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Table of Contents

Volume XVI Number 4
September 25, 2009

Book Reviews
Can Wanda’s Freckles.
  Barbara Azore. Illustrated by Georgia Graham.
Review by Reesa Cohen.
Preschool-grade / Ages 3-7.
Can A Polar Bear Night of Stars and Light.
  Jennifer LaBella.
Review by Gail Hamilton.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
Can Bird Child.
  Nan Forler. Illustrated by François Thisdale.
Review by Keith McPherson.
Kindergarten-grade 5 / Ages 5-10.
Can Eat It Up! Lip-Smacking Recipes for Kids. (A ChickadeeBook).
  Elisabeth de Mariaffi. Illustrated by Jay Stephens, Steven Charles Manale, Gabrielle Morrisssette, Brooke Kerrigan & Wendy Ding.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Grades 1-6 / Ages 6-11.
Can Robyn’s Monster Play. (First Novels).
  Hazel Hutchins. Illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart.
Review by Tristin Burrows.
Grades 2-4 / Ages 7-9.
Can Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
  Mordecai Richler. Illustrated by Dušan Petriši'c.
Review by Todd Kyle.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
Can African Acrostics: A Word in Edgewise.
  Avis Harley. Photographs by Deborah Noyes.
Review by Marilynne V. Black.
Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12.
Can Against the Odds.
  Marjolijn Hof. Translated by Johanna H. Prins & Johanna W. Prins.
Review by Catherine Howett.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
Can What Came First?
  Sandro Natalini.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
Can Graveyard of the Sea. (Disaster Strikes, # 4).
  Penny Draper.
Review by Jeannine Stickle.
Grades 4-9 / Ages 9-14.
Can Vanishing Girl. (The Boy Sherlock Holmes).
  Shane Peacock.
Review by David Ward.
Grades 4-10 / Ages 9-15.
Can Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda.
  Élisabeth Combres. Translated by Shelley Tanaka.
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
Can Hamish X Goes to Providence, Rhode Island.
  Seán Cullen.
Review by Huai-Yang Lim.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
Can Haunted.
  Barbara Haworth-Attard.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up.
Can The Island of Mad Scientists: Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland, Involving Many Marvels of Experimental Invention, Pirates, a Heroic Cat, a Mechanical Man and a Monkey. (The Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones).
  Howard Whitehorse. Illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Review by Tanya Boudreau.
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14.
Can Not Suitable for Family Viewing.
  Vicki Grant.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
Can Taken.
  Norah McClintock.
Review by Darleen Golke.
Grades 7-9 / Ages 12-14.
Can Gaia Wild. (Jane Ray’s Wildlife Rescue Series).
  Diane Haynes.
Review by Meredith Snyder.
Grades 7-11 / Ages 12-16.
Can The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel.
  David Alexander Robertson. Illustrated by Madison Blackstone.
Review by Joanne Peters & Angela Joyal.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
Can Something to Hang On To.
  Beverley Brenna.
Review by Karen Rankin.
Grades 10-12 / Ages 15-17.

Professional Reading

Can Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World.
  Kathleen Gould Lundy.
Review by Betty Klassen.

CD-ROM Review

Can Didi & Ditto Preschool: Mother Nature’s Visit.
  Review by Devon Greyson.
Preschool-Kindergarten / Ages 2-5.

DVD Review

Can Still Longshots. Making Films, Beating the Odds.
  David Finch & Maureen Marovitch (Directors). Dan Emery & David Finch (Picture This Productions Producers). Germaine Ying Gee Wong (NFB Producer). Sally Bochner & Ravida Din (Executive Producers).
Review by Julie Chychota.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.

New Editions

Can Just One Goal! (Tell Me a Story).

Can A Big City Alphabet. (ABC Our Country). [Original title: A Big City ABC.]
Can A Mountain Alphabet. (ABC Our Country).



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