-kindergarten / Ages 2-5.
   
Can The Happily Ever Afternoon.
  Sharon Jennings. Illustrated by Ron Lightburn.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Preschool-kindergarten / Ages 2-5.
   
Can Snowdragon.
  Andrew Breakspeare.
Review by Linda Ludke.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7.
   
Can Granny Shoongish and the Giant Oak Tree.
  Char Ducharme. Illustrated by Jon Ljungberg.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 4-6.
   
Can Fire Cat. (Red Go Bananas).
  Pippa Goodhart. Illustrated by Philip Hurst.
Review by Ellie Contursi.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can Dragon Tide.
  Ingrid Lee. Illustrated by Soizick Meister.
Review by Laura Dodwell-Groves.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-9.
   
Can The Way of the Wolf.
  Richard Dungworth. Illustrated by Nicki Palin.
Review by Lee Anne Smith.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can Maddie Stands Tall. (First Novels, No. 54).
  Louise Leblanc. Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay. Translated by Sarah Cummins.
Review by Lisa O'Hara.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
   
Can Snowshoe the Hare. (Red Go Bananas).
  Kathryn White. Illustrated by Ruth Rivers.
Review by Bev Dunlop.
Grades 2-3 / Ages 7-8.
   
Can Tara's Tree House. (Yellow Go Bananas).
  Helen Dunmore. Illustrated by Karin Littlewood.
Review by Jennifer Caldwell.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals. (What Kind of Animal Is It?).
  Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Koalas and Other Marsupials. (What Kind of Animal Is It?).
  Bobbie Kalman & Robin Johnson.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Monkeys and Other Primates. (What Kind of Animal Is It?).
  Rebecca Sjonger & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Guinea Pigs and Other Rodents. (What Kind of Animal Is It?).
  Bobbie Kalman & Reagan Miller.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
   
Can Bruno Dreams of Ice Cream. (Zen Tails).
  Peter Whitfield. Illustrated by Nancy Bevington.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Skating Superstars.
  Debbi Wilkes. Photographs by Gérard Châtaigneau.
Review by Patricia Fay.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale.
  Gillian Johnson.
Review by Stacie Edgar.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can Delaying the Game. (Sports Stories, No. 80).
  Lorna Schultz Nicholson.
Review by Ruth Scales McMahon.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can A is for Algonquin: An Ontario Alphabet.
  Lovenia Gorman. Illustrated by Melanie Rose.
Review by Linda Ludke.
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.
   
Can 3 Feet Under. (HIP-JR.).
  Paul Kropp.
Review by Meredith MacKeen.
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.
   
Can Chock Full of Chocolate. (Kids Can Do It).
  Elizabeth MacLeod. Illustrated by June Bradford.
Review by Cheryl Archer.
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.
   
Can The Thumb in the Box.
  Ken Roberts.
Review by Shelly Tyler.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Native North American Foods and Recipes. (Native Nations of North America).
  Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Native North American Wisdom and Gifts. (Native Nations of North America).
  Niki Walker & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917. (Dear Canada).
  Julie Lawson.
Review by Lisa Doucet.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Johnny Kellock Died Today.
  Hadley Dyer.
Review by Caitlin J. Berry.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Haunted Canada 2: True Tales of Terror.
  Pat Hancock.
Review by Andrea Szilagyi.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can It's Your Room: A Decorating Guide for Real Kids.
  Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky. Illustrated by Claudia Dávila.
Review by Catherine Howett.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can Casey at the Bat.
  Ernest L. Thayer. Illustrated by Joe Morse.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 6 and up / Ages 11 and up.
   
Can Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid: Daughter of the Diva.
  Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Now Starring Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Training.
  Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Shattered.
  Eric Walters.
Review by Jen Waters.
Grades 7-11 / Ages 12-16.
   
Can Weird Facts About Canadian Hockey: Strange, Wacky & Hilarious Stories.
  Peter Boer.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Running the Bases: Definitely Not a Book About Baseball.
  Paul Kropp.
Review by Betsy Fraser.
Grades 8-12 / Ages 14-17.
   

Professional Reading

Can Making Words Stick: Strategies That Build Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Grades.
  Kellie Buis.
Review By Gina Varty.
   
Can Talk the Talk: Speech and Debate Made Easy.
  Alim Merali.
Review by Erin Daniels.

Video/DVD Reviews

Can The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam.
  Ann Marie Fleming (Director & Writer). Ann Marie Fleming & Svend Erik Erikson (Producers). Ann Marie Fleming, Ruth Vincent, Bruce Alcock & Rina Fraticelli (Executive Producers).
Review by Elizabeth Larssen.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can Story of a Beautiful Country.
  Khalo Matabane (Writer & Director). Don Edkins (Day Zero Film & Video Producer). Claude Bonin (NFB Producer). Don Edkins & Éric Michel (Executive Producers).
Review by Frank Loreto.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can The Peacekeepers.
  Paul Cowan (Writer & Director). Adam Symansky (Producer). Éric Michel (Executive Producer).
Review by Thomas F Chambers.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can The Ties That Bind.
  John Ritchie (Director & Writer). Rob Bromley & Tracey Friesen (Producers). Rina Fraticelli (NFB Executive Producer). Hugh Beard (Force Four Entertainment Executive Producer).
Review by Cathy Vincent-Linderoos.
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up.
   

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