Search Results: "Nadia Shireen"


BOOK REVIEW

HEY, PRESTO! by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Distinct from run-of-the-mill argument arcs requiring apology before reconciliation, this alternate model provokes thought. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magic act goes temporarily awry when a bossypants walks all over his best mate. Read full book review >

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YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >

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THE BABY THAT ROARED by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Both cute and creepy; for those seeking relief from unrelieved sweetness in their children's books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some parents are blind to the faults of their beloved babies. Read full book review >

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GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Nadia Shireen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually interesting, but flawed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Rolf, a good little wolf, encounters the archetypal big baddie, justice is nearly—but not quite—served. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 2007

"This intimate, often brutal portrait of an enduring illness will be eye-opening for the uninitiated, and painfully familiar to those in its clutches. (afterword, eating disorder resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Shivack hoarded candy in her sock drawer when she was six years old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN, CHICKEN, DUCK! by Nadia Krilanovich
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"For the youngest set, a basic introduction to barnyard animals; for emergent readers, a repetition-filled romp; for all, sheer fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can control six chickens, a goat, a llama, a cow, a dog and a whole host of other barnyard animals? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by Fawzia Gilani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Created for religious Muslim children, this may be of interest to institutions or families seeking such materials. (glossary) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
In this version, the heroine is pious as well as pretty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLOURS OF ISLAM by Dawud  Wharnsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The book's heart is in the right place, and readers who use it with the CD should enjoy it. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Wharnsby, a poet and musician, offers a collection of modern poems and songs for Muslim children everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB by Shireen Dodson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"It includes a number of brief essays by the children in Dodson's group, short pieces by authors and teachers stressing the value of such groups, and reading lists provided by a variety of noted authors."
Searching for a way to ``spend some special time'' with her nine-year-old daughter that would ``help us understand each other better,'' Dodson, the assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for African American History and Culture, hit upon the idea of forming a book club composed of mothers and their young daughters, who would work together to generate a reading list and then gather regularly to discuss what they had read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICNIC OF POEMS IN ALLAH'S GREEN GARDEN by Dawud  Wharnsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The more engaging musical version is available separately through iTunes and other distributors. You won't hear the typos. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Purposeful and saccharine-sweet, these poems on religious and secular topics take on new life on the accompanying CD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HALF FROM THE EAST by Nadia Hashimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Well-told through appealing characters, this tale sheds light from a unique cultural perspective on the link between vastly different, rigidly enforced roles for boys and girls and gender-identity issues. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Obayda's family moved to a rural village after a Kabul bomb blast took her father's leg and the family's livelihood; in a bid to attract good fortune, relatives persuade her mother to transform Obayda, 10, youngest of four daughters, into a bacha posh: a boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ISLAND OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Stranded on a lost island, a teen faces nail-biting adventures searching for her missing parents in this fantasy cliffhanger. Read full book review >