New Release Books by Elise Broach

Elise Broach is the author of Duet (2022), A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James (2021), Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps! (2019), Bedtime for Little Bulldozer (2019) and other 43 books.

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Duet

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Duet
The life of a musically gifted bird changes forever after she discovers the music of Chopin and helps a talented young pianist solve the mystery of a long-lost Chopin piano.

A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James

release date: Sep 14, 2021
A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James
A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James is the fifth book in the Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series by New York Times bestselling author Elise Broach, featuring Marvin the beetle and his best friend, James, as they deal with new life challenges. Marvin gets invited to spend a weekend with James visiting Karl and Christina in the country. And Marvin is bringing his cousin Elaine! Together, they partake in exciting outdoor activities. But a playful boat ride on a pond turns into an unexpected adventure. How will James and Marvin and Elaine find each other out in the wilderness? This story brings Marvin and James together in a celebration of friendship and family. Christy Ottaviano Books

Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!

release date: Apr 09, 2019
Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!
Book 4 in the Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series featuring Marvin the beetle and his best friend, James. James’s father, Karl, and Christina, his friend from the museum, are getting married! James is the ring bearer and he is excited but also nervous. He loves Christina yet he is worried about losing his dad to a different family and a different life. And what if, at the wedding, James drops the ring? His beetle best friend Marvin promises to help him, but Marvin ends up with an even more critical job when something goes wrong. Will the whole wedding be ruined? Not if Marvin and James and Elaine can help it. This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world and friendship of Marvin the beetle and James. Complete with charming illustrations on every page by Kelly Murphy. Christy Ottaviano Books

Bedtime for Little Bulldozer

release date: Mar 05, 2019
Bedtime for Little Bulldozer
Little Bulldozer struggles to fall asleep in Bedtime for Little Bulldozer, a sweet and clever bedtime picture book by New York Times bestselling author Elise Broach with illustrations by Barry E. Jackson. Falling asleep isn’t always easy, especially for a loud and rumbling little bulldozer. Once he finally gets into bed, he can’t fall asleep no matter what he tries to do: has another drink of oil, gathers his favorite stuffies, and even reads his favorite book. Still, something’s not right, and only his sisters—a steamroller and a crane—can make it better. This reassuring and clever bedtime story is for young ones who need a bit of help “bull-dozing” off to sleep. Christy Ottaviano Books

My Pet Wants a Pet

release date: Mar 06, 2018
My Pet Wants a Pet
A boy''s mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.

Trouble at School for Marvin & James

release date: Apr 11, 2017
Trouble at School for Marvin & James
Marvin the beetle finds adventure when his human friend James takes him to school.

The Wolf Keepers

release date: Oct 11, 2016
The Wolf Keepers
Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango lives in a zoo, spending her days taking note of the animals'' behaviors, then she meets runaway Tyler Briggs and together they investigate the wolves who are suddenly dying.

James to the Rescue

release date: Oct 20, 2015
James to the Rescue
"Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs his human friend James''s help to save Uncle Albert before it''s too late"--

Revenge of Superstition Mountain

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Revenge of Superstition Mountain
In the third and final book in this action-packed trilogy, the Barker brothers and their good friend Delilah secretly climb up to Superstition Mountain one last time. There are still mysteries to solve—is the creepy librarian really the ghost of Julia Thomas from a century before? What was their uncle Hank''s role in discovering the gold mine? Can they still get into the gold mine after the avalanche that nearly crushed them? Does their cat, Josie, have mysterious powers? And, most of all, who is trying to kill them? Elise Broach delivers a page-turning finale to this top-drawer adventure trilogy. A Christy Ottaviano Book

The Miniature World of Marvin & James

release date: Feb 04, 2014
The Miniature World of Marvin & James
In this Masterpiece Adventure, the first in a companion series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, James is going on vacation for a week. His best friend, Marvin the beetle, has to stay at home. Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to play with his annoying cousin, Elaine. Marvin and Elaine quickly find themselves getting into all sorts of trouble—even getting trapped inside a pencil sharpener! Marvin misses James and starts to worry about their friendship. Will James still be Marvin''s friend when he gets home or will James have found a new best friend? A Christy Ottaviano Book

The Miniature World of Marvin and James

release date: Feb 04, 2014
The Miniature World of Marvin and James
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.

