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Table of Contents

Volume XIV Number 16
April 4, 2008

Book Reviews

   
Can Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise.
  Lisa M. Chalifoux. Illustrated by Heather Castles.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 4-6.
   
Can Raccoons. (Backyard Animals).
 

Jennifer Hurtig.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.

   
Can Breakout Dinosaurs.
 

Hugh Brewster. Illustrated by Alan Barnard.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 1-6 / Ages 6-11.

   
Can Pioneer Kids. (Canadian Flyer Adventures; 6).
 

Frieda Wishinsky. Illustrated by Dean Griffiths.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.

   
Can Spotlight on Canada. (Spotlight on my Country).
 

Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.

   
Can Spotlight on Mexico. (Spotlight on my Country).
  Bobbie Kalman & Niki Walker.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can Spotlight on the United States of America. (Spotlight on my Country).
  Bobbie Kalman & Niki Walker.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 2-5 / Ages 7-10.
   
Can How to Improve at Basketball. (How to Improve at...).
 

Jim Drewett.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.

   
Can How to Improve at Golf. (How to Improve at...).
  Peter Parks.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can How to Improve at Karate. (How to Improve at...).
  Ashley Martin.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can

How to Improve at Soccer. (How to Improve at...).

  Jim Drewett.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can How to Improve at Swimming. (How to Improve at...).
  Paul Mason.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can How to Improve at Tennis. (How to Improve at...).
  Jim Drewett.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can The Heretic’s Tomb.
  Simon Rose.
Review by Jane Bridle.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can Sk8er. (Sports Stories).
  Steven Barwin.
Review by Libby McKeever.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can Michaëlle Jean. (Remarkable Canadians).
  Rebecca Szulhan.
Review by Mary Thomas.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can Death in the Air: His Second Case. (The Boy Sherlock Holmes).
  Shane Peacock.
Review by David Ward.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can The Book of Flight: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Rev. Ed.
  Judith E. Rinard.
Review by Thomas F. Chambers.
Grades 5 and up / ages 10 and up.
   
Can Spud.
  John van de Ruit.
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can Behind the Door. (HIP Edge).
  Paul Kropp.
Review by Georgie Perigny.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Behind the Door Teacher’s Guide.
  Lori Jamison.
Review by Georgie Perigny.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Dead Silence. (A Mike and Riel Mystery).
  Norah McClintock.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grades 7-12 / Ages 12-17.
   
Can The Master of Jalna.
  Mazo de la Roche.
Review by J. Lynn Fraser.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
   
Can Tweaked.
  Katherine Holubitsky.
Review by Thom Knutson.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can Future Greats and Heartbreaks: A Year Undercover in the Secret World of NHL Scouts.
  Gare Joyce.
Review by Thomas F. Chambers.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   

Professional Review

   
Can Beyond Window-Dressing? Canadian Children’s Fantasy at the Millennium.
  K. V. Johansen.
Review by Gail de Vos
   

 

DVD & Videos

   
Can Asthma Tech. (Talespinners Collection 2).
  Jonathan Ng (Writer & Director). Michael Fukushima (Producers). Sally Bochner & David Verral (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can “Mind Me Good Now!” (Talespinners Collection 2).
  Chris Cormier & Derek Cummings (Directors). Michael Scott (Producer). Michael Scott & Graydon McCrea (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can MAQ and the Spirit of the Woods. (Talespinners Collection 2)
  Phyllis Grant (Writer & Director). Kent Martin & Michael Fukushima (Producers). Kent Martin & David Verrall (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Oma’s Quilt (Talespinners Collection 2).
  Izabela Bzymek (Writer & Director). Svend-Erik Eriksen (Producer). Rina Fraticelli (Executive Producer).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can The Girl Who Hated Books. (Talespinners Collection 2).
  Jo Meuris (Director). Tamara Lynch (Producer). Sally Bochner & David Verrall (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Jaime Lo, Small and Shy. (Talespinners Collection 2).
  Lillian Chan (Writer & Director). Michael Fukushima (Producer). Sally Bochner & David Verrall (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Tzaritza (Talespinners Collection 2).
 

Theodore Ushev (Writer & Director). Marc Bertrand (Producer). Michèle Bélanger & Marcel Jean (Executive Producers).
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.

   
Can The Incredible Tale of the Rain Machine.
  Claude Bérubé (Writer & Director). Alain Corneau (Les Productions de la Chasse Galerie Producer). Jacques Turgeon (NFB Producer).
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can A Hospital Crucified.
  Renée Blanchar (Writer & Director). Didier Maigret (ÇÇ Tourne Productions Producer). Jacques Turgeon (NFB Producer).
Review by Catherine Howett.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   
Can Maroon: On the Trail of Creoles in North America.
  André Gladu (Writer & Director). Colette Loumède (Producer).
Review by Frank Loreto.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.
   

 



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