Search Results: "Sue Hovey"


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IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Though averagely written, Griner delivers an important message, particularly for young adults, about embracing your uniqueness."
The growing pains of a gay student athlete. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF THE TROJAN WAR by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"With this and her previous Arachne Speaks (p. 84) and Ancient Voices (2001), Hovey offers a fresh and elegant take on the old stories for young readers. (bibliography) (Fiction. 9+)"
The classic tale of the Trojan War—about gods and men and fate—is here in full splendor. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT VOICES by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite long endnotes, readers already familiar with the Greek and Roman pantheons will be in the best position to by moved, amused, and captivated by this gallery of powerful figures expressing powerful, but also very human, feelings. (Poetry. 12+)"
Hovey follows up Arachne Speaks (2001) with nearly two dozen equally strong, expressionistic poems, introducing Olympians and other immortals either in their own voices, or through the eyes of Ganymede, their once-mortal cupbearer. Read full book review >

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ARACHNE SPEAKS by Kate Hovey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A powerful, disturbing debut for Hovey. (Picture book/folktale. 11+)"
Both principals narrate this tempestuous, erratically rhymed version of the classic story of the battle between Arachne (in black text) and Athena (in red). 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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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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SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

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FREE BASEBALL by Sue Corbett
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Corbett remains carefully true to Felix's view and interpretation of events and deftly weaves a moving coming-of-age story with a sweet, satisfying conclusion. (afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Felix and his mother escaped from Cuba when he was a baby. Read full book review >