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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BOOK REVIEW

OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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SAFE by Susan Shaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Compelling and affecting, especially for Shaw's audience. (Fiction. YA)"
After her devastating look at the effects of child abuse in The Boy from the Basement (2006), Shaw deftly tackles another difficult topic: the psychological wounds caused by a violent rape. Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >