Books by Kelly Bingham

CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE by Kelly Bingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Moose is back! Hooray—unless you are a book about circles and squares. Read full book review >
FORMERLY SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"An absorbing, genuine and uplifting tale of a strong girl making difficult decisions. (Fiction/verse. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Shark Girl (2007) chronicles Jane's recovery from her injuries. Read full book review >
Z IS FOR MOOSE by Kelly Bingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Just label it F for funny. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A wry twist on an alphabet story makes for laugh-out-loud fun. Read full book review >
SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

This debut novel, written primarily in poetry form reminiscent of Sonya Sones's Stop Pretending (1999), follows a 15-year-old girl after she loses her right arm to a shark. Jane was a promising artist, and contends with the loss of her drawing ability along with the emotional shock and fear of returning to school. As she struggles to cope with her new disability, along with her depression and anger, she also clashes with family, friends and the irritating kindness of strangers who write to her. The poetry format often appeals to young readers and works to reflect Jane's anger and despair, as well as her climb back to a normal, even joyful life. Jane's roiling emotions come across more strongly and clearly within the spare but free-flowing poetry than might have been possible with a straight prose treatment. A promising start for Bingham. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >