Search Results: "Suzanne Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Nevertheless, the book is intriguing, as much fun to browse as it is to sink into for research. (maps, diagrams, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A concise history of Chinese thought and creativity, covering not only scientific ideas and inventions, but religion and philosophy, government, trade, farming, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG NEVER SAYS PLEASE by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, enough readers have probably coveted their pet's setup to provide this switcheroo with a large human audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dogs don't have rules of etiquette to follow, and Ginny Mae is envious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY AT SCHOOL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The mild stories, inadequately plotted and blandly resolved, don't command the attention of readers, and won't satisfy those making their first forays into novel-length books. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Emily at School ($13.95; paper $3.95; Sept. 1996; 48 pp.; 0- 7868-0149-2; paper 0-7868-1133-1): In this entry in the Chapters series, Emily is starting second grade and facing some typical problems, each handled in one of three chapters: one about a disagreeable new boy, another about a bad mark on a paper instead of the star she expected, and the third, in which her friends don't go along with what she wants to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARY LIL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Great fun, with Kellogg's watercolors working hand-in-glove to put the humor of the tale over the top. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Move over, Paul Bunyan—here comes Library Lil, who can toss a motorbike over her head like an apple core, balance a set of encyclopedias on the palm of one hand, speed-read every book in the children's room, tell a whale of a story, and convert an entire town to reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH CASTS A SPELL by Suzanne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Musical notation is included for those unfamiliar with the tune. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," Williams's (My Dog Never Says Please, 2000, etc.) charmer is a real Halloween treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEUS AND THE THUNDERBOLT OF DOOM by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Promising myth-adventures aplenty, this kickoff episode introduces young Zeus, "a very special, yet clueless godboy." 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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DREDGING THE WATERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers

Cover Story: This is (a) Thriller

BFF Charm: Eventually

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Good Start

Bonus Factor: Secret Societies

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: This is (a) Thriller

Although it features a young woman rather than a man, this cover is awfully Generic Thriller Book. The typeface ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BULL RIDER by Suzanne Morgan Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Surprisingly G-rated and accessible. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this Nevada ranching community, riding the bulls is the community sport. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >