Search Results: "Lauren Bjorkman"


BOOK REVIEW

MY INVENTED LIFE by Lauren Bjorkman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, the lighthearted treatment of sexuality is intriguing, and this may well find an audience among teen drama geeks with a taste for Shakespearean insults. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A high-school production of As You Like It forms the backdrop for this romantic comedy that echoes the farce of Shakespeare's play in an energetic but ultimately strained tale of two sisters and their friends. Read full book review >

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MISS FORTUNE COOKIE by Lauren Bjorkman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It's fun, but it could've been so much more. (glossary, pronunciation guide, author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This lighthearted romp set in San Francisco's Chinatown offers a thoughtful take on cultural identity and friendship encased in a far-fetched plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

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LAUREN MCGILL’S PICKLE MUSEUM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kids will relish this dilly of a story without a sour note anywhere. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Lauren McGill was absolutely wild about pickles." Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY ROMANCE OF KATE BJORKMAN by Louise Plummer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A breathlessly good- natured story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Senior Kate is six feet tall, legally blind without her glasses, and bright beyond her years. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT GO TO BED by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An inventive, entertaining bedtime tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Charlie, the patient older brother, struggles to get his imaginative, stubborn sister Lola to bed. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY ONE THING by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Yes, there is still math anxiety, and yes, there is still a need, as in this attractively low-key effort, to treat numbers as other than an outbreak of Ebola. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Lola tries to get scrambled eggs out of some simple math. She succeeds very nicely. Read full book review >