Search Results: "Elise Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Surely the 'trusted friends' who are invited to read Gabby's first dossier deserve a real understanding of what makes her unique. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Twelve-year-old Gabby Duran's reputation as babysitter to the stars is positively intergalactic. Read full book review >

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WINTER'S FLURRY ADVENTURE by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A simple lesson jazzed up by obstacles. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
The Seasonal Sparkles return in an adventure about friendship, fairness and jealousy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTUMN'S SECRET GIFT by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Fluffy, wholesome and, well, sparkly. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
A new, sparkle-packed series introduces magical sisters who control the seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE by Hilary Duff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Danger romance at its most digestible, ready to be gobbled and forgotten. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
If someone's your true love, just stay devoted while he slams you into the wall and crushes your best friend's hands until she passes out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPULAZZI by Elise Allen
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Teens willing to forgive the flaws will find this a fascinating exploration. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
One teen invents a system to achieve popularity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLL CONTROL by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A mostly lukewarm second outing. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Only two days after her first assignment for the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors, 12-year-old Gabby Duran's cosmically renowned babysitting skills are called back into service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This is not an emotionally involving tale but one that's quirky and imaginative, aimed at middle-graders who like their fiction with a twist. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Aided by her two corgis, the headmistress of the Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents teaches her 8-year-old charges—Beatrice, Mildred, Fay and Annabelle, children whose parents don't have time for them—how to take care of themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBBY OF HIGH HOPES by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"A solid choice for horse lovers ready to move past early chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It takes a while, but high hopes finally pay off for a horse-loving girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUMB LOVE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"This witty tale is a treat for all readers (and their thumbs, too). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tongue-in-cheek self-help book will keep readers in giggles while offering sound advice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET ORDER OF THE GUMM STREET GIRLS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A mixed bag, but entertaining. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Ivy Diamond comes to live in the ramshackle old house on Gumm Street in the town of Sherbet, the lives of her neighbors, talented Cat, cautious Pru (think Officer Buckle) and adventurous Franny, become much more interesting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLY by Elise Gravel
by Elise Gravel, illustrated by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Gross-out potential, for sure—but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The author of the rousingly revolting Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit (2011) dishes out more dirt with this appetite-spoiling introduction to the ubiquitous fly clan. Read full book review >