Search Results: "Amanda Shepherd"


BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF THE WILD by Bridget Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Lessons with levity. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Eat whatever you like" or "You can stay up all night." Read full book review >

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WHO LOVES ME? by Patricia MacLachlan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"MacLachlan's patterned bedtime story lends itself to a quiet, nightly reading ritual that will spark the composition of new verses for the story's familiar refrain. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a gentle bedtime repartee, a little girl asks her feline friend, "Who loves me?" Read full book review >

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SUCH A SILLY BABY! by Steffanie Lorig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lively flight into imagination—mothers may never look at outings the same way again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A perplexed mom has trouble returning home from outings with her own baby in this boisterous debut from Team Lorig. Read full book review >

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FIONA LOVES THE NIGHT by Patricia MacLachlan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Young children, however they themselves regard the night, will feel enfolded by this nocturnal idyll, which is as tender and intimate as Kevin Henkes' Caldecott Medal-winning Kitten's First Full Moon (2004). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slipping out in the wee hours, young Fiona finds the night a safe, welcoming place where she can run through cool, firefly-lit grass, touch a leaf of silvery lamb's ear and see the dew-beaded web beneath, call to a mockingbird and meet the smiling Moon reflected in the pond. Read full book review >

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DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA by Jessica Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though it lacks the artistry of Mem Fox and Julie Viva's Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989), it has a useful charm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A little boy adjusts to changes as his beloved grandmother ages and becomes infirm. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL by Megan  Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The right readers will love this to pieces. (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young English World War II refugee finds magic tending the winged horses who live in the mirrors of her sanatorium. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After a failed escape from their enclosure, Cora and her friends fight to find a way out of alien control for good in this sequel to The Cage (2015).Read full book review >

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A FATAL LIKENESS by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lynn (The Solitary House, 2012, etc.) takes the familiar story of the Shelley family and fills in the holes in the historical record by turning it into a clever, imaginative and literate mystery."
A detective in Victorian England takes a case involving several renowned and infamous literary figures. Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2015

"A riff on a Twilight Zone plot unfolds into a richly drawn alien dystopian replete with romance and horror. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Six teenagers face a life of captivity in an alien-designed human zoo. Read full book review >

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THE POISONED ISLAND by Lloyd Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"If you like Regency suspense with historical figures and fantastic horticulture—or you're simply a fan of clever writing—Shepherd (The English Monster, 2012) delivers the goods."
A British ship carries a deadly secret in this historical mystery-cum-horror. Read full book review >

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EMBERS OF DEATH by Stella Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Shepherd's seventh (Nurse Dawes Is Dead, 1995, etc.) is as swift-moving, as full of sharp-featured characters, and as neatly solved as all her others."
Seven suspicious fires, and the Nottingham CID still doesn't have a single suspect. Read full book review >