Search Results: "Sheila M. Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING TO FORGET by Sheila Kelly Welch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"T.J.'s authentic voice and the multilayered presentation of his memories, shifting between the waiting room and his past, make for a poignant, realistic tale of child-survivors. (Fiction. 11-15)"
As 12-year-old T.J. sits in an emergency-room waiting area, wondering whether his younger sister, Angela, will survive her head injury, he ponders their miserable childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIPOLAR DAD. BORDERLINE HUSBAND by Sheila M. Amari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A potentially absorbing tale that's hampered by a breadth of characters, a shortage of poignant descriptions, and distracting errors."
Debut author Amari draws on real-life events in a novel about the difficult life of a girl named Beulah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"Rich in detail and human interest."
Revealing account of the experience of tuberculosis from the patient's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though not a definitive study of bulimia, it is sensitive, informative, and likely to be helpful to both client and therapist."
Shame is the villain and persistence the heroine in this analysis of 13 women who recovered from bulimia nervosa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AS A RADICAL LAWYER by William M. Kunstler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"One would have hoped for more from a man who has stood up for justice in courtrooms often determined to undermine it."
In this bafflingly disappointing autobiography, Kunstler, radical lawyer extraordinaire, is once again arguing a difficult case—this time his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST TREASURE by J. M. Kelly
Released: July 16, 2013

"An irresistibly bright world, packed with winning characters and real danger."
In this debut YA adventure, a group of kids duels with the ghost of a deadly pirate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BET AND THE START OF THE AMERICAN CIRCUS by Robert M. McClung
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1993

"Kelly achieves an appropriately old-time flavor with energetic illustrations whose cheerful characterizations and careful definition of forms recall the Petershams. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-10)"
Even before Barnum, there was Bailey: Hackaliah Bailey, an entrepreneur who, in 1808, purchased an elephant from a sea captain and took her back to his farm in Somers, New York, where he housed her in his barn, exhibited her to neighbors, and then took her on the road. Read full book review >