Search Results: "Elise Broach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MINIATURE WORLD OF MARVIN & JAMES by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The boy-and-beetle friendship first introduced in Broach's charming novel Masterpiece (2010) is now the cornerstone of an illustrated chapter-book series. Read full book review >

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SPRINGTIME BABY by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This joyful lift-the-flap adventure will inspire little ones to head outdoors to see if spring has sprung in their neck of the woods. (Board book. 1-3)"
Broach rounds out her celebration of the seasons (Seashore Baby, 2010; Snowflake Baby, 2011; Barnyard Baby, 2013) with this cheerful ode to the wonders of spring. Read full book review >

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JAMES TO THE RESCUE by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Full of drama and heart, this is the kind of series that can show newly independent readers the power of a good story. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The second installment in The Masterpiece Adventures series, which stars a human boy named James and his best beetle friend, Marvin, this early chapter book finds Marvin on a very important mission. Read full book review >

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MASTERPIECE by Elise Broach
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old James Terik isn't particularly appreciated in the Pompaday household. Read full book review >

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COUSIN JOHN IS COMING! by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A mixed message, at best. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The pictures tell the story here. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BABY by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This well-executed, toddler-friendly board book is a great introduction to fall and a perfect choice for one-on-one or small group sharing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Broach's eager toddler is back (Seashore Baby, 2010; Snowflake Baby, 2011) to explore another season—this time, fall on the farm. Read full book review >

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HIDING HOOVER by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"From Steven Kellogg's Mysterious Tadpole (1977) to M.P. Robertson's The Egg (2001), tales featuring the sudden arrival of oversized pets generally show better-knit internal logic. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Readers may trip over some unfilled gaps in this tale of a single parent who—evidently—quietly changes his "No Pets!" stance. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Best enjoyed after the first, this absorbing, old-fashioned adventure will make readers eager for the next installment. (Mystery/adventure. 8-12)"
The Barker brothers (Jack, Henry and Simon, ages 6, 10 and 11) encounter new adventures on Superstition Mountain in this second page turner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT CROSSING by Elise Broach
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Satisfying suspense and self-discovery in the desert. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Three teens move from innocence to experience when their spring break takes an unexpected detour crossing the New Mexico desert. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S SECRET by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"More linear and traditionally evidence-driven than Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer (2004), this agreeable history-mystery may have even more appeal to budding sleuths. (author's note, historical timeline) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Hero Netherfield knows she's in trouble when, on her first day at her new school in Maryland, a classmate unthinkingly announces that Hero is her dog's name. Read full book review >

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WHEN DINOSAURS CAME WITH EVERYTHING by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"In the end, the boy's friends bring their own newly acquired dinos over to his house for a poolside party—and he knows Mom has truly come around when she calls the baker for more doughnuts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What if one day every merchant in town offered up, and indeed, insisted that shoppers take home a live dinosaur (free) with every purchase? Read full book review >