Books by Sherry Shahan

FEEDING TIME AT THE ZOO by Sherry Shahan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"A lesser choice for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
What do zoo animals eat? Read full book review >
SKIN AND BONES by Sherry Shahan
Released: March 1, 2014

"A quick read with a worthy message: We are all recovering from something, and the right companions can help you heal. The wrong ones could kill you. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Shahan tackles eating disorders in a fast-paced, contemporary coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
ICE ISLAND by Sherry Shahan
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"As a race for survival, this is also an exhilarating sprint through the pages. (author's note, glossary) (Adventure. 9-13)"
Riveting and atmospheric, this is a tale of teenage Tatum, who becomes lost and separated from her friend on an Alaskan island with only a team of dogs, a few supplies and her instincts to keep her alive. Read full book review >
PURPLE DAZE by Sherry Shahan
FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"Nonetheless, a valuable, vivid snapshot of how Vietnam shaped a generation. (historical timeline) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
As leading-edge baby boomers turn 65, this novel in verse tracks their coming of age in 1965, a year marked by social and political unrest, racial violence and the official onset of the second-longest war in U.S. history. Read full book review >
¡FIESTA! by Sherry Shahan
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although there is a Spanish pronunciation guide for the months, there is no bibliography or resources for further reading. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Using the months of the year in Spanish and English as a structure, this engaging survey introduces holidays from all over Latin America, many of which are not found in other books. Read full book review >
COOL CATS COUNTING by Sherry Shahan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Simple and short enough for a breezy read-aloud, this also provides illustrations sufficiently detailed for pre-readers and beginners to mull over at their leisure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In their follow-up to Spicy Hot Colors (2004), Shahan and Barragán again combine short, peppy text and vivid colors to create a busy, attractive picture book, informed by rhythmically jazzy beats. Read full book review >
SPICY HOT COLORS/COLORES PICANTES by Sherry Shahan
COLORS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Successful both as an introduction to Latin American culture for children unfamiliar with it and as a celebration for those who call it their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite its title, Shahan's latest is not really bilingual, but rather a poetic characterization of nine colors, introducing their Spanish names and employing similes rooted in Latin American culture. Read full book review >
FROZEN STIFF by Sherry Shahan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Still, the action is rapid and mostly realistic; Shahan describes the natural beauty, as well as the mud, mosquitoes, and other miseries her young people encounter, with authority. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two inexperienced kayakers are trapped in the Alaskan wilderness by a freak of nature in a patchy but vivid survival adventure. Read full book review >
THE SUNFLOWER FAMILY by Cherie Winner
NATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"While the information is somewhat technical for beginners, this is a beautiful book for budding gardeners and nature enthusiasts who already have some background on the subject. (full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the Nature Watch series, an informative book that introduces readers to plants of the composite family, whose most familiar members are sunflowers. Read full book review >