The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd

The Problim Children

When the Problim children’s ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings and their pet pig have no choice but to move into their Grandpa’s abandoned old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift.Wendell and Thea—twins born two minutes apart on a Wednesday and a Thursday—see the move as a chance to make new friends in time for their birthday cake smash. But the neighbors ...

Details The Problim Children

TitleThe Problim Children
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fiction

Reviews The Problim Children

  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusThe seven Problim children, all born on different days of the week, manage to blow up their house in the woods. Since their parents are archaeologists who are away for work, 16 year old Sundae is watching them and in charge, which is a good thing since the emergency phone is buried. Luckily, they have a deed to their grandfather's house in town, and head there. The lawyer thinks it's find that they move in, but a neighbor...
  • Michele Knott
    You know 2018 is going to be a great reading year when you have a new Natalie Lloyd book to look forward to!
  • Janet Slipak
    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary comes a new middle grade series about seven strange siblings all born on a different day of the week and the neighbors who keep trying to tear their family apart.Wendell and Thea—twins born two minutes apart on a Wednesday and a Thursday—see the move as a chance to make new friends in time for their birthday cake smash. But the neighbors find the Pro...
  • Laura Noakes
    LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS. As per usual with Natalie's books, it was quirky and fabulous and full of heart. I read this in a day. That's how good it was. A really fun adventure with a cast of characters that you will instantly fall in love with. I am VERY excited for book #2!
  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Seven siblings, working together with their different if odd talents, using creative problem solving, and solving problems...wonderful!It's a bit of an odd setup with the seven kids being left to their own devices while their parents are off on an archeological expedition. When their house deep in the swamp somehow collapses, they pull together and decide to go to their dead grandfather's house in a small town called Lost Cove. The problems of th...
  • Pop Bop
    The Fine Line Between Love and HateThis is a classic "close knit family of siblings threatened by outside forces" book, but crossed with a slightly fey magical realism style that can delight and grate in equal measure. You know, sometimes you can press a book into someone's hands and enthusiastically urge them to give it a try. And sometimes you close a book, sigh, and walk away. This book struck me as more plus than minus, but at lots of places ...
  • Amber Webb
    The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd was a well-written story about family, mystery and adventure. Seven children each born on a different day of the week take on certain roles in the family currently being cared for by their oldest sister, Sundae. Each child has unique characteristics and jobs within the family. When a disaster "falls" upon them, they must really work together to solve the riddle presented to them and stay together as a family....
  • Anna
    I really enjoyed this fantasy story by Natalie Lloyd! I am currently 2 for 2 with Natalie Lloyd books, as I also really enjoyed Snicker of Magic which came out in 2015 (I still have to read The Key to Extraordinary which came out last year). It took a few chapters before I was able to keep all seven Problim children straight, but there is a handy list of who is who at the beginning of the book that I used until I had them all figured out. Otherwi...
  • Sarah
    I received this as an eARC through Edelweiss. The Problims are one awesome wacky family. The seven Problim children were each born on a different day of the week and have been sung the nursery rhyme about the seven days since they were born. When there house in the swamp collapses, they are forced to move to their grandfather's house in town. Their nasty next door neighbor is looking for the mysterious Problim treasure and wants the kids out of t...
  • Lisa
    This book has a winning combination - a quirky family, seven siblings each born on a different day of the week, an evil villainess, and some fun and magic. The Problim Children have returned to House Number Seven in Lost Cove just before it was to be auctioned off. The house is rightfully theirs, but they must prove it. Their neighbor, Desdemona O'pinion, wants the Problim Children out of the house because she believes there is a treasure in ther...
  • Darla
    Thank you, HarperCollins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this book.So many things to love about this book: seven engaging siblings, a mystery to solve about hidden treasure, nosy neighbors, Ichabod the pig and more. The book ends with a cliffhanger. Looking forward to future installments in the Problim Children saga.Little Toot does just that--lots of tooting. The author very creatively gave each toot its own footnote with a title and description inc...
  • Jessica Samuel
    There should be more stars to give to phenomenal books like this one!!! The Problim children and a lovely unique bunch of children that make fabulous reading companions on this journey! I can't wait for more Problim children adventures!!!
  • Katie
    All the stars for this new book by Natalie Lloyd and I can't wait for future installments with the Problim Children!! Review on the blog to come soon!!
  • Faith
    NATALIE LLOYD HAS DONE IT AGAIN! MY HEART HAS BEEN STOLEN!!I love the Problim Children. Sweet Frida, Friday's child. You are my favorite.
  • Amber
    Fans of Natalie’s A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary will LOVE The Problim Children! “Every day is a good day for tacos.” -Thea Problim
  • Laura
    Really cute use of the "Monday's child" poem! Each child was different enough, albeit in a rather stereotypical manner (Mona was particularly one-dimensional), not that target readers will mind. The mysteries of the bones, the Great Feud, who exactly is living next door, what caused the explosion and what happened to Grandfather Problim (among others) are all left just out of our reach, while others are resolved in the book. However, the abruptne...