Search Results: "Kevin Shea"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Any hockey fan will revel in these profiles of most valuable players, especially the oldsters that stir such memories—all those goals, all those broken noses. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A vibrant introduction to the stars of professional hockey's firmament. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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MY CLASSROOM FILE
by Julie Danielson

I feel like a broken record saying this, because I’ve muttered it many times here before, but there are some picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and instantly be back in a school library. Or they have me scrambling to find the closest librarian friend who will let me visit and temporarily take over story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR VS. MOMMY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Treat a pack of preschoolers (and their mommies) to this title and eagerly await Dinosaur's next adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea continues his wildly popular series with this offering, but who will win: Dinosaur or Mommy? Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. THE POTTY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A shoo-in for storytime fave status and an excellent title to supplement the standard, more earnest potty-training fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another high-volume trail of victories for the red, toothy, roaring two-or-so-year-old introduced in Dinosaur vs. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPIEST BOOK EVER by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wonderful rethinking of the picture book as its own character. Wacky, zany, and downright fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wanting to become the "happiest book ever," a personified book enlists its friends' help—but things go awry when a "frowny frog" doesn't fit in, hilariously teaching the book (and readers) kindness and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A delight for kids who have graduated from Hervé Tullet's work and such classics as There's a Monster at the End of This Book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Shea's ghost is too scared to leave the house and venture into the scary forest. But readers can go see what it's like and come back and tell it all about it. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SCHOOL by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"Still, Shea's concept of 'winning' at school clearly has to do with self-confidence, determination and, sometimes, teamwork—a winning idea indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a dinosaur come out on top when he tries to tackle all kinds of new things at school? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEETAH CAN'T LOSE by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A high-volume victory for compassion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Loudmouth speedster Cheetah is sure that race day will be a walkover, but two clever little cats have other ideas. Read full book review >

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UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. Read full book review >

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NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bold visual design expresses a winning exuberance in this debut, which features a chick named Leon crowing proudly over his new socks—"These New Socks fit just right! Read full book review >

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HULA by Lisa Shea
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Small, spare pleasures aplenty, albeit in a tale as worn and familiar as a soft old glove."
Tiny, lucid first novel about two girls who navigate the shoals of puberty—and escape the dangers of a terrible, mean, cruel father. Read full book review >