CM April 12, 1996. Vol II, Number 26

Table of Contents

From the Editor

Since we've begun the electronic CM, we kept an up-to-date index of all the materials we've reviewed, by both author and title. Right there, that's great. But what about those little Web-site write-ups we do? How do you find the one you want? Or what if you don't remember the author or the title, but know there was a really important book on cooking with peanut butter? Ah, now the electronic age comes into its own.

For we have added a search engine to the CM site. Now (if you're reading on the Web -- and if you're not, you should) you can use our new Excite search tool and type in, say, peanut butter, and cooking, and, hey, presto! you can go right to The Peanut Butter Cookbook. Well, that one you might have been able to figure out yourself, but of course you can find much more esoteric titles (or articles, or editorials) the same way.

It's easy, and there's on-line help. Give it a try, (you can just click on the search icon beneath this editorial). See if you don't think this alone justifies the whole enlightenment project.

By the way, if you're going to be in Winnipeg this weekend, come and see us at the Computer Expo at the Convention Centre. We're there showing off the magazine, and we'd love to talk to you.

As always, please send any comments to address beneath my name.

-- Duncan Thornton

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Book Reviews

CDNConstruct-A-Kit Fort and Playhouse.
Philip Poissant and Dede Sinclair. Illustrated by Darrel Bowman.
Review by Sylvia Smith and Evan Thornton.
Preschool - grade 6 / Ages 4 - 11.

CDNThe Dark Garden.
Margaret Buffie.
Review by Diane Fitzgerald.
Grades 7 - 10 / Ages 12 - 15.

CDNCanadian Internet Handbook.
J.A Carroll and Rick Broadhead.
Review by Bob Haxton.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.

CDNPaul Kane's Great Nor-West.
Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek.
Review by T.S. Casaubon.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

CDNHong Kong Rising:
The History of a Remarkable Place.
Peter Pigott.
Review by Irene Gordon.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

CDNIrving Layton: God's Recording Angel.
Francis Mansbridge.
Review by Ian Stewart.
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up.


 Notable Web Sites

 Collaborative Book Review Project

 The Little Math Puzzle


 Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Awards Finalists

 WinBooks '96

Duncan Thornton

Executive Assistant
Peter Tittenberger

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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