Introducing the Hat City Middle School Series!
BOOK 1, GUYS AGAINST THE GIRLS
There's trouble at Hat City Middle School! This first volume in an exciting new series by the author of the popular Sisters 8 series introduces readers to the six guys and six girls who make up a special class at Hat City Middle School. When a substitute teacher says something she shouldn't, the girls are outraged. Then their regular teacher makes matters worse, and everyone is outraged. Soon the guys and girls are facing off about everything, but will it end in victory or disaster? Told in alternating first-person plural viewpoints, GUYS AGAINST THE GIRLS is as original in its execution as any middle-grade novel out there today.
- "a great read, perfect for younger kids and teens who may have their own competitive streak in them. The characters are entertaining, as well as their many face-offs. I highly recommend this book to kids of all ages and parents/teachers who might be dealing with this very same dilemma." ~ Book Cover Justice
- "I can see this book being read aloud in a classroom setting, and being used in a social science environment to talk about the differences, similarities, strengths and weaknesses of boys and girls...Recommended for Fans Of...: THE LEMONADE WAR series, by Jacqueline Davies; Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's THE BOYS START THE WAR series; DO THE MATH, by Wendy Licthman, and other middle grade tales." ~ Tanita, Finding Wonderland
BOOK 2, ROBBIE KNIGHTLEY
A modern-day Dennis the Menace, Robbie Knightley stumbles through life annoying the next-door neighbor, frustrating his teachers and perplexing his parents, who can't quite understand why he's so different than his six older sisters. When Robbie opens his Christmas presents prematurely without remorse for the second year running, his parents consult his therapist grandfather and Robbie hears his parents say they think there's something wrong with him, something missing. Robbie decides he'll get by in life by keeping his mouth shut and avoiding spending too much time with other people. But when a five-day class trip is unexpectedly moved up and he can't get out of it, Robbie fears the worst: that his friends will see him for who he really is, a boy with something missing.
- "I give Robbie Knightley five out of five bookworms!" - Erik, This Kid Reviews Books
Now! Houghton Mifflin has created a website for THE SISTERS EIGHT series.
Available now in hardcover, paperback and ebook:
THE SISTERS 8 BOOK 9: THE FINAL BATTLE...FOR NOW
The first two volumes of THE SISTERS EIGHT Series, ANNIE'S ADVENTURES and DURINDA'S DANGERS, have been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as premier selections for the fall season
- The Sisters 8 series has been recommended by the Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children.
- "Baratz-Logsted’s tales of thrills, suspense and hijinks should satisfy adventure-seeking young readers." ~ Kirkus Reviews
- "Part Snickett, part Dahl with a little dash of Gorey, author Lauren Baratz-Logsted along with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted have created a series that is perfect for the younger tween set. I have already test-driven the first two titles with my 4th graders, and they are bugging me for more. With 8 sisters, there is a character for every reader. Fun, fun, fun." ~ Stacy Dillon, Tweendom.blogspot.com
- "THE SISTERS 8 would make a great read-aloud for families to share together. Readers of all ages will enjoy the mystery mixed with humor and will be eagerly waiting to read about the next sister in line. (I know I am!)" (5 stars) ~ TeensReadToo.com
- "I am so excited for the new series The Sisters 8...A fun read for all ages. I also love the illustrations." ~ Love2Read Children's Books
- "This is a cute new series, great for libraries, as it incorporates self-esteem and confidence into it's main themes." ~ A Patchwork of Books
- "These books just cracked me up. They are written to that perfect place where kids will like them, but there are some jokes for grownups to enjoy as well. Sort of like a Pixar film." ~ Devourer of Books
- "Bizarre and intriguing, yet still lighthearted, this book will leave your thrill-seeking reader begging for the next adventure!" ~ Education.com
- On Durinda's Danger's: THE SISTERS 8 is my favorite new tween series. The story keeps getting better and I love how funny and witty the books are. The sisters are a fun, eccentric family, and I wish I could spend a day with them...If you have tweens or know tweens, then get THE SISTERS 8 in their hands now - they’re sure to love it. Kudos to this family of authors for writing another fun adventure!" ~ Teens Read Too
- On Georgia's Greatness: "This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure." ~ Kirkus Reviews
- On Annie’s Adventures: "I am so excited for the new series The Sisters 8...A fun read for all ages. I also love the illustrations." ~ Love2Read Children's Books
- "I'm anxious to find out what happens to the sisters eight next!" ~ 4 purrs, Sharon Loves Books & Cats
- "The writing style is extremely enjoyable and clever! I wish I had such a book when I was little" ~ The Epic Rat
- "Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket unite! Something new has hit the publishing world!" ~ Kalamazoo Public Library
- "(One of the highest scoring books I’ve reviewed yet, and well-deserving.) Bottom line: This is a kids’ book. If you have kids, know kids, are a kid, or enjoy kid books, you’ll probably really like it. Especially if you liked The Series of Unfortunate Events or enjoy fairy tales. (This had a very fairytale feeling to me.)" Jordyn, Ten Cent Notes
The Three Authors of the Sisters Eight Series