Search Results: "Suzanne Beaky"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR CAN DANCE! by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Bear in particular takes a star turn in the loving trio's latest welcome outing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The splendid friends boogie down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A visceral exploration of the eternal and misguided search for pain-free happiness in an almost-now Brave New World. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Quinlan has an uncanny ability to become someone else, especially if that person is dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAGILE DESTINY by Suzanne Lazear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Lazear's fans have a high tolerance for convoluted nomenclature; anyone else will have given up on this series long ago. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Set in both Victorian-era Los Angeles and the Otherworld, Noli's adventures among the Fae continue. Read full book review >

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STONE COVE ISLAND by Suzanne Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A slapdash tale marred by risible errors and erratic pacing. (Mystery. 12-16)"
This contemporary thriller opens the morning after a hurricane ravages a Massachusetts island. Read full book review >

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A MISCHIEF OF MERMAIDS by Suzanne Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"A serviceable fantasy best suited for those kids who have already enjoyed Poppy's previous adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A skeptic trapped in a family of believers comes face to face with nasty nautical ladies in the third book of a series. Read full book review >

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LISTENING FOR LUCCA by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Past meets present and all is well in this lovely and magical tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Siena's ability to see glimpses of the past juxtaposed on the present intensifies when she moves to a house in Maine that is oddly familiar. Read full book review >