Search Results: "Michelle Poploff"


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WHERE TRIPLETS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"An appealing idea for a chapter book but undistinguished in execution. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Divine triplets, Lily, Daisy, and Violet, are alike in some ways and different in others, but they agree about their troublesome new puppy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 9, 1990

The fact that Busy's mother has just been elected mayor puts a strain on their relationship, since Busy tends to act impulsively—e.g., she plans a bubble-gum-blowing contest to raise funds for the town Meal Mobile (first prize: lunch with the mayor) without consulting her mother. Read full book review >

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BAT BONES AND SPIDER STEW by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Basso's funny cartoon illustrations are energetic and will have children snickering over the silliness. (Fiction. 6-8)"
paper 0-440-41440-7 Henry is going home with his new friend, Artie Doomsday, for the first time, and he's worried. Read full book review >

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BUSY O'BRIEN AND THE CATERPILLAR PUNCH BUNCH by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In a sequel to Busy O'Brien and the Great Bubble Gum Blowout (1990), Busy and friends Mitch and Roe can almost taste the 30 free ice-cream cones they'll receive for nominating the winner in a ``Good Neighbor of the Year'' contest (they'll get to name a new Flavor of the Month, too)—but then stuck-up rival Jolly Van Pelt steps forward with her own candidate. Read full book review >

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TEA PARTY FOR TWO by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The emphasis on the friendship is the book's strongest quality, with genial illustrations that will soothe those who like their tea parties simple and sweet. (Fiction. 6-9)"
In this entry in the First Choice Chapter Book series, Poploff (Busy O'Brien and the Caterpillar Punch Bunch, 1992, etc.) divides an easy-to-read story into several scenes about Amy and Kim, who are enjoying a tea party. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

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PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A mixed bag that delights slightly more than disappoints. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When his best friend leaves behind a mysterious playlist in lieu of a proper suicide note, Sam is left with dozens of questions and only a handful of songs as clues. Read full book review >

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SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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DEAD AIR by Michelle Schusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A promising series opener for fans of the paranormal. (Suspense. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Kat doesn't believe in ghosts, but she might change her mind as she accompanies her dad while he films a TV show on the paranormal. Read full book review >

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I HEART BAND by Michelle Schusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A cacophony of the emotional bumps of early adolescence that also perfectly captures the merits of band programs, this effort should appeal even to middle school girls who aren't already musicians. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Slightly driven seventh-grader Holly is a serious band geek, through and through. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING SHADOW by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Well-crafted historical adventure. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Bronze Age Greece is a dangerous place, filled with angry spirits, vengeful warriors and uncertain alliances. Hylas, a young goatherd and Outsider, must navigate this mysterious world as he searches for his missing younger sister, Issi. Read full book review >