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SHIPWRECK ISLAND by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"More tantalizing appetizer than full entrée, this book will leave readers hungry for a second helping. (Adventure. 10-13)"
The first in a series, a contemporary castaway tale featuring a blended family. Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER by S.A. Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Nevertheless, it's enjoyable, escapist fare that many readers will enjoy. (Science fiction. YA)"
Inspired imagination overcomes uninspired writing to keep this futuristic story trotting along. Read full book review >

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THE COMPOUND by S.A. Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive. (Fiction. 12+)"
A teen questions the world his father has created and finds some shocking answers. Read full book review >

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THE DETOUR by S.A. Bodeen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Stay on the main roads instead of taking this detour. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Seventeen-year-old Livvy Flynn isn't your average teenager: she is a New York Times bestselling author with a movie deal, a dinner date with Steven Spielberg, and serious money in the bank. Read full book review >

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LOST by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Bodeen's enjoyable castaway fare enhanced with a touch of sci-fi futurism still entertains, but readers will hope Volume 3 tightens things up. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Bodeen's second book in the Shipwreck Island series wades a little deeper into the island's mysteries. Read full book review >

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THE RAFT by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A compelling survival adventure. (Adventure. 11-15) "
When her plane crashes, Robie's years of living with her researcher parents on Midway Island provide her with important knowledge. Read full book review >

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MAMA ELIZABETI by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"After supper, as Mama cradles Flora, Elizabeti rocks Obedi to sleep in her arms—a peaceful end to a trying, important day in her life. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lightning doesn't strike twice, but this sweet sequel to the wonderful, award-winning Elizabeti's Doll (1998) will hit a chord in any child who has had to care for a younger sibling. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETI'S DOLL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stuve-Bodeen's debut is quirky but believable, lightly dusted with cultural detail, and features universal emotions in an unusual setting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Charmed by her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides that she wants a baby of her own; she picks up a smooth rock, names it Eva and washes, feeds, and changes her, and carries her about in her cloth kanga. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Together, the talented team offers up another winning peek at a life that's different but the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the beginning there was Elizabeti's Doll (1998), then, Mama Elizabeti (2000). Read full book review >

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A SMALL BROWN DOG WITH A WET PINK NOSE by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This outing should please young readers, especially those for whom a dog is a most important desire—and children rule. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Of late in picture books it seems that the classic order of children and parents has reversed: Children are the wise ones who fool and rule their elders. Read full book review >

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BABU’S SONG by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A tad idealistic, but warmly told. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this realistic tale of a young boy in Tanzania, Stuve-Bodeen, a former Peace Corps volunteer, explores the relationship between Bernardi, who wants nothing more than to attend school and get a real soccer ball, and his grandfather, a wonderfully creative toymaker who has lost the ability to speak. Read full book review >