Books by Natalie Standiford

SWITCHED AT BIRTHDAY by Natalie Standiford
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A characteristically insightful tale that affirms the importance of true friendship and self-acceptance. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A wish, a shared birthday and some "theater magic" transform the lives of two young teens. Read full book review >
THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE by Natalie Standiford
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An unlikely love story set in an unusual time and place; there are no happy endings or easy resolutions here. (Romance. 14 & up)"
A young woman studying abroad in Leningrad in the early 1980s falls for a young man she meets there in this uniquely suspenseful romance. Read full book review >
THE SECRET TREE by Natalie Standiford
Released: May 1, 2012

"The neat ending gratifies, with many of the issues having been resolved by the resourceful preteens themselves. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Middle-school dynamics, pesky sibling relations, a rumored haunted house, some truly heart-wrenching situations and a mystery all combine to make this coming-of-age novel an engrossing read. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further, the conclusion seems rushed, and there are some loose ends that remain, but readers may not be bothered—there is still plenty in this light read to enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A wealthy family is desperate to be reinstated in the good graces of its matriarch in this often funny but uneven family drama. Read full book review >
HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A decidedly purposeful not-love story, this has all the makings of a cult hit with a flavor similar to Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999). (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Surprising everyone at their private school, a sardonic loner befriends the new girl in this unusual story of an intense platonic relationship between two misfits. Read full book review >
ASTRONAUTS ARE SLEEPING by Natalie Standiford
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"While there is plenty to think about in these pages, the tone is calm, making this a delightful space-age lullaby to help ship listeners off to sleep. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This prose poem journey through outer space, with sumptuous pastel illustrations, serves as a smart introduction to the heavenly reaches. Read full book review >