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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"First-rate reporting informs this thrilling narrative of hope."
A New York Times reporter delivers a gripping narrative about the recent court battles involving California's Proposition 8 (which outlawed gay marriage) and the Defense of Marriage Act. Read full book review >

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BLUESTOWN by Geoffrey Becker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A superlative debut, from a writer of very great promise. (Author tour)"
A marvelous first novel about growing up confused and trying to adjust to the imperfections of people who are supposed to know better (like your parents), from the author of the story collection Dangerous Men (1995—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. 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 >