Search Results: "Laurie Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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MILTON FRIEDMAN by Lanny Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An economic biography for economic theorists, particularly those on the right."
First post-mortem tribute to the most influential champion of the free market since Adam Smith. Read full book review >

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LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SAY CATASTROPHE? by Laurie Friedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By tale's end, it is evident that this humorous, spirited teen is poised to triumph over the challenges of adolescence. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Irked by her parents, annoyed by her younger siblings and bewildered by the recent behavior of Billy, one of her best friends, April's teen years are off to an inauspicious start. Read full book review >

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TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers will empathize as April displays spunk and resilience in addressing her mistakes and remaining true to herself. (Fiction. 11-14)"
April's much-anticipated eighth-grade year rapidly devolves into a debacle. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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RUBY VALENTINE AND THE SWEET SURPRISE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A good choice for Valentine's Day as well as for kids who are coping with a new member of their household, whether animal or human. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Popular Ruby Valentine is back, and she has quite a dilemma on her hands. Will beloved pet Lovebird and new cat Sweetie Pie understand that Ruby has enough love for both of them? Read full book review >

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In a teacher's hand, this may serve as a springboard for discussing how to achieve success; in the hands of a hooligan, it's a checklist. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Young Percy Isaac Gifford offers 10 rules for students to follow so that an "A+" will be guaranteed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL GIRL by Laurie Friedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is a thorny topic for the picture-book set to absorb, but because of the luminous ending, this represents an exceptional entrée for discussions about history and, most importantly, profound kindness in the face of cruelty. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-10)"
This true story is both inspiring and heart-wrenching. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT AFRAID OF THIS HAUNTED HOUSE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A great, gross addition to Halloween collections of all sizes. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"I'm Simon Lester Henry Strauss, / and I'm not afraid of this haunted house," says Simon as he drags his friends through a horror-filled haunted house. Read full book review >

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MALLORY ON THE MOVE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A flat effort at depicting a familiar life passage. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Mallory is moving away from her best friend Mary Ann in this predictable effort for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >