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Publication Order of After-School Superstars Books

Nixie Ness (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vera Vance (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucy Lopez (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boogie Bass, Sign Language Star (With: Grace Zong) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dinah Books

Dynamite Dinah (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinah for President (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinah in Love (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinah Forever (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Franklin School Friends Books

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annika Riz, Math Whiz (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Izzy Barr, Running Star (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cody Harmon, King of Pets (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gus and Grandpa Books

Gus and Grandpa (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa and Show-and-Tell (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa at Basketball (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa and the Halloween Costume (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa Go Fishing (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mason Dixon Books

Pet Disasters (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth-Grade Disasters (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basketball Disasters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Nora Notebooks Books

The Trouble With Ants (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Babies (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Friends (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Walker's American History for Young People Books

with Thomas Fleming
What about Annie? (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Band of Brothers: West Point in the Civil War (By: Thomas Fleming) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Headlines: The Story of American Newspapers (By: Thomas Fleming) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of West Creek Middle School Books

Losers, Inc. (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lizzie At Last (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex RyanStop That! (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Makeovers by Marcia (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Luisa's American Dream (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Back of the Woods (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Carousel (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
All The Living (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boardwalk with Hotel (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
One and Only Cynthia Jane Thornton (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melanie Magpie (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cally's Enterprise (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Fifth Grade, the World! (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Visit to Amy-Claire (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah on Her Way (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Life Of Bethany Barrett (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Standing Up to Mr. O. (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
7 X 9 = Trouble! (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Show-And-Tell Ever (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Chelsea (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trading Places (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Being Teddy Roosevelt (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Oliver Olson Changed the World (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Square Inch (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fractions = Trouble! (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Tolerance (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Write This Down (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Language (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Phoebe's Parade (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Small Lost Sheep (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ziggy's Blue-Ribbon Day (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

A high-profile intellectual, philosophy professor, and award-winning woman of letters, Claudia Mills is a sexagenarian American author. This decorated author is prolific and has contributed immensely especially to children’s literature. Mills, whose books notably address morality and have a philosophical element, is renowned especially for authoring the 2013 book titled Zero Tolerance. She is or has been a poet, short story writer, and playwright. Mill’s niche and target market is mostly the young readers. Her bibliography encompasses standalone books, picture books, poems, and literary series.

Read on who she is. Meet Claudia Mills. The author, whose date of birth is August 21, 1954, was born and bred in New York. In matters undergraduate studies, Mills is an alumna of Wesley College where she graduated in 1976. In terms of postgraduate studies, she attended Princeton University she got Master of Arts in 1979. She would later on enroll in the same institution for her doctoral studies and, ultimately, received it in 1990. Furthermore, she enrolled at the University of Maryland for Masters of Library Science where she majored in children’s literature; the degree was proffered to her in 1988.

Claudia Mills had a two-year-long stint with Four Winds Press and, in the 1980s, also worked for Institute for Philosophy and Public Participation department of University of Maryland. In both cases, she served as an editorial assistant and editor, respectively. She is a mother of two sons.

Claudia Mills: Formative Years
Two people were integral in Claudia Mills’ formative years. Claudia Mills’ mother was instrumental in the career path of her daughter. Incidentally, her mother, who taught at an elementary school, was also a writer. It is she who sowed the seeds of her daughter’s literary ambition. While aged six, Claudia Mills was kitted out in a notebook and instructions to start writing poetry. This kick started Mill’s passion for writing.

Mills’ sister also inspired her when she was a prospective author. Mills and the sister, who is an year her junior and an avid reader, often fantasized with mystic worlds. This augured well for Mill’s creativity. During her childhood, she wrote voraciously and a notable aspect of this is writing an autobiography totaling a hundred pages.

Claudia Mills: Early Publishing Career
Despite her quest for writing and publishing in her childhood, Claudia Mills only became a professional writer upon graduating. During her stint at Four Winds Press, where she was a secretary, she started writing novel-length and picture books. Mills lacked courage, her enthusiasm for getting published notwithstanding. This is reflected by the fact that she started submitting her manuscripts to the said press, albeit under a false name. Perhaps her worst and most demoralizing experience was being tasked with writing rejection letters to herself, the anonymous up-and-coming author angling for getting published.

Even then she had her break when one of her manuscripts caught an editor’s eye. The editor, who did not know that she was the one who sent it, sought Mills’ view. She became a self-critic there and then. Ironically, she recommended to herself rewriting for the manuscript to stand a chance of being published. And thus, it set the stage for the book which would be published in 1982 and titled At Back of the Woods, thereby ushering him into authorship.

Dynamite Dinah: A Summary
The first three literary works of Claudia Mills were published in the early 1980s by Four Winds Press. However, it took her a decade to publish a series of books. The first series of Claudia Mills is titled Dinah. The first edition of the first book in the Dinah literary series was published in April 1990 titled Dynamite Dinah, and this four-pronged series is shelved as juvenile literature accordingly.

The featured protagonist in the book Dynamite Dinah is Dinah Seabrooke. Dinah has an out-and-out ego-centrism. She gives scant credence to important and more pressing issues in her quest for hogging the limelight. Unfortunately for Dinah, she has an uphill task trying to get the much sought-after attention. This book revisits two particular incidents which put a damper in Dinah’s selfishness. On the other one hand, there is the case of her younger sibling who has been discharged from a medical facility. On the other hand, there is a bosom friend who has been cast in a play where she is schooling. Yet, Dinah blows these aspects to smithereens for her own benefit.

Dinah for President: A Summary
Dinah for President is the second book in the Dinah series of books produced by Claudia Mills. This book, which has a few editions and is suitable for grades three to six, was first published in May 1992. It is a continuation of the plans of the overambitious Dinah. This protagonist, whose educational stage is now at middle school, has a tendency for biting more than she can chew as the title of the book soberly puts it. However, the subtext is the importance of recycling and consulting the older generation of people in the society.

Claudia Mills: Awards
Author Claudia Mills has won several awards and been nominated for a laundry list of other prestigious ones. In 2009, Mill’s book called The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish won the Colorado Book Award in the Juvenile Literature section. In 2010, the book titled How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills won the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader, under the Transition Fiction category.

Books written by Claudia Mills have been nominated for these awards. Her book titled 7X9= Trouble was nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award in 2004. In 2009, Being Teddy Roosevelt, also penned by Mills, was nominated for the Iowa Children’s Choice, Land of Enchantment Book, and Rhode Island’s Book awards; in 2010, this book was also nominated for the Sequoyah Award.

Fractions=Trouble was nominated for the Rhode Island Children’s Book and Virginia Readers Choice awards in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Between 2009 and 2012, How Oliver Olson Changed the World was nominated for the Cybils, Capitol Choices, Massachusetts Children’s Book, Rhode Island Children’s Book [in 2015 Claudia Mills’ book Third-Grade Reading Queen was also nominated for these aforementioned awards, plus Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice award], Sunshine State Young Reader’s, and Virginia Readers Choice awards. In 2016, Mills’ Zero Tolerance was nominated for the Louisiana Young and Virginia Reader’s Choice awards.

Claudia Mills: Subtext
Claudia Mills has written extensively and still does. Her niche is especially children’s books. She publishes a book(s) virtually every year. Mills is currently domiciled in Boulder at Colorado County. The philosophy (assistant) professor teaches at University of Colorado.

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