Search Results: "Sue Stauffacher"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 13, 2010

"Lamont's spot black-and-white watercolors are again an appealing addition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Keisha Carter and her family's nonprofit organization, Carter's Urban Rescue, return to save more wild animals trapped in Grand River City, Mich. Read full book review >

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DONUTHEART by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Funny and marvelously humane, it's a worthy follow-up to his debut, Donuthead (2003). (Fiction. 8-12)"
If Franklin Delano Donuthead thought fifth grade was hard, he's just about defeated by middle school. Read full book review >

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DONUTHEAD by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"Touching, funny, and gloriously human. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Stauffacher takes a stock premise—an improbable friendship between two psychologically opposite 11-year-olds helps them both mature—adds some smartly executed secondary characters and themes involving the importance of courage, hope, and dreams and turns it into something unique and magical. 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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NOTHING BUT TROUBLE by Sue Stauffacher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"However, the author does add leads to further information at the end, and plenty of readers, athletes or otherwise, will find this tribute to her fiery spirit inspirational. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Bursting across Couch's impressionistic Harlem street scenes in a blaze of color, the rangy, grinning young Gibson—the first African-American tennis player, male or female, to win at Wimbledon—seems ready to jump right off the pages of this high-energy profile. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The endpapers extend the story—the opening shows women's fashions and the closing recounts the highlights of Tillie's life in racing. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Modern bike-riding kids do not realize that for women at the turn of the 20th century bicycles equaled freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"Lamont's spot and full-page illustrations are a nice addition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Keisha Carter knows a lot about alligators thanks to a report she wrote last year in school. Read full book review >

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BESSIE SMITH AND THE NIGHT RIDERS by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Given that this is likely to be many readers' first introduction to both Smith and the Klan, it is too bad that it is not more substantial. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little-known episode in legendary blues singer Bessie Smith's career comes to life in this playfully fictionalized account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >