Search Results: "Lauren Baratz-Logsted"


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RED GIRL, BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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THE THIN PINK LINE by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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CRAZY BEAUTIFUL by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FICTION
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 >

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THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
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 >

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LITTLE WOMEN AND ME by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
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 >

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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THE EDUCATION OF BET by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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ADVENTURE
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 >

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ADVENTURE
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >