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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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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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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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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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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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

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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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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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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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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FINDING LOVE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
by Bobbi Dumas

One of the great wonders of the Internet is meeting new friends and discovering people who love the same books you do. (This has been especially empowering for people who read romance, hasn’t it? Since so often the people in our everyday lives emphatically do not read romance and are only to happy to let us know this.)

For me ...


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