Books by Laura Freeman

DOG DAYS by Karen English
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"This outing lacks the sophistication of such category standards as Clementine; here's hoping English amps things up for subsequent volumes. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A gentle voice and familiar pitfalls characterize this tale of a boy navigating the risky road to responsibility.  Read full book review >
WEDDING DRAMA by Karen English
Released: March 20, 2012

"Readers of this series will long for some character development; it would be nice to see the girls grow more empathetic along the way. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grade continues to be a series of ups and downs for best friends Nikki and Deja. Read full book review >
NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
FICTION
Released: July 4, 2011

"While beginning chapter books with African-American characters are rare and usually welcome, this particular installment in a usually sunny series falls flat. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Best friends Nikki and Deja are back in a tale of school elections and friendship. Read full book review >
NIKKI AND DEJA by Karen English
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

Third graders Nikki and Deja have a lot to learn about journalism. Read full book review >

NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

Little girls, little girls…they can be mean sometimes. Read full book review >

NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

Nikki and Deja are best friends, next-door neighbors and schoolmates. Read full book review >

A BRAVE SPACEBOY by Dana Kessimakis Smith
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

Using a big box and a colander "helmet," a lad turns the stress of moving-in day into the excitement of a rip-roaring space adventure—but this promising premise runs afoul of inexpert execution in both writing and pictures. Read full book review >

A WILD COWBOY by Dana Kessimakis Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

The pictures tell one story while the text reveals the youngster's inner fancies in this ode to cowboy enthusiasts. Read full book review >

BABIES by Deborah Heiligman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

A satisfying introduction to babies from birth to toddler that explores how they grow, what they see and hear, why they look like their parents and more. Read full book review >