Archive for October, 2007

OK . . . What’s your favorite?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Hi Everybody!

One of my favorite holidays is almost here and I have a question for all of you . . . What’s your favorite kind of Halloween candy?

My favorites are Butterfingers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  As Mallory would say, “Mmm!  Mmm!  Mmm!”  Write and let me know what you like best and I’ll publish the results.

I hope you all have a super fun and super spooky Halloween!

Talk to you when the trick-or-treating is over!

Laurie Friedman

It’s almost here!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Hi Everybody!

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about . . . the answer is Halloween!  And I can’t wait.  It’s one of my favorite holidays.  I love all the costumes and candy, and especially, the haunted houses!

Speaking of haunted houses, I wrote a book about one.  It’s called I’m Not Afraid of This Haunted House.  It’s the story of a very brave (and somewhat obnoxious) boy who laughs at his friends as they go through a scary haunted house. I hope you’ll read it and see who gets the last laugh.  Here’s a picture of the cover in case you’re interested. 
I’m Not Afraid of this Haunted House
One other thing I hope you’ll try is my recipe for Never Fail Fudge.  You can get it off of the Mallory website. 

Just go to

It’s so yummy and just right for Halloween get-togethers with friends.  I hope you all have a spooky good time this Halloween.

Talk to you soon!

Laurie Friedman

Schools I visited

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Hi Everybody!

I love visiting schools and meeting kids from all over the country, and last week, I visited two fantastic schools!  I was at The Nightingale Bamford School in New York City and Maugham Elementary in Tenafly, NJ. 

At The Nightingale School, I spoke at a school assembly to kindergartners through fourth graders.  I met the 2nd and 3rd graders in their classrooms, and I had lunch with a group of 4th graders.  Everyone asked great questions and it was a lot of fun being there.  Nightingale Bamford is a wonderful school, and for those of you who are not from New York City, here’s something very cool about it:  their playground is on the roof!

The school librarian, Lois Strell, gave me a great tour and was a great host all day. Here’s a picture of the two of us together.


At Maugham Elementary, I spoke to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in their big and beautiful media center.   Everyone asked lots of really good questions and so many kids had read lots of the Mallory books.  It was easy to see that books are a big deal at Maugham Elementary.  I was also treated to a delicious lunch in the library.  What fun!

The librarian at Maugham, Linda Reiss, knows so much about books and kids.  Here’s a picture of the two of us together.


Many thanks to all my friends at Nightingale Bamford and Maugham  Elementary for making both visits so fantastic!

If you’d like information about the possibility of me visiting your school, just ask your teacher or librarian to go on the Mallory website.   It’s all there!

Talk to you soon!

Laurie Friedman   

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