Search Results: "Rachel Shukert"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE ME by Rachel Shukert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This sizzling sequel definitely delivers the goods: think Valley of the Dolls meets Gossip Girl. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In this scintillating sequel to Starstruck (2013), the stakes are higher, the fights are cattier, and the drama soars sky-high. Read full book review >

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STARSTRUCK by Rachel Shukert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Historical fiction that's both smart and sassy. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Intrigue and ingénues abound in this delightfully frothy period drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An entertaining and often laugh-out-loud—though not altogether atypical—story of soul-searching abroad."
A comical travel memoir documenting a young woman's attempt to find herself overseas. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Rachel Isadora
adapted by Rachel Isadora, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not a first purchase, but useful in comparing renditions to incorporate a multicultural aspect. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your dreads! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"These hands work hard, play joyfully and definitely hold a lot of love. (map, author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Lenia lifts the heavy pestle to pound the rice, and the rhythm of the day's work begins in a tiny Emberá village. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THAT BEAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buy this, put on an Ellington CD, and let the illustrations swing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual attempt to convey the feeling and sound of jazz in pictures. Read full book review >

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A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children will be fascinated by this co-existence—a peaceable kingdom of sorts, with every rotation of the earth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-688-11390-7 South Africa by day is a bustling city with tall buildings, teeming crowds, and busy markets; but at night the animals reign. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MOZART by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The stately wardrobes of the time will amuse children, but they will be awed at the myriad accomplishments of Mozart's short life. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise, anecdotal biography of Mozart's life, emphasizing his youthful years as a child prodigy. Read full book review >

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OVER THE GREEN HILLS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"A valuable glimpse of African life; a beautiful book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the handsome style and format of At the Crossroads (1991, ALA Notable), another vivid, realistic South African vignette. Read full book review >

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I JUST WANT TO SAY GOOD NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"If Black Lives Matter, they deserve more specificity than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lushly illustrated picture book with a troubling message. Read full book review >