Search Results: "Susan Gal"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE IS THE WORLD by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Both lovely and eminently useful. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The year's range of Jewish holidays and celebrations are presented in this repeating, rhyming chant that features key succinct elements for each. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LIGHTS by Susan Gal
Kirkus Star
by Susan Gal, illustrated by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"The many warm renderings of light—the glow from a reading light, the comfort of the night-light and the peacefulness of the moonlight—reveal the loveliness of a night spent with an affectionate family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For this family of three—mother, daughter and pup—the everyday events of an evening take on special meaning in this debut author/illustrator's capable hands. Read full book review >

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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 >

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PLEASE TAKE ME FOR A WALK by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"A real treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright-eyed pup wants to go for a walk. Read full book review >

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INTO THE OUTDOORS by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pedagogy takes a back seat to the elemental pleasures of being 'outside in the great outdoors.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
An effervescent celebration of an overnight camping trip, with all the prepositions highlighted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S FALL COAT by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Adults may feel nostalgia over seasons past—and young readers will be introduced to the enticing lure of autumn and the joys of sharing it with someone they love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exuberant girl leaps into the joys of seasonal change with her loving grandmother. Read full book review >

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HOCUS POCUS, IT'S FALL! by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A buoyant welcome to the season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Using the same pattern and format as their Abracadabra, It's Spring! (2016), O'Brien and Gal return to celebrate autumn. Read full book review >

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ABRACADABRA, IT'S SPRING! by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Another lovely, if imperfect, book for the spring shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhymes, magic words, and gatefolds celebrate the transformations of spring. 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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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BACKLIST FAVES
by Leila Roy

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before, I love exploring backlists. Right now, for example, I’ve been working my way through all of Betty Ren Wright’s books—everyone knows The Dollhouse Murders, but she wrote DOZENS of other chapter books—and after reading Sue Macy’s Motor Girls for the Amelia Bloomer Project, I’ve been working my way through her older books as ...


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DIGGING DEEP
by Julie Danielson

Picture books are a greatly underestimated art form, too often dismissed, in the words of Maurice Sendak, as trifles for the kiddies. I’m about to teach a Summer graduate course, all about picture books, for the University of Tennessee, and I plan to kick it off with the usual request of my students: please try to go beyond merely “cute” ...


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