Search Results: "Elise Paschen"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN by Elise Paschen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sure to please teachers, parents and children who might not yet know how much they need poetry, and how much they will love it. (Poetry. 7-12)"
This is jolly and good, a fine thing in an anthology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM by Elise Paschen
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2010

"The final pages provide space for readers to add their own poems—a good idea, because after paging through this eclectic and powerful anthology many will indeed be inspired to take up the pen. (About the Contributors) (Poetry with audio CD. 12-14)"
From the creators of the popular anthologies Poetry Speaks and Poetry Speaks to Children (2001, 2005) comes another volume, this one aimed at the 12-14 set. 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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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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 >

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AUNTIE CLAUS AND THE KEY TO CHRISTMAS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"There's no place like home,' and for anyone named Kringle, there's no place quite like the North Pole. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The inimitable Auntie Claus is back for another Kringle family lesson in the true meaning of Christmas in this successful sequel (Auntie Claus, 1999). Read full book review >