Search Results: "Suzanne Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Two important historical figures from separate worlds come together for the common purpose of freedom. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Sure to see—and worthy of—plenty of use, and not just in election years. (author's list of sources and suggested resources to learn more) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A simple, well-constructed overview takes a close look at how the magnificent house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was built on an empty piece of land with a view of the Potomac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not exactly eloquent advice, perhaps, but on target. (timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
What would a renowned, established inventor have to say to a hopeful young tinkerer? Read full book review >

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THE SODA BOTTLE SCHOOL by Seño Laura Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A likely hit with young eco-activists, despite the bland visuals. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A Guatemalan community turns trash to treasure, thanks to a teacher's "crazy idea." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Thumbnail biographies of other changemakers and a timeline follow the text. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
When work was begun on the Lincoln Memorial in 1914, no one could have imagined the history that would later unfold at the site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"An inspirational must-read for budding scientists and those who teach them. (notes, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slade and Lanan bring the biography of scientist Anna Comstock to young readers. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS JANE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An attractive volume introducing an important American to young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Jane Addams' life was dedicated to helping others. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S NEW AT THE ZOO by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2009

"The solid math and informative backmatter make this a worthwhile addition to libraries and math programs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a visit to the zoo, a young boy counts the animal babies and parents in each enclosure, the accompanying rhyme encouraging readers to do the math along with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bravo! (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Slade illuminates George Gershwin's creative process, from inception to premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue." Read full book review >

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MULTIPLY ON THE FLY by Suzanne Slade
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"In trying to do too much, this title may leave readers with too little. (Math picture book. 8-10)"
Rhyming verse presents buggy word problems that can all be solved using multiplication. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF DOOM by Arthur Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"By turns touching and pulse-pounding, this conclusion will leave fans fully satisfied. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Modo is back for one last adventure. Read full book review >