Search Results: "Ellie James"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

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FRAGILE DARKNESS by Ellie James
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Nonetheless, fans of the series will devour this offering and look forward to the promise of additional titles, perhaps ones that crank up the paranormal factor even higher as the powers of other characters are increasingly revealed and explored. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
The third installment of the Midnight Dragonfly series barrels along at breakneck speed, a paranormal thrill ride from start to finish. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An appendix includes an interview with the author and suggestions for making and keeping a sketch journal. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
Although Ellie McDoodle knows that moving means the end of everything good, her sketch journal (which, glumly, begins, "The End") shows her gradually making a place of her own in her new house, finding friends and conducting a successful nonviolent campaign to improve the school-lunch situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE EVER by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A decent start poorly realized. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Ellie and her mother live in a shelter following the loss of Ellie's farrier father, their home, the family dog and all their possessions in a hurricane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Full of maps, wilderness-survival tips and instructions for counting out rhymes and group games, as well as for making an automatic spitball machine, this will be an agreeable summer read. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
Forced to go camping in northern Michigan with her three cousins and younger brother, 11-year-old Ellie keeps a copiously illustrated record of the experience, documenting her dislike for the family and the situation, as well as her growing enjoyment by the end of the week. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN ILLUSIONS by Ellie James
Released: May 8, 2012

"Fans of paranormal thrillers and romances will find plenty to love in this gripping series. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
With this steamy second installment, the Midnight Dragonfly series continues to sizzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED DREAMS by Ellie James
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"There's definitely more to Trinity's story than what is revealed here, and readers will want to find out what it is. Luckily, there is more to come in the Midnight Dragonfly series. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Debut author James crafts a sexy, suspenseful paranormal thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE AND THE BUNHEADS by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Ellie's experiences and observations ring true, and the ways she solves her problems make for an admirable character. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Ellie, turning 13, is under pressure—a ballet audition, a milestone in her potential career, approaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING AFTER LITTLE ELLIE by Dosh Archer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1993. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The text may describe a straightforward babysitting job, but the pictures tell a very different story, as Little Ellie's an elephant and the sitters, a family of mice. Read full book review >