Search Results: "Sheryl Shapiro"


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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH ONLY ONE SHOE? by Simon Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This may spark a few imaginations, but its lack of directions and the difficulty level of most of the projects—not to mention its failure to impart reasons for reducing, reusing and recycling—make this one to skip. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers learn how to "Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent" what some might call trash into treasures.   Read full book review >

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BETTER TOGETHER by Sheryl Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"The poetry may be hit and miss, but the concept is terrific and the illustrations similarly sublime. (Picture book. 3-6) "
A compendium of poems designed to teach the concept of mixing...and, of course, to entertain. Read full book review >

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SLITHER SLIDE, WHAT'S OUTSIDE? by Simon Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Yet another spark for young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Similar to Hilb's Wiggle Giggle Tickle Train (with co-author Sharon Jennings and photographer Marcela Cabezas Hilb, 2009), this imaginative romp shows kids using nature to fuel their creative play through all the seasons of the year. Read full book review >

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SHOWTIME! by Sheryl Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For those who dance to win—all others can skip the show. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dance competition is fierce for four preteens and one little sister. Read full book review >

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RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing 'march toward true equality.'"
Facebook COO Sandberg (ranked fifth in Forbes' 2011 list of the most powerful women in the world) reveals how gender discrimination still operates against her and other less-fortunate women. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An ideal graduation gift that, although aimed at women, has plenty to offer young men as well."
An expanded version of Facebook COO Sandberg's 2013 best-seller, this time with additional material aimed specifically at women just entering the workforce. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite its interesting premise, this debut falls short of its potential. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Scarborough's debut mystery novel follows a teenager on a journey to find her mother's killer. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS IN APPALACHIA by Sheryl Monks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A memorable debut: each of these stories is as original and multidimensional as the characters who inhabit them."
A varied cast of mothers, miners, school kids, and mountain folk grapple with desire, poverty, and, yes, even monsters in 15 stories set across Appalachia. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTED DAUGHTER by Sheryl Parbhoo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"An impressive, culturally informative, and engaging love story filled with conflicts."
A romance between a woman from a poor, Southern family and a man from a large, close-knit, Indian immigrant clan sparks a clash that threatens to destroy the lives of three main characters in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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RECIPE FOR TROUBLE by Sheryl Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fans of the first effort—and young bakers—will likely enjoy another outing, but it's nothing more than an average early chapter book in a crowded field. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Kylie and her friends, introduced in Peace, Love and Cupcakes (2012), are back for another bakefest. Read full book review >