Is That a Fact? The “Real” World Through Children’s Non-fiction

  • Janette Hughes University of Winnipeg


Books reviewed: Becker, Helaine. Boredom Blasters: Brain Bogglers, Awesome Activities, Cool Comics, Tasty Treats, and More. Illus. Claudia Davila. Maple Tree Press, 2004. 160 pp. $12.95 pb. ISBN 1-897066-03-1. Bowers, Vivien. That’s Very Canadian! Illus. Dianne Eastman. Maple Tree Press, 2004. 96 pp. $29.95 hc. ISBN 1-897066-04-X. Drobot, Eve. Money, Money, Money: Where It Comes From, How to Save it, Spend It & Make It. Illus. Claudia Davila. Maple Tree Press, 2004. 95 pp. $19.95 pb. ISBN 1-897066-11-2. Edwards, Wallace. Monkey Business. Kids Can, 2004. N. pag. $19.95 hc. ISBN 1-55337-462-2. Farmer, Bonnie. ABC Letters in the Library. Illus. Chum McLeod. Lobster Press, 2004. N. pag. $21.95. ISBN 189422287-3. Organ, Betty. My Newfoundland and Labrador Counting Book. Illus. Dana Carter. Tuckamore Books, 2004. N. pag. $9.95 pb. ISBN 1-894294-77-7. O’Reilly, Gillian. Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo. Illus. Krista Johnson. Annick Press, 2004. 84 pp. $14.95 pb. ISBN 1-55037-764-7. Renaud, Anne. A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival. Illus. Ashley Spires. Lobster Press, 2004. N. pag. $19.95 hc. ISBN 1-89422-289-X. Romanek, Trudee. Wow! The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read About the Five Senses. Illus. Rose Cowles. Kids Can Press, 2004. 40 pp. $7.95 pb. ISBN 1-55337-630-7. Shannon, Rosemarie. Franklin’s Picture Dictionary. Kids Can, 2004. 111 pp. $18.95 hc. ISBN 1-55337-652-8. Wallace, Mary, and Jessica Wallace. The Girls’ Spa Book: 20 Dreamy Ways to Relax and Feel Great. Maple Tree Press, 2004. 64 pp. $21.95 hc. ISBN 1-897066-00-7. Weaver, Janice. The A to Z of Everyday Things. Illus. Francis Blake. Tundra Books, 2004. 116 pp. $12.99 pb. ISBN 0-88776-671-4.
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