Search Results: "Lauren Kate"


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WATERFALL by Lauren Kate
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While some of the previous book's fans will appreciate knowing what happens next, many will wish they'd left it up to their own imaginations. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Eureka Boudreaux's tears have unleashed a flood of biblical proportions, threatening to drown the whole of the Waking World and paving the way for the rise of Atlantis and its evil ruler, Atlas (Teardrop, 2013). Read full book review >

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UNFORGIVEN by Lauren Kate
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Engaging enough to keep Kate's legions of fans happy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The long-standing Fallen series continues with bad boy fallen angel Cam trying to win back his lost love from ancient Israel, entering into a deal with the devil to do it. Read full book review >

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FALLEN by Lauren Kate
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"This angel story fails to rise above. (Supernatural. YA)"
There's no better place to encounter your centuries-old true love than reform school, right? Read full book review >

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THAT’S PAPA’S WAY by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Thick, matte stock completes the warmly rumpled look of this loving snapshot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Father and daughter head out to fish in the early dawn; Papa picks up the earthworms with his fingers, while the narrator scoops them with her shovel. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: CLAUDE ARNAUD
by Rhett Morgan

Even as a teenager, Jean Cocteau tried to calm worries about his future even as he would fly off in new and illogical directions stemming from his interests of the moment. “Never fear,” he wrote to his worried mother, “there is beneath my seeming frivolity something great and profound, which I have wanted to mask.” After that letter ...


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MORE SUMMER SEQUELS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
by John DeNardo

It's hard to keep up with the hundreds of new speculative fiction books being released each month, so there's a decent chance that you may have missed the release of a sequel in a series you've already started. Here's another roundup of some worthwhile sequels that recently hit the bookstore shelves. These books easily work as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLEMAKER by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Engaging and worthwhile. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This late-summer vignette features two kinds of troublemakers: a bored brother and a bold, thieving raccoon. Read full book review >

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WHEN STRAVINSKY MET NIJINSKY by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A composer and a choreographer collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece and cause a riot. Read full book review >

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MELVIN AND THE BOY by Lauren Castillo
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Emotionally true and therefore highly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy wants a pet, but his parents turn down his requests until he asks to bring a turtle home from a pond in the park. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THUMBELINA by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2005

Mills shortens Andersen's tale of a miniature child snatched by one prospective suitor after another, and tweaks it to give the protagonist an independent streak: "Yes, I will go now and find my own happiness!" she exclaims, climbing onto the swallow's back to escape marriage to the boring Mole. Read full book review >

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WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM, CLARICE BEAN? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

The indomitable heroine of two previous picture books returns to provide readers with her own take on environmentalism: "Nature is something I know lots about. Read full book review >

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I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A fine way to banish those First Day jitters. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The dynamic sibling duo of I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (2000) is back for another engaging round of give-and-take. Read full book review >