cover image Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better

Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better

Johanna Hurwitz. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-06-009601-4

Several popular series continue with new installments. Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better by Johanna Hurwitz continues the Riverside Kids series. A half-dozen stories highlight Elisa's newest adventures now that she's in second grade. In the first, she has breakfast with her Grandma-over the phone; in another she takes charge of her baby brother when the baby-sitter doesn't know what to do, and celebrates her half-birthday by eating nothing but chocolate all day long.