Search Results: "Susan Swan"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT CASANOVA TOLD ME by Susan Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2005

"Some nice historical color and a raft of exotic settings, hobbled by the pedestrian plot and a tiresome contemporary protagonist."
Canadian novelist Swan (The Wives of Bath, 1993, etc.) intertwines 18th- and 21st-century tales to lead two young women toward maturity and emotional fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANO RISING by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A clever and appealing introduction to a remarkable natural phenomenon. (glossary, bibliography, further reading) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Blowing their tops off, growing taller and wider, and forming new mountains and islands, volcanoes can be both destructive and creative. Extraordinary illustrations complement this description of eight extraordinary Earth events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEERS FOR A DOZEN EARS by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Nails its seasonal and counting concepts, with both flair and flaws. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chernesky and Swan (Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes, 2013) reunite, again pairing a season with an early learning concept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN ABOVE AND BLOOMS BELOW by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Not a strong choice for either springtime explorations or opposites, though teachers may reach for this in preparation for a farm field trip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The team of Chernesky and Swan rounds out the four seasons with this look at springtime opposites (Cheers for a Dozen Ears, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S FALL! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Nature seems to come alive within the pages of this beautiful and interesting tribute to the many joys of autumn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This celebration of all things autumn will delight young children as they begin to imagine piles of leaves for jumping and big orange pumpkins for carving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S WINTER! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Suggestions for winter projects and activities follow the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A chill is in the air and the leaves have all fallen from the trees, as an exuberant child runs "here and there, catching snowflakes in the air." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AUTUMN FALLS by Kelli Nidey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Elementary teachers could use this as a springboard to a discussion on the many different meanings of the same word. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lots of things are falling in this salute to autumn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This is neither the best shape book nor the best fall book out there, though if teachers are looking to combine the topics, this may be a good choice. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A father-daughter-son trip to the pumpkin patch is an opportunity to point out shapes while enjoying the sights and tastes of the season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT ON THE PRAIRIE by Donna M. Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2012

"Another outstanding appreciation of the natural world for young readers and listeners both. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Traditionally patterned verses celebrate the flora, fauna and wide sky of the mixed-grass prairie of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S SPRING! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A natural choice for springtime reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Glaser and Swan team up once again in this eye-catching and informative ode to nature, the second in a series of seasonal titles (It's Fall!, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWAN HUNTLEY
by James McDonald

“My dad moved to Hawaii when I was eight,” Swan Huntley begins, “so I've spent a lot of time there. When I go now, I feel like a tourist/local. I'm not quite a local, but I'm not a tourist either. I thought that take on Hawaii would be an interesting thing to explore.” And ...


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