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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS

Written by Curtis Manley

Release Date : April 25, 2017

Publisher : Roaring Brook Press

ISBN (Hardcover) : 9781626721340

Ages : 4-8

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"Manley's spare text is an excellent conductor for the dynamic energy built in Subisak's clean, open spreads as Shawn's passion for sharks spills onto the page. And as Shawn's fascination (and research skills) expands to embrace leopard seals, his exuberance for predators makes a surprisingly strong foundation for a new friendship. Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. "

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"Subisak’s vibrant, action-packed scenes feature a diverse cast of animated characters, lots of comical references to sharks hidden in the illustrations, and one over-the-top cat, which often gets caught up in Shawn’s shark games. The playful combination of thought-provoking narrative and dynamic artwork makes this a great icebreaker for conversations about bullying and friendship building."

Anita Lock, Booklist


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CY MAKES A FRIEND

Written by Ann Marie Stephens

Illustrated by Tracy Subisak

Release Date : March 7, 2017

Ages : 4-8

Boyds Mills Press

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"This well-written, gentle tale with its colorful illustrations of the travails involved in being social will be a hit with shy kids generally, but the emphasis on eye contact and practicing various facial expressions before venturing into the big, alien world makes it especially right for children who are on the autism spectrum."

School Library Journal