Reviews written by Terry Miller Shannon

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Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   February 29, 2008
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PJ's Rule in this Superhero Tale

Timothy Smallbeast is not big, or strong but he works to get stronger. At night he drinks fortified milk, and eats tough cookies. Then he exercises and thinks strong thoughts. His efforts are fruitless until his mother refurbishes his pj's with strong thread and sturdy patches . . .and suddenly...

Kids Nonfiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   February 25, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Delicious Food in a Hurry

British teen Sam Stern loves cooking and food so much that he published a cookbook, "Cooking Up a Storm," when he was fourteen. Sam's busy and his free time is limited, yet he wants to eat well, so he's cooked up tons of luscious, quick recipes in Real Food, Real...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   February 21, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Read About Your Body Issues

What bothers you about your own body? Could it be your skin (acne, sweating, tanning addiction, cellulite, piercings)? Is it something to do with your breasts (size, pain, itching, bumps, and more)? Or how about the infamous "Down There" situation (periods, appearance, scents, etc)? You might hate your hair, your...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   February 15, 2008
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5.0
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Teddy Roosevelt's Sassy, Spirited Daughter

President Theodore Roosevelt had a problem, and her name was Alice. His daughter had an amazing zest for life (she called it "eating up the world"). She had no time for anyone's sympathy for her problems because she was busy exploring, reading, rowing, biking, and picnicking. Her ambitions were huge,...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   February 07, 2008
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5.0
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Feels (and Looks) Like a Classic

Little Rabbit is sooo excited about the new little brother or sister his Mama is expecting. He can't wait for that baby to arrive; he has all kinds of plans for his new playmate. But when the new baby comes, it is not one baby; it's triplets! ...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   January 17, 2008
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5.0
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Rollicking Message from a Baby in Utero

"Dear Ma, What's a baby to do in a womb with no view?" is the first line from a yet-to-be-born child in this hilarious, adorable rhyming picture book. The utero resident goes on to gripe about his/her boredom. After all, there's nothing to look at. There's no park or zoo....

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   January 02, 2008
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5.0
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An Entertaining and Enlightening Read about What We Eat

This is just the type of read I find irresistible. By combining two great subjects: food and off-beat facts, the author gives us "bites" of tantalizing tales. For example, here you can find out what the deadliest food in the world is (it happens to be a fish that contains...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 29, 2007
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5.0
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5.0
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Where's My Favorite Book?!

Talk about relatable: We've all lost (and panicked over) something we treasure. In this hilarious book, a whimsically illustrated childish creature is enjoying its favorite book while lounging in bed . . .when the book goes missing! It can't be found anywhere. The searcher is overwhelmed...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 25, 2007
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5.0
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5.0
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How to Help Reverse the Damage We've Done

In this beguiling "how-to" author Jacquie Wines briefly discusses the way humans have hurt our planet. Then she goes on to list and describe fifty easy ways we can help to reduce that damage. The hints start at home, with a chapter called "Do You Live in...

Young Adult Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 20, 2007
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5.0
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Excellent Historical Mystery

In Portland, Oregon, against the backdrop of the Prohibition, fifteen-year-old Carl Matuski struggles to prove his older, revered brother Adam is innocent of a robbery. As all around him, bigotry against the Matuski family's heritage and religion surges, can Carl save his suddenly diminished brother from the law, Adam's disreputable...

Kids Nonfiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 15, 2007
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5.0
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5.0
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Bizarre Secret Trivia Galore

DO NOT OPEN arrives in a (cardboard) metal lock-box, with the name emblazoned across the front, along with the subhead: "an encyclopedia of the world's best-kept secrets." Who can resist? Once I actually DO open it, I'm hard put to escape. There are too...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 09, 2007
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5.0
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5.0
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A Delightful Twist on

Horace's mum gives him a lump of cookie dough, which he would normally roll around the floor until gray and hairy (you cannot help but laugh when you see the illustrations for this page!) Today, though, his mother gives him a bear-shaped cookie cutter . . .so Horace makes a...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 07, 2007
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3.0
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What IS the Big Secret?

Poor Listen Taylor's group of best friends dumps her just as she enters Junior High. But at least she has the mysterious Spell Book that she found as she, her father, and her father's girlfriend, Marbie Zing, move into a new home. Listen's Spell Book tells her when and how...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 06, 2007
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4.0
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4.0
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How People Have Gotten Around

We take traveling for granted, but what did people do in North America before we had bikes, skateboards, cars, buses, planes, and so on? This charming and interesting picture book takes young readers (and those being read to) through the evolution of transportation, beginning with walking as early natives hunted...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 03, 2007
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5.0
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From the Funny to the Practical--and All Points Between

Here's everything a girl should know about such things as blowing the biggest bubblegum bubble, making a friendship bracelet, how to win a staring contest, and so much more. There are fun talents, like how to make a coin vanish. And there are funny talents: "How to Act Like a...

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