Books by Susan Pearson

MOUSE HOUSE by Susan Pearson
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"Despite textual trip-ups, a satisfying story overall. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse and his friends build a house and then defend it from…a ghost? Read full book review >
SLUGGER by Susan Pearson
Released: March 19, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slug with dreams of baseball glory finds success on the diamond thanks to a modified helmet. Read full book review >
QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS by Marcus Pfister
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"In a world that so often emphasizes answers and solid facts, it is refreshing to see a text that encourages questioning, whether realistic or imaginative flights of fancy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a departure from his usual sparkly fare, Pfister's latest is a sweetly simple look at some very deep questions, allowing children the opportunity to delve into some of life's mysteries. Read full book review >
HOW TO TEACH A SLUG TO READ by Susan Pearson
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"And though it isn't cricket to diminish a slug's capabilities, readers can't help but feel that if a slug is up to the task, well then, maybe someone else in the room is, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pearson is a slug intimate, having previously charted the course of two Slugs in Love (illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, 2006), so who better to explain, exactly, the best way to teach a slug to read? Read full book review >
THE SOMEBODY FOR ME by Minako Chiba
by Minako Chiba, illustrated by Minako Chiba, translated by Hana Christen, adapted by Susan Pearson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A little aesthetically unsettling but still sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Peculiarly textured illustrations add amorphous undercurrents to this classic plot about an ownerless toy. Read full book review >
CHARLES DARWIN AND THE MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES by Niles Eldredge
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"The detailed focus on Darwin's scientific pursuits makes this book a good complement to the personal portrait offered in Deborah Heiligman's Charles & Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (2009). (Biography. 10-14)"
This engaging and insightful biography focuses primarily on Darwin's five-year voyage aboard the Beagle and the years following in which he formulated and published his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection. Read full book review >
SLUGS IN LOVE by Susan Pearson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Snail-mail fun that gives a new connotation to sliming someone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Slugs in love? Read full book review >
THE DROWSY HOURS by Susan Pearson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2002

"This sophisticated collection does what it sets out to do, and should give bedtime readers food for dreams. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
A modest collection of 16 sleepytime poems, most of them dating from the first half of the last century, with gently surreal illustrations. Read full book review >
SILVER MORNING by Susan Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Christiana's watercolor artwork is softly focused, but sharp lines define the setting and neatly skirt mawkishness. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Pearson's story is all atmosphere, and the mood is indigo. Read full book review >
EAGLE-EYE ERNIE GOES TO TOWN by Susan Pearson
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

One of four books initiating a series featuring a spirited heroine, Ernie, who uses observation and innovation to solve problems. Read full book review >