Search Results: "Susan Froderberg"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD BORDER ROAD by Susan Froderberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"An undeniably audacious, if self-consciously Southwest Gothic debut that fans of Cormac McCarthy should adore."
In Froderberg's highly stylized, uniquely voiced first novel, a young bride's growing disillusionment about her marriage coincides with the drought plaguing her Arizona community. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

SPECTACULAR SPOTS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Despite a blotch or two, a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
In this companion to the animal gallery in Stripes of All Types (2013), Stockdale focuses her spotlight.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING THE TRACTOR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful book that will stand up to repeated readings on a lap or in a group setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Over the course of a year, all manner of birds and animals follow a farmer as he works the fields with his tractor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE DAY by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Not quite as easy a read as similarly formatted Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner (2013), this will nonetheless appeal to emergent female readers wishing to look especially accomplished to their peers—and who doesn't enjoy that feeling? (Fiction. 5-7)"
Shaped like an early chapter book rather than an easy reader, this effort, one of a new series called Branches, introduces super-duper Missy and her encounter with school picture day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY BY DAY by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A luminous celebration of family, food and home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED CAR, RED BUS by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Still, a rich opportunity for repeat visits and a masterful display of the manipulation of the chosen material. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gorgeously crafted paper illustrations reveal the interconnectedness of a small town's inhabitants while introducing young readers to colors and the concept of patterns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF A CAR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A utilitarian foray into the wonderful world of the automobile that should satisfy the curious and provide just enough visuals to delight very young auto aficionados. (Picture book. 3-8)"
As the title suggests, this is a step-by-step portrait of the life-cycle of a car. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES by Susan Kuklin
Kirkus Star
by Susan Kuklin, photographed by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Perfect for the ever-popular family curriculum unit that can also be shared at home. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
A family scrapbook candidly portraying many contemporary families: straight and gay, single-parent and nuclear, divorced and blended, Jewish and Muslim, bi-cultural, first-generation immigrants and families with children who have special needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE ROAD by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Extra zoom comes through the vividly colored, torn-paper illustrations that fill the oversized pages and almost crunch with texture. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this vehicle-rich road trip, the burgeoning travel and automobile enthusiast will like what he sees: a road crowded with cars, vans, semi-trucks, dump trucks, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, cement mixers, and various and sundry roadwork machinery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY BOY by Susan Boase
by Susan Boase, illustrated by Susan Boase
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"No new ground is covered here; just a quiet, gentle story for one-on-one sharing, especially in families with lucky dogs of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newcomer Boase offers a sweet tale of a dog that finds a loving home with a lonely older man who has recently lost his wife. Read full book review >