Search Results: "Shelley Rotner"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Vibrant photographs—especially action shots—will capture children's attention, build language skills and, one hopes, start conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"We hope this book…will lead children and their parents to engage in conversation about their families." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUMMY! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Even with adorable children playing with healthy food, choose another for teaching the new dietary guidelines. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A photo essay depicts children preparing and eating healthy food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODY ACTIONS by Shelley Rotner
by Shelley Rotner, illustrated by David A. White, photographed by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Very simple, accessible and appealing as a starting point for human-science learning. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Bright, clear photographs and design offer an unfussy look at anatomy for very young readers and listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY SEASON by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Harmonious achievement with subtle learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The team from Colors Around Us (1996) offers a similar reflection on the four seasons in (s)light free verse and high-resolution photographs, but no flaps this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S LOVE? by Deborah Carlin
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 2008

"Beautiful yet, unlike the emotion it celebrates, somehow ephemeral. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Gorgeous black-and-white photographs accompany a series of statements that attempt to define—or at least encompass—"love." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMER by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A howlingly good time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alex and Homer live, breathe and dream baseball. But this is Homer's story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODY BONES by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fascinating introduction to bones. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Lots of facts about bones fill this introductory look at the skeletal-system specifics of humans and several animals, though it is the photos overlaid with bones that readers will be most likely to remember. Read full book review >

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WHEELS AROUND by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A sparkling contribution to a popular subject. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paint-box bright photographs of wheeled transportation cover the gamut from skateboards and wheelchairs to fire trucks and backhoes. Read full book review >

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GROW! RAISE! CATCH! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"This volume may even lure children (and adults) back to the farm. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Engaging color photos depict smiling farmers and fishermen (and fisherwoman) and gleeful children eating their products. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SENSES AT THE SEASHORE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner's seashore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >