Search Results: "Sophie Piper"


BOOK REVIEW

PIPER by John E. Keegan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Piper Scanlon, 15, is obnoxious, homely—and shattered by her mother's sudden, violent death. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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PRAYERS FOR A BETTER WORLD by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Short, simple and not too sweet. (index of first lines) (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
A small trim size, cheerful colors and short prayers with just a few lines of text make this British import a fine choice as an introduction to prayer for younger children. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD OF CHRISTMAS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Suitable for advanced preschoolers who can listen one-on-one to an adult reading a longer, more complex story or for older children who don't object to a book that seems designed for little ones. (Picture book/religion. 4-8) "
The Nativity story is retold in familiar, everyday language with a petite, illustrated format in this somewhat unbalanced Christmas offering imported from Great Britain. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR A LITTLE CHILD'S BAPTISM by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Baby steps for those on their Christian walk of faith. (Picture book/religion. 1-5)"
A collection of prayers, some biblical and some original, for little ones. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >

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I CAN SAY A PRAYER by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pleasant but not essential introduction to the concept of integrating prayer into daily life. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Preschoolers incorporate prayer into their daily activities in this collection of 12 short prayers. Read full book review >

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JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

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PIPER PERISH by Kayla Cagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the interplay between adolescence and independence, a believable combination of talent, work, and luck make budding young artist Piper a character readers will remember. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Piper Perish and her two best friends have always planned to go to art school in New York together after graduation, but now that senior year is here, nothing is coming together as envisioned. Read full book review >