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Table of Contents

Volume XII Number 17
April 28, 2006

Book Reviews
Can Once Upon a Dragon: Stranger Safety for Kids (and Dragons).
  Jean E. Pendziwol. Illustrated by Martine Gourbault.
Review by Lori Walker.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7.
   
Can Raising a Little Stink.
  Colleen Sydor. Illustrated by Pascale Constantin.
Review by Alison Mews.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7.
   
Can Little Library Mouse.
  Stephanie Lisa Tara. Illustrated by Alex Walton.
Review by Ellen Heaney.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can Big Canadian Music Book.
  Michael Mitchell.
Review by Valerie Nielsen.
Grades 1 and up / Ages 6 and up.
   
Can Up and Down. (Zen Tails).
  Peter Whitfield. Illustrated by Nancy Bevington.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Seals and Sea Lions. (The Living Ocean).
  Bobbie Kalman & John Crossingham.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Tropical Oceans. (The Living Ocean).
  Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Skates and Rays. (The Living Ocean).
  Rebecca Sjonger & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Wonderful Whales. (The Living Ocean).
  Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can For the Love of Tennis. (For the Love of Sports).
  Don Wells.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can For the Love of Lacrosse. (For the Love of Sports).
  Don Wells.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can For the Love of Golf. (For the Love of Sports).
  Don Wells.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
   
Can Angel in the Snow. (Our Canadian Girl).
  Cora Taylor. Illustrated by Greg Banning.
Review by Deborah Mervold.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can Do Unto Otters and Other Bedtime Rhymes.
  Grant S. Anderson. Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.
   
Can Torrie & the Firebird.
  K.V. Johansen. Illustrated by Christine Delezenne.
Review by Georgie Perigny.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Super kids: Ordinary Kids Who Have Done Extraordinary Things.
  Lisa Fitterman. Illustrated by Caren Scarpulla.
Review by Bev Dunlop.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Hunting the Hunter. (On the Run #6).
  Gordon Korman.
Review by Marina Cohen.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Kidmonton: True Stories of River City Kids.
  Linda Goyette. Illustrated by Rob Nichols.
Review by Liz Greenaway.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.
   
Can The Crusades Boxed Set.
  Karleen Bradford.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 5-7 / Ages 10-12.
   
Can Wired. (Orca Currents).
  Sigmund Brouwer.
Review by Carole Marion.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can Murder on the Ridge.
  Ted Stenhouse.
Review by Vikki VanSickle.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can Wake Up to Your Dreams.
  Sandra Collier.
Review by Patricia Fay.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can Mimus.
  Lilli Thal. Translated by John Brownjohn.
Review by Libby McKeever.
Grades 6-10 / Ages 11-15.
   
Can Not a Trace. (A Chloe and Levesque Mystery).
  Norah McClintock.
Review by Kristin Butcher.
Grades 6 and up /Ages 11 and up.
   
Can Avalanche. (New Series Canada).
  Paul Kropp.
Review by Deborah Mervold.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Waking.
  Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry.
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Letters to My Mother.
  Teresa Cárdenas. Translated by David Unger.
Review by Marilynne V. Black.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Five-Minute Mysteries 5: 40 Additional Cases of Murder and Mayhem for You to Solve.
  Ken Weber.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 8 and up/ Ages 13 and up.
   
Can No Man’s Land: A Play.
  Kevin Major.
Review by J. Lynn Fraser.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
World Raven’s Gate. (Gatekeepers, Book One).
  Anthony Horowitz.
Review by Dave Watson.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can Between Myself and Them: Stories of Disability and Difference.
  Carol Krause, ed.
Review by Cathy Vincent-Linderoos.
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up.
   

Professional Reading

Can The Spelling Teacher’s Book of Lists: Words to Illustrate Spelling Patterns……And Tips for Teaching Them. 2nd. ed.
  Jo Phenix.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
   
Can Informal Assessment Strategies: Asking Questions, Observing Students, and Planning Lessons That Promote Successful Interaction With Text.
  Beth Critchley Charlton.
Review by Christina Pike.
   
Can Poetry Goes to School: From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein.
  Bob Barton & David Booth.
Review by Gregory Bryan.

CD-ROM Review

Can Creatures: Village.
  Review by Julie Chychota.
Kindergarten-grade 5 / Ages 5-10.

Video and DVD Reviews

Can Minor Keys: Ordinary Children. Extraordinary Talent.
  Mieko Ouchi (Director & Writer). Bonnie Thompson (Producer). Graydon McCrea (Executive Producer).
Review by Valerie Nielsen.
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up.
   
Can House Calls.
  Ian McLeod (Writer & Director). Gerry Flahive (Producer).
Review by Liz Greenaway.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Me & the Mosque.
  Zarqa Nawaz (Writer & Director). Joe McDonald (Producer). Graydon McCrea & Michael Scott (Executive Producers).
Review by Val Ken Lem.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can War Hospital.
  David Christenson & Damien Lewis (Directors & Writers). Bonnie Thompson (Producer). Graydon McCrea (NFB Executive Producer).
Nobuo Isobe (NHK Executive Producer).
Review by Dana Eagles-Daley.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can Soraida, A Woman of Palestine.
  Tahani Rached (Director). Yves Bisaillon (Producer).
Review by Pam Klassen-Dueck.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

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