CM March 1, 1996. Vol II, Number 20

Table of Contents

From the Editor


Look, someone gives us an award, we're not too proud to mention it. Recently we were selected by Toronto's Eye.Net magazine ("Canada's first print publication online") as first their site for the day, then their site for the week. We have thus appropriated their catchy award graphics, below, and will add the kind things they said:

Just when you, a parent, thought there was nothing on the net but kooks, sex fiends, and that Toy Story web page, comes CM magazine. This weekly, non-profit magazine offers parents an archive of its published reviews of books, videos, and CD-ROMS for kids.


An editorial mistake (look, getting this out every week isn't easy!) inadvertently reversed the meaning of part of Janie Wilkins's review of Behind the Story (Vol.II, No.14).

"The first paragraph was split into two, but the split occured at the wrong place. It is the CANSCAIP Companion that is a directory of the 260 members in the organization. Behind the Story contains 22 biographies but does not act as a directory."
My apologies to Ms. Wilkins, and in one of the Orwellian benefits on-line publishing, the archives will be altered to conform with her intent.

As always, if you have any comments, complaints, or questions, please get in touch at the address beneath my name.

-- Duncan Thornton, editor.

Duncan Thornton

Executive Assistant
Peter Tittenberger

Book Reviews

CDNThe Day Sun Was Stolen.
Jamie Oliviero. Illustrated by Sharon Hitchcock.
Review by Jennifer Johnson.
Preschool - grade 4 / Ages 4 - 9.

CDNCassandra's Driftwood.
Budge Wilson. Illustrated by Terry Roscoe.
Review by Jennifer Johnson.
Grades 2 - 4 / Ages 7 - 9.

CDNStarting from Ameliasburgh:
The Collected Prose of Al Purdy.
Al Purdy. Edited by Sam Solecki.
Review by Joanne Peters.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

CDNReading, Writing and Language (Second Edition).
Robert and Marlene McCracken.
Review by Gail Lennon.
Professional: K - 3.

CDNGetting It All Together:
Curriculum Integration in the Transition Years.
The Metropolitan Toronto School Board.
Review by Gail Lennon.
Professional: 7 - 10.

CDNNinety Fathoms Down:
Canadian Stories of the Great Lakes.
Mark Bourrie.
Review by Marsha Kaiserman.
All grades / All ages.

Video Review

INTRound The Twist (Series 1):
Cabbage Patch Fib.
Australian Childrens Television Foundation.
Review by A. Edwardsson.
Grades 7 - 9 / Ages 12 - 14.


 Notable Web Sites

 Collaborative Book Review Project

 The Great Canadian Trivia Contest

 The Little Math Puzzle


 The Digital Electronics Site: Call for Participation

 Newswave 96: Call for Participation

 Freedom to Read Week

If you would like to print out an entire copy of this issue of CM we have compiled all of our reviews in one print file.

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