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Publication Order of Changelings Books

The Changelings (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Dark Land (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diary of an Ice Princess Books

Snow Place Like Home (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frost Friends Forever (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Thin Ice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Freeze (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slush Puppy Love (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Icing on the Snowflake (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends of Lotus Island Books

The Guardian Test (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Shadow Mist (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Wish in the Dark (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Mapmaker (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Blunders (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simon at the Art Museum (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Change a Planet (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Tryout (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

All Thirteen (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Life of Service (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best Wishes Books

Best Wishes (By:Sarah Mlynowski) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sister Switch (By:Sarah Mlynowski,Debbie Rigaud) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time After Time (With: Sarah Mlynowski) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Hope Wins(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Christina Soontornvat is a bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen children’s fiction novels.

The author was born in 1980 to business owner Amnaj Soontornvat and is the brother to Saengchai Sunthronwa the Thai broadcasting executive.

She spent much of her childhood serving behind the Thai restaurant that belonged to her parents in Texas. As such, she is known to be very proud of her Texan and Thai roots and often heads to Bangkok and Weatherford to eat Thai food and visit family.
In addition to being a bestselling author, Christina is the holder of a Mechanical Engineering bachelor of science degree and a holder of a science education master’s degree.

Before she became a bestselling author, she worked for more than ten years in the field of science museums and designed exhibits and programs to get children excited about science.

As such, she has always been passionate about learning new things, particularly in STEM fields. Even when is not in Texas or Bangkok, she still loves Thai restaurants and can often be found reading at them.

She currently makes her home in Austin Texas, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and an aging cat.

Writing fiction was never something that Christina Soontornvat wanted to do when she was growing up. Instead, she always loved science and math, and hence it was not surprising when she decided to go into engineering.

Her immigrant parents had worked very hard to ensure she had the best education as they ran a Thai restaurant and grocery store. As such, she felt that taking a degree in the sciences provided the best probability of making the most of their investment.

However, she always felt that she was missing something as she practiced as a mechanical engineer. As such, she shifted paths and got a job working in a science museum, even though she was still doing maths and science.

Her job was to get children excited about STEM subjects and she found it a perfect fit as working with kids had always been a passion of hers.

She would then move on and become a consultant working for a skydiving company that was involved in coming up with field trip programs intended to get children interested in the mechanics of skydiving.

It was an assignment that required a lot of math and physics and she loved traveling all over the United States teaching children about math and physics. She also got to spend a lot of time indoors skydiving and in a wind tunnel.

Christina Soontornvat has said that always believed she was not an artist but a dyed-in-the-wool person of science. However, what she failed to realize is that these two things did not need to be mutually exclusive.
There are many scientific-minded people who can be creative and some technically talented people who work in the arts. Teaching kids over several years she finally learned that she did not have to choose one or the other.
She had needlessly excluded herself from being an author and creative which meant so many possibilities and doors had been closed too.

When Christina was growing up, she loved making up stories and she used to tell a lot of science stories when she was working at the science museum.

For instance, she would be penning content to accompany a dinosaur exhibit but would find herself telling it as a story. It was at this time that she began thinking of taking the leap into the writing of children’s fiction.
Once she began penning her own stories she was hooked. When she had her own kids, her world was suddenly full of all kinds of children’s fiction and picture books.

Most of these were the books she loved as a child and hence she thought she could just get inspired by the same stories.

“Snow Place Like Home” by Christina Soontornvat is the thrilling story of Princess Lina. She can control the weather and winds alright but everyone in her family can do it better than she is.

She acknowledges that she has to practice her paranormal powers even though what she really wants is to be with Claudia her best friend from regular school.

Her grandfather is not happy about her reticence but he will allow her to attend regular school as long she keeps her promise to practice during the weekends.

Because of her nervousness about her school, she makes it snow a little here and there and freezes a few things. But that is not the worst of it as she finds she is severely deficient when practicing her wind powers during the weekends.
Seeing her struggle, her father gives her the assignment of putting back one of the stone statues that had fallen off of the castle using her wind powers.

Will she be able to fit into regular school and still take advantage of and develop her magical talent?

Christina Soontornvat’s novel “Frost Friends Forever” is a fun-filled book that asks what would happen when someone with magical powers goes to regular school.

The work is set at Hilltop Academy during winter break and Lina could not have been more excited. Since they do not have to go to school, her parents have given her permission to invite Claudia her best friend to their home for a sleepover.
However, she has to swear not to ever tell anyone of the secrets of their cloud palace. Claudia cannot wait to see what life would be as a real princess. However, she soon finds out that the rigid protocol at the palace is not so much fun.
The girls decide to have fun outside of the palace where they can play with Lina’s winter magic. They have a great time skating and sledding in the snow until the fun is ruined by a massive winter blizzard.

They soon find themselves lost in a storm and will need to collaborate, be brave, and be resourceful if they are to get out and make it back home.

“On Thin Ice” is a novel that continues to follow Princess Liana who could not have been happier at groundling school. She has been keeping her magic hidden even though she usually hangs out with Claudia her best friend.
Meanwhile, her grandfather has decided that she needs to be tutored by an expert. He has invited Jack Frost her cousin who is the best at controlling the wind.

But when her cousin goes to school with her, he cannot help but unleash his tricks. This wreaks havoc at school and it may just be up to Lina to save the day and keep her cool.

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