Books by Suzanne Williams

FREYA AND THE MAGIC JEWEL by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A frothy, occasionally scattered series starter to introduce the wide, entertaining mythological world. (authors' note, further reading) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Norse mythology is rewoven into a boarding school story starring the Vanir "girlgoddess of love and beauty," Freya. Read full book review >
ZEUS AND THE THUNDERBOLT OF DOOM by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Promising myth-adventures aplenty, this kickoff episode introduces young Zeus, "a very special, yet clueless godboy." Read full book review >
TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation of an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Williams tweaks the well-known story of ten little monkeys jumping on the bed in this enjoyable read-aloud. Read full book review >
THE WITCH CASTS A SPELL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Musical notation is included for those unfamiliar with the tune. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," Williams's (My Dog Never Says Please, 2000, etc.) charmer is a real Halloween treat. Read full book review >
LIBRARY LIL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Great fun, with Kellogg's watercolors working hand-in-glove to put the humor of the tale over the top. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Move over, Paul Bunyan—here comes Library Lil, who can toss a motorbike over her head like an apple core, balance a set of encyclopedias on the palm of one hand, speed-read every book in the children's room, tell a whale of a story, and convert an entire town to reading. Read full book review >
MY DOG NEVER SAYS PLEASE by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, enough readers have probably coveted their pet's setup to provide this switcheroo with a large human audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dogs don't have rules of etiquette to follow, and Ginny Mae is envious. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Nevertheless, the book is intriguing, as much fun to browse as it is to sink into for research. (maps, diagrams, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A concise history of Chinese thought and creativity, covering not only scientific ideas and inventions, but religion and philosophy, government, trade, farming, and more. Read full book review >
EMILY AT SCHOOL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The mild stories, inadequately plotted and blandly resolved, don't command the attention of readers, and won't satisfy those making their first forays into novel-length books. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Emily at School ($13.95; paper $3.95; Sept. 1996; 48 pp.; 0- 7868-0149-2; paper 0-7868-1133-1): In this entry in the Chapters series, Emily is starting second grade and facing some typical problems, each handled in one of three chapters: one about a disagreeable new boy, another about a bad mark on a paper instead of the star she expected, and the third, in which her friends don't go along with what she wants to play. Read full book review >

"Pumpkin," "Yon little devil": it seems as if Hannah's mommy calls her by anything but her real name, each pictured in an arresting, childlike style representing Hannah's imagination. Read full book review >