Search Results: "Sue Hertz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Die-hards on both sides will object, but others will find this a gripping account by a woman who understands women and a writer who knows her subject and her craft."
A skillful report by Hertz (Journalism/Univ. of New Hampshire) on the struggles of Preterm Health Services, an abortion clinic in Brookline, Mass., to continue operating amid repeated efforts by an anti-abortion group, Operation Rescue, to shut it down. 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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WHAT SHALL WE PLAY? by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A wonderfully fanciful tale that celebrates the inventiveness of children at play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A trio of children plays imaginative games until a twinkling of a fairy wand weaves a magical transformation. Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >

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CASSIDY'S GUIDE TO EVERYDAY ETIQUETTE (AND OBFUSCATION) by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"This intermittently funny book offers likable characters, but it lacks Stauffacher's customary expert touch. (Fiction. 8-12)"
To her horror, an 11-year-old tomboy prankster is forced to take an etiquette class and learn the rules of polite society. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL CALL ME DROG by Sue Cowing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers might wish for more Drog and less emotional turmoil, but a sturdy debut nonetheless. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The principles and practice of Aikido—and a talking sleeve puppet that won't let go of his hand—help a lad come to terms with suppressed anger over his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NEWSPAPER BOY IN AMERICA by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A tidy resolution comes hastily together as 'Wil of Steele' proves his mettle. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Corbett stirs current events into an old-fashioned boy-makes-good tale with mixed results. Read full book review >

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HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >