Search Results: "Suzy Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Both a celebration of sexuality and, for the author, an embracive awakening to it. "
Investigative journalist Spencer expands her own sexual boundaries through the exploration of others'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"One hopes, however, she will explore new emotional and narrative ground in her next book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious girl plays with shadows in the attic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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MASHA AND HER SISTERS by Suzy Ultman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Along with a set of nesting dolls, this sweet book would be a wonderful gift for a special child. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
This die-cut board book inspired by the Russian matryoshka has doll-shaped cardboard pages, with each page turning downward to present the next, slightly larger "nesting" sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORP by Suzy Kline
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Released: April 27, 1989

From the author of Herbie Jones, another funny look at kids and their not-so-everyday problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAVE by Suzy Lee
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Simply spectacular. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Five gulls and a little girl play with the tide in this beach adventure that lacks text but provides plot aplenty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOMENT BEFORE by Suzy Vitello
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Overwrought and half baked. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After a popular cheerleader plunges to her death, her younger sister forges an unexpected relationship with the boy responsible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING FOR THE COMMANDANT by Suzy Zail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"With fewer living Holocaust survivors each year, it's increasingly important to tell their story, and this is one, however soft-pedaled. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
A Jewish girl sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau lives because of the whims of a sadistic camp commandant. Read full book review >