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Laurie Friedman Books In Order

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Publication Order of Mallory McDonald Books

Mallory on the Move (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to School, Mallory (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory vs. Max (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Birthday, Mallory! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Business with Mallory (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory on Board (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart to Heart with Mallory (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honestly, Mallory! (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Campfire Mallory (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Step Fourth, Mallory! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red, White & True Blue Mallory (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy New Year, Mallory! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory Goes Green! (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory in the Spotlight (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory's Guide to Boys, Brothers, Dads, and Dogs (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory's Super Sleepover (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh Boy, Mallory (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Play It Again, Mallory (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three's Company, Mallory! (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory McDonald, Baby Expert (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Game Time, Mallory! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Change is in the Air, Mallory (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Road with Mallory (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Five, Mallory! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Sitter (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory Makes a Difference (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ruby Valentine Books

Love, Ruby Valentine (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mostly Miserable Life Of April Sinclair Books

Can You Say Catastrophe? (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Good to Be True (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth and Kisses (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love or Something Like It (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not What I Expected (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Much Drama (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Twist of Fate (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life, Loss, and Lemonade (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

A Big Bed for Jed (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Not Afraid of This Haunted House (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Style All Her Own (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thanksgiving Rules (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruby Valentine Saves the Day (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back-To-School Rules (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birthday Rules (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Superheroes Don't Clean Up Their Rooms...Or Do They? (With: Zack Bush) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Girl (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Superheroes Don't Have Bedtimes ... Or Do They? (With: Zack Bush) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Campaign (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Superheroes Don't Get Scared...or Do They?: (With: Zack Bush) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caring Camels (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panda Power! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Secret Notes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up a Tree (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ling Gets It Right (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Postcard from Costa Rica (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isabella Learns to Balance (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Stolen Snacks (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready Set School! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cows in the House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rachel Leads the Way (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dad Surprise (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fishing in Magic Lake (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Postcard from Japan (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Missing Stapler (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Lost Library Book (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace Speaks Up (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Moving Desks (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olive and Charlotte (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Tell Me What to Boo! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boo Times Two! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shake Your Booty! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spooky Sleepover (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wild Ride (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Xoxo, Willow (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare in the Infirmary (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Eerie Island (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goldfish Wish (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night School (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Game Time! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Kitchen (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up at Night (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Goes Fishing (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
One, Two, Three...Boo! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Do You...Boo? (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Boo It! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our New Friend! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Witchy Welcome (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Freaky Friendship (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spell Slipup (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck and Dog Take a Hike (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Fairy Gets a Ride (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Fairy Is Lost (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck and Dog, Friends Forever (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tooth Fairy Needs Help (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Music Fairy Is Late (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Animal Fairy Can’t Fly (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Club (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Tells a Story (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Learns to Share (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck Makes a Splash! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Learns to Paint (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tent Troubles! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birthday Fairy Is Stuck (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck and Dog Bake a Pie (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Silly Milly Books

Silly Milly and the Rainy Day Rescue (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silly Milly and the Birthday Surprise (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silly Milly and the Spooky Sleepover (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Moose Books

Moose at the Market (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Makes Soup (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Does the Laundry (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Cleans House (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose Plants a Garden (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spots and Stripes Books

Happy New Year, Spots and Stripes! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Valentine's Day, Spots and Stripes! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spots and Stripes and the Spooky Halloween (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spots and Stripes Celebrate Earth Day (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spots and Stripes and the Very Merry Christmas (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spots and Stripes Celebrate Thanksgiving (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to School, Spots and Stripes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spots and Stripes Learn to Read (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Beans Books

The Beans Build a House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beans Take a Road Trip (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beans Run a Race (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beans Go Camping (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beans Watch a Scary Movie (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beans Plant a Garden (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chef Kate Books

Chef Kate's Cake Tower (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef Kate's Magic Bean Soup (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef Kate's Can't-Wait-to-try Pie (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef Kate's Campfire Stew (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef Kate's Burger-And-Fries Surprise (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef Kate's Mac-And-Say-Cheese (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Little Book Books

with Zack Bush
The Little Book Of Camping (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book Of Friendship (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Kindness (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Presidential Elections (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Giving (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Government: (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book Of Valentine's Day (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Patience (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Father's Day (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Kindergarten (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Halloween (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Laughter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Santa Claus: Children's Book About Santa Claus, Christmas, Holiday traditions for Kids Ages 3 10, Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Bedtime (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Good Manners (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Pets (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Creativity (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Confidence (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Sports (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Music (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Nature (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Positivity (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Outer Space (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Responsibility (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Curiosity (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

It is on January 28, 1964 when Laurie Friedman, a passion-led writer,became a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas by birth. No one told her of the folly of her dreams, the compromise and long odds as she lived in Pine Bluff. She was the first daughter of a lawyer called Kenneth and a business executive called Annette whom also had two children later. It is in Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and Sorbonne in France where she got to study literature. Laurie established herself as a free lancewriter for countless magazines and newspapers. She got wedded to a real estate developer called David Friedman. She is blessed with two children namely Rebecca and Adam. Among things that fascinate her is reading, being a family person by spending time with her family, walking her dog, dancing, hiking, doing yoga, baking, watching movies and cooking. Currently she resides in Miami, Florida.


