Search Results: "Sue Halpern"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 2013

"Endearing thoughts on aging and companionship."
Reflections on a rest home for the elderly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"High-quality science writing: an illuminating picture of investigators at work and a lucid explication of their findings."
Engrossing review of the latest advances in the science of memory and brain disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2001

"An appealing account."
Two hundred pages on a single insect might strike some readers as overkill, but the monarch butterfly deserves every one. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF HARD THINGS by Sue Halpern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Carefully crafted and thoughtful, if at times overbearing in telegraphing its messages."
What's more intimate and risky: genuine friendship or romantic love? asks first-novelist/nonfiction author Halpern (Four Wings and a Prayer, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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INTRODUCING . . . SASHA ABRAMOWITZ by Sue Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Difficulties of living with and accepting a sibling's disability are handled with poignancy and humor in a fast-paced, enjoyable read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In witty, conversational, first-person narrative, 11-year-old Sasha introduces her world of college life, living with her professor parents, who also serve as dorm supervisors. Read full book review >

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CONSTRUCTION KITTIES by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A good addition to construction-machine collections everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who's ready for a day of work in the sun? Construction Kitties! Read full book review >

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I HAVE A PET! by Shari Halpern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Pleasant, but lacks imagination. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
In this simple, informative book about pets, five children introduce their animals to a pet-show judge by telling him a little bit about their pets. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Shari Halpern
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The musical score for the melody is included. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Halpern (I Have a Pet!, 1994, etc.) adorns a lullaby favorite with her trademark cut-paper collage illustrations. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER by Julie Halpern
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will both identify with and like Jessie and will cheer her conversion from meek to outspoken. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Jessie develops the self-confidence to dump her selfish friends and ventures into unfamiliar territory to find new ones in this often hilarious, quirky work of contemporary realism. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR PARADE by Shari Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Make space in the crowded dino section for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A parade of brilliantly colored prehistoric beasts introduces little ones to the vast variety among the dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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DON'T STOP NOW by Julie Halpern
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"There is enough weirdness in this lighthearted road trip to keep it entertaining, although there is not quite enough depth or suspense to make it rise above the average. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A road trip from Chicago to Portland, Ore., in a Chevy Eurosport with Dad's credit card for expenses makes for a mildly enjoyable summer read. Read full book review >