Search Results: "Elise Hofer Derstine"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC EVERYWHERE! by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A medley perfectly tuned. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
"We love music!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Creative teachers, librarians and parents will be able to use this book to start a number of different conversations, but descriptions of the clothing and their special meanings (if only for adult users) would greatly increase this book's value. (Informational photo essay. 4-7)"
By focusing this visually stunning book on "dressing up" rather than on the broader topic of clothing, the authors enjoy the freedom of selecting striking photographs of children dressed in traditional clothing, theatrical costumes and masks and school and sports uniforms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME WITH ELISE by Christina Schilling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2014

"A sweet escape for fans of classical music."
Schilling, in her debut work of historical fiction, combines Beethoven with a charming bit of time travel. Read full book review >

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IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD SWANS by Ken Setterington
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Few single editions of this story are available, making this an even more significant offering. (Folktale. 6-10)"
Staying close to its Andersen roots, Setterington spins a beautiful retelling of a well-loved story. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A CIRCUS TO THE LIBRARY, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Librarians will love sharing this story, maybe. Their listeners will love hearing it, definitely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Quiet in the library? Not while Magnolia is in action! Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A PIANO TO THE BEACH, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightful demonstration of just one of many things not to take to the beach; the brainstorming possibilities are endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The voice of experience (about alligators at school) this time deals with her inability to leave her beloved piano at home while visiting the beach. Read full book review >

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THE THREE DOTS by Elise Primavera
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Media-conscious readers will laugh at the droll ads and celebrity caricatures in Primavera's exuberant, cartoony illustrations, and enjoy the simple, feel-good story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Vigorously told, hilariously illustrated: the tale of three spotted friends—Henry, Sal, and Margaret (frog, moose, and duck)- -united by their twin passions for donuts and music, then reunited, after a falling out, by their mutual regard. Read full book review >

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OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >

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I WANT A MONSTER! by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Though not quite as much fun as Gravel's Disgusting Critters series, this offering will still elicit chuckles from the younger set. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Snaggle-toothed, asymmetrical, bug-eyed monsters abound in this not-so-subtle "A pet is a big responsibility" primer. Read full book review >