Nick Petrie Series

Esther Averill Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Cat Club Books

The Cat Club (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The School for Cats (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny's Moonlight Adventure (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny's Adopted Brothers (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny's Birthday Book (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny Goes to Sea (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Brothers Joined the Cat Club (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jenny's Bedside Book (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Cat (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hotel Cat (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captains of the City Streets (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of I Can Read: Level 1 Books

Morris Goes To School (By: Bernard Wiseman) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Cat (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morris The Moose (By: Bernard Wiseman) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears and the Wishing Star (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! (By: Syd Hoff) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danny And The Dinosaur Go To Camp (By: Syd Hoff) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fat Cat Sat On The Mat (By: Nurit Karlin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zachary's Zoo (By: Mike Nappa,Amy Nappa) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Maddie Maxwell (By: Stacie K.B. Maslyn) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mud Pie Annie (By: Sue Buchanan,Joy Allen) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sister for Sale (By: Karen Stormer Brooks,Michelle Medlock Adams) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Cat (By: Doug Cushman) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baa-Choo! (By: Jane Manning,Sarah Weeks) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Clean House (By: Stan Berenstain) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' Seashore Treasure (By: Stan Berenstain) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby Paints a Picture (By: Margie Moore,Susan Hill) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Out West (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' New Kitten) (By: Jan Berenstain) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pip Squeak (By: Jane Manning,Sarah Weeks) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morris and Boris at the Circus (By: Bernard Wiseman) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Littlest Leaguer (By: Syd Hoff) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otter and Owl Say I'm Sorry (By: Crystal Bowman) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' Sleepover (By: Jan Berenstain) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books (By: Doug Cushman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirk Bones And The Mystery Of The Haunted House (By: Doug Cushman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' Class Trip (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (By: Molly Idle) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus Loves the Little Children (By: Janee Trasler) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otter and Owl and the Big Ah-choo! (By: Crystal Bowman,Kevin Zimmer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otter and Owl Set Sail (By: Crystal Bowman,Kevin Zimmer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otter and Owl's Helpful Hike (By: Crystal Bowman,Kevin Zimmer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ducks in a Row (By: Joe Mathieu,Lori Haskins Houran,Jackie Urbanovic) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Day Is Earth Day (By: Jane O'Connor) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: School Rules! (By: Victoria Kann) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus Loves Me (By: Hector Borlasca) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears All Aboard! (By: Jan Berenstain) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little David Sings for the King (By: Frank Endersby,Crystal Bowman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little David and His Best Friend (By: Frank Endersby,Crystal Bowman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Family History (By: Jane O'Connor) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink (By: Victoria Kann) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mac And Cheese (By: Jane Manning,Sarah Weeks) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Breakfast (By: Mona Hodgson,Milena Jahier) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snug as a Bug (By: Mike Gordon,Amy Imbody) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splendid Speller (By: Jane O'Connor) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thank You, God, for Rain (By: Mona Hodgson,Milena Jahier) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Up with Lyle? (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
LarryBoy Meets the Bubblegum Bandit (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Petunia's Sweet Apple Pie (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat (By: Rob Scotton) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl (By: Jane O'Connor) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie (By: Grace Gilman,Sarah McConnell) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears and the Shaggy Little Pony (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Pinkie Promise (By: Victoria Kann) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junior Battles to Be His Best (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fairest Town in the West (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob and Larry's Creation Vacation (By: Karen Poth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack (By: Rob Scotton) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie Loves School Pet Day (By: Grace Gilman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate (By: Victoria Kann) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hair Dos and Hair Don'ts (By: Jane O'Connor) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan (By: Jane Manning,Sarah Weeks) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth (By: Jane O'Connor) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Slumber Party (By: Victoria Kann) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie And The Class Treat (By: Jacqueline Rogers,Grace Gilman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Help the Homeless (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor! (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A (By: Robin Preiss Glasser,Jane O'Connor) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Soccer Star (By: Victoria Kann) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie and the School Trip (By: Grace Gilman,Sarah McConnell) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game (By: Rob Scotton) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Joy's Party (By: Jeanna Young) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Grace and Poppy (By: Jeanna Young) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank and Tank: The Big Storm (By: Regan Dunnick,Sharon Phillips Denslow) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears, Faith Gets Us Through (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and the Pinkatastic Zoo Day (By: Victoria Kann) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears: God Made the Seasons (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Faith's Garden Surprise (By: Omar Aranda,Jeanna Young) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie Wins The Race (By: Jacqueline Rogers,Grace Gilman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' Good Deed Scouts to the Rescue (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate in Training (By: Karen Poth) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Petunia and the Good Knight (By: Karen Poth) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain (By: Rob Scotton) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus (By: Robin Preiss Glasser,Jane O'Connor) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diary of a Worm: Teacher's Pet (By: Doreen Cronin) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears, God Made the Colors (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Fairy House (By: Victoria Kann) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Thank God for Good Health (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie and the Big Bully (By: Grace Gilman,Sarah McConnell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Listen Up, Larry (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
LarryBoy and the Mudslingers (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Good Deed Scouts Help Their Neighbors (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bubblegum, Maps, and Missing Patience (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears: Do Not Fear, God is Near (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Piggy Bank Blessings (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junior Comes Clean (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Trucks! (By: Jan Berenstain,Mike Berenstain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Puptastic! (By: Victoria Kann) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail (By: James Horvath) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale (By: Rob Scotton) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie and the Good Deeds (By: Grace Gilman,Sarah McConnell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bob and Larry in the Case of the Messy Sleepover (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dial 'M' for Mess Up (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apples Galore! (By: Jane O'Connor) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights, Vikings, and a Battle of the Bands (By: Karen Poth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank and Tank: Stowaway (By: Regan Dunnick,Sharon Phillips Denslow) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity (By: Victoria Kann) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present (By: Victoria Kann) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Larry Makes a Choice (By: Karen Poth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Is Fair When We Share (By: Karen Poth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair (By: Rob