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Publication Order of Pets To The Rescue Books

Ringo Saves The Day! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave Norman (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolores and the Big Fire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jake Drake Books

Jake Drake Know-It-All (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jake Drake, Bully Buster (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jake Drake, Class Clown (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Reading Program Books

Karen's Island (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Wishes For Buster (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bill Pickett: An American Original Texas Style (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Andrew (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ham And Eggs For Jack (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life in the Desert (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Treasure (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inventors (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milo's Great Invention (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Real Monsters Books

Real Monsters Go for the Mold (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Things That Go Eek on Halloween (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Monsters Stage Fright! (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gromble's Haunted Halloween (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Slippers Books

Slippers At Home (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naptime For Slippers (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slippers at School (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slippers Loves to Run (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Benjamin Pratt Books

We the Children (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Itself (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whites of Their Eyes (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Harm's Way (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Hold These Truths (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Things Books

Things Not Seen (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Things Hoped For (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Things That Are (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bird Adalbert (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noah and the Ark and the Animals (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Al (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa's Secret Helper (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temple Cat (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Earth's Counting Book (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy and the Bad Teacher (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Owns the Cow? (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bright Christmas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frindle (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phillip's Birthday Book (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music Time, Any Time (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Trouble in Walla Walla (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowden and the Christmas Joy Parade (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Workshop (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hey Dad, Could I Borrow Your Hammer (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Landry News (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look Who's In The Thanksgiving Play! (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Father's Day Present (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Janitor's Boy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mouse Family (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circus Family Dog (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Kitten (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The School Story (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jacket (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Week in the Woods (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Al and Shrimpy (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Report Card (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Holiday Concert (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robocat (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Million Dots (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lunch Money (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because Your Daddy Loves You (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Room One: A Mystery or Two (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Strange Day in Mayville (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Gust (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dogku (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Talking (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost and Found (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extra Credit (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troublemaker (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because Your Mommy Loves You (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
About Average (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Map Trap (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because Your Grandparents Love You (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Losers Club (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Friendship War (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Air from Other Planets (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Handiest Things in the World (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ready-To-Read Level 1 Books

Chico Bon Bon and the Egg-mergency! (By: Tina Gallo) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ringo Saves The Day! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave Norman (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolores and the Big Fire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Appleseed (By: Jane Kurtz,Mary Haverfield) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eloise and the Very Secret Room (By: Kay Thompson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Columbus Found (By: Paige Billin-Frye,Jane Kurtz) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin's Dream (By: Amy June Bates,Jane Kurtz) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olivia and Her Ducklings (By: Veera Hiranandani) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inch and Roly Make a Wish (By: Melissa Wiley) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olivia Builds a House (By: Shane L. Johnson,Maggie Testa) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare (By: Melissa Wiley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Ryan's World! (By: Ryan Kaji) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ryan's World of Science (By: Ryan Kaji) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Ryan's World of Science (By: Ryan Kaji) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toucan with Two Cans (By: HeidiE. Y. Stemple,Aaron Spurgeon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing Fits a Dinosaur (By: Jonathan Fenske) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angelina Ballerina and the Art Fair (By: Helen Craig,Katharine Holabird) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pizza Problem! (By: Patty Michaels) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Banana Phone Is Ringing! (By: Maggie Testa) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gear Up and Go! (By: Simon Spotlight) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angelina Ballerina Loves the Library (By: Helen Craig,Katharine Holabird) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabrina Sue Loves the City (By: Priscilla Burris) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duck Is Stuck! (By: Dana Regan,Berta Maluenda) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follow That Dog! (By: May Nakamura) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donkey Hodie Helps an Elephant (By: Tina Gallo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parker Dresses Up (By: Jessica Curry,Parker Curry,Brittany Jackson,Tajae Keith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Friend, Parker (By: Jessica Curry,Parker Curry,Brittany Jackson,Tajae Keith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race for First Place (By: Candice Ransom,Tyrell Solomon) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hairy, Hairy Poodle (By: Marilyn Singer) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flamingo Bingo (By: HeidiE. Y. Stemple,Aaron Spurgeon) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Dog School (By: Tina Gallo) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters in a Mess (By: Candice Ransom,Tyrell Solomon) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet Carly and Cartoka! (By: Maria Le) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parker Grows a Garden (By: Jessica Curry,Parker Curry,Brittany Jackson,Tajae Keith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Notebook! (By: Tina Gallo) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicken Karaoke (By: HeidiE. Y. Stemple,Aaron Spurgeon) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabrina Sue Loves the Sky (By: Priscilla Burris) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oslo Learns to Swim (By: Doug Cushman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Silly, Sticky Problem (By: Patty Michaels) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Sky (By: John Wallace,MarionDane Bauer) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hardware Helper!: Mike Delivers (By: Dana Regan,Berta Maluenda) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Snowden and the Christmas Joy Parade(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Andrew Clements was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1949. He lived in Oaklyn and Chery Hill until he was in sixth grade when together with his family, they relocated to Springfield, Illinois. He began his writing as a senior high school student in Springfield High School. His journey as an author had not been a one day event. At a tender age, he had become accustomed to reading many books. This was part of his activity during summer times together with his family where they used to spend time in a cabin in a lake in Maine. During these days, he spent his nights reading after busy fishing during the day. These quiet moments helped him to start thinking like a writer and consequently he began to read more and more. A defining moment in Andrew Clements’ journey as a writer, came when he was handed back a poem he had written by his English teacher. To what he did not expect, he had scored an A which he admits was a rare event in his teacher’s class. Additionally, the teacher went further to lavish praise on his piece of writing and even suggesting that it should be published. This was a fuel of inspiration which carried him through to Northwestern University making him to trust in his own writing ability. Occasionally at Northwestern University, he would get encouragement from his professors on his writing. He began to write on his own aside from class assignment. He took a literature major where he faired high in essays and poetry. Clements took interest in writing songs and poems, and learned how to play a guitar while in Northwestern University. However, he wrote when he felt like and did not write without an inner go-ahead spirit. He viewed writing as a hard work, which he admits even now.

