Catherine Rondina

Books

Hackmatack Award Nomination for Don’t Touch That Toad!

I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You, has been nominated for the 2011-2012 Hackmatack Award! This award is the Atlantic region’s reader’s choice award.

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!

Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

Don't Touch That ToadWith 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.

Written by Catherine Rondina and Illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Curriculum Connections

Language Arts

  • Genre, Literature, Understanding
    humor

Science & Technology

  • Life Science
    human body




Hardcover 978-1-55453-454-8
Available August 2010
USD $14.95

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The Ten Worst Things About the Internet

10 Worst Things

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


ISBN-10: 1554485568
ISBN-13: 978-1554485567
USD: $14.99

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