Search Results: "Sophie Jansem"


BOOK REVIEW

SAM IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Sophie  Jansem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Sam may be daring, but it's too bad it's to no apparent purpose. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Sam is as precocious as pigs come. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF SAM by Sophie  Jansem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2012

"Flawed ending aside, it's an admirable first effort. (iPad storybook app, 18 mos.-5)"
A well-balanced interactive story chronicles the life of a whimsical little pig. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU AWAKE? by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Diminutive in size—just right, really, for a midnight conversation—and pleasantly sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The titular question sparks a conversation many parents will find very familiar. Read full book review >

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READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. Read full book review >

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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF WONDERFUL WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fine addition to the word-book shelf, aside from that crocodile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >

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MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The lack of an index limits the usefulness of the title for school assignments, but science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Webb, an ornithologist and artist, describes and illustrates her two-month stay at the bottom of the world, studying a breeding colony of Adélie penguins on Cape Royds, an island off the coast of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >

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BANISHED by Sophie Littlefield
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A weak ending with an irritating wait-a-minute-I-forgot-something moment leaves room for a sequel. (Paranormal. YA)"
In this formulaic, not-even-barely credible supernatural thriller decorated with stock characters and tiresome chases, high-school sophomore Hailey Tarbell has lived her entire life as an outcast, along with her drug-dealing grandmother and her developmentally challenged foster brother, in small-town Gypsum, Mo. Read full book review >

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SNOW, FIRE, SWORD by Sophie Masson
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2006

"The unusual backdrop, a large cast of characters—human and otherwise, some with ambiguous loyalties—and a terror campaign with disturbingly modern overtones will keep readers involved to the end. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Terrorized by powerful djinn, capricious gods and masked thugs on motorbikes, two young people travel through a thinly disguised Indonesia in search of allies against a mysterious sorcerer in this (probably) standalone fantasy. Read full book review >

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TWENTIES GIRL by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2009

"Kinsella (Remember Me?, 2008, etc.) is in her element with scattered, wisecracking Lara, and Sadie (and her outfits) are fabulous. But this one goes on a bit longer than necessary."
Struggling Londoner gets the shock of a lifetime when the meddlesome ghost of a recently deceased relative haunts her. Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY by Sophie Littlefield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"If you like a little mystery with your romance, Stella (A Bad Day for Sorry, 2009) is the gal for you. Readers who prefer crime to cute may want to give her a pass."
An amateur sleuth finds a corpse almost as fascinating as the sheriff's blue eyes. Read full book review >