Books by Lori Haskins Houran

WARTS AND ALL by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parents who have OD'd on the previous outing may welcome this as an alternative, but goodness knows, similar treacly reassurances that are also free of potentially confusing bits abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A second slam of cuteness from the creators of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness (2016). Read full book review >
NEXT TO YOU by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A refreshing alternative to hypersentimental entries in the 'I love you more than anything!' genre: sincere without being goopy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could possibly be more adorable than lots of fuzzy baby animals with biiig dark eyes, stubby little legs (oooh), and waggy tails (awww)? Take a guess. Read full book review >
HOW TO SPY ON A SHARK by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The dichotomy between the adult tasks and the simply worded rhyming text makes this one to skip. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Houran invites readers along as a group of marine biologists tracks and follows a juvenile mako shark. Read full book review >
THE $25,000 FLIGHT by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Good fun wrapped in a cracking piece of characterization and history. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
A dramatic telling of Lindbergh's flight from New York City to Paris, France. Read full book review >
A TRIP INTO SPACE by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A good introduction to the International Space Station for very young children just beginning to look beyond the stratosphere. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The youngest space enthusiasts get a look at life aboard the International Space Station in Houran's latest. Read full book review >
DIARY OF A WORM by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"When will Fly and Spider get their own school stories? (Early reader. 5-7)"
Cronin and Bliss' droll humor come to the early-reader set courtesy of Houran and Nez. Read full book review >
DIG THOSE DINOSAURS by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A rousing prelude to Aliki's more detailed dino discourses, tailor-made for reading aloud. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
New and preliterate readers will happily clap along to the incantatory rhythms of this primary-level call to "dig, dig, dig"—in both senses of the word—dino fossils. Read full book review >
I WILL KEEP YOU SAFE AND SOUND by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though well-intentioned and decently executed, nothing new or exciting lies within. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Spare text in rhyming couplets and a soothing refrain provide young readers with a cozy glimpse of animal babies and their parents enjoying their natural habitats. Read full book review >