The Hackmatack Award was established with young readers in mind, to promote literacy and advanced reading in Atlantic Canada. Each year thousands of grade 4-6 students from across the Maritime provinces read a selection of nominated titles, and vote for the one they like the best. What a honour!
With entertaining, kid-friendly insights on every page accompanied by wacky illustrations, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You examines the truth and/or falsity behind parental do’s and don’ts. When explanations aren’t so cut-and-dried, kids are encourages to decide for themselves.
Here’s a chance to know once and for all if lightning can strike the same place twice, if eating fried foods can cause acne, if an elephant never forgets, plus many more.
Surfing the Internet might be tons of fun, but it’s easy to become caught in the Web! From crafty criminals to misleading information, the Internet is full of problems that are difficult to fix.
Cathy Rondina’s latest book, The 10 Worst Things About the Internet, is an exploration of internet hazards directed towards the 9-12 audience. It provides quick, precise information for children to understand the potential dangers out there in cyberspace.
Teacher’s Choice Award Winner 2009
Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 48 pages Publisher: Franklin Watts (April 15, 2008) Language: English