Books by Deb Lucke

SNEEZENESIA by Deb Lucke
by Deb Lucke, illustrated by Deb Lucke
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

What might happen if a sneeze is too powerful? Read full book review >
NEVER SAY BOO! by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

It's never easy being the new kid at school, but when you're the only ghost, too, it's really tough. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T SWIM by Deb Lucke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 16, 2008

One hot summer an aquaphobic boy refuses to learn how to swim while his younger sister takes to the water like a fish. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 8, 2008

"The painted gallery of recognizable figures scowling, pouting, having tantrums and sitting in corners can't compensate for the anemic text; steer readers instead to titles in the Horrible Histories series. No source citations, either. (Nonfiction. 8-10)

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Assuring readers that "you're not the first to have a time out, you're not the worst," Lucke presents 14 of the badly behaved from history—including Cleopatra the "Phighting Pharaoh," Isabella the "Not-So-Clean Queen" (she claimed to have bathed only twice in her life) and the "Armée Brat" Napoleon: "He looked at Germany and said, 'Mine.' He saw Italy and said, 'Mine.' " Unfortunately, she wastes her promising premise by skipping over nearly all of the actual details ("In 1717 Bach was given a time out for 'stubbornness'), and by not checking her facts carefully—no, Rosa Parks did not become an activist after she was arrested, and no, she did not receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (she did win the Congressional Gold Medal). Read full book review >