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Publication Order of Follow Your Heart Books

A Stage Set for Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing to Love (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suntanned Days (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vampire's Promise Books

The Cheerleader / Deadly Offer (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Vampire / Evil Returns (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampire's Promise / Fatal Bargain (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cheerleaders Books

with Carol Ellis, Diane Hoh
Trying Out (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumors (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayed (By: Diane Hoh) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking Good (By: Carol Ellis) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Way (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flirting (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulling Together (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proving It (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going Strong (By: Carol Ellis) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Staying Together (By: Diane Hoh) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring Fever (By: Diane Hoh) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saying Yes (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showing Off (By: Carol Ellis) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fighting Back (By: Carol Ellis) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheerleaders Special II (With: Lisa Norby,Jennifer Sarasin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chrystal Falls Books

with Diane Hoh, Candice Ransom
Breaking the Rules (By: Candice Ransom) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad and the Beautiful (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Morning After (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Night to Forget (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Saturday Night / Night To Remember Books

Publication Order of Losing Christina Books

Publication Order of Janie Johnson Books

The Face on the Milk Carton (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whatever Happened to Janie? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voice on the Radio (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Janie Found (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Janie Saw (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janie Face to Face (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Both Sides Of Time/Time Travelers Books

Both Sides of Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Time (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner of Time (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
For All Time (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Safe as the grave (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rear-View Mirror (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Caper (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
An April Love Story (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Loves Me Not (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Personal Touch (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sand Trap (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nancy & Nick (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly in Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun, Sea, and Boys (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nice Girls Don't (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Not Your Other Half (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Blame the Music (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rah Rah Girl (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among Friends (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Year's Eve (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Invented Romance (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camp Girl-Meets-Boy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Reunion (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Love (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty Pageants Later (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Party's Over (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camp Reunion (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freeze Tag (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfume (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight #116 Is Down! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emergency Room (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driver's Ed (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unforgettable (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night School (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fire (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanted! (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terrorist (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Child Is This? (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hush Little Baby (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mummy (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Up (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tune in Anytime (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercy / The Ransom of Mercy Carter (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatality (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goddess of Yesterday (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Seas to Troy (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code Orange (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hit the Road (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Friend at Midnight (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enter Three Witches (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamonds in the Shadow (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Night to Remember (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
If the Witness Lied (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Black Swans (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Never Came Back (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Songs (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Such Person (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before She Was Helen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grandmother Plot (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrong Good Deed (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Going to Give You a Polar Bear Hug (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horror High Books

Toxic Beauty (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Instinct (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Intentions (By: R.L. Stine) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Kiss (By: R.L. Stine) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Date with Death (By: Diane Hoh) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Rumours (By: R.L. Stine) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Point Horror Books

Avalanche (By: Arthur J. Roth) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheerleader / Deadly Offer (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Date (By: R.L. Stine) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twisted (By: R.L. Stine) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightmare Man (By: Tessa Krailing) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lifeguard (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach House (By: R.L. Stine) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Party Line (By: A. Bates) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prom Dress (By: Lael Littke) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby-Sitter (By: R.L. Stine) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Secret Admirer (By: Carol Ellis) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
April Fools (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funhouse (By: Diane Hoh) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Party (By: R.L. Stine) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boyfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foggiest (By: David Belbin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby-Sitter II (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snowman (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Accident (By: Diane Hoh) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Dearest (By: D.E. Athkins) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girlfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freeze Tag (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Window (By: Carol Ellis) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Secrets (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfume (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invitation (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror, Mirror (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fever (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hit And Run (By: R.L. Stine) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Train (By: Diane Hoh) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ripper (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cemetery (By: D.E. Athkins) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waitress (By: Sinclair Smith) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Night (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Date (By: Sinclair Smith) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby-Sitter 3 (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Girlfriend (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hitchhiker (By: R.L. Stine) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom (By: Barbara Steiner) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stranger (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yearbook (By: Peter Lerangis) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twins (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunter (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Witness (By: Carol Ellis) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Waiting (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watcher (By: Lael Littke) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Night II (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary / Let Me Tell You how I Died (By: Sinclair Smith) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Saw You That Night! (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kill (By: L.J. Smith) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witness (By: R.L. Stine) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driver's Dead (By: Peter Lerangis) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camp Fear (By: Carol Ellis) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night School (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Babysitter IV (By: R.L. Stine) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Next Door (By: Sinclair Smith) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body (By: Carol Ellis) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy (By: Barbara Steiner) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Surfer (By: Linda Cargill) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide and Seek (By: Jane McFann) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Curse (By: Janice Harrell) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Claw (By: Carmen Adams) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amnesia (By: Sinclair Smith) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring Break (By: Barbara Steiner) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stalker (By: Carol Ellis) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prom Date (By: Diane Hoh) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride (By: D.E. Athkins) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Sixteen (By: Francesca Jeffries) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Date (By: Sinclair Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Sight (By: Sinclair Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homecoming Queen (By: John Hall) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Christmas Tales (By: Gillian Cross,Robert Swindells,Susan Price) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
X-Isle (By: Peter Lerangis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon (By: Samantha Lee) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark 2 (By: Linda Cargill) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to X-Isle (By: Peter Lerangis) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defriended (By: Ruth Baron) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Identity Theft (By: Anna Davies) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wickedpedia (By: Chris Van Etten) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark: v. 1 (By: Linda Cargill) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Point Horror Series may be missing books or out of order because every online source for these lists these books in a different order and varies on the books included. In no other listing are the books numbered. Compilations and Short Story Collections are listed at the bottom.Point Horror Unleashed & Mutant Point Horror & Nightmare Hall are spinoffs of this series

Publication Order of Readers Circle Books

Becoming Mary Mehan (By: Jennifer Armstrong) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acceleration (By: Graham McNamee) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuba 15 (By: Nancy Osa) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am the Wallpaper (By: Mark Peter Hughes) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code Orange (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crushed (By: Tom McNeal,Laura McNeal) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wildfire Books

The Summer of the Sky-Blue Bikini (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's My Girl (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kiss for Tomorrow (By: Maud Johnson) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Friends (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams Can Come True (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
An April Love Story (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Loves Me Not (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Searching Heart (By: Barbara Steiner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senior Class (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cindy (By: Deborah Kent) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Choice (By: Maud Johnson) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy For Me (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nancy & Nick (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make a Wish (By: Nancy Smiler Levinson,Owen Brown) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturday Night Date (By: Maud Johnson) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly in Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Senior Year (By: Maud Johnson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nice Girls Don't (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Perfect (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Love (By: Maud Johnson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Next Door (By: Vicky Martin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving That O'Connor Boy (By: Diane Hoh) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love to the Rescue (By: Deborah Kent) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senior Dreams Can Come True (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Girl Named Summer (By: Julie Garwood) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dating Blues (By: Maud Johnson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian's Girl (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Love (By: Barbara Steiner) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixteen Can Be Sweet (By: Maud Johnson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thirteen Tales of Horror(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Caroline B. Cooney is an American author that writes young adult novels. Cooney has written books in a variety of genres from suspense to mystery and even romance. Cooney imputes her success to the fact that she knows what young people like to read.


Caroline B. Cooney was born in 1947 in Geneva, NY, though most of her childhood was spent in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Caroline has always been a happy person. People often took to calling her shallow. They told her that if she just gave some thought to the deeper things of the world, her perspective would get grimmer.

However, Caroline never saw any reason to follow that particular bit of advice. And she believes that her happy persona helps her craft the sorts of stories that entice young readers.

The author knew fairly early on that she wanted to make a living as a writer. Caroline was an ambitious child. She loved school and she participated in as many activities as was possible.

That ambition extended to reading and saw the author experiment with everything from the Hardy Boys to Cherry Ames.

When she was in 6th grade, all those jumbled and confused hopes and dreams of a future in published came into focus. Caroline had the pleasure of being taught by Mr. Albert, a wonderful teacher that all the girls loved and the boys wanted to imitate.

Albert loved to write and so he set out to nurture that same love in his students. He would take random pages from The New Yorker, pass them around to his students and then task each of them with writing a short story based on whatever their particular page of The New Yorker said.

The activity forced the gears in Caroline B. Cooney’s head to start turning. She took to the art of making things up with a passion. That fed into her desire for books and it wasn’t long before she was spending endless hours of her week in the library, drawn in by all the people and the books.

Writing has been a part of Caroline’s life since then, and she is grateful. Between the years of 1965 and 1968, the author attended Indiana University, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, and University of Connecticut.

And those are just the colleges that stood out. Caroline developed a habit where she would order herself to go back to school to get her degree. And she would follow through with that order, going so far as to join a college and attend a few classes.

However, none of those attempts ever bore fruit. Caroline never got her degree. For that reason, she is fortunate to have a writing career that she can fall back on.

The author started writing professionally in college. At first, she produced simple stories that she sold to ‘Seventeen Magazine’. Success in that arena drove her to dream bigger and it wasn’t long before she took to writing books.

The satisfactory results confirmed Caroline’s earlier beliefs that she was destined to write fiction. The author has never understood suggestions that writing is difficult. She enjoys every aspect of the process.

She loves creating plots and characters and bringing the various threads of a story together to produce a complete novel.

The author has always looked to her three children for inspiration. Not only does listening to their stories get Caroline’s creative juices flowing but she has also admitted to using them in her stories.

The author also loves visiting schools. On the one hand, she gets to meet her readers. She loves hearing how her books have impacted young minds and possibly even drawn a few of them into the reading culture.

Schools also provide an insightful picture of the United States because they are populated by children from a variety of backgrounds.

On the other hand, interacting with school kids allows Caroline B. Cooney to make her stories as realistic as possible. By getting immersed in the lives of teenagers, Caroline believes she is better placed than most to write novels that effectively speak to them.

Even though the author writes for children, she doesn’t want to pander to them or even talk down to them. Her goal is to deliver thought-provoking content that resonates with teenagers.

When Caroline isn’t reading or writing or visiting schools, you can find her playing the piano in school productions. She also volunteers at a hospital.

+The Face on the Milk Carton

Janie is fifteen-years-old and her world is breaking. It all begins when she notices the picture of a girl on a milk carton. The girl was three-years-old when she went missing. That was twelve years ago.

She disappeared from a Shopping Mall in New Jersey and she was never found.

Janie has good reason to believe that she is that girl. For one thing, the picture looks a lot like her. More importantly, there are no pictures of Janie from before she was four. Her parents always claimed that they did not have a camera during those early years.

But now Janie doesn’t think that excuse makes much sense. She doesn’t want to believe that her loving parents kidnapped her. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Janie must decide whether she is ready to find out what happened twelve years ago.

The first book in the Janie Johnson series follows the exploits of a girl who doesn’t know where she belongs. She spends this book trying to investigate her origins without revealing her suspicions to her parents.

+Whatever Happened to Janie?

There are so many faces of missing kids on milk cartons that no one ever pays attention to them. Janie never intended to find the picture of the girl she knew to be her. But once she saw that picture and realized that her parents might have kidnapped her, there was no going back.

Now Janie’s world has turned upside down. A call for justice has been made but no one knows who is to blame for the unfolding fiasco. Janie must decide where she belongs and which set of parents she should run to.

The second book in the Janie Johnson series picks up with Janie learning how she ended up in the Johnson household. She also gets to know her real family.

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