Search Results: "Sheila Moxley"


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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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THE CANYON by Sheila Cole
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"On par with a bad made-for-television movie. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The San Diego community is horrified when their local television station announces that San Ramon Canyon, the place where they hike and enjoy local flora and fauna, is slated to be leveled for 95 luxury homes. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH 17 SENSES by Sheila Grau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fractured fairy tale that splinters on impact. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Jaq is willing to do anything to save his family's home; he'll even travel to another world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOCOLATE STAR by Sheila Copeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The mean-spirited Topaz and Gunther are unpleasant, but not even the goody-goody Sean is appealing: in all, just plenty of glitz and three rich, unlikable people."
Copeland debuts with three rags-to-riches journeys that even when combined make up little more than a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous episode. Read full book review >