Search Results: "Susanna Leonard Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Truck-hungry children may love this unreservedly, but it will make environmentalists and transportation reformers weep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"This is the traffic that's moving too slow. / Cars and buses have nowhere to go. / What is the answer? I'm guessing you know." Read full book review >

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WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES  by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Together with its companion, two humorous explorations of what it means to take care of a friend. (Board book. 2-4)"
A child finds out an elephant with the sniffles is a lot of work—and can be contagious to boot! Read full book review >

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NOT YET, ROSE by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A solid addition to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hill beautifully portrays the seesawing emotions a young mouse feels in the transition time before becoming a big sister. Read full book review >

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NO SWORD FIGHTING IN THE HOUSE by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"And that's just the point. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Arthur and Lance love to play with their swords in the house. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS! by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No fooling—here's a lighthearted romp that highlights an often overlooked holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's evident some things run in the family for the legendary Punxsutawney Phil's niece Phyllis. Read full book review >

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CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT SHEEP by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"You can count on us,' they assure her, concluding a gently humorous book that families will undoubtedly come to count on as well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Ava's busy mind won't let her fall asleep, her mother tells her to try counting sheep, marking the last moment of convention in Hill and Wohnoutka's refreshing bedtime story. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Get another copy of Donald Crews's Freight Train and give this a miss. (Ages 18 mos.-3)"
A laden freight train makes its westbound run, only narrowly missing a collision with an eastbound commuter train. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other."
In the original Star Trek series, Mr. Spock's contemplative temperament was balanced by Capt. Kirk's emotive and physical nature. Now it's the captain's turn to reflect. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A nearly impossible task, recording this lush life, but Shawn helps us comprehend the magic."
A few luscious slices from the massive cake that was the life of the great pianist, composer, conductor and public personality (1918-1990). Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Johanna Hurwitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An interesting, well-balanced biography of this phenomenon of the 20th-century American musical scene, emphasizing the many facets of Bernstein's achievement (pianist/conductor/composer/media personality) and his identity as a Jew, and wisely (for this audience) ignoring the details of his convoluted personal life. Read full book review >