Search Results: "Shari Becker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STELLOW PROJECT by Shari Becker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"Rough spots in the plotting drag down picture-book author Becker's debut for teens. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A pair of teenagers uncovers familial secrets after environmental terrorists wreak havoc on New York City. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL’S MOUNTAIN by Shari Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This mini-adventure is an absorbing story of determination and a boy's growing independence. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Maxwell is disappointed by the predictability of the new park, but then he sees the mountain: "It was awesome. Read full book review >

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HORRIS GROWS DOWN by Shari Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It's difficult to see the audience for this; young Baby Hueys will derive more comfort from Gennifer Choldenko's How to Make Friends with a Giant (2006). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Echoing—at least thematically—the Bob Dylan lyric, "I was so much older then / I'm younger than that now," this tale pitches a vastly oversized four-year-old in to, then out of, the adult world. Read full book review >

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TICKLY PRICKLY by Bonny Becker
by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Shari Halpern, developed by fishdog.net
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Amid the plethora of hyperinteractive apps available for this age group, the barely-there animations are underwhelming even for toddlers, but the charm of the original book remains intact. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
A very minimally interactive app for preschoolers uses familiar animals and bugs to explore the sense of touch. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Meticulous, squalidly atmospheric reconstruction of a landmark case."
A sensational 1912 murder dissected as a watershed event in the history of organized crime in New York City. Read full book review >

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The Rise of Dirck Becker by Judith K. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2016

"A satisfying trip back in time takes readers to the Dutch Republic in the 17th century."
In this concluding volume of a historical fiction trilogy set in the 1600s, a farm boy with a remarkable memory pursues a new life in Amsterdam while searching for a girl he encountered as a child. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Shari Halpern
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The musical score for the melody is included. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Halpern (I Have a Pet!, 1994, etc.) adorns a lullaby favorite with her trademark cut-paper collage illustrations. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR PARADE by Shari Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Make space in the crowded dino section for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A parade of brilliantly colored prehistoric beasts introduces little ones to the vast variety among the dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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100 DAYS OF CAKE by Shari Goldhagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"Still, for a book about depression, this is a pretty enjoyable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A 17-year-old girl grapples with depression, insecurity, and unresolved trauma from her father's death in a car accident 14 years earlier. Read full book review >

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IN SOME OTHER WORLD, MAYBE by Shari Goldhagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An original novel about how to let go of adolescent fantasies and make it to adulthood."
A movie and quirks of fate send strangers in all directions—but mostly toward each other.
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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >