Search Results: "Lauren Child"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. Read full book review >

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SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Adults will recognize a spot-on portrayal of children's imagination games, while kids will recognize the underwater, outer-space and mountainous territories that their homes become every day through play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomers and devoted fans alike will cheer for clever, likable siblings Charlie and Lola in their newest outing. Read full book review >

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RUBY REDFORT CATCH YOUR DEATH by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not exactly a high-tension page-turner, but an entertaining escapade with an offbeat whiff. (multiple afterwords) (Mystery. 9-14)"
Teenage spy-in-training Ruby Redfort sniffs out something rotten in the town of Twinford in her third outing. Read full book review >

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RUBY REDFORT TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A harmless, middle-grade mystery for budding sleuths. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old secret agent Ruby Redfort (Look Into My Eyes, 2012) barely has a week to breathe before finding herself in the middle of another dastardly evil plan—oh, there are also pirates, a sea monster, a mysterious stranger and a lost treasure, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARICE BEAN, DON’T LOOK NOW by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Clarice Bean has many fans, but this new outing isn't as finely tuned as the others, and so is unlikely to earn her many new ones. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a Wemberly Worried (2000) for middle-grade readers, Clarice Bean catalogs concerns both immediate and cosmic ("Worry No. 3. Read full book review >

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MAUDE THE NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE SHRIMPTON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Up with the lowly, down with the showy! The meek prevail in this energetic but lackluster picture book by the creator of the beloved British Charlie and Lola series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Maude Shrimpton's father's mustache is so long and twirly it harbors butterflies. Her mother wears live peacocks on her head. Maude, however, is more of a blender. Read full book review >

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I COMPLETELY KNOW ABOUT GUINEA PIGS by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Shame on everyone involved in this borderline-fraudulent endeavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where, oh where, is Soren Lorenson? Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN, GUESS WHO’S BABYSITTING? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Something special. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Child demonstrates that her first Clarice Bean book was no fluke: Here again she produces a hip, brash Clarice, pitch-perfect and heart-winning. Read full book review >

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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOOK? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Big good book, indeed. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lad pays the price for misdeeds past when he falls into a mistreated story book. 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 >

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RUBY REDFORT PICK YOUR POISON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Rewards await persistent readers: sly satire, quirky detail, and a smart, opinionated heroine brimming with ebullient self-esteem. (afterword) (Mystery. 9-14)"
In the series' penultimate adventure, the whip-smart, code-cracking teen spy for the secret Spectrum agency takes on venomous snakes, traitors, and evildoers but is helpless against poisonous rumors circulating at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARICE BEAN, THAT'S ME by Lauren Child
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Child may be aiming more at adults than at children, but today's preternaturally ironic readers may find Clarice divine. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Arch and precocious, but insidiously charming, Clarice Bean takes an unvarnished look at her family. Read full book review >