Books by Laura Geringer

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A quick read, with plenty of rococo weapons, characters and creatures (notably reindeer). (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Streaks of preciousness mar, or at least mark, an "origins" tale framed as a monumental struggle between the King of Nightmares and a Cossack bandit plainly destined for a later career bringing gifts to children on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
BOOM BOOM GO AWAY! by Laura Geringer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"As more toys, sounds and text jumble each page, readers may be tempted to simply shut the book and enjoy the sounds of silence. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toys come alive in a child's disheveled room, each with its own instrument and unique sound, and chime together for a bedtime song. Read full book review >
THE SEVEN RAVENS by Jacob Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"The psycho-baggage gets in the way of the story, but Gazsi's pictures captivate. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl learns she had seven brothers who had been cursed and banished by their father for being inconsiderate to her when she was a frail babe. Read full book review >
LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT, IT'S COMING! by Laura Geringer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Geringer's brief, nicely cadenced text is amusingly suggestive, if a bit enigmatic; the real fun here is in Truesdell's ebullient illustrations of irrepressible kids and their bumptious, endearing companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title conjures up a delightfully scary childhood game that must be universal. Read full book review >
YOURS 'TIL THE ICE CRACKS by Laura Geringer
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"Entertainingly offbeat. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A baker's dozen of whimsical Valentine's greetings with witty illustrations to extend the fun: ``Be my valentine. Read full book review >
SILVERPOINT by Laura Geringer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"An unusually fine first novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
As she turns 12, Cora finds it increasingly hard to believe that her father, who returned to Greece before she was born, has never communicated with her. Read full book review >