Search Results: "Sheila Moxley"


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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 >

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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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GRANDPA'S GARDEN by Stella Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The strain of trying to cover too much territory shows in this patchwork import. (Instructional picture book. 6-9)"
A two-part home-garden manual for British and like climes, with a thin fictive overlay on the first half. Read full book review >

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COME TO THE GREAT WORLD by Wendy Cooling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

Moxley's distant, restrained depictions of children at play strike appropriately dispiriting visual notes for this uninspired gathering of poems—billed as coming "from around the world," though all were written in English, and over half by poets living either in England or North America. Read full book review >

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SKIP ACROSS THE OCEAN by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The bonus is the design of the endpapers, comprised of a riotous patchwork quilt of images. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Exuberant childlike paintings glow and almost run away with this eclectic grouping of 32 nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT DANCE by Theresa Heine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

When young Ravi and Anjali ask their recently arrived grandfather what India is like, he answers in metaphor: the sun is a ferocious tiger, the wind can stamp and snort like a wild horse, monsoon rains are as silver as bangles, the ensuing rainbow "is seven silk saris hung across the sky to dry." Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

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SHEILA RAE’S PEPPERMINT STICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A winsome introduction to Henkes for younger audiences and, rarest of all, just the right amount of art for a board book. (Board book. 2-5)"
A sweet treat becomes a source of contention between two sisters in this wry tale about sibling relations and the art of sharing. Read full book review >

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WANTING SHEILA DEAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Haddam (Living Witness, 2009, etc.) gleefully satirizes reality TV and offers a well-thought-out appreciation of Agatha Christie's novels, which she lets Demarkian savor for the first time."
The battles on reality television lead to murder, just as you always knew they would. Read full book review >

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WILL SHEILA SHARE? by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This simple story should be just at toddler and preschooler's level of understanding as well as offering some relief to frustrated adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There have been a number of attempts to address the difficult concept of sharing for toddlers, but Savadier approaches the topic for very young children in a very simple story. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA WEINSTEIN by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The silly, weightless intrigue is only an excuse for an endless round of fantasy scenes in which females with silicon enhancements and without underwear, supplemented by equally enthusiastic gay supporting players, are constantly sinking to their knees in homage to His Majesty."
Operating under still another name, that naughty 48-year-old Sheila Ryan (A.K.A. Sheila Doyle, 2002) continues to fuel the same adolescent fantasies. Read full book review >