Books by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: June 20, 2017

"Readers will be charmed by Mamie's story of hope in a difficult moment in American history. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1969, and 10-year-old Mamie Anderson is writing letters to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Read full book review >
RED GIRL, BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Breezy and fresh-feeling fun. (Romance. 12-18)"
The daughter of the male Republican candidate for president of the United States and the son of the female Democratic candidate wind up in an unlikely romance. Read full book review >
LITTLE WOMEN AND ME by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Set churlish quibbles aside, though, and what remains is a consistently entertaining read that delivers a genuinely original heroine and frequently hilarious satire. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This latest venture in literary repurposing—19th-century classic to teen chicklit—features an overlooked middle sister whose freshman English assignment propels her into Alcott's novel, where, as sister to Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, she's overlooked again. Read full book review >
THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but ultimately successful. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
A Victorian-era girl struggles with confusion when her mother's identical twin suddenly appears and joins her family. Read full book review >
THE EDUCATION OF BET by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: July 1, 2010

"This brief historical, solidly 20th century in feel, offers a perfectly pleasant romantic interlude for readers looking for bookish but light fare. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Nineteenth-century servant girl Bet follows the classic cross-dressing adventure, disguising herself as a boy so she can attend school in a tale more Yentl than Mulan. Read full book review >
CRAZY BEAUTIFUL by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Somehow, this romance transcends all of its potential pitfalls to create a powerful story about recovery and friendship. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Lucius Wolfe and Aurora Belle are both new in school, but their situations couldn't be more different. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2009

"This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Baratz-Logsted and Co.'s intrepid octuplets return for the third installment in this eight-part series (Annie's Adventures, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Book two, Durinda's Dangers (ISBN: 978-0-547-13347-8; paper 978-0-547-05339-4), publishes simultaneously. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Resourceful octuplets set out to discover the mystery of their missing parents. Read full book review >
THE THIN PINK LINE by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: July 1, 2003

"Wonderfully funny debut with a fine sense of the absurd and a flair for comic characterization."
Faking it—hilariously. Read full book review >