Reviews written by Terry Miller Shannon

232 results - showing 1 - 15
1 2 3 4 5 ... »
Ordering
October 26, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Learning Value
 
0.0
Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About the Human Body

This hefty tome is jam-packed full of fascinating details about something every single one of us has (and most take for granted): a human body. The team of authors has put this information together in a lively, easy-to-read, and enjoyable format that makes it difficult to resist turning the page...

September 23, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Disguised as an Earthling, First Officer Rodriguez Endures Thanksgiving Mayhem

Julian Rodriguez isn't really an eight-year-old Earthling boy; he is actually a Space Federation officer on a fact-finding mission to our planet. And, boy--does he have his work cut out for him! As what the Earthlings call "Thanksgiving" rolls around, one of the "relatives" (First Officer Rodriguez calls them "genetically...

September 17, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Become a Cartoonist!

Have you ever dreamed of being able to draw cartoons? Frankly, out of the many skills I do not have, this is the one that most appeals to me. Since my artistic skills are on the minimal side, I'd given up hope--until I got my hands on this enormous (when...

September 10, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
At Last! Katniss's Story Continues

**Spoiler Alert! If you have not read THE HUNGER GAMES, do not read further.** xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CATCHING FIRE, the sequel to the fabulous THE HUNGER GAMES, is an equally enthralling, addictive roller-coaster thrill ride. . .Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen has survived her country's brutal reality...

August 28, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Learning Value
 
0.0
An Entertainer's Life, Revealed

This is a big wowza of a book about a true-life wowza of a celebrity, P.T. Barnum, who founded the great Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum was a larger than life entertainer whose main goal in life was to amuse people. This book, crammed full of pictures, cartoons, posters, and...

July 26, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Lisa Can't Fulfill Her Dream . . .Or Can She?

In a winning combination of story and illustration, we meet Lisa, whose most deeply held dream is to have a pet dog of her very own. She loves all kinds of pooches, which we get to see in the adorable illustrations of "BIG dogs, small dogs, short dogs . ....

June 15, 2009
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Time for These Little Letters to Snooze

In this bouncy rhyming bedtime story, it's time for all the small letters to say night-night. But, alas! As the upper case letters (the parents) find out, it's not that easy. Uh-oh! a is wide awake. And b has a bath to take....

June 06, 2009
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Pig is Royalty . . .Or Is She?

In this wryly humorous tale, a pig awakens to find herself festooned with a sash labeled "PRINCESS" (we readers know that it was actually carried by the wind away from the Pickle Princess of Picawash County during a parade). Pig must be a princess, she decides. Goat informs her...

May 30, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
A Gripping Tale of Zombies, Romance, and Adventure

In Mary's village, the Sisterhood guides the people. Guardians and fences serve to protect the villagers from the Unconsecrated --- the undead hordes hungering at the fences. Once bitten by one of the Unconsecrated, a victim will join these zombies that rage through the forest surrounding the village. Mary's...

May 24, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Learning Value
 
N/A
Make Money Doing Something You Enjoy

Want to make some money? Suuuure you do! As a matter of fact, the author of this book raked in a cool $75 dollars and hour in his own business while he was in high school, so he knows what he's talking about. In this book,...

May 21, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Heart-Thumping Great Adventure Story

In this thrilling, fast-paced adventure, the least likely hero works against time and the elements to save his big brother's life. When Ryan's older brother, Tanner, insists he go on a kayaking/camping trip with him, Ryan wants to refuse. Ryan is not the outdoorsy type. He is more the...

May 20, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
A Mischievous Dog Reforms and Performs

Emma's dog Toby is constantly getting into mischief. You name it; he does it: ·         Gets into the garbage ·         Eats the bread Emma's dad just baked ·         Barks at night ·         Does a little rug-wetting...

May 17, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
So Many Ways to Say Goodbye

In bouncy, lilting rhymes accompanied by lively illustrations, a little boy discovers all the way people say goodbye: Hi, hey, HELLO, I love greetings! The How are you?'s at happy meetings. But then it seems, before you know, ...

May 05, 2009
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Pop-Ups to Delight Young Ballerinas

This is the perfect book for young ballerinas, who are destined to love the illustrations and the ingenious pop-up features (which make this book suitable for very careful tiny dancers). A little girl is on her way to her dance recital. Her sister, a jazz dancer, accompanies her (we...

May 05, 2009
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
An Adventurous Hen Makes for a Lively Tale

This charming picture book follows the adventures of an unlikely hero--a hen named Tillie. Tillie is an independent sort. While the other six chickens on Little Pond Farm take turns laying their eggs in the farm's three boxes, Tillie just can't wait for her turn. She meanders about, laying...

232 results - showing 1 - 15
1 2 3 4 5 ... »