Search Results: "Nancy Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP GO TO SLEEP by Nancy Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A beguiling bedtime book and a nice choice for just before nap time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Count the sheep as they fall asleep…. Read full book review >

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ELENA'S STORY by Nancy Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Useful for students learning about life in other countries, and an entertaining story in its own right. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Elena narrates this touching story set in Guatemala, about a girl's longing for education. Read full book review >

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SHEEP BLAST OFF! by Nancy Shaw
ADVENTURE
Released: June 2, 2008

"The team's long-running series continues to entertain, with text happily accessible to even the youngest readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sheep have shopped, hiked, trick-or-treated; now readers find sheep in space! Read full book review >

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SHEEP TAKE A HIKE by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Both preschoolers and newly independent readers will chortle at the antics of these charmingly silly and sensible sheep. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In their sixth appearance, Shaw's six insouciant sheep bumble their way through an expedition featuring the usual trials and mishaps of novice hikers (steep climbs, briars, arguing about the trail, a bog, getting lost). Read full book review >

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RACCOON TUNE by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"This is perfect from start to finish and impossible to read only once. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Out we creep / While people sleep. / Soon we hope to find a heap / Of cheese and bread crumbs, / Piled deep / On codfish bones and beets." Read full book review >

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SHEEP IN A SHOP by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Again, Apple's warmly comic illustrations are the perfect complement to Shaw's exquisitely concise wordplay. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Those totally delightful sheep who appeared earlier in a jeep (1986) and on a ship (1989) turn up in a country store, impecunious but in need of supplies for a birthday picnic. Read full book review >

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SHEEP OUT TO EAT by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A deft, succinct, charming as ever fifth appearance. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat. Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF SILENCE by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"For a nonverbal teen who is a character and not just a plot device, leave this aside and try Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind (2010). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A traumatized teen heals with the help of a Very Special Disabled Girl who exists to teach her an Important Lesson. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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FOSTERGIRLS by Liane Shaw
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sadie's edgy account of finding a real place for herself in the world will keep readers thoroughly engaged. (Fiction 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sadie provides a moving depiction of life as a foster child. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION by Susan Shaw
FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An emotional roller-coaster ride through adolescent angst and thriller suspense. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Danger dominates the life of a 16-year-old girl who sees her mother murdered and tries to escape the same fate. Read full book review >