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Publication Order of After-School Superstars Books

Nixie Ness (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vera Vance (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucy Lopez (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boogie Bass, Sign Language Star (With: Grace Zong) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dinah Books

Dynamite Dinah (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinah for President (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinah in Love (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinah Forever (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Franklin School Friends Books

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annika Riz, Math Whiz (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Izzy Barr, Running Star (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cody Harmon, King of Pets (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gus and Grandpa Books

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

Publication Order of Mason Dixon Books

Pet Disasters (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth-Grade Disasters (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Basketball Disasters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Nora Notebooks Books

The Trouble With Ants (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Babies (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Friends (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

What about Annie? (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of West Creek Middle School Books

Losers, Inc. (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lizzie At Last (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alex RyanStop That! (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Makeovers by Marcia (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

Phoebe's Parade (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Small Lost Sheep (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ziggy's Blue-Ribbon Day (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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