Search Results: "Elanna Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

ITSY MITSY RUNS AWAY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"The irresistible tug of clever language combines with visual pizzazz to make this runaway story a runaway hit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Itsy Mitsy may be teeny tiny, but she has BIG issues with bedtime. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S POCKET PROTEST by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A characteristically intelligent entry in a consistently appealing series. (Fiction. 5-9)"
When Violet and her friend Rose learn that their favorite oak tree is to be cut down, they organize a small protest with a big result. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S REMARKABLE RECOVERY by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"This agreeable account should attract new Violet Mackerel followers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Violet Mackerel makes a new friend while waiting for her tonsillectomy and cements that friendship by singing on the radio. Read full book review >

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EVA AND SADIE AND THE WORST HAIRCUT EVER! by Jeff Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"One hopes readers see it as a cautionary tale, not a road map. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Inspired by a real-life, viral recording of WNPR reporter Cohen interviewing his daughters about a certain unfortunate hair-cutting incident. Read full book review >

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EVA AND SADIE AND THE BEST CLASSROOM EVER! by Jeff Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Cohen uses tongue-in-cheek humor to slyly point out to kids that not everything they are told about school is true; here's hoping they will take his message to heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An older sister is determined to make sure her little sis is ready for kindergarten…even if it kills her. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S PERSONAL SPACE by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"It is no small thing for a 7-year-old to cope with change. Branford offers chapter-book readers an appealing model. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Leaving hurts, but Violet Mackerel finds something that helps. Read full book review >

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POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S NATURAL HABITAT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Still, this sweet family story stands alone and should attract new fans. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Seven-year-old Violet's Theory of Helping Small Things doesn't work out well for a ladybug, but it does inspire her big sister Nicola's successful natural science project. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Violet and her family are original and appealing, a lovely addition to any chapter-book collection of characters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
A collection of small things and a generous gesture win Violet Mackerel the Blue China Bird she's admired for weeks at the Saturday-morning market. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC FOR ALICE by Allen Say
FICTION
Released: March 29, 2004

"Each of Say's exquisite paintings tells a story; together they create a moving testament to a life of hard work and dreams—dreams that find fulfillment in unanticipated ways. (Picture book. All ages)"
Understated full-page water-color paintings and a spare text tell the life story of Alice Sumida, who "loved dancing more than anything else." Read full book review >

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ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >