Search Results: "Suzy Becker"


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WINNER TAKES ALL by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Kate juggles new and old friendships. Read full book review >

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KATE THE GREAT EXCEPT WHEN SHE'S NOT by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Although amusing and easy to relate to, Kate's fifth-grade experience could use more dramatic flair. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this heavily illustrated, comic slice-of-life novel aimed at girls, Kate Geller, almost 10, struggles to be a good daughter, sister, friend, student, Junior Guide and flute player. Read full book review >

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MANNY’S COWS by Suzy Becker
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Easily the most memorable ruminant retreat since David Kirby and Allen Woodman's The Cows Are Going To Paris (1991), illustrated by Chris Demarest. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a teacher's suggestion and weary of the udder sameness of a dairy farmer's year, young Manny impulsively bustles his 500 cows onto buses for an end-of-school excursion to Niagara Falls. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD EGG by Suzy Becker
Released: May 7, 2013

"Tender and funny, this appealing modern love story is greatly enhanced by the author's drawings."
Following in the tradition of James Thurber and Jules Feiffer, best-selling author/illustrator Becker (Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal, 2010, etc.) combines droll illustrations with a lively narrative style in this chronicle of the high expectations and shattering disappointments on her journey to motherhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2010

"Offers some sweet illuminations, but a bit too light and friction-less for a book on death and mother-daughter relationships."
Wall Street Journal culture reporter Rosman uses her journalistic skills to work through her grief over the death of her mother at age 60 from lung cancer. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SUZY WRIGHT by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"An excellent resource that shines a spotlight on a previously little-known but highly meritorious woman. (Biography. 10-18)"
Susanna "Suzy" Wright, an English Quaker, traveled to her family's new home in Pennsylvania in 1714 at the age of 16 and grew into a highly intelligent, well-educated, and influential woman. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Otherwise, it's a lightly suspenseful read-aloud in which the colors and texture of the strangely beautiful mixed-media illustrations communicate as much, and often more, than the words. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the geese are honking, but Suzy Goose, of Silly Suzy Goose (2006), just wants a little peace and quiet. Read full book review >

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SILLY SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A wry twist on the familiar theme of wanting to be different, Suzy isn't such a silly goose after all, though it would have been nice if the text had used the subjunctive properly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Suzy Goose looks like all the other geese, but she wishes she could be different. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Meticulous, squalidly atmospheric reconstruction of a landmark case."
A sensational 1912 murder dissected as a watershed event in the history of organized crime in New York City. Read full book review >

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The Rise of Dirck Becker by Judith K. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2016

"A satisfying trip back in time takes readers to the Dutch Republic in the 17th century."
In this concluding volume of a historical fiction trilogy set in the 1600s, a farm boy with a remarkable memory pursues a new life in Amsterdam while searching for a girl he encountered as a child. Read full book review >

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SUZY GOOSE AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The slight story is enlivened by Suzy's customary silliness—children will enjoy knowing better than she does and voicing the sound effects—but her third outing shows signs of staleness, and the Christmas connection feels forced at best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Silly Suzy Goose. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Lee's pictures, both color and grisaille, are wonderfully detailed, patterned and angular, with much to look at with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small girl's visit to the zoo is very different from the one her parents experience in this witty tale of few words. Read full book review >