Andrew Clements taught creative writing in a series of summer high school workshops. This was an avenue for him to practice as a teacher and describes it as a bitter-sweet experience with the hard work and the fun involved too. Clements graduated from Northwestern University and took one extra year for preparation as a teacher. He earned a Masters of Art in teaching at National Louis University. For seven years he taught English in public schools north of Chicago where he taught for two years in fourth grade, three years in eighth grade and another two years in high school. This was invaluable time for him to establish yearlong relationships with student and kids and a joyous moment interacting with funny bright kids. He also had the opportunity to read more and more and develop on his ideas and grow as an all-rounded writer.

In his first year as a teacher, Andrew Clements got married to his wife who had a career in professional theater. They acquired their first home and then their second, in which they had their son. In his teaching, Clements was fired and rehired several times in a rollercoaster of events. This was because of decline in children enrollment in the school, which therefore led to their firing as a “Reduction in force’’ policy. With the recurrent hire and fire, he moved together with his wife and two and a half year old son to New York where he looked for a dependable job. He wanted a stable career as a singer-song writer. It did not work out as he had wanted, but this was an invaluable opportunity for him to sit down, think and come up with great ideas as a writer. He acknowledges this as a vital discipline for any writer.

He got a publishing job in a small publishing company which specialized in how-to books where the books had photos with informative captions below the photos. His name appeared in print for the first time in a book A Country Christmas Treasury where his name appeared in the acknowledgements section as among the craftspeople of the book.

After working for about one year in the publishing company, he was invited by a friend he had met in his college days to a new company’s Children’s book launch. While working in this new company, known as Alphabet Press then later Picture Book Studio, he began writing picture book texts. He also worked as an editorial director where he interacted with talented authors, illustrators and author-illustrators. Little by little, Clements began to write his own picture books which would be a foundation for his illustrious writing career.

In 1990, he conceived an idea of what was to become his first novel. He began to write a story about a boy who makes up a new word. This story was turned into his first book Frindle, which was published in 1996. Frindle was highly successful and popular. This established Andrew Clements as a full-time writer henceforth. Clements is now a full-time writer and stays in Maine, where he used to spend his early summer days, together with his wife.

Andrew Clements’ first book, Frindle is about a boy who decides to make up a word of his own for pen. The new word is frindle, and this goes to prove the ingenuity of Nick Allen who is always coming up with new cool ideas. This word is new to his dictionary obsessed teacher and sooner that would be expected, the whole class starts to use the new word. The new word does not only spread in class but to the town like wildfire. Suddenly, Nick Allen finds himself in the media frenzy over frindle, leaving the question of whether he comes out as a hero or troublemaker.

Clements’ second book The Landry News, published in 1998 is about a fifth grade girl Cara Landry, who is having quite a rough time in school after her parents’ divorce but the worse is still to come in school, with the new teacher Mr. Larson. Mr. Larson is unpopular for handing out work sheets each morning then sitting back to read the paper. Landry whose dream is to become a paper journalist takes this time in the absence of teaching, to editorialize her own newspaper Landry News. Her lone anonymity days are now over.

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