Search Results: "Susan Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

SLUGGER by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slug with dreams of baseball glory finds success on the diamond thanks to a modified helmet. Read full book review >

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ARLO ROLLED by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Gardening goodness, just the ticket for a science storytime or cozy lap reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arlo the pea wants to grow up to find out what he'll be. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TEACH A SLUG TO READ by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"And though it isn't cricket to diminish a slug's capabilities, readers can't help but feel that if a slug is up to the task, well then, maybe someone else in the room is, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pearson is a slug intimate, having previously charted the course of two Slugs in Love (illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, 2006), so who better to explain, exactly, the best way to teach a slug to read? Read full book review >

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EAGLE-EYE ERNIE GOES TO TOWN by Susan Pearson
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

One of four books initiating a series featuring a spirited heroine, Ernie, who uses observation and innovation to solve problems. Read full book review >

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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"In a world that so often emphasizes answers and solid facts, it is refreshing to see a text that encourages questioning, whether realistic or imaginative flights of fancy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a departure from his usual sparkly fare, Pfister's latest is a sweetly simple look at some very deep questions, allowing children the opportunity to delve into some of life's mysteries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"The detailed focus on Darwin's scientific pursuits makes this book a good complement to the personal portrait offered in Deborah Heiligman's Charles & Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (2009). (Biography. 10-14)"
This engaging and insightful biography focuses primarily on Darwin's five-year voyage aboard the Beagle and the years following in which he formulated and published his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection. Read full book review >

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SILVER MORNING by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Christiana's watercolor artwork is softly focused, but sharp lines define the setting and neatly skirt mawkishness. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Pearson's story is all atmosphere, and the mood is indigo. Read full book review >

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SLUGS IN LOVE by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Snail-mail fun that gives a new connotation to sliming someone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Slugs in love? Read full book review >

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THE DROWSY HOURS by Susan Pearson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2002

"This sophisticated collection does what it sets out to do, and should give bedtime readers food for dreams. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
A modest collection of 16 sleepytime poems, most of them dating from the first half of the last century, with gently surreal illustrations. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >