Reviews written by Terry Miller Shannon

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Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 22, 2008
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5.0
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Three Endearing Tales about an Affectionate Alligator Pair

This is the fourth book of the "Mr. and Mrs. Green" beginning reader chapter book series, and it is a pure delight, full of good humor and warm affection. In the first story, Mr. Green shows off his magic trick by making Mrs. Green disappear. At first, he can't make...

Young Adult Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 14, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Best Friends Endure Life in a Cult

Best friends Agnes and Honey, both fourteen years old, live in Mount Blessing, a strict religious commune ruled over by the self-proclaimed leader, Emmanuel. Their stories, told in alternating chapters, begin in the aftermath of a punishment session in Emmanuel's "Regulation Room," where the girls are beaten with belts, and...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 03, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

Join This Exciting Adventure

You are invited to join artist Stephen Biesty as his old history teacher challenges him to collect clues from important buildings in many lands in an attempt to find the Lost City of Gold. The quest begins in this book crammed with postcards, journal entries, photos, drawings, interesting snippets of...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 19, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

Secrets Tales from a Traveling Kitty

A little girl shares the tales her cat could tell (if he could only speak) in this charming rhyming picture book. The cat would begin, she informs us, with close to home musings about hiding places, being spied on by neighbor dogs, and chasing mice and bats. Then, he takes...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 19, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Fairy Tales Will Never Be The Same!!

Calling all fairy tale fans! You will never think of the old standard "once upon a time" tales the same way after reading this book, which offers "crazy comics, zany activities, nutty facts, & other twisted takes on childhood favorites," just as it states on the cover. Within, we encounter...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 15, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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Science Facts and Do-It-Yourself Experiments

I've always had the sneaking suspicion that science could be fun and funny--and now I know it's true. This book mixes short fact bites (often very weird things, like the time scientists fooled people into thinking a rubber arm was their own arm) with please-try-this-at-home experiments to reinforce a theory...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 15, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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The Only Holiday Mrs. Muddle Doesn't Know About

When Mrs. Muddle moves into the little house in Katie's neighborhood, the neighbors are already experts at celebrating holidays. They hang out flags for July 4th. They give each other valentines in February and carve Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween. Then there's Ramadan, Christmas, Patriot's Day, and so on. But Mrs....

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 11, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

You Might Learn to Draw, Too

This delightful picture book tells a good story while also showing young artists how to draw a simple profile. Dudley Ellington has problems in school. He can't pay attention, and it's hard for him to learn something new. So he daydreams a lot. Luckily for him, his teacher, Ms. McCaw,...

Kids Nonfiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 01, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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0.0

A Homerun

Here's just the thing for baseball fans, but also for anyone who wishes they knew more about the game. In fun, short snippets, you can find out basic facts, history, legends, tips, experiments, and all kinds of quirky info. For example, say you realllly want to catch a souvenir home...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 29, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

He Just Looks Like An Ordinary Earth Kid

Julian Rodriguez may look like a regular human eight-year-old, but he's actually an alien who is on Earth to study human life, with all its weird quirks. Federation Officer Julian reports to the Mothership on the injustices of being an Earth kid after The Maternal Unit sends him to...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 22, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

Rhyming Fishy Fun

This introduction to the fascinating differences in underwater life draws listeners (and readers) in with lilting verse augmented with engaging, bright illustrations. Fish not only come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, but they can do amazing things, like shine lights, crawl up onto land, and burrow into...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 19, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

A Gentle and Humorous Jab at Being Afraid

In the third book of Scaredy Squirrel's adventures, Scaredy is terrified of going to the beach. He'd rather be home where it's safe. After all, he could get caught in a bad crowd at the beach, such as a pack of pirates or herds of sea monsters. He builds his...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 16, 2008
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0

The Family Prepares for Chinese New Year

In this brilliantly illustrated picture book, a family joins together to get ready for Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year). They start preparing ahead of time. Jie-Jie sweeps the house clear of the old year and Ba-ba hangs poetry, while other family members make "get-rich" dumplings, cut...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 13, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Lots of Fun (Plus Learning) for Little Girls

If you know a little girl who loves pink, here's a combo of learning and fun activities just for her. The book cleverly guides kids through classroom prep activities such as word recognition and early math skills like counting, shapes, recognizing numbers, matching, finding opposites, and much more, while using...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   March 10, 2008
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0

Board Book Celebration of Reading and Grandmothers

In this board book, a little girl's rhyming verse delights in all the imaginary adventures she shares with her grandmother, as Grandma reads to her: "We can do anything--We can go ANYWHERE." They fly, ride comets, visit jungle animals and dragons, snack from castles of candy, drink from milk moats,...

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