Treasure on Superstition Mountain

release date: Feb 05, 2013
Treasure on Superstition Mountain
Even though Henry Barker and his two brothers learned firsthand that the urban legend about danger on nearby Superstition Mountain wasn''t just a myth, this doesn''t stop them from planning their return. Along with their friend Delilah, the Barker brothers soon find themselves entangled in more danger and mystery as they uncover a real treasure, but the discovery comes at a very big price—they barely survive an avalanche. The question remains—is someone after them, or is the mountain seeking revenge? Treasure on Superstition Mountain is the second book in Elise Broach''s Superstition Mountain series.

Gumption!

release date: Jun 28, 2011
Gumption!
Peter''s been invited to go on a safari. He''s brought: 1. Uncle Nigel, who''s an explorer 2. hiking shorts 3. a canteen But what he will need most is a bit of gumption. (Gumption: n. Courage; spunk; fortitude; resourcefulness; good sense.) Oh, wait...there are crocodiles in the river? Then he might need a lot of it!

Missing on Superstition Mountain

release date: Jun 21, 2011
Missing on Superstition Mountain
It''s summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. There''s something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years, and could there be someone or some thing lurking in the woods? Together with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set on cracking the case even if it means putting themselves in harm''s way. Here''s the first book in an action-packed mystery series by a New York Times bestselling author. Missing on Superstition Mountain is a Publishers Weekly Best Children''s Fiction title for 2011.

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

release date: Apr 14, 2011
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
Imagine if instead of getting the usual lollipop or sticker everywhere you go, there was something bigger on offer… something much, much bigger! This is exactly what happens when a little boy accompanies his mum on a busy shopping trip. Just when the little boy thinks he''s going to die of boredom, something very unusual happens… shops everywhere are giving away a very special treat with every purchase ~ a free dinosaur! It''s a dream come true… except, what exactly do you do with these Jurassic treats? And how do you convince mum to let you keep them?

Masterpiece

release date: Sep 30, 2008
Masterpiece
After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Shakespeare's Secret

release date: Aug 21, 2007
Shakespeare's Secret
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Desert Crossing

release date: May 02, 2006
Desert Crossing
There are some kinds of trouble you never see coming, like those thunderstorms that start from nothing at all. One minute the sky is bright blue and distant. Then, all of a sudden, it''s dark and thick with clouds, pressing down right on top of you. The leaves turn silvery and twist in the wind, the air starts to hum, and the rain comes, so heavy and fast you can''t even see. You almost never make it to the house on time. A dead body on the road—who is responsible and how will it affect the lives of three teens? For fourteen-year-old Lucy Martinez, the moment when everything changes comes one night during a long car trip with her older brother and his friend Kit. They are on their way to visit Lucy''s father for spring break, but never make it. While driving across northern New Mexico through a blinding rainstorm, their car hits something—an animal, they think. But when they backtrack, they find a dead body on the side of the road. With amazing insight and compelling prose, Elise Broach charts a suspenseful journey full of danger, loss, and painful self-discovery. What will happen to the lives of three teenagers who can suddenly no longer pretend innocence?

Springtime Baby

release date: Jan 21, 2014
Springtime Baby
Springtime babyDrizzly day Rainboot babyLet''s go play! Little ones will love to join baby on a fun-filled spring day. The adventure begins with some mudpie-making and puddle-stomping, followed by sunshine, a rainbow and gorgeous, sweet smelling blossoms. All the favorite springtime creatures, from ducklings to butterflies, share a splendid day with our springtime baby! This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach''s delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share on a perfect spring afternoon.

Barnyard Baby

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Barnyard Baby
Barnyard baby, Autumn day. Flannel baby Out to play! Little ones will love playing along with baby during a day full of fall fun, from hayrides to apple picking. This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach''s delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share after a beautiful autumn afternoon!

Wet Dog!

release date: Jun 01, 2007
Wet Dog!
A dog''s attempts to cool off on a hot day get him into trouble with a series of people and finally lead him to interrupt a country wedding.

Marvin & James Save the Day! and Elaine Too Helps!

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Marvin & James Save the Day! and Elaine Too Helps!
Marvin the beetle tries to reassure his human boy, James, who is worried about his father''s upcoming wedding and the changes it will bring.
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