Search Results: "Sheila M. Kelly"


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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

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I'M ADOPTED! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A valuable resource to help explain their backgrounds to adopted children or to introduce the concept to anyone wondering about adoption. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This introduction to adoption for very young children stands out in its clear, accessible approach to a topic that many adults may still find difficult to address, despite increasing societal openness. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF FRIENDS by Shelley Rotner
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Just the ticket for starting conversations about the importance and fun of making all kinds of friends. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Smart friends, funny friends"—just two of the many types of friends displayed in excellent photos and simple text. Read full book review >

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SHADES OF PEOPLE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"It's a heartwarming effort that teachers and families can embrace and will doubtless find its way into many a curriculum on celebrating difference. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Author and photographer join forces again in this photographic essay on skin color. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Vibrant photographs—especially action shots—will capture children's attention, build language skills and, one hopes, start conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"We hope this book…will lead children and their parents to engage in conversation about their families." Read full book review >

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YUMMY! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Even with adorable children playing with healthy food, choose another for teaching the new dietary guidelines. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A photo essay depicts children preparing and eating healthy food. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >