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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AUNTIE CLAUS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"As is often the case with later entries in a series, the bloom is off the (Christmas red) rose with this overblown effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa Claus's big sister is back for a third holiday adventure with her great-niece Sophie (Auntie Claus, 1999). 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 >

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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 >