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 >

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CONCUSSION IS BRAIN INJURY by Shireen  Jeejeebhoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Perhaps overly expository for casual readers, but the intricate details of the author's experience are riveting and enlightening."
A brush with a life-threatening accident spurs a writer to investigate the "hidden epidemic" of debilitating brain trauma. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >

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SHARP SHOOTER by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"The heroine's nickname perfectly suits Gordon's pleasant debut."
Sunny McCoskey is living your basic Northern California daydream. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lyrical, heartbreaking account of silenced lives."
Three Afghan sisters walk home from school, menaced by a boy on a bicycle. They escape, but the damage is done: no more school. Read full book review >