Search Results: "Susan Katz Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING BOTH by Susan Katz Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An insightful examination of one way that religious beliefs are shaping American families."
A story of raising children in two religions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWDROPS FOR COUSIN RUTH by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Emotionally wrenching without sentimentality, the four-hanky climax will leave readers sad yet reassured in immeasurable ways. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
A first novel suffused with tenderness and sorrow, about the family of a boy who dies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, THEODORE! by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"A nice addition for classrooms and libraries, and an easy handsell for bookstores. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A boy, settling for the one pet his mom will allow, narrates the gentle, mutual bonding between him and guinea pig Theodore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. BROWN ON EXHIBIT by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

The lucky children in Mrs. Brown's class are certainly not fieldtrip-deprived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"In the end, however, they all testify to something important: Presidents are only men (so far, anyway) and capable of every mortal weakness and weirdness. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
This gathering of presidential foibles and fancies covers the gamut, from George W. the First to Barack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR JAGUAR by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though she casts an occasional glance elsewhere, Katz generally stays in the South and Central American rain forests: Still, capped by specific notes and a tour of rain forests worldwide, her insights make essential reading for every child. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the most compelling tour for younger children since Jane Yolen's Welcome to the Green House (1993), Katz presents 19 wonderfully evocative glimpses, mostly in rhyme, of rain-forest flora and fauna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A REVOLUTIONARY FIELD TRIP by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Hundreds of years away from school.' (glossary) (Poetry. 7-10)"
Linked by Alley's amiably humorous scenes of a small class, led by a Ms. Frizzle-like teacher, trooping through a reconstructed colonial village and sampling hands-on activities, Katz's poems—some rhymed, some in free verse—open windows on daily life in those olden days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1994

"Highly persuasive."
A compelling book dealing with the question of MIAs in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MAMA EARTH by Susan B.  Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"It definitely carries the understated sweetness that is a hallmark of its publisher, even if it does slide slightly over into greeting-card territory. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small child speaks a hymn to its mama, and mama Earth, in rhymed couplets on a lushly patterned background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YEAR ROUND by Susan B.  Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"While not many books combine the months or seasons with shapes, that's not enough of a reason for this to take shelf space from such books as Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Shapes (2007) or Stella Blackstone's Ship Shapes (2006). (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
A boy and girl explore shapes through a calendar year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC SCHOOL'S FOR ME! by Susan B.  Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A fun-to-read-aloud introduction to kindergarten, if not the top of the heap. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Anthropomorphized bears lead readers on a rhyming ABC tour through some typical school-day sights and activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIANO by William Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"A lovely book with an understated message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this gentle story set in the early 1900s, music brings a young African-American girl and an elderly white woman together. Read full book review >