Search Results: "Suzanne LaFleur"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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THREADS OF BLUE by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A deeply moving and powerful condemnation of war's devastation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mathilde made a dangerous decision to free her Tyssian prisoner-of-war friend when she and the other children were fleeing Faetre at the conclusion of Beautiful Blue World (2016). Read full book review >

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LOVE, AUBREY by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"Her detailed progression from denial to acceptance makes her both brave and credible in this honest and realistic portrayal of grief. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this touching debut novel, a devastating accident leaves an 11-year-old girl grieving and alone until her grandmother and some new friends provide comfort and support. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE WORLD by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Deeply emotional, compelling, and brilliant. (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is raging in Sofarende, and it will have profound and devastating effects on 12-year-old Mathilde. No one is safe. Read full book review >

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A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. 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 >

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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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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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HAVE A HOT TIME, HADES! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The sooner the better. (Fiction. 10-13)"
"Mythology" becomes "Mirthology" in this hilariously revisionist account of the war between the Greek gods and the Titans. 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 >