Search Results: "Lauren L. Wohl"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBERRY BONANZA by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2017

"A vanilla-flavored tale with a built-in community-service message that may encourage youthful entrepreneurial efforts—or at least kindness to bears. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nicholas' family has so many blueberries that they hardly know what to do. The bear in the backyard only complicates the situation! Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH MENORAH by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"Sam and his Grammy are a simpatico pair, one readers of all ages will be able to relate to. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This evenly paced story explores a common dilemma in Jewish families—that of multiple menorahs—and gives a little boy the opportunity to do some independent problem-solving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TEENY TINY HALLOWEEN by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Rates high in creative problem-solving and oral storytelling but low in Halloween safety. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new "teeny tiny woman" tale joins the Halloween shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY GO ROUND IN OZ by Eloise McGraw
Released: Oct. 22, 1963

"Even the fantasy alerted child would find himself confused by allusions and assumptions of familiarity with vague sources of- dare we call it- inspiration?"
Strange amalgam. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD by Lauren Sabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Good, escapist entertainment. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Thrills and action follow a teenage movie star as she tries to escape a shadowy figure who has threatened to kill her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"A dystopian tour de force. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fraught with high-stakes action and gripping emotion, the final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >