Search Results: "Sue Carswell"


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FADED PICTURES FROM MY BACKYARD by Sue Carswell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2005

"A historical record of import, if somewhat incohesive."
Television news producer and journalist Carswell shares poignant, scattered memories of growing up on the estate of the Albany Home for Children, where her father worked as an administrator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The prose is workmanlike, but Rossmiller's patriotic, risky involvement in righting the wrongs of 9/11 resonates on every page."
A crusading, modern-day vigilante goes online to flesh out unsuspecting terrorists. Read full book review >

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THE METAPHYSICAL UKULELE by Sean Carswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Paradoxically both wacky and thoughtful—an odd mix."
In each of these 12 stories, Carswell imitates the style and/or preoccupations of another author, using real events from the writers' lives…and also inserts a ukulele—literal, metaphorical, or metaphysical. Read full book review >

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This is Not a Test by Liv Wigen Carswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"An engaging tale, featuring a protagonist who confronts unspeakable tragedy with grace and humor."
Carswell's debut YA novel details a teenage girl's recovery after her mother's suicide. Read full book review >

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BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANGUS MET ALVIN by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Children will enjoy the setup and the interactions, but the ending may well leave them cold. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The course of alien friendship never did run smooth. Read full book review >

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NORMAN THE SLUG WITH THE SILLY SHELL by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"The common desire to fit in gets a silly, if not particularly clever or well-knit, take. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A slug with shell envy finds a worthy surrogate—and then something even better. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Sue Heap
by Sue Heap, illustrated by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A sweet, simple addition to the parade of pedagogical books about sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playtime isn't easy when you have three toys and four kids—or is it? Read full book review >

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BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: June 8, 2010

The fish in the sea are bored. Read full book review >

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FOUR FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Very nice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With colors bright as a summer day and patterns just as cheery, Heap takes her characters from Four Friends Together (2003) on another gentle romp. Read full book review >

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NAMESAKE by Sue MacLeod
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Suspenseful, emotional and powerful. (Time-travel fantasy/historical fiction. 12-16)"
A modern-day Canadian girl named Jane Grey travels back in time to meet the Lady Jane Grey, imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1553. Read full book review >