Search Results: "Susan Ouriou"


BOOK REVIEW

NUMERALIA by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Susan Ouriou
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A whimsical invitation for children to become likewise 'lost in daydreams.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
An imagination stretcher disguised as a 1-10 counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A RAINY DAY by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Another playful imagination-stretcher from the author of Look! and Tickle Monster (both 2015). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A ravening wolf, several potential victims, a wild chase, an ambush, and a spectacular reversal of fortune make for an exciting tale—even when all the characters stay home due to bad weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIECES OF ME by Charlotte Gingras
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Stronger moments surface in the deft handling of nature imagery: a spindly maple, the thrilling rush of feathers, a solitary moose drinking from a childhood lake. (Fiction. YA)"
Mira, alone in a basement apartment with a strange, controlling mother, has only her nature books and animal sketches, until she meets Cath and finds her first friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE KEY OF DO by Carole Fréchette
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"This brief but compelling French novella should capture the attention of many young readers with its insightful treatment of adolescent friendship and of the swirling emotions felt by teens with absent parents. (Fiction. YA)"
The unlikely friendship of two French-Canadian high-school girls illuminates the emotional turmoil both have undergone through the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND SO IT GOES by Paloma Valdivia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tribute to those who pass, a celebration of time here, and a multilayered rumination on the cycle of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As loved ones leave this world, others arrive in this existential meditation on the cycle of life, an import from Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS UNDERCOVER by Fanny Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An unflinching, delicate portrait of a boy and his broken family. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
As his family falls apart, a young teen boy struggles to approach the girl he admires from afar. 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

BEYOND MAGENTA by Susan Kuklin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Informative, revealing, powerful and necessary. (author's note, glossary, resource list) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Kuklin (No Choirboy, 2008, etc.) brings her intimate, compassionate and respectful lens to the stories of six transgender young people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIPES OF ALL TYPES by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes and a good introduction to some new animals. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Stockdale's feast for the eyes explores the stripes found in the animal world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA IN PIENZA by Susan Fillion
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2013

"Both tasty and just filling enough, just like a slice of pizza Margherita. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A little Tuscan girl introduces readers to her hometown of Pienza and her favorite food, pizza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE ABOUT THURSTON by Susan Milord
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"The artwork catches Thurston in all his pomposity—watercolors that feel like statements from Thurston's soapbox—throwing a broad, ironic humor over the proceedings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Milord manages to pack three short riffs on the waggish, self-assured rooster Thurston into this quick picture book. Read full book review >