Search Results: "Susan Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

WALKING OUTSIDE THE BOX by Susan Reynolds
Released: Nov. 3, 2006

"This frank, enjoyable “why-to” guide to walking offers direction for personal growth as well."
An inspirational memoir about finding the inner athlete in yourself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MARATHON by Susan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Reynolds closes with a detailed source note and a brief history of the modern marathon—not enough to carry this, or readers, much past the starting line. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Reynolds, a distance walker herself, spins detail around skimpy Classical sources to create a tale in tribute to every marathoner's hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM YOGA by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Empowering affirmations and playful illustrations will inspire both children and adults to slow down and strike a pose. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A young girl overwhelmed by her hectic world calms herself by practicing yoga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU AND ME by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Perfect as a gift book exchanged between kindred spirits, this could also spark interesting conversations about the role of chance in our lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A chance meeting that leads to a lasting friendship is lauded in rhyming text and jaunty illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSEUM by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Despite the missteps provoked by Verde's verse, this 'twirly-whirly' homage to a museum is, on balance, a sweet-natured and handsome celebration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Verde and Reynolds deliver a simple premise with a charming payoff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANDIA by Susan Lynn Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"A fine debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
A first novel that presents an imaginary world with unusual creativity and intelligence. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELEBRATE! by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The fascinating photographs are the strong point here, but the short paragraphs that explain the rituals and customs will tantalize readers to find out more. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The well-traveled author-photographer, who has provided many strongly individual portraits of peoples, now emphasizes similarities in the celebrations that humans have created for the seasons, births, deaths, weddings and histories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN UNDER by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, she does a real service in presenting both groups as they have been; the books are handsome, appealing, and informative. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
One of two new volumes in a series Reynolds initiated in 1991 with books about the Himalayas and the Sahara. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >