CM February 16, 1996. Vol II, Number 18

Table of Contents

From the Editor

starSome Stars Are Born

This week we've begun adding starred ratings to our reviews. This is not because we have been brainwashed by Leonard Maltin, but because a our "Recommendations" scale is really a purchase recommendation, rather than an evaluation of quality.

Sometimes that prevents us from doing a title justice. There might be, for example, a book a reviewer couldn't in good conscience recommend a school or library purchase because of price, or perhaps particularly controversial subject matter, but which is still of high quality. There might also be a title that you really should have on the shelf, even though instrinsically, it isn't that great.

So the purchase recommendations will remain at the bottom of the reviews, just like always, but from now on up at the top you'll see a starred rating for overall quality: *** /4, say.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with me at the address beneath my name.

-- Duncan Thornton

Duncan Thornton

Executive Assistant
Peter Tittenberger

Book Reviews

CDNHow A Book Is Published.
Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Jane Robinson.
Grades 1 - 6 / Ages 6 - 11.

CDNMooch Forever
Gilles Gauthier. Illustrated by Pierre-Andre Derome.
Translated by Sarah Cummins.
Review by A. Edwardsson.
Grades 2 - 5 / Ages 7 - 10.

INTLittle Vampire's Diary.
Sonia Holleyman.
Review by A. Edwardsson.
Grades 3 - 6 / Ages 8 - 11.

CDNMystery of the Missing Will
Jeni Mayer
Review by Joanne Robertson.
Grades 5 - 8 / Ages 10 -13.

CDNAttack on Montreal.
Pierre Berton.
Review by Catherine Cox.
Grades 6 - 10 / Ages 11 - 15.

CDN worn thresholds.
Julie Berry.
Review by Liam C. Rodrigues.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

CDN Active Living: The Miracle Medicine for a Long and Healthy Life.
Gordon W. Stewart.
Review by Marsha Kaiserman.
All grades / All ages.


 An Interview with Jeni Mayer

 Notable Web Sites

 Collaborative Book Review Project

 The Great Canadian Trivia Contest

 The Little Math Puzzle


 Newswave 96: Call for Participation

 Freedom to Read Week

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