Search Results: "Susan Marie Swanson"


BOOK REVIEW

LETTER TO THE LAKE by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"If all love letters are made poignant by the sorrows of separation, this one rings true; the picture-book set, however, may find it too unsettling to appreciate. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the team behind Getting Used to the Dark (1997), a picture book that contrasts the drudgery of a wintry here and now with sparkling, ever-green scenes of summer at the lake. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT by Susan Marie Swanson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 5, 2008

"Krommes's breathtaking scratchboard illustrations, in black and white with accents of yellow and gold, embody and enhance the text's message that light and dark, like comfort and mystery, are not mutually exclusive, but integral parts of each other. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inspired by a traditional poem from The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, Swanson's cumulative tale begins, "Here is the key to the house." Read full book review >

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GETTING USED TO THE DARK by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A promising collection, evocatively illustrated. (Poetry. 8-14)"
Swanson debuts with a brief but consistently high-quality gathering of unrhymed observations and meditations about sleep, dreams, night, nature, family, and other topics. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST THING MY MAMA TOLD ME by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perfectly intertwined story and pictures are tender and heartwarming and will prompt parents and children to recall their own similar celebrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Picture books abound about children's identities and self-esteem, but this charmer takes a fresh approach and presents it in a child's first-person voice. Read full book review >

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TO BE LIKE THE SUN by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The large, wonderfully patterned illustrations are perfect for sharing, and the ideas lend themselves to discussion and curriculum applications for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Addressing a sunflower seed, a small girl contemplates the transformation from seed to sunflower and back to seed again, from spring planting through winter snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLEY by Donna Marie Seim
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A well-drawn coming-of-age tale about the loves and losses of a young boy."
Seim's debut middle-grade tale of an orphan's journey in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS FOREST by Cynthia Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"More soapy than suspenseful."
A young mother navigates the secrets her handsome husband seems to be hiding after his brother commits suicide in Swanson's (The Bookseller, 2015) second novel. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS DANGEROUS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Young Elites (The Young Elites Book 1) by Marie Lu

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: She Says, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 X-Men, The Dark Side
Relationship Status: I Wanna Be Bad

 

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm

No doubt about it, this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GEOENGINEERING EARTH'S CLIMATE by Jennifer Swanson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Occasional proofreading slips don't dampen the importance of this compact overview, a good starting place for teen readers and researchers on a critical issue. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
How can we turn Earth's temperature down? Read full book review >