Nick Petrie Series

Bruce Coville Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Magic Shop Books

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jennifer Murdley's Toad (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goblins in the Castle (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster's Ring/Russell Troy, Monster Boy (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Skull of Truth (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Eggleston's Talking Skull (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vampire's Tooth (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mask of Eamonn Tiyado (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goblins on the Prowl (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chamber of Horrors Books

Amulet of Doom (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirits and Spells (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nina Tanleven Books

The Ghost in the Third Row (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Wore Gray (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Let Go (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Camp Haunted Hills Books

How I Survived My Summer Vacation (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of My Best Friends Are Monsters (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dinosaur That Followed Me Home (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Teacher Is an Alien Books

My Teacher is an Alien (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Teacher Glows in the Dark (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Teacher Fried My Brains (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Teacher Flunked the Planet (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Space Brat Books

Space Brat (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blork's Evil Twin (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrath of Squat (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet of the Dips (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saber Toothed Poodnoobie (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alien Adventures Books

Aliens Ate My Homework (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search for Snout (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens Stole My Body (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Unicorn Chronicles Books

Into the Land of the Unicorns (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Glory of Unicorns (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Wanderer (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Whispers (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Hunt (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy with Silver Eyes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guardian of Memory (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invasion of Luster (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of William Shakespeare's Books

The Tempest (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Odd Books

Oddly Enough (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odder Than Ever (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odds Are Good (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oddest of All (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Blaze of Glory (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Box (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clean As a Whistle (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeward Bound (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Language of Blood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Glory (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passing of the Pack (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With His Head Tucked Underneath His Arm (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of I Was a 6th Grade Alien Books

I Was A Sixth Grade Alien (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Lost My Grandfather's Brain (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peanut Butter Lover Boy (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Fry My Veeblax! (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's an Alien in My Underwear (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Alien Classmate Books

Thereas an Alien in My Classroom (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Kiss Chase (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Project Of Doom! (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alien Who Came to Dinner (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Moongobble and Me Books

The Dragon of Doom (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weeping Werewolf (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil Elves (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mischief Monster (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naughty Nork (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amber Brown Books

Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amber Brown Is on the Move (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amber Brown Horses Around (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Enchanted Files Books

Diary of a Mad Brownie (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hatched (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cursed (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trolled (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sixth-Grade Alien Books

Zombies of the Science Fair (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Many Aliens (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snatched from Earth! (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's An Alien In My Backpack (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revolt Of The Miniature Mutants (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell to Earth (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sixth-Grade Alien (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Shrank My Teacher (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lunch Swap Disaster (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing—One Brain! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Class Pet Catastrophe (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens, Underwear, and Monsters (With: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A.I. Gang Books

Forever Begins Tomorrow (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Sherlock (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robot Trouble (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Foolish Giant (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarah's Unicorn (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarah and the Dragon (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster of the Year (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prehistoric People (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragonslayers (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune's Journey (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Grandfather's House (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens Stole My Dad (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Worst Fairy Godmother (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lapsnatcher (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon Summer (With: Jane Yolen) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creature of Fire (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Saw Red (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monsters of Morley Manor (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thor's Wedding Day (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always October (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief of Worlds (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Prince of Butterflies (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
William Shakespeare's: The Winter's Tale (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hans Brinker (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

My Little Brother is a Monster (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Earthling (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Herbert Hutchison in the Underworld (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Our Own Hands (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Life in Miniature (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant's Tooth (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stinky Princess (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Third Kiss (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Biscuits of Glory (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dragons & Dreams(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ribbiting Tales(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bruce Coville's Ufos(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected: 11 Mysterious Stories(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice Told(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letter Q(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School Dazed(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unicorn Anthology(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York (where he lives) on May 16, 1950 and writes young adult fiction. His father was adopted by his aunt and he adopted her last name of Coville. He realized that he was bisexual in his teenage years, while growing up, in what he called, farm country. He was first published in the year 1977, and since then, has published well over hundred books. He finds that it is getting harder to write with each book he completes, because he does not want to repeat himself and also wants to make the currently thing he is writing to live up to something already completed.

