Search Results: "Susan Schade"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMON’S DREAM by Susan Schade
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"Fortunately, this aimless, confusing and, as it turns out, agenda-driven cautionary tale won't. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Distinguished by its experimental format but not much else, the post-apocalyptic Fog Mound trilogy concludes with happy reunions among its cast of talking animals, a more or less decisive battle with the reptilian Dragon Lady and light shed at last on what became of humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"An abrupt end signals future episodes on the way; perhaps they'll be better. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Set in a future from which humanity has vanished, leaving only legends behind, this text-and-graphic-novel hybrid takes a chatty young chipmunk from the supposed safety of his hollow-tree home to a derelict city ruled by a komodo dragon with "ratmink" minions, and then on to an idyllic animal community perched atop a plateau ringed by poisonous fog. Read full book review >

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FARADAWN by Susan Schade
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"The ominous closing suggestion that some creatures are beginning to repeat the technological mistakes that caused the (near) extinction of the human race sets the stage for sequels. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Continuing in alternate chapters of illustrated prose and comics-style graphics, the second episode of this post-apocalypse tale takes several talking animal friends and Bill, the enigmatic miniature human, back to the Untamed Forest and the City of Ruins, and then on to a remote island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOAD ON THE ROAD by Susan Schade
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"The simple text is deftly rhymed and rhythmic; the bright, cartoony illustrations exude good humor. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
In a sunny ``Step into Reading'' book on ``Step 1,'' a cheerful toad in a bubble-topped auto tools around town and country picking up friends, observing the rules of the road, and generally enjoying life. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH’S WALKING STICK by Susan Meddaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"Meddaugh's droll, economical prose is matched to perfection by her wonderfully expository artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meddaugh's wacky, and highly pleasurable, Cinderella-like tale doesn't need any prince for Margaret (as our Cinderella is known) to escape the demands of her lazy and cruel siblings, just a near-spent magic walking stick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA AND SKITS by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"If it flies or floats, it's history. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Meddaugh tucks an unobtrusive lesson about valuing differences into this tale of doggy devotion, her fifth featuring the ever-popular Martha. Read full book review >