Home: Miami, Rosenstone/Wender, 38 E. 29th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10016, FL. Agent: Susan Cohen.


Laurie is a Children’s book author. She also worked for Grey Advertising, New York as an advertising account executive, between the years 1986-1989 she worked for Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Houston She was also an account executive in TX. Between 1990-1992 she was employed by N.W. Ayer Advertising, Houston, account executive and as a speaker at schools.


Realistic fiction books shushed Laurie Friedman to quite a buzz while she was growing up and still does. Her greatest inspiration is identification of herself and of her fans to some of the characters in her works. The ‘writing bug’ bit her while growing up, she always wrote things that happened to her in a journal she kept and also she loves relating some of her characters in her books to her own children via a variety of themes . A fire burns deep in Laurie’s soul and it pushes her to perfection every time she does her work.


The denouement of Laurie’s dream unfolded when she was First-placed in a writing competition children’s division, awarded in 1999 by National Writer’s Association for A Big Bed for Jed, In 2004,a Mallory chapter won her an award, , in 2005, both two Mallory chapters won her an award in International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice designation and Mallory vs. Max won another designation award in the same year.

“Mallory” chapter books are a series that Laurie is best known. She has the power of emotionally draining young readers and her use of humor is like a vibe of warmth to the series. Among the books is Heart-to-Heart with Mallory ,Back to School,Happy Birthday, Mallory!. Laurie Friedman has shown this in most of her books especially Love, Ruby Valentine which was illustrated by Lynn Avril Cravath, Carolrhoda (Minneapolis, MN), 2006 . In this picture book, a young girl sleeps through her favorite day which is Valentines Day and starts moaning about it. Lovebird, her pet, consoles her by advising her to show affection any other day not just on Valentines Day.

In the Mallory series, Mallory vs Max, the readers meet two siblings: Mallory MacDonald and Max. The two move to another town. Mallory is in a transition period between the friends she had earlier on and new ones she has made and is bound to make. The mom of the two siblings is directing the end of the year play in their new school. This book shows exclusive sibling rivalry as Max and his younger sister compete for attention. The yearn for financial independence finds Mallory a job in which we find in other books under the series that she has a secret admirer who really changes the girls moods by making her happier(HearttoHeart), She decides to take a cruise voyage with her two friends MaryAnn and Joey without the consent of her parents in Mallory On Board. Laurie as an author had the biggest impact at her time. Her books have developed a natural feel of dynamics.

April Sinclair series is another work by Laurie which has sheer gorgeousness and has made an impression on the true meaning of talent.Laurie draws April’s series from some of her own experiences. According to an interview in Mixed up files she stated that when she was thirteen, her attitude was a major problem her parents disliked. Her Parents mixed up her plans of accompanying her friends to a summer camp. They forced young Laurie to go on a family vacation for two weeks. It is from the experience that she got that made this series be born. This was an inspiration that good can come actually from things we dislike.

The series revolves around April Sinclair and her experiences and adventures. April is a girl who has her opinions and different ideologies. She is prone to getting in trouble. April’s family is quite supportive though it is not one of a kind that everyone would wish for. Like all families it has its ups and downs but it is always there for April. This is what Laurie centers mostly in her first book. In her second one, poor April is torn between two boys. Billy is a perfect guy who is sweet, fun-tastic, thoughtful, cute and thoughtful. He is April’s boyfriend until this mysterious boy comes to the neighborhood. He becomes the new next door neighbor that April has. On the arrival of this boy, everything takes a turn. April humiliates Matt in her birthday party by kissing billy. She hopes that the family road trip will help straighten out the feelings she has. From the second up to the fourth books, Laurie explores Aprils feelings about Matt and Billy which in the long run affects the platonic relationship between her and Brynn. This is one breathtaking and adventurous series that will compel you to buy book after book.

As a writer she has gone beyond her work to inspire younger writers by offering them some tips. She gives tips from the rough story line, the plot structure, characters, creative process, chapter length, challenges and how to overcome them when writing and the essentials that one needs in most of her interviews.Laurie Friedman is a role model to the younger writers because of prowess in her line of work and has nuance for English and literature.

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One Response to “Laurie Friedman”

  1. Ariana Sophia: 2 years ago

    I really love your books. I never like too read until my friend showed me your books. I’ve read all of them 3 times from Mallory to Angel girl. They are all very interesting. Thank you for your books


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