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Lauren Child

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Lauren Child

Lauren Child

Books by Lauren Child

by Lauren Child - Children's

Ruby Redfort has a lot of reasons to feel confident. Undercover agent, code cracker, 13-year-old genius --- she’s one fearless kid, buster. Unmasking an evil villain? Done. Honing her parkour skills by climbing skyscrapers and leaping across roofs? All in a day’s work. Heeding the warning signs? Well, not so much. When a ghostly foe begins stealing from the highest buildings in Twinford, Ruby Redfort is ready to defy death one more time to capture the bandit. But fearlessness can lead to taking risks, which can land a person in very serious trouble. While Ruby may think she’s invincible, there’s truth to the saying that recklessness always comes before a fall.

by Lauren Child - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things are going to get wild --- and Ruby is going to get badly lost in the wilderness. The question is: will she ever make it out alive? Well, as always, you wouldn't want to bet against her...

by Lauren Child - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Mystery

Ruby Redfort: You can count on her if you’re between a rock and a hard place. A bite from a poisonous snake? Pass me the antivenom. Need someone to take the fall? You don’t even have to ask. Stay one step ahead of trouble? Not so easy. There are always snakes to look out for, but they aren’t half as poisonous as the rumors floating around Twinford. It’s a lot to chew over. Will Ruby pull through in one piece?

by Lauren Child - Fiction, Mystery

Everyone’s favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea…Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Crack open Ruby Redfort’s second adventure --- and you will literally be on the edge of your wits.

by Lauren Child - Children's, Fiction

Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. Now in her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, along with her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum.

by Lauren Child - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Youth Fiction
A bunch of people want Ruby dead, and worst of all, one of them is on her team. When your name is first on a mastermind’s hit list, do you lock the doors, switch off the lights and wait for someone else to do something? Or do you get out there and save yourself? If you’re Ruby Redfort, genius code breaker and undercover agent, the choice is clear: death or glory. In a satisfying series finale, surprises are in store and Spectrum’s backstory comes to light as fans bid good-bye to Ruby Redfort, every smart kid’s smart kid.
by Lauren Child - Children's, Children's 4-8, Family Life, Friendship

Sometimes, as a treat, Mom takes Charlie and Lola to the store and says they may choose one thing. "One thing to share?" Lola asks. No, it’s one thing each, explains Charlie, or two actual things between two. Lola is nine minutes late getting ready, and on the way, there are ladybugs and birds to count and maybe a squillion leaves on a tree. At the store, Lola says she’ll choose three things, or possibly two. "How about no things?" asks Mom. With Lola hilariously bending everyday numbers to her will, the math goes down easy in this charming picture book loaded with visual appeal.

Written by Lauren Child, Illustrated by Trisha Krauss

Meet the Shrimpton family — so talented, so eccentric, so larger than life, you couldn’t miss them if you wanted to: that is, except Maude, who prefers to blend into the wallpaper. But when Maude receives a ferocious tiger for her birthday instead of the goldfish she asked for, might her talent for blending in come in handy?