Search Results: "Sophie Allsopp"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Children will enjoy the element of surprise in the cards hidden in the envelopes, but the ephemeral nature of the prayer cards makes this an unsuitable choice for libraries. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
This chronological compendium of 24 short poems, Christian prayers, biblical verses and snippets from familiar, old-fashioned hymns is arranged with a seasonal approach, moving from early spring through the calendar year to the Christmas season. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A story that will appeal more to parents than to the target audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the relationship between an African-American girl and her grandfather, Fox (Tough Boris, p. 479, etc.) has written a simple tale about the life cycle. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Guy Burt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Slight and obliquely told, but dense with atmospherics and creeping dread."
From the British author of The Hole (2001): a first US appearance of a slim, taut, creepy psychological thriller, written when Burt was 19. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, ANGELS by Melody Carlson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Older preschoolers will find this too babyish, and toddlers (and adults) will prefer Brown's classic. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
A little boy says goodnight to his friends, family, toys and household items in this earnest but unsuccessful effort that is a pale imitation of the concept and structure of the classic Goodnight, Moon. Read full book review >

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Sophie by Jennie Sargam
Released: June 5, 2015

"Though overlong and occasionally repetitive, this book offers three-dimensional portraits of emotional journeys for young and old alike."
A new-adult coming-of-age story from debut author Sargam. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A treat for dog lovers."
Journalist Pearse tells the heartwarming lost-and-found tale of Sophie, an Australian blue heeler who became an unwitting castaway on St. Bees, an island off the Queensland coast. Read full book review >

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A FLOWER IN THE SNOW by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"This friendship tale definitely has a message, but readers may not be able to find it under the snow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This odd but sweet tale is flavored with a bit of O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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THE LION BIBLE TO KEEP FOR EVER by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs. (Religion. 7-13)"
The Christian Bible is skillfully summarized in 50 episodes in this accessible, illustrated interpretation. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE SOMEONE by Hayley Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A creative and memorable story about secrets, lies, and moving on. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Sophie Nieuwenleven has lived in Belgium for most of her life; now 14, she's beginning to wonder about the odd things her parents say when they're fighting, not to mention certain hazy and mysterious childhood memories that don't add up. Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

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SAVING SOPHIE by Ronald H. Balson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complex where it should be simple and vice versa."
A Chicago lawyer resorts to embezzlement and negotiation with terrorists after his daughter is kidnapped. Read full book review >