Search Results: "Sheila O'Connor"


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 >

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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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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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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WOULD I LIE TO YOU? by Sheila Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Quirky and complex heroine, in a story that never reaches its comic or dramatic potential."
Single British mum begins writing career on the sly while cleaning other peoples' houses. Read full book review >