Search Results: "Sheila Hale"


BOOK REVIEW

TITIAN by Sheila Hale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"While not the big, dramatic narrative Titian deserves, Hale's biography frequently rewards the patience it demands."
A learned but not entirely compelling portrait of the great Venetian painter. Read full book review >

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KICKING BUTTS AND EATING NUTS
by Leila Roy

“What if . . . what if you don’t just have a squirrel tail and front teeth, and are pretty strong? What if you actually have the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a squirrel? So if a squirrel can leap five times the length of its own body, let’s say, then you should be able to leap five times the length of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HAMSTER OF THE BASKERVILLES by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Clever, good fun. (Fiction. 9-11)"
For a box of jelly doughnuts and two Get-Out-of-Detention-Free cards, fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko takes on his most baffling case yet: someone—or something—is trashing the classrooms of Emerson Hicky Elementary, leaving huge footprints, claw marks on the walls, and an aroma of peanut butter. Read full book review >

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SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite a rough start, Doreen's story offers a heroine it's easy to go nuts over. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A middle-grade origin story for Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel Comics' wackiest superheroes. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE WERE-HYENA by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A series kickoff with a promising mix of chills and chortles. (Light horror. 8-10)"
Monterrosa seems like an ordinary small town—until a resident is bitten by a strange-looking dog one night while taking a stroll past the graveyard. Read full book review >

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YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MALTED FALCON by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The sleuth with the smart mouth shows no signs of slowing down (or graduating, for that matter), and should continue to draw fans like fleas to a dog show. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The metaphors fly thicker than flies on ripe garbage in fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko's seventh schoolyard caper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY COLORS by Rachael Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The subtlety of some of the color differentiations (orange and yellow are awfully close in hue) and busyness of other compositions demonstrates, however, that the board-book dollar would still be better spent on the fortuitously timed reprint of Margaret Miller's I Love Colors. (6-12 mos.)"
Adorable babies (is there any other kind?), mostly white but some with darker skin, cavort on different-colored backgrounds to a pretty standard doggerel praisesong: "Lovely baby, / wiggly toes, / stops to smell / a sweet RED rose." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAST-WEST HOUSE by Christy  Hale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A welcome entrée to one artist's inspiration, aspiration and imagination. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Born in the United States to an American mother and a Japanese father, Isamu (Japanese for "Mr. Courageous") traveled to his father's homeland when he was only two. Read full book review >

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INVASION OF THE SCORP-LIONS by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"More side-splitting, nose-holding heroics…in the face of a still-rising tide of monsters. (Horror. 8-10)"
Fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny face their greatest, or at least smelliest, challenge yet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO ONE ELSE CAN HAVE YOU by Kathleen Hale
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Can a murder mystery be funny? You betcha! (Mystery. 14 & up)"
Murder has hit Friendship, Wis., (population once 689, now 688) hard; Kippy Bushman hits back harder to find the murderer in this Fargo-like debut. Read full book review >