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Publication Order of The Kid Who Ran For President Books

The Kid Who Ran for President (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kid Who Became President (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Million Dollar Books

The Million Dollar Shot (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million Dollar Kick (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million Dollar Goal (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million Dollar Strike (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million Dollar Putt (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baseball Card Adventures Books

Honus & Me (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackie & Me (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babe & Me (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoeless Joe & Me (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mickey & Me (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abner & Me (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satch & Me (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jim & Me (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ray & Me (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roberto & Me (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ted & Me (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Willie & Me (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales From The Sandlot Books

The Shortstop Who Knew Too Much (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Monster in Left Field (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Catcher Who Shocked the World (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pitcher Who Went Out of His Mind (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of L.A.F. Books Books

Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheese from Chattanooga (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Qwerty Stevens Books

Back in Time with Thomas Edison (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back in Time with Benjamin Franklin (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weird School Books

Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Weird Writing Tips (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weird School Daze Books

Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Granite Is from Another Planet! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jafee Is Daffy! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Laney Is Zany! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Mary Is Scary! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Leakey Is Freaky! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weird School Fast Facts Books

Sports (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Geography (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space, Humans, and Farts (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogs, Cats, and Dung Beetles (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinosaurs, Dodos, and Woolly Mammoths (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mummies, Myths, and Mysteries (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pizza, Peanut Butter, and Pickles (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weird School Special Books

It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deck the Halls, We're Off the Walls! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh, Valentine, We've Lost Our Minds! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bummer in the Summer! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We’re Red, Weird, and Blue! What Can We Do? (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Leprechaun Is Finally Gone! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weird School Graphic Novels

Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Weird School Graphic Novel: Get a Grip! We're on a Trip! (With: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weirder School Books

Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Lilly Is Silly! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Burke Is Berserk! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Beard Is Weird! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Kraft Is Daft! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Sue Has No Clue! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Jack Is a Maniac! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Klute Is a Hoot! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Lane Is a Pain! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weirdest School Books

Mr. Cooper Is Super! (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Brown Is Upside Down! (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Meyer Is on Fire! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Daisy Is Still Crazy! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Master Is a Disaster! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Tracy Is Spacey! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Newman Isn't Human! (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Will Needs to Chill! (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weirder-est School Books

Dr. Snow Has Got to Go! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Porter Is Out of Order! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Floss Is the Boss! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Blake Is a Flake! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Marty Loves a Party! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Bacon Is Fakin'! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Jo-Jo Is a Yo-Yo! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Aker Is a Maker! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Barr Has Gone Too Far! (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Ott Is a Crackpot! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Stoker Is a Joker! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lil Mouse Is in the House! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Weirdtastic School Books

Miss Banks Pulls Lots of Pranks! (With: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Genius Files Books

Mission Unstoppable (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Genius (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Only Die Twice (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Texas with Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
License to Thrill (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Flashback Four Books

The Lincoln Project (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Titanic Mission (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pompeii Disaster (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hamilton-Burr Duel (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rappy the Raptor Books

Rappy the Raptor (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rappy Goes to School (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rappy Goes to the Supermarket (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rappy Goes to the Library (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rappy Goes to Mars (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Homework Machine Books

The Homework Machine (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Homework Machine (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

They Came From Center Field (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virtually Perfect (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katy's Gift (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Johnny Hangtime (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Life of Dr. DeMented (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race for the Sky (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Get Rich Quick Club (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Air (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare at the Book Fair (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Genie (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talent Show (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houdini and Me (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

How I Won the World Series (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Babe Ruth and the Ice Cream Mess (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackie Robinson and the Big Game (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Casey Back at Bat (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It Ain't Cheating If You Don't Get Caught (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baseball Babylon (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baseball's Biggest Bloopers (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Series Classics (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Banana Bats and Ding-Dong Balls (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Flight (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Skating (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baseball's Greatest Games (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Way Baseball Works (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gymnastics (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cal Ripken, Jr. (With: Cal Ripken Jr.,Mike Bryan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackie Robinson (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landslide! (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recycle This Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Election! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Weird Reading Tips (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Couldn't Drive? (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Children’s fiction writer, Dan Gutman, is an American writer who has written popular book series such as My Weird School Series, The Genius Files, The Homework Machine Series and the Baseball Card Adventures series. The latter’s first book Honus & Me has since been adapted into a TV movie. Apart from his series, he has also penned other great book titles, newspaper and magazine articles, adult non-fiction and screen plays among other written works.

