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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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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880-1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >