Michelle Isenhoff

early chapter books

The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, book one), by Tony Abbott, 1999, Book Review

Early chapter books aren’t my specialty. I don’t read them often, but my son was in need of a new series, so I read The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet, the first book of The Secrets of Droon. I was impressed. The story was very simplistic, of course, but what takes me twenty minutes to […]

The Trouble with Chickens (A J. J. Tully Mystery), by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell, 2011, Book Review

This book is very funny! Jonathan Joseph (J. J.) Tully is a retired search and rescue dog whose been forcibly retired and put out to pasture in a big yard in the country. Millicent is a chicken who approaches J. J. about locating her two missing offspring. Vince the Funnel is the evil genius house […]

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