Search Results: "Sheila Jannusch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 19, 2012

"Readers who share the novel's views will welcome this apocalypse."
The Jannusches' novel, the first in the End of Time Chronicles, explores life after the rapture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPARENTS SONG by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Like the beautiful child who gracefully combines the sometimes conflicted heritage of her ancestors, this lovely work combines diverse artistic traditions to create a whole that is, like the American family tree, beautiful and strong. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Stunning illustrations inspired by folk art illuminate Hamanaka's song celebrating the diversity of a young American girl's heritage and her roots in the land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABCD by Sheila Moxley
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Children just peering over the edge of literacy may chuckle, but there are many other simple alphabets—Flora McDonnell's ABC (1994), to name one—that will leave a more lasting impression. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Aa. Arnold is an amazing aviator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEBOP-A-DO-WALK! by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As was true in the early works of Ezra Jack Keats, the child-heroes welcome every adventure before them; Hamanaka makes the journey uplifting and the road home safe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A joy-filled celebration of an exciting and even nurturing urban landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This delightful sequel demonstrates that Tupelo Landing may be even better on a second visit. (Mystery. 10-14)"
With heaps of Southern charm and the homespun humor of a favorite uncle, Turnage presents the spirited follow-up to her Newbery Honor debut, Three Times Lucky (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Readers may find they never want to leave Tupelo Landing. (Mystery. 10-14)"
What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie's heart with the mystery and action of Holes? You get an engaging, spirit-lifting and unforgettable debut for young readers. Read full book review >