Search Results: "Suzanne Hadfield Semsch"


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"The appeal of Semsch's novel is evident at the end when, knowing great changes lie ahead for the nation and its soldiers, the reader can't help wondering how Julia Crockett will confront them."
This multigenerational epic follows heroine Julia Crockett's journey from tomboy Army brat to military wife and beyond, from the Great Depression through Vietnam. Read full book review >

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THE LEES OF MENOKIN by Suzanne Hadfield Semsch
Released: Sept. 25, 2009

"A gripping, richly textured portrait of colonial life in crisis."
Romance, slavery and the American Revolution roil this engrossing historical novel, based on the life of a minor Founding Father. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A page-turning memoir of life as a decorated astronaut."
Hadfield chronicles what it took to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. Read full book review >

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FOX FORGETS by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Bear looks more than ever like a huggable bundle of shag in this gentle reminder that failures to communicate happen and are not of necessity punishable offenses. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this typically spare outing, Bear worries when little Fox neglects to tell him that Goose's absence is only temporary. Happily, the three splendid friends are reunited at the end. Read full book review >

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MY BEAR GRIZ by Suzanne McGinness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A winner for read-alouds, whether in groups or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bear of imposing presence provides safety and joy in this visually distinctive debut. Read full book review >

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PIGGY MONDAY by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A needed theme with enough wit to make it palatable. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this wickedly humorous tale about the importance of manners, Bloom (The Bus for Us, not reviewed, etc.) brings the reader into Mrs. Hubbub's classroom, where the children spend the day learning an unforgettable lesson in respect. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent report on a relatively new program. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Since 1977, ``Helping Hands'' has been training capuchin monkeys as assistants to quadriplegics. Read full book review >

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A NUMBER SLUMBER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Count on this as a solid bedtime-book choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bedtime-book/concept-book mashup for little ones. Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST DARK by Chris Hadfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An uplifting, valuable addition to the 'scared of the dark' bookshelf and a must for the budding space explorer (or really, any dreamer). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Chris is afraid of the dark until he sees the Eagle land on the moon and is moved by the beauty of space. Read full book review >

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OH! WHAT A SURPRISE! by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This one has 'read it again' potential, and Fox has the makings of a star. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In the fourth entry in the charming Goose and Bear series, the polar bear and gawky white goose are again joined by their irrepressible little friend, a fox with the personality of a bright 2-year-old. Read full book review >

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TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation of an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Williams tweaks the well-known story of ten little monkeys jumping on the bed in this enjoyable read-aloud. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY FINE TIME MACHINE by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A splendid use for a box, indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an airy riff on the evergreen idea behind, for instance, Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006), an aardvark, an armadillo and an anteater explore some of the exciting possibilities in a carton labeled "My Time Machine." Read full book review >