Caroline B. Cooney Books In Order

Publication Order of Follow Your Heart Books

A Stage Set for Love (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Racing to Love (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suntanned Days (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vampire's Promise Books

The Cheerleader/Deadly Offer (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Vampire (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vampire's Promise (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cheerleaders Books

Trying Out (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumors (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Way (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saying Yes (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chrystal Falls Books

The Bad and the Beautiful (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Morning After (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Losing Christina Books

Fog (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Janie Johnson Books

The Face on the Milk Carton (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatever Happened to Janie? (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Voice on the Radio (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Janie Found (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Janie Saw (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Janie Face to Face (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Both Sides Of Time/Time Travelers Books

Both Sides of Time (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Time (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoner of Time (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For All Time (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Horror High Books

Toxic Beauty (With: R.L. Stine)(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Rumours (With: R.L. Stine)(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Going to Give You a Polar Bear Hug (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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