Search Results: "Suzanne Beaky"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S BUGGING NURSE PENNY? by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Might incite some sympathy scratching but worth inclusion in most collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What is wrong with Nurse Penny? Read full book review >

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HAILEY TWITCH AND THE GREAT TEACHER SWITCH by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This winning series depicts one youngster's balancing act between her sweet and spunky sides and provides a welcome resource for kids waiting for the next Clementine or Moxy Maxwell. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
The cantankerous Mr. Frisk doesn't stand a chance against precocious Hailey Twitch and her impish fairy Maybelle. Read full book review >

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HAILEY TWITCH AND THE CAMPGROUND ITCH by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This wholly satisfying trek embodies the a typical Hailey-ism: 'very fun and funny.' (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Hailey Twitch's excitement turns sour when her teenage sister's demanding friend joins the family on a weekend getaway. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE VALADON by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

In this entertaining and informative book, Rose (Modigliani: The Pure Bohemian, 1991) chronicles the tumultuous life of a French woman whose exceptional talent and determination earned her the admiration of her more famous contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL COWGIRL by Heather Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Mulhall may not be a household name, but Lang makes her memorable for anyone who admires go-getters who beat the odds and break barriers. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
The story of famed rodeo queen Lucille Mulhall is retold as a lesson in girl power and following one's dreams. Read full book review >

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HAILEY TWITCH IS NOT A SNITCH by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though there's nothing unusual about a fantasy series that stars a plucky protagonist, this introductory entry serves as a solid selection for transitioning readers. (Magical adventure. 6-9)"
Spunky Hailey Twitch meets her match when an overeager fairy befriends her. Read full book review >

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THE BUSY LIFE OF ERNESTINE BUCKMEISTER by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The valuable lesson is all the more effective for being shown, and not preached—though perhaps it's meant more for adults than the children they are reading to. (Picture book. 5-7) "
What does it mean to "live life to the fullest"? Read full book review >

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KATY CAT AND BEAKY BOO by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This easy guessing game in primary colors from the author of the Maisy books will help preschoolers with the basic skills of identifying numbers, colors, sounds, and clothes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Katy Cat And Beaky Boo ($14.99; Oct. 1996; 24 pp.; 1-56402-884-4): To search for her buddy Beaky Boo, Katy Cat uses lots of clues. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE DAVIS GETS A LIFE by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cohen is no Jane Austen, but her latest update on the Marriage Plot is a light romantic comedy featuring witty commentary on contemporary life, enriched by a funny, flawed and likable heroine."
If Jane Austen's heroines can find true love within the confines of their small English villages, why can't a single New Yorker locate Mr. Right among the residents of her large Upper West Side apartment building? Read full book review >

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CONFISCATED! by Suzanne Kaufman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A good book on sharing and for sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bickering brothers resolve their differences and recover their confiscated toys. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY SONGBIRD by Suzanne Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This sleepy narrative doesn't ever really wake up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small bird named Little Peep wants to join the other birds singing at sunrise, but he discovers that he isn't an early riser. Read full book review >

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FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give two green thumbs up for the joy of mud pies everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >