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Lauren Magaziner

Biography

Lauren Magaziner

Lauren Magaziner recently graduated from Hamilton College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and works in children's publishing. Her debut novel, THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN WITCHES, releases from Dial/Penguin in August 2014.

Books by Lauren Magaziner

by Lauren Magaziner - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path --- you crack the case! Carlos Serrano has never solved a mystery in his life. But when Carlos’s mom gets sick with a nasty flu on the morning of an investigation that could save her failing detective agency, Carlos takes on the case. He must uncover a mystery involving an eccentric local millionaire, anonymous death threats and a buried treasure. Can you help Carlos and his friends find the culprit and save Las Pistas Detective Agency?

by Lauren Magaziner - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

Troublemaking George has never heard of Pilfer Academy, a top-secret school for training young crooks, until he's kidnapped as its newest student. Between disguise classes, cracking safes and DIY gadgets, George becomes an expert bandit and finds true friendship with Tabitha, his new partner-in-crime. But everything is ruined when George realizes he's just too good-hearted to be a thief! Unfortunately, not thieving is not an option at Pilfer Academy.

by Lauren Magaziner

Rupert Campbell is fascinated by the witches who live nearby. He dreams of broomstick tours and souvenir potions, but Rupert’s mother forbids him from even looking at that part of town. The closest he can get to a witchy experience is sitting in class with his awful teacher Mrs. Frabbleknacker, who smells like bellybutton lint and forbids Rupert’s classmates from talking to each other before, during, and after class. So when he sees an ad to become a witch’s apprentice, Rupert simply can’t resist applying. But Witchling Two isn’t exactly what Rupert expected. With a hankering for lollipops and the magical aptitude of a toad, she needs all the help she can get to pass her exams and become a full-fledged witch. She’s determined to help Rupert stand up to dreadful Mrs. Frabbleknacker too, but the witchling's magic will be as useful as a clump of seaweed unless Rupert can figure out a way to help her improve her spellcasting—and fast!