Early Life and Career

Born in New York City on October 19, 1955, Dan Gutman grew up in Newark New Jersey with his sister,Lucy, raised by his single mother from the age of 13 onward after his dad abandoned them. A baseball fan, he attended Rutgers University to pursue a degree in Psychology which he later found out not to be to his liking and instead decided to work on his passion for writing. During the 80’s he wrote essays for the Advance, a Staten Island newspaper and tried his hand at writing magazine articles and screenplays. Though he wanted to write humor, other than having some of his photos published on the Cracked and Crazy, a children’s humor magazine, he went through a trying time where his book ideas were rejected by publishers. However, in 1982, a beacon of light was shone his way and with the Pac-Man video game craze making ripples among players, his unwavering attitude saw him start a video games magazine, Video Games Player, that sold well and was later renamed Computer Games. Meanwhile, he married his wife Nina in 1983 who worked as an illustrator for the his magazine. His love for sports has since seen him evolve into writing sports books and middle grade fiction that have resulted in a number of book series. He now lives with his wife Nina and kids Emma and Sam.

Writing Career and Published Works

In the years following his newspaper essays and the establishment of his Video Games Player magazine, Dan Gutman came up with the genius ideas which probably led to the development of three of his most successful book series yet: the currently 11-book Baseball Card Adventure Series, the more than 30-titles of My Weird School and My Weird School Daze series as well as the Genius Files.Though Dan Gutman did not like writing aout computers much, he had gained a lot of experience with them during his time as Computer Games editor and when it went out of business in 1985, his continued passion for writing saw him write on computers and other topics and this saw his works published in a wide variety of eclectic platforms from Newsweek and Writer’s Digest to Esquire and Psychology Today. During this stint while writing on computers, Dan Gutman also commandeered a newspaper column that featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald and other newspapers all the while trying to find the kind of writing that he was really into. And what better way to do that than write about something he loves? He dabbled with sports wring between 1987 and 1992 even writing adult baseball books. He also sold an article explaining all about spitball, corked bats and scuff ball to Discover magazine. After discovering he loved writing about sports more than writing on Computers, Dan Gutman tried his hand at writing children sports books in 1992, though all his books were non-fiction. In 1994 he finally realized his dream of writing creatively and humorously with the success of his first novel, They Came From Centerfield; he had found his niche as a children’s fiction writer.

Honus and Me

The novel that jump started Dan Gutman’s penchant for book series is also one that took quite some time to publish having been rejected by 10 publishers in two years. Having written it in 1994, it was finally published by HarperCollins in 1997. Welll worth the wait, Honus and Me went on to earn nominations for eleven state book awards and was made into a TV movie as well as a play. In addition, it cinched Dan Gutman a firm place as a writer to watch in children’s fiction.

Honus & Me follows the story of a boy, Joe Stoshack, who luckily finds the world’s most valuable baseball card, the 1909 Honus Wagner T-206, while cleaning out an old lady’s attic. Meanwhile, he discovers he can use his card as a time machine since he has the power to travel through time using it. Whenever he holds an old baseball card, he goes back in time to the year when the card was made, in the vicinity of the player featured on the card. And so the master of baseball card time travel successfully goes back to 1909 for an exciting adventure with the legendary Honus Wagner. Will he help Honus win the World Series game? And what secret does he unearth about his neighbour and Honus?

Jackie Robinson

After the successs of Honus & Me, Dan Gutman decided a sequel was in order and in 1999, he published Jackie & Me centered on the great Jackie Robinson, the African American baseball player who overcome the segregation obstacle in baseball. For a class report on an African American with a worthwhile contribution to society, Joe zeros in on Jackie Robinson and decides to go back in time to meet one of history’s greatest baseball player. This trip is however guaranteed to change his views, and temporarily, his skin color. Nevertheless, he finds more than he bargained for as he witnesses true courage from his hero.

His Honus and Me book was made into a TV motion picture, The Winning Season, by Turner Network Television. The picture starred Mathew Modine who played the role of Honus Wagner with Mark Rendall as Joe Stoshack. It was first shown in April 4, 2004. Other than his Joe Stoshack baseball series legacy to his eager readers, Dan Gutman’s humorous look at school adventures with his other books are not only funny, but additionally, captivating and informative page turners. His stories are quirky and his accompanying illustrations are relevant and amazing and guaranteed to create an impressive mental picture that help children understand better as well as have fun while reading his books.

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