Search Results: "Suzanne Jurmain"


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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

With plenty of gory details, Jurmain recounts the six months in 1900 when Dr. Walter Reed and his team of doctors in Cuba determined that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"Closing chapters fill in the details of Crandall's later life and sketch the subsequent history of school integration. (appendices, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Prudence Crandall never set out to be a revolutionary—just a teacher. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A pleasingly lucid look at a complicated relationship, it should prove revelatory to an audience unaccustomed to such nuance. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Though John Adams and Thomas Jefferson "...were as different as pickles and ice cream," they were able to work together to fight for America's independence—for a while. Read full book review >

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NICE WORK, FRANKLIN! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A solid, immensely readable introduction to a complex man, in a complex time of history. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The 32nd president faced many challenges, including enduring and overcoming a difficult illness and helping to cure an economic sickness of the nation. Read full book review >

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GEORGE DID IT by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"An unusually intimate point of view for this audience. (source list) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Jurmain catches the Father of His Country wrestling with anxiety in this amusing historical anecdote. 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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ALONE TOGETHER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Short on words and long on expressive artwork—a charming addition to a winning series for little ones. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Big, white, cuddly Bear tries to have quiet time alone. Read full book review >

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ARTICHOKE’S HEART by Suzanne Supplee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"The answer here—which seems to be saying what matters is the heart while simultaneously saying what matters is the weight—is ambiguous on this point. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The overt story line in this touching novel is obese-girl-loses-weight, though it's really a story about developing self-esteem, connecting with family and friends and finding love. Read full book review >

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A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young
FANTASY
Released: June 21, 2011

"Charlotte's bleak tale provides an imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light and, of course, sets up a potential sequel. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another angel in human form reluctantly faces her uncertain destiny in a gripping supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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EIGHT KEYS by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This story of preteen angst contains many compelling, original moments that, unfortunately, do not combine for a realistic portrayal of blossoming maturity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Elise must unlock her past to learn what she comes from before she can decide who she wants to be. Read full book review >