Search Results: "Ellen Potter"


BOOK REVIEW

PIPER GREEN AND THE FAIRY TREE by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With its intriguing setting, sympathetic characters, and hint of magic, this new chapter-book series should charm fledgling readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When her older brother goes off-island for high school, second-grader Piper Green misses him terribly but finds consolation in a Fairy Tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING ROOM by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An homage to a cherished classic that can work as a companion piece or stand alone as a solid, modern tale for young readers in the 21st century. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young orphan finds herself in a remote mansion that hides many secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOB by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While some readers may balk at some of its more convenient coincidences, fans of Jerry Spinelli and others of his ilk may especially enjoy it and will be held rapt. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intriguingly offbeat mystery concerning the theft of cookies from a boy's lunch, at turns humorous, suspenseful and poignant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KNEEBONE BOY by Ellen Potter
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A quirky charmer. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
The Hardscrabbles of the English town of Little Tunks—silent Otto, the adventure-seeking Lucia and whip-smart Max—have become accustomed to their shy, rumpled father's absences since their mother's suspicious disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PISH POSH by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This disconcerting turn in storytelling weakens the first fascination with the characters, as they flatten and disintegrate when lives and story are tidied up to accommodate a too-easy ending. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Monsieur Frankofile's upscale restaurant, Pish Posh, has a gimmick: his daughter, Clara (11), who heartlessly polices the success or failure of each diner, determining who can have a reservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA PONY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Completely satisfying. We wish for more. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Lucky Piper Green has a Fairy Tree in her front yard that sometimes yields up treasures—not always what she wants, but what she needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA KIDNEY AND THE EXIT ACADEMY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A good use of budget, especially where Olivia has fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Twelve-year-old, born-to-be-a-medium Olivia Kidney returns for another humorous, ghostly adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA KIDNEY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Disappointing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Olivia's father has just become the superintendent of a New York City apartment building filled with particularly strange people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPILLING INK by Anne Mazer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The best of recent volumes on the subject. (introduction, appendix) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Two prolific writers for children offer advice on the writing process for young writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AVERAGE HUMAN by Ellen Toby-Potter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2003

"A fairly intricate tale that manages not to trip itself up, crisply narrated with a minimum of digression and a remarkable understatement that draws you into the action."
The lives of several generations of an outcast family in a small town in upstate New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dollhouse for everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME WHAT TO DREAM ABOUT by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Playful bedtime treat for wee ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a little girl asks her older sister to tell her what to dream about, the big sister's creative suggestions seem to fall on deaf ears. Read full book review >