Search Results: "Susan V. Bosak"


BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Perhaps it's useful to adults looking to instill children with the belief they can attain their dreams. (activities kit and traveling exhibit available, interactive Web site) (Picture book. 7-9)"
The subtitle indicates the purpose, though the text is less a tale than a tract that shapes a lifetime journey through hopes and dreams. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY by Susan V. Bosak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Extremely sweet, and very adult, but with appeal. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A sentimental, intergenerational story that may evoke both memories and tears. Read full book review >

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DAISY'S DEFINING DAY by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Transitioning readers, particularly girls, will enjoy seeing Daisy navigate the familiar shoals of elementary school in this better-than-average early chapter book. (Fiction. 5-8)"
What's a girl to do when her young next-door neighbor, Grant, who has just discovered the joy of rhyming, starts calling her "Lazy Daisy" every time he sees her, even at school? Read full book review >

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DOLL TROUBLE by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Smooth, satisfying fantasy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having a favorite doll come to life—what a rich, delicious fantasy. Read full book review >

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DAISY'S PERFECT WORD by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An early chapter book with a pleasantly recognizable cast of characters that, disappointingly, misses the opportunity to gently address a pertinent issue. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Daisy, a collector of admirable words, wants to find the perfect word to give her teacher as a gift. Read full book review >

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DAISY'S BIG NIGHT by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Pair this quiet charmer with Eileen Spinelli's slightly more challenging, free verse Where I Live, illustrated by Matt Phelan (2007), for an even broader exploration of poetry. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back for a third outing, grade-schooler Daisy, a serious collector of words, discovers the joy of poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITH YOU by Susan V. Bertram
Released: March 10, 2014

"A deeply felt, child-appropriate book on dying that's resonant for all ages."
A debut picture book for children and adults that offers a positive perspective on loss and grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS MAKER’S DAUGHTER by V.  Briceland
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Obvious connections to the culture of medieval Venice, from glass to silk to music to gondolas, provide color but not depth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There are some imaginative moments and one very good idea in this muddled fantasy, but also a lot of clunky dialogue, clichéd expressions and dei ex machinae. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFERNOTY by DON V.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"Repetitive structure, awkward writing style an abrupt ending hamper this surreal tale."
A strange, poorly written, yet frequently original short science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >