Search Results: "Susanna Leonard Hill"


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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Despite a rather abrupt resolution to the central mystery, Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads."
Why is the ghost of a 2nd-century Roman sentinel guarding an archaeological site? And why is he following Verity Grey? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 1999

"Anyone interested in music history or in women's history will find a compelling story well told here. (index, not seen, b&w reproductions and photos, chronology, source notes) (Biography. 10-16)"
Extremely well-researched and presented, this sumptuous book presents the extraordinary career of Schumann, who was more celebrated during her lifetime than her composer husband, Robert, was. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >