Search Results: "Sunny Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2012

"Passion balanced by intelligence runs through this beautiful, surprising novel about the restorative power of love."
In psychoanalyst Alexander's debut novel, an accomplished young woman struggles to overcome her troubled past. Read full book review >

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THE MOON QUILT by Sunny Warner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The notion of consciously and even joyfully preparing for death after a long life is not necessarily inappropriate for children, but the execution of this story is so deliberately and highly metaphorical it will likely escape the grasp of most young readers. (Picture book. 6-10)"
An old woman prepares for death by stitching her memories into a quilt. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KAPPA OF OLD JAPAN by Sunny Seki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Heavy-handed in its environmental message but still enjoyable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Kyu-chan, a mischievous Japanese water creature, is the last kappa because of a changing environment. Read full book review >

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MADISON FINDS A LINE by Sunny Warner
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Madison, with a button nose and black curls, finds a line upon the ground. Read full book review >

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January Exposure by Sunny Benson
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A warm, well-constructed mystery, full of humor and intrigue."
Small cities are no strangers to mystery, as Benson proves in her charming debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SEWING MACHINE by Sunny Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A story-hour special. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two orphans, brother and sister, triumph over their miserable lot in life with the help of a magic sewing machine. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND ROBOT! by Sunny Scribens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Likely to be a friend to STEM elementary educators. (Picture book. 5-7)"
STEM content on simple machines and robotics meets play and compassion. Read full book review >

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SPACE SONG ROCKET RIDE by Sunny Scribens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Bright, childlike illustrations and appended facts about the universe can't save this less-than-stellar ride. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A group of friends blasts off in an imaginary rocket to space in a text set to the tune of "The Green Grass Grows All Around." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Inspiring idealism refreshingly free of jargon or fluff."
Intimate memoir and impassioned call to arms for prison reform from a respected criminal-justice advocate. Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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