His love of reading began at a young age, when he would read many comic books, Tom Swift, Nancy Drew books, and the Hardy Boys. Bruce read books that made him shiver with terror, but also laugh, too. He wanted others to feel these things, and from this, gained a love of writing. Writing was something that he wanted to do from when he was in the middle of his teens, and by nineteen he never looked back from it. While trying to get his first book published, he worked different jobs like: cookware salesman, gravedigger, elementary school teacher of second and fourth graders, and worked on an assembly line.

He is married to Katherine Dietz (who is an artist, with whom Coville has worked on some books with), they got married when he was nineteen. The couple has three kids; two sons (named Orion, born in the year 1970 and Adam, born in the year 1981) and a daughter (named Cara, born in the year 1975).

He was the 23rd person to be given the Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People, and was given to him by the New York Library Association.

Of the many books that Bruce Coville has written, he has written many series. Some of which include: the “Nina Tanleven” series, the “Magic Shop” series, the “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” series, the “Shakespeare retellings” series, the “The Unicorn Chronicles” series, the “My Teacher is an Alien” series, the “Space Brat” series, and the “Moongobble and Me” series.

“I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” is the first novel in the “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” series and was released in the year 1999. The aliens have made contact for the first time. Finally! The first ambassador from a planet other than Earth comes here, he firmly states that his son (who is named Pleskit Meenom) needs to be treated just like all the other people on Earth. Pleskit becomes the first purple child in Ms. Weintraub’s sixth grade class.

Tim Tompkins is living a dream, after always wanting to meet an alien. Pleskit asks Tim to the embassy, and they come across a plan to ruin the alien’s mission. The dream that had come true for Tim, is now a nightmare that could take his life.

The toilet humor that is in the book does not overpower the more serious material that is found in the book. Fans of the novel found this to be quite fun to read, and surpassed their expectations. Full of action, funny, and the characters are close enough to real life for some readers. Some felt that this would make for good reading material for some kids who are not into reading.

“The Attack of the Two-Inch Teacher” is the second novel in the “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” series and was released in the year 1999. Pleskit and Tim are fed up with Jordan Lynch (who is a bully); they use a molecule compressor (which is a toy that belongs to Pleskit’s father) to teach him a lesson.

The plan goes wrong. They shrink both Jordan and their teacher, who is not the least amused. And that is putting things mildly.

Some found this a worthy follow up to the first book in the series; it has all the fun and humor that book one had and tells another interesting story. Fans of the novel found that this has one hilarious lesson about physics in it. You will be able to learn something and enjoy the reading experience the story gives you.

“I Lost My Grandfather’s Brain” is the third novel in the “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” series and was released in the year 1999. Pleskit has lost his grandfather’s brain. Of all the rotten luck, especially since some lose things like a math book, their lunch, sneakers, or their homework.

He has another problem. He has been feuding with Tim, his best friend. He thinks that Tim is leaking stories concerning him to a sleazy tabloid sold in supermarkets. Sixth grade is starting to be tougher than navigation through different planets.

If he is unable to find the brain, none of these problems will matter for him, because his life will cease to be worth very much.

Fans liked the real life and the relevant subject matter this to this story, and felt that it was stuff that kids should read about. Some like reading these stories with their kids, and find that for some, this is the best way to get them to read stories. Like the way the two kids fight it out in the book, it shows how silly kids can be when they fight, and hopefully can see a way to talk things out.

“Peanut Butter Lover Boy” is the fourth novel in the “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien” series and was released in the year 2000. Pleskit is on a journey to sample everything earthling, which includes the foods of Earth. Which leads him to peanut butter. He simple adores it and cannot get enough. There is only one problem with it. He has an allergic reaction to it that makes him feel very romantic.

He chases girls around the playground and tries to kiss them. He gets slapped in the face, and that is enough to get him back to reality. The damage has already been done. The principal is ready to kick Pleskit out. Unless, that is, Tim and Pleskit can figure out a way to make Principal Grand that his romantic spells are not his fault. He may have to find another school to go to. On another planet.

Book Series In Order » Authors » Bruce Coville

Leave a Reply