Search Results: "Shelley Coriell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Formulaic fluff with a winning personality. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In an upbeat, by-the-book romance, a popular girl shunned by her two best friends finds a home among the misfits at the school's radio station. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE by Shelley Coriell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As true as the blue streak in her hair, Rebel will encourage readers to follow their own hearts and dreams. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen fills a bucket list. The problem is, it belongs to a dead girl. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Shelley Rotner
by Shelley Rotner, photographed by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Great for reading aloud, too. (Poetry. 3-8)"
Stunning full-color photographs and seven playful, brief poems about everyday objects will delight young viewers and care-givers who are invited to guess the objects described in word clues with several accompanying close-up photographs. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >

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ACTION ALPHABET by Shelley Rotner
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, the photos crackle with an energy that brings attention to the accompanying words, which punctuate the page in bold white typeface. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The emphasis here is squarely on action; the alphabet takes a supporting role. Read full book review >

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HELLO SPRING! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The changes from winter into spring—especially in the northeastern U.S.—are illustrated with numerous colored photographs. Read full book review >

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WHOSE EYE AM I? by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Engaging and informative for readers and listeners alike. (index) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do eyes work? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIKE THE FARM  by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like? (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
This entry-level early reader/picture book pairs children with farm animals. Read full book review >

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HELLO AUTUMN! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Bruce Goldstone's Awesome Autumn (2012) is still the gold standard. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Rotner follows Hello Spring (2017) with this salute to the fall season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2009

"Nonetheless, this definitely fills a niche. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Set in a ritzy prep school in San Francisco, this series entry is like an ethnically diverse, toned-down Gossip Girls with a difference—the protagonists' religious faith sets moral parameters on their behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO MADE YOU A PRINCESS?  by Shelley Adina
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2009

"Many girls will love it. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In an installment from the All About Us series, readers find 17-year-old Shani in a boarding school for the super-wealthy, dealing with the important issues in her life: designer clothes, two hottie boys, friends, parties, curiosity about God and, when she can fit it in, schoolwork. Read full book review >