Search Results: "Diane Z. Shore"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE FEAST by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Lloyd's primitive-inspired paintings effectively complement both verse and tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A modified "House that Jack Built" rhythm follows the Pilgrims as they make their way "to freedom through wind and through wave / across the Atlantic, so far and so wide," huddle near "the hearth, soothing the soul, / as death and disease take a terrible toll," plant "the fields, stubbled, unclaimed, / cleared by Patxuets before the plague came" and celebrate their first Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRIVE YOUR SISTER CRAZY by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Dramatic, wide-eyed expressions comically capture these siblings' emotions in this solid selection. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Children are likely to chuckle at (and take notes on) these sure-fire tips to terrorize your older sister. Read full book review >

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BUS-A-SAURUS BOP by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Not for the faint of heart, but perfect for readers with a taste for the offbeat and the playfully grotesque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cheerfully bizarre illustrations and energetic but inconsistent rhymes tell of the monster "bus-a-saurus" as he proceeds around town picking up schoolchildren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE EARTH by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fantasy in history and prescription, missing its intended audience and everybody else. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beautiful natural world, spoiled by modern industrialization, can be restored through "green" activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With honking, screeching cars surrounding him, Filbert gets an object lesson in safety made palatable by Weidner's soft-toned pen, ink and watercolor art that often emphasizes Filbert's tiny size in the great big world. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If there is one thing every squirrel ought to have etched into its DNA by now, it's the wisdom of looking both ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE DREAM by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

A soaring tribute to the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in earnest, if sometimes clumsy, verse and mixed-media collage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Eye-opening, though sometimes too pop-psychy for comfort."
A look at the ways the best-laid plans can be bedeviled, mostly by the planners themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"Aside from the fulsome hero-worship, Shore provides solid information on malaria research, along with provocative views on 'social entrepreneurship.'"
Share Our Strength founder Shore (The Light of Conscience: How a Simple Act Can Change Your Life, 2004, etc.) examines a handful of philanthropic innovators in the fight against malaria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A fascinating grab bag of the author's dogged research and personal interviews."
Shore (Intellectual History/Yale Univ.; Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, 2006, etc.) gathers reflections of her intellectual journeys through the deeply scarred, still-grieving lands of Eastern Europe from the mid-1990s to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 26, 1990

In the current mode, Shore's "American" kitchen draws on a world of sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Essential for community activists and business leaders alike. (Author tour)"
A loving, courageous call to arms from Share Our Strength founder and executive director Shore. Read full book review >