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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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LUMBERJANES TO THE MAX
by Julie Danielson

Have you heard the happy Lumberjanes news? Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is on shelves now from New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki. She has adapted the comic book series to novel format for middle-grade readers, complete with spot illustrations from Brooke Allen. I chatted, very briefly, with Tamaki, who is excited about this new project. But then, for the love ...


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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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FINDING LOVE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
by Bobbi Dumas

One of the great wonders of the Internet is meeting new friends and discovering people who love the same books you do. (This has been especially empowering for people who read romance, hasn’t it? Since so often the people in our everyday lives emphatically do not read romance and are only to happy to let us know this.)

For me ...


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