Search Results: "Mary Ann Shaffer"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The engrossing subject matter and lively writing make this a sure winner, perhaps fodder for a TV series."
The German occupation of the Channel Islands, recalled in letters between a London reporter and an eccentric gaggle of Guernsey islanders. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"For parents who want to re-create the classic unsubtlety of illustrated religious parables in Chopra's holistic philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These seven didactic multicultural tales, inspired by Deepak Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, take the place of Bible stories for children raised by New-Age seekers. Read full book review >

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PET SHOP LULLABY by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A nifty approach to problem solving, a peek at the difference between diurnal and nocturnal and a good argument as to why light sleepers should not keep a hamster as a pet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When it comes to a good night's sleep, hamster is a problem. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A dramatic recreation of that final, climactic morning in 1953 when New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Hillary and his veteran Sherpa companion, Tenzing Norgay, climbed the last 1100 feet to stand on Earth's highest point. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Concluding note; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In the context of building the entire Transcontinental Railroad, a detailed account of April 28, 1869, when—as the result of a $10,000 wager—Central Pacific crews laid a record- setting ten miles of track. Read full book review >

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I.Q. GETS FIT by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"EWSLUGIQ is one determined mouse who will have youngsters cheering for him as they subtly absorb the lesson he's teaching. (Picture book. 4-7)"
I.Q., that lovable mouse, is back, this time helping children learn how to keep fit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PET SHOP FOLLIES by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sweet lap-read companion to Pet Shop Lullaby (2009). (Picture book. 2-5)"
Though nearly wordless, this cheery story is full of deeds. Read full book review >

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I.Q., IT’S TIME by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A comforting look at what to expect from kindergarten by an already beloved character. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The focus is on schedules and routines in I.Q.'s latest time-centered outing. Read full book review >

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HOW ANIMAL BABIES STAY SAFE by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"No new ground is broken here, but baby animals do have an eternal appeal to the young of the species that can read. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
This addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series offers a broad look at the way young animals are protected by their parents and by their own instincts. Read full book review >

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ONE GIANT LEAP by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9-11)"
Based on authoritative sources, a vivid account of the Apollo 11 mission by the author of On Top of the World: The Conquest of Mount Everest (1991). Read full book review >

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MERMAID SISTER by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fine addition to storytimes on siblings or the sea. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shelly's little brother Gordy is "a pain in the patootie." Read full book review >

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HEEBIE-JEEBIE JAMBOREE by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Anyone for eyes cream or barbecued bat wings? A rollerghoster of fun for younger trick-or-treaters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What kid doesn't want to be spooked on Halloween? Read full book review >