Search Results: "Rob Shepperson"


BOOK REVIEW

LILLY AND THE PIRATES by Phyllis Root
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Shepperson's cartoonish pencil illustrations are as wonderfully detailed, action-packed and good-humored as the story. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Lilly is perfectly content to be hauled around the world by her scientist parents in pursuit of boomerang beetles and lily pad leeches. Read full book review >

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CODY HARMON, KING OF PETS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winner from Mills, equally well suited to reading aloud and independent reading. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Franklin School principal Mr. Boone announces a pet-show fundraiser, white third-grader Cody—whose lack of skill and interest in academics is matched by keen enthusiasm for and knowledge of animals—discovers his time to shine. Read full book review >

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THUNDERBOOM! by Charlotte Pomerantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Despite their appeal and the undeniable quality of the writing, however, the publisher's description of this as a 'ragtag, boodlebag of poems' remains unfortunately apt. (Poetry. 8-12)"
The subtitle implies the essential weakness of this poetry collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELSEY GREEN, READING QUEEN by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Lesson learned: Read for fun, not for competition. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Can a third-grader like to read too much? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMORY BANK by Carolyn Coman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brilliantly crafted, thoroughly enjoyable and, though so very like Dahl, unique as a fascinating new way to ponder dreams and memories. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Children's literature has a long history of cruel parents, but Hope Scroggins's are so heartless, they kick their tiny girl Honey out of the car for laughing… and never turn back. Read full book review >

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THE BIG HOUSE by Carolyn Coman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"This funny, thoroughly entertaining change of pace for Coman seamlessly blends fantasy and reality in that wonderful way children can, and Shepperson's splendid, Quentin Blake-style illustrations further enliven an engaging story of espionage, family loyalty, and justice prevailing. (Fiction. 9-12)"

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIKA RIZ, MATH WHIZ by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For number lovers and phobics alike—this bighearted series has something for everyone. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Annika loves numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN I JUST TAKE A NAP? by Ron Rauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Skip this, and stick with Karen Beaumont and Jackie Urbanovic's No Sleep for the Sheep (2005) for a story with a catchy rhythm that will really have listeners chiming in. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rauss, winner of the 2010 Cheerios® New Author Contest, reveals the travails of poor Aiden McDoodle as he searches for a quiet spot to get some sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEAKING SUSPICIONS by Carolyn Coman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Shepperson's comical and expressive pen-and-ink wash illustrations are also a delight. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this pleasantly rambling companion to Coman's The Big House (2004), Ivy and Ray's parents are finally out of prison, but Ivy anticipates further trouble when her father Dan announces his sudden desire to pay a visit to Gladys Mouton, a long-lost relative in Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFIRE! by Elizabeth Stur Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"This tale fails to ignite any sparks for the reader. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Ben learns a lesson about loyalty, obedience, and jealousy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >