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Books with author Sheila M. Kelly

  • Shades of People

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Holiday House, June 1, 2010)
    Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond—people come in lots of shades, even in the same family. A celebration of the diversity of everyday life, this exploration of one of our most noticeable physical traits pairs simple text with vibrant photographs. At school, at the beach, and in the city, diverse groups of children invite young readers both to take notice and to look beyond the obvious. Combining lively action shots and candid portraits, Shelley Rotner's photographs showcase a wide variety of kids and families—many shades, and many bright smiles. For even younger readers, this title has also been adapted as a board book, All Kinds of People. An ALA Notable Book.
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  • Lots of Feelings

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Millbrook Press TM, Aug. 1, 2003)
    You can read a book, but did you know that you can also read a face? A face can tell you what someone is feeling. In this expressive photo-essay, simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions – happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more – and how people show them.
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  • Families

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Holiday House, Jan. 30, 2016)
    Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Celebrate diversity with this picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families. Bright photographs by National Geographic photographer Shelley Rotner capture families having fun together, enjoying all the ways they are similar and different. Some families have one parent, and some have two; some have aunts and uncles and grandparents living with them. Some have adopted children, some have children born to them. Whether they live all together or far apart, families love and care for each other. Designed to showcase the wide variety of modern families and spur discussions about young readers' own family history, this beautiful picture book is a must-have for children beginning to learn about the world and the people around them.
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  • Shades of People

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Hardcover (Holiday House, Sept. 15, 2009)
    Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond—people come in lots of shades, even in the same family. A perfect resource for starting conversations about race with young children, Shades of People celebrates the diversity of everyday life. This beautiful picture book and its board book edition, All Kinds of People, pair simple text and vibrant photographs to explore one of our most notable physical traits. At school, at the beach, and in the city, diverse groups of children invite young readers both to take notice and to look beyond the obvious. Combining lively action shots and candid portraits, Shelley Rotner's photographs showcase a wide variety of kids and families—many shades, and many bright smiles. For even younger readers, this title has also been adapted as a board book, All Kinds of People. An ALA Notable Book.
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  • A Hamilton Christmas

    Sheila Kell

    eBook (Cunningham Books, Nov. 13, 2018)
    While some may try, no one ruins a Hamilton family Christmas.From Romantic Suspense BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING Author • What happens when a family comes together for Christmas but upon arrival their vacation takes a deadly turn? In Sheila Kell’s novel of intrigue and the love of one family, three generations of Hamiltons work to solve a mystery that impacts one of their own.A HAMILTON CHRISTMAS is the final stand-alone novel in the HIS series. This novel steps out of the romantic suspense mold of the series and revolves around a family vacation where relaxation is tossed in the snow. There is NO new love interest in this novel.A year has passed since the Hamiltons celebrated a holiday as one family. Blake Hamilton—the family patriarch—invited his growing family to a remote Colorado lodge for more reasons than enjoying Christmas. He should’ve known that with his sons and daughter, trouble would find them. The important news he has to share takes a back seat when one problem after another hits them.At ten years old, Reagan Hamilton knows she’ll lead HIS when she’s old enough. In the meantime, she trains with her uncles because she wants to show everyone she will be a good agent. When she arrives at the lodge, a man catches her attention so she decides she has a mystery to solve that involves him. When a crime happens, she sneaks away while dragging her cousins to help their parents find the criminal trying to set up her cousin.When the allegations are proved wrong, but a criminal is on the loose while the weather is working against them, can the Hamiltons protect their family, and the guests relying on them, before events are out of their control?***Hamilton Investigation & Security: HIS seriesBooks do not have to be read in order, but you’ll get the whole picture if you do!His Desire (Jesse & Kate) FREEHis Choice (AJ & Megan)His Return (Jake & Emily)His Chance (Devon & Rylee)His Destiny (Trent & Kelly)His Family (Blake & Elizabeth) Novella (subscribe and read for free: http://www.sheilakell.com/subscribe)His Heart (Matt & Caitlyn)His Fantasy (Brad & Madison)A Hamilton Christmas
  • Families

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Hardcover (Holiday House, Jan. 15, 2015)
    Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Celebrate diversity with this picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families. Bright photographs by National Geographic photographer Shelley Rotner capture families having fun together, enjoying all the ways they are similar and different. Some families have one parent, and some have two; some have aunts and uncles and grandparents living with them. Some have adopted children, some have children born to them. Whether they live all together or far apart, families love and care for each other. Designed to showcase the wide variety of modern families and spur discussions about young readers' own family history, this beautiful picture book is a must-have for children beginning to learn about the world and the people around them.
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  • All Kinds of Friends

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Millbrook Press TM, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Friends can come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. Through bright photographs and simple text, young readers will discover the many ways to be a friend and how to celebrate all the different kinds of friendships they have.
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  • Yummy!: Good Food Makes Me Strong!

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Holiday House, March 20, 2018)
    Good food is nutritious—but best of all, it's delicious! Full of colorful photographs of kids growing, preparing, and eating healthy, wholesome meals, Yummy! inspires young readers to make healthy choices. Nutritious meals full of fresh produce, protein, dairy and grains are pictured, along with kids helping in the kitchen—and having a good time eating what they've made, too! Healthy food choices set kids on the right track to succeed, giving them the energy to get out and play. Aligned with USDA's MyPlate standard for nutrition, Yummy! also offers tips for parents on preparing healthy meals, substituting in nutritious ingredients for high-sugar treats, and getting kids involved in their food choices. A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
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  • I'm Adopted!

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Paperback (Holiday House, Jan. 2, 2012)
    Why was I adopted? What was it like where I was born? How did you find me? Children have many questions about adoption. With a perceptive text and dynamic photographs, the creators of this book demystify adoption for young children and celebrate the joy that comes with adding to a family.
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  • What Can You Do?: A Book About Discovering What You Do Well

    Shelley Rotner, Sheila M. Kelly

    Library Binding (Millbrook Press TM, Aug. 1, 2001)
    What Can You Do? is a book to help children discover their own special talents. Inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind, in which he outlines seven different kinds of intelligence, the book helps children realize that succes comes in many forms. While one child might excel in mathematics, another might shine as an actor or a painter. The top reader in the class may not be a good skier, and vice versa. The authors hope to offer children and the adults who care for them a chance to think and talk about ways children have met with success or difficulty in using their abilities, and to help them recognize that one ability is not better than another. This understanding will encourage children to seek help with their challenges and to delight in their strengths.
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  • Waiting to Forget

    Sheila Kelly Welch

    eBook (namelos llc, Sept. 30, 2011)
    T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one who understood why she made origami paper cranes and threw them out the window. But now T.J. is sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, wondering if Angela, unconscious after a fall, will ever wake up. Wondering, too, if he will ever feel at home with his and Angela's new parents—Marlene, who insists on calling him Timothy, and Dan, who seems to want a different son. Going back and forth between Now and Then, weaving the uncertain present with the painful past, T.J.'s story unfolds, and with the unfolding comes a new understanding of how to move forward.
  • Waiting to Forget

    Sheila Kelly Welch

    Paperback (namelos, Oct. 1, 2011)
    T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one who understood why she made origami paper cranes and threw them out the window. But now T.J. is sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, wondering if Angela, unconscious after a fall, will ever wake up. Wondering, too, if he will ever feel at home with his and Angela's new parents—Marlene, who insists on calling him Timothy, and Dan, who seems to want a different son. Going back and forth between Now and Then, weaving the uncertain present with the painful past, T.J.'s story unfolds, and with the unfolding comes a new understanding of how to move forward.
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