Search Results: "Shirley Parenteau"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIP OF DOLLS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Historically inclined readers will enjoy this heartwarming story and its feisty heroine. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An 11-year-old girl living in Portland, Oregon, in 1926 learns about love when she plans to leave her protective grandparents to join her unconventional mother. Read full book review >

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DOLLS OF HOPE by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Regardless, Chiyo's affection for Emily Grace fascinates, and the message of friendship and peace between nations endures, while a small-town girl's honor is redefined. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A companion piece to Parenteau's Ship of Dolls (2014), this historical novel explores the 1926 Dolls of Friendship international project, a gesture for peace between the U.S. and Japan, from the point of view of a girl growing up in Japan.Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

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BEARS AND A BIRTHDAY by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Get ready for a very special party! Read full book review >

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BEARS IN BEDS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Little bears who are afraid of storms or who have trouble sleeping will want to cuddle up with these five friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bouncy rhyming couplets tell the story of five bears and their bedtime routine. Read full book review >

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BEARS IN THE SNOW by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Adults: get ready for your children to ask you to lie facedown in the snow at the top of a hill. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The same four bears who puzzled out an issue with chairs (Bears on Chairs, 2009, etc.) again face the problem of where to fit four bear bottoms. Read full book review >

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ONE FROG SANG by Shirley Parenteau
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Surprisingly, as the text is rather spare, Parenteau's lyrical language is really the icing on the cake of this successful offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Children will love making the range of frog sounds, from "Preep, Preep" and "Gree-deep" to the more familiar "Ribbit, Ribbit," presented in this entertaining counting story. Read full book review >

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BEARS IN THE BATH by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Splish! Splash! Everyone will look forward to a bath. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These bears, returning in the third book in the series having conquered chairs and beds (Bears in Chairs, 2009; Bears in Beds, 2012), are in need of a bath. Read full book review >

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BEARS ON CHAIRS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Between the unerringly positive approach to a common early-childhood dilemma and the can't-miss rhyme, this volume will likely find its place on many a daycare shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Four small chairs / just right for bears. / Where is the bear / for each small chair?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original."
An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON'S "THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A haunting story of humanity's herd mentality, brilliantly rendered."
A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic. Read full book review >