Search Results: "Shelley Moore Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF SELKIE BAY by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though the book is not without flaws, readers looking for a strong main character or intrigued by Celtic folklore will find much to enjoy. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When your mum's gone and your da doesn't know when she's coming back, someone must keep the family together. It is up to young Cordie, even if she must lie to do so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Though it's filled with incident, emotion, magic and adventure, what stands out most is Trinket's clear voice and loving heart, both of which will endear her to readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Like her main character, Trinket, Thomas clearly loves storytelling, and she has a real talent for it, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKE CARE, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Merry, repetitious wordplay and the illustrations—their scribbly lines fitting the harried, bedraggled cats to a T—will keep listeners pegged to the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Thomas takes the characters from her winning easy-to-read series and enlists the help of artist Meisel to turn them into picture-book successes, with pleasing results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET WELL, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Long live the Good Knight! (Easy reader. 4-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT DRAGONS by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Dragon lovers—and all who enjoy being teased by playful disconnects between text and pictures—will be plenty happy indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A mouse's repeated and resolute denial of dragons is sorely tested by one fiery disaster after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, NO, KITTEN! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"This kitten ably proves that misbehaving can get you pretty far. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitten! Don't you know how to act like a kitten? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Thomas is a consummate storyteller: the language and the rhythm of the text, along with her great sense of humor, carries readers merrily along to the conclusion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stories of valiant knights slaying fearsome dragons are going to fall sadly flat after one reading of this bewitching tale from Thomas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BABY’S COMING TO YOUR HOUSE! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Worldly-wise preschoolers will appreciate this honest appraisal of what is to come. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this smart, sassy preview of life with baby for the preschool set, Thomas (Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace, etc.) serves up her home truths about new babies with a liberal dash of wry humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"There's no mystery about where this one is heading: right on to the bestseller lists."
More spiritual self-help from the author of the bestselling Care of the Soul (1992—not reviewed), this time focusing on relationships among spouses, family, and friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"An authoritative, accessible, and lively study that may unsettle those who prefer to feel in firm control of their destiny."
A disturbing examination of the diverse and interacting factors that influence the human life span, plus a brief look at some attempts to alter the aging process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 1998

"Vintage Moore—sharp, readable, persuasive."
The master at arousing controversy in the world of health and medicine (Health Failure, 1989; Lifespan, 1993; etc.) is at it again, this time with the word on why there's no such thing as a safe drug. Read full book review >