Search Results: "Sue Hepker"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE CHALLAH by Sue Hepker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Pleasant and easy to recite, the recurring phrases should help guide children as they create their own culinary mayhem when helping out in the weekly Sabbath preparation. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brisk, lively cumulative narrative highlights the joyous making of the traditional Sabbath bread, made a little messy when two energetic youngsters help their patient grandmother in the kitchen. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"A book with a pure heart but inadequate guidance."
Hepker explores what it means to live the good life and how one can achieve it. 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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IT’S ME, PARSNIP by Sue Porter
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"And the cause-and-effect complexity of the tale is developmentally just right. (Novelty/picture book. 1-3)"
Who tracked the muddy footprints all through the house from the yard clear to the bathroom? Read full book review >

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FOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Pleasing and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What could be better than reading a good story? Read full book review >

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THE PROS & CONS OF BEING A FROG by Sue deGennaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This celebration of differences displays great respect for readers' intelligence and yields more with each reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The amphibian in this Australian import is actually a child who likes to dress as something else because it "makes me feel brave." Read full book review >

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DANNY’S DRAWING BOOK by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers should be inspired to emulate Ettie and Danny. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends draw and write a nature story—before the reader's eyes! Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"The book comes loaded with flexible, sturdy lift-up flaps to reveal hidden places (under the bed and such), and the illustrations are cheery confections sure to keep demons at bay. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When his baby sisters and brothers arrive, a rabbit moves to a new big bed. Read full book review >

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LOOK, LOOK! by Sue Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"With its companion, this British import offers an unusually pleasing tactile experience and subtle, lovely graphics. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
An unusual binding and stylish graphics distinguish this book for infants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >