Search Results: "Sheila Sweeny Higginson"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE GETTING A BABY SISTER! by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Nicely explores little ones' excited anticipation and justified reservations about the newest additions to their families. (Board book. 2-4)"
There's a lot to celebrate (and dread) when a baby sister arrives. Read full book review >

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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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SPARROW ROAD by Sheila O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Readers finding themselves in this quiet world will find plenty of space to imagine and dream for themselves. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The mystery of why her mother suddenly took a job at a summer artists' refuge far from home is solved when 12-year-old Raine meets Gray James, the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"Sweet and fun and remarkably timely given the current spate of faux memoirs. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The assignment on the chalkboard is to write about the most interesting person in your family, but what if you are the most interesting person? Read full book review >

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MY FABULOUS NEW LIFE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively characters, even precocious ones, can't make up for the false steps in this disappointing offering. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The summer before sixth grade, Alison is experiencing first- degree culture shock. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"With contemporary black-and-white photographs. (index) (Biography. 12-15)"
This well-constructed if somewhat overwritten collective biography profiles eight Jewish women of this century. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PLACE by Sheila Kohler
Released: March 19, 1989

A languid, sinuously experimental first novel whose convalescent narrator drifts from one incident and memory to another, unveiling a feckless heart stained by murder. Read full book review >

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COLOR BLIND by Sheila Sobel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Chaotic characters, a disjointed plot, and a romance that falls flat. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Seventeen-year-old April's relocation to her aunt's house in New Orleans following her father's unexpected death introduces her to new love, old secrets, and black magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS HOLD THE RIBBON by Sheila Huntington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"A thrilling, moving story of finding happiness after suffering abuse and loss."
In Huntington's (Jade, 2013) novel, Jo Claire Monahey faces danger from her past after moving in with her parents to recover from a terrible loss. Read full book review >