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Table of Contents

Volume XIII Number 7
November 24, 2006

Book Reviews
Can Jasper Explores the Wild West. (Jasper’s Great Canadian Adventure, Book 3).
  Doug Chapman & Shannon Chapman.
Review by Ruth McMahon.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 2-6.
Can Only a Cow.
  Arlene Hamilton. Illustrated by Dean Griffiths.
Review by Gregory Bryan.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7.
Can Sam at the Seaside. (Kids Can Read).
  Mary Labatt. Illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin.
Review by Lisa O'Hara.
Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 4-6.
Can Beyond the Northern Lights.
  Lynn Blaikie.
Review by Gail de Vos.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
Can The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster.
  Meomi. Text by Vicki Wong.
Review by Myra Junyk.
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.
Can This is Daniel Cook at the Fire Station.
  Yvette Ghione. Illustrated by Céleste Gagnon.
Review by Lisa O'Hara.
Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.
Can P is for Puffin: A Newfoundland and Labrador Alphabet.
  Janet Skirving. Illustrated by Odell Archibald.
Review by Alison Mews.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
Can Sam Goes Next Door. (Kids Can Read).
  Mary Labatt. Illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin.
Review by Jonine Bergan.
Grades 1–2 / Ages 6-7.
Can How Animals Use Their Senses. (Kids Can Read).
  Pamela Hickman. Illustrated by Pat Stephens.
Review by Lois Brymer.
Grades 1-2 / Ages 6-7.
Can Franklin’s Soapbox Derby. (Kids Can Read).
  Sharon Jennings. Illustrated by Sean Jeffrey, Sasha McIntyre & Jelena Sisic.
Review by Myra Junyk.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
Can How Animals Defend Themselves. (Kids Can Read).
  Etta Kaner. Illustrated by Pat Stephens.
Review by Renée Englot.
Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.
Can A Day at the Pumpkin Patch.
  Megan Faulkner. Photographs by Adam Krawesky.
Review by Wendy Williams.
Grades 1-5 / Ages 6-10.
Can Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill. (Orca Young Readers).
  Dan Bar-el.
Review by Jonine Bergen.
Grades 3-5 / Ages 8-10.
Can Witches in the Kitchen: A Year in the Life of a Junior Witch.
  Blair & Anne Marie Drawson.
Review by Christina Neigel.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
Can Loonies and Toonies: A Canadian Number Book.
  Mike Ulmer. Illustrated by Melanie Rose.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
Can Backyard Circus.
  Jill Bryant. Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern.
Review by Barb Taylor.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
Can Extreme Skydiving. (Extreme Sports, No Limits!).
  Bobbie Kalman & John Crossingham.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-12.
Can Extreme Skiing. (Extreme Sports, No Limits!).
  Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-12.
Can Extreme Mountain Biking. (Extreme Sports, No Limits!).
  Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-12.
Can Extreme Wakeboarding. (Extreme Sports, No Limits!).
  Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-12.
Can Quick Knits. (Kids Can Do It).
  Judy Ann Sadler. Illustrated by Esperança Melo.
Review by Lizanne Eastwood.
Grades 3-9 / Ages 8-14.
Can Murphy and Mousetrap. (Orca Young Readers).
  Sylvia Olsen.
Review by Saache Heinrich.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
Can Swiped. (Orca Currents).
  Michele Martin Bossley.
Review by Maha Kumaran.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
World Malian’s Song. (Vermont Folklife Centre Children’s Book Series).
  Marge Bruchac. Illustrated by William Maughan.
Review by Fern Reirson.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.
Can A Rebel’s Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson. (Dear Canada).
  Janet Lunn.
Review by Jean Nickel.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
Can Odd Man Out.
  Sarah Ellis.
Review by Andrea Szilagyi.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 8-13.
Can The Weathermage. (Tales of Three Lands, Book III).
  Linda Smith.
Review by Mary Thomas.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
Can Dark Hours.
  Gudrun Pausewang. Translated by John Brownjohn.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 5-10 / Ages 10-15.
Can Rainforest Bird Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife. (Firefly Animal Rescue).
  Linda Kenyon.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 5-10 / Ages 10-15.
Can Famous Dead Canadians 2.
  Joanne Stanbridge. Illustrated by Bill Dickson.
Review by Marilynne V. Black.
Grades 6-10 / Ages 11-15.
Can Rica’s Summer. (Not Just Proms & Parties).
  Patricia G. Penny.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-15.
Can Chill. (Orca Currents).
  Colin Frizzell.
Review by Todd Kyle.
Grades 7-11 / Ages 12-16.
Can The Uncle Duncle Chronicles: Escape from Treasure Island.
  Darren Krill.
Review by J. Lynn Fraser.
Grades 8-10 / Ages 14-16.
Can Tales of Don Quixote: Book II.
  Barbara Nichol, reteller.
Review by Pam Klassen-Dueck.
Grades 8-12 / Ages 13-17.
Can Kalyna’s Song.
  Lisa Grekul.
Review by Marsha Skrypuch.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
Can Empire. (Groundwork Guides).
  James Laxer.
Review by Joanne Peters & Raymond Sokalski.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.

Professional Reading

Can Early Literacy Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach to Language, Listening and Literacy Skills - Ages 3-6.
  Sue Palmer and Ros Bayley.
Review by Linda Ludke.

CD Review

Can The Incredible Journey.
  Sheila Burnford. Performance by Megan Follows.
Review by Cathy Vincent-Linderoos.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.

Videos & DVDs

Can Shipbreakers: An International Story of Greed, Survival and Environmental Disaster.
  Michale Kot (Director). Ed Barreveld, Michael Kot & Peter Starr (Producers). Silva Basmajian (Executive Producer).
Review by Frank Loreto.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

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