Search Results: "Carol Diggory Shields"


BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE BELL RINGS by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Smart and sassy poems and accessible illustrations combine for an engaging, humorous package. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-two light poems and accompanying illustrations explore what happens after school. Read full book review >

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BABY'S GOT THE BLUES by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A final verse brings lots of kisses and a smile to baby's face—an unusual end to a blues song, but perfect for this ballad about an infant's everyday frustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sings the blues, naming his many woes in each verse: wet diapers, mushy meals, legs that don't walk quite yet and nap time in a crib that feels more like a cage. Read full book review >

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MARTIAN ROCK by Carol Diggory Shields
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"This saucy look beyond the stratosphere is bound to be a hit with children. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four intrepid Martian explorers set off in search of other life forms in this rollicking tour of the solar system from the pair behind Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp (1997). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Whether teachers like it or not, this is sure to see a lot of use during poetry units. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
This zany assortment of poetry is loosely organized around a bathroom theme. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HISTORY FRESH SQUEEZED! by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Though the skimpy (and not always accurate: the Emancipation Proclamation did not free 'all slaves') running header timeline s a dispensable feature, on the whole this will make an indispensable, refreshing break from tests and textbooks. (index) (Poetry. 9-11)"
"In fourteen hundred and ninety two, / Columbus did not have a clue." Read full book review >

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LUCKY PENNIES AND HOT CHOCOLATE by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A good read-aloud selection for the younger crowd and a nice addition to grandparents' collections of books to share. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Anticipating the visit of a favorite person is half the fun. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The illustrations match the text's exuberance with drawings of boisterously striped and polka-dotted dinosaurs, who play bongos, dance congas, and kick up their heels. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dinosaurs get down and boogie at a Saturday all-night bash: Shields's rhymes and Nash's drawings create an extravaganza of prehistoric fun. Read full book review >

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WOMBAT WALKABOUT by Carol Diggory Shields
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"These items are highlighted on the glossary page, orienting readers not only to the verbal, but the visual world of this satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A glossary of Australian words used in this story about six wombats who outwit "a dingo with the hungry eye" while on their walkabout through the bush launches readers into this gentle trickster tale. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH, FRESH SQUEEZED! by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"There's just not enough pulp in the glass. (Poetry. 9-12)"
The third in the BrainJuice series, this offering seeks to convey the parts of speech, grammatical rules and the principles of composition in 40 poems. Read full book review >

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ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"This one might bring on an attack of giggles. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-two poems present a mostly lighthearted look at the trials and tribulations of elementary school. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Carol Diggory Shields
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Inessential. (Picture book. 5-7)"
One of four "Animagicals" imports (Music, On The Go, and Patterns), this stumbles along in the footsteps of Beatrice Schenck De Regniers's It Does Not Say Meow (1972), illustrated by Paul Galdone, and the like, matching a dozen riddle rhymes aimed at readers just past primary level with animal answers partially concealed behind gatefolds. Read full book review >

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FOOD FIGHT! by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"EWSLUGp1999. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Upstairs, the people of the house are sleeping; downstairs, the residents of the refrigerator are ready to party hearty in this pun-tastical midnight ramble. Read full book review >