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Beverly Cleary Books in Order

Beverly Cleary Books in Order (the Henry Huggins Reading Order and more)

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 All of Beverly Cleary’s Books in Order!

Who is Beverly Cleary?

Beverly Cleary (1916-2021) was an award-winning American writer of children’s and young adult fiction. In fact, she was one of America’s most successful authors, selling more than 90 million copies of her books worldwide during her long career–that began in 1950 after working as a librarian for a decade.

In fact, it was during her time as a librarian that she realized that kids deserve books of literary quality. When she first started writing, Beverly took inspiration from the times she composed stories for children during Saturday afternoon story hours when she worked for the library in Yakima.

She later wrote about people living ordinary lives, some of her characters are in fact based on her own childhood experiences, the kids in her neighborhood growing up, as well as children she met while working as a librarian.

During her almost 50-year career, Beverly Cleary created popular characters such as Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, and Ralph S. Her work influenced more than one generation of writers and was enjoyed by millions of children.

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Lauren Oliver Books in Order

Lauren Oliver Books in Order (Delirium, Curiosity House, Replica)

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All of Lauren Oliver’s Books in Order!

Who is Lauren Oliver?

Lauren Oliver is an American author known for her work in the young adult sci-fi genre with the Delirium trilogy, but also for her book Panic which became an Amazon TV show, or Before I Fall, which became a movie with Zoey Deutch in 2017.

She attended NYU’s MFA program in creative writing while working at Penguin Books, in a young adult division called Razorbill. It was during that time that she started work on her own novel “Before I Fall.” She left in 2009 to become a full-time writer.

Lauren Oliver also wrote the Replica duology and, with H C Chester, she co-wrote the middle-grade fantasy series Curiosity House – in the vein of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events -, and more recently, she published The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street.

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Dav Pilkey Books in Order

Dav Pilkey Books in Order (Dog Man, Captain Underpants…)

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All of Dav Pilkey’s Books in order!

Who is Dav Pilkey?

Dav Pilkey is an American cartoonist, author, and illustrator of children’s literature from Cleveland, Ohio.

He started creating characters like “Captain Underpants” in elementary school. He grew up, but the characters stayed with him, but his first book, World War Won, was an allegorical fable inspired by the nuclear arms race. Captain Underpants is a superhero from a boy’s homemade comic book who accidentally becomes real (there’s a movie now).

After that, he illustrated books from other authors as well as his own and quickly launched the Dragon Series, then the Dumb Bunnies. He started the Captain Underpants series in 1997. The first book series became a hit with children across America.

Later, Pilkey created more series like The Dog Man Series about Officer Knight and his police dog Greg.

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Vet Volunteers Books in Order

Vet Volunteers Books in Order: How to read Laurie Halse Anderson’s series?

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For the children who love animals!

What is the Vet Volunteers Series about?

Previously published as Wild at Heart, Vet Volunteers is a series of children’s books launched in 2000 and written by American award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson.

Welcome to the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic run by Dr. J. J. Mac–or simply Dr. Mac! The Vet Volunteers Series focuses on the adventures of five children who volunteer at the clinic as they help the animals and solve mysteries!

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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Books in Order

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Books in Order: How to read Michelle Paver’s series?

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Soon to become a live-action TV series.

What is the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series about?

Written by the British author Michelle Paver, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is a series of historical fantasy novels published since 2004.

Set around 6000 years ago in prehistoric Europe, during the Stone Age, the series follows twelve-year-old Torak, a boy who can talk to wolves. With the help of  Renn, who is part of the Raven Clan, and his wolf friend, Torak seeks to defeat the Soul-Eaters, a group of evil mages.

In 2009, the series stopped, but a decade later, Michelle Paver announced a new trilogy of books set after the end of the main series.

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Charlie Higson Books in Order

Charlie Higson Books in Order (The Enemy, Young Bond)

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All of Charlie Higson’s Books in Order!

Who is Charlie Higson?

Charlie Higson is an English author who is also known for being an actor, a comedian, and a former singer. He writes books, but he has also written and produced for television.

In fact, his writing career started by doing books as well as comedy and television (for the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show) during the 1990s. Charlie Higson is known for his books for young readers–and young adults–but he started writing books for a more adult audience.

Though, he became known as the Young Bond writer during the 2000s and launched his popular YA series The Enemy in 2009.

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David Walliams Books in Order

David Walliams Books in Order

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All of David Walliams’ Books!

Who is David Walliams?

David Walliams (stage name of David Edward Williams) is an English comedian, actor, television personality, and–of course–writer.

Best known for his (and Matt Lucas’) BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, Walliams is also a judge on the television talent show competition Britain’s Got Talent on ITV.

In 2008, he published his first Children’s novel, The Boy in the Dress. He didn’t stop after that, writing one a year or more. Some of them have been adapted into films for BBC One or Sky One.

He also published picture books and Short story collections illustrated by Tony Ross–Quentin Blake only illustrated his first two books.

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The Giver Quartet Book Series in Order

The Giver Books in Order: How to read Lois Lowry’s dystopian series?

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A dystopian world in the vein of 1984 and Brave New World, but for a younger public.

What is The Giver Quartet about?

Written by American writer Lois Lowry, The Giver Quartet is a young adult series consisting of four novels. The story takes place in what appears to be a utopian society but is really a dystopia.

Pain or suffering have been eradicated from this world, there are no worries any more as the philosophy “Sameness”, which eliminate wants or needs from human existence, has been installed and has strived.

The Giver is the alias of the Receiver of Memory, a man who has to bear the memories of the past the community turned away from. Described as an aging Elder, he is one of the most important figures in this society, due to his responsibilities, but holds almost no power.

When the story begins, the young Jonas has been chosen to be the new Receiver of Memory, and he discovers that his community is deprived of color, music, and more.

Today, The Giver — the first book in the series — is often considered a modern classic. It won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies. It also has been adapted into a movie starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites and has inspired a musical and an opera.

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Big Nate Books in Order

Big Nate Books in Order: How to Read Lincoln Peirce’s series?

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Meet BIG NATE, P.S. 38’s coolest doodler and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

What is the Big Nate series about?

Big Nate is about a spunky eleven-year-old named Nate Wright who holds the school record for detentions and is in little chance of losing that distinction, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming big! He’s a self-described genius, a sixth-grade renaissance man, and a full-fledged believer in his future as a cartoonist.

Big Nate is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce that is syndicated since January 7, 1991. Its success is so massive that it became a real media franchise with multiple series of children’s books, but also with an animated television series, and a stage musical adaptation.

This article is about the Big Nate books. If you’re looking for a list of all the Big Nate comic books, follow this link. And if you like the Big Nate books, you may also want to see our Diary of a Wimpy Kid reading order or our guide to Dav Pilkey’s series

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