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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SOME SUMPTUOUS SUMMER READS
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s the end of July!

In January, I would have thought I’d be in Orlando this week for RWA, but life has a way of happening when we’re making other plans, doesn’t it?

In fact the whole last month has been full of surprises for me, mostly good, some not so good—and while I’ve had to adjust some expectations, overall ...


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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >