Books by Sherry Shahan

SKIN AND BONES by Sherry Shahan
Released: March 1, 2014

Shahan tackles eating disorders in a fast-paced, contemporary coming-of-age novel.

Jack (5 feet 6 inches and 103 pounds, aka "Bones") is the new kid on the Eating Disorders Unit block; his compulsive-overeater roommate, "Lard" Kowlesky, is back for another round of treatment and is full of helpful advice about where to hide out and hang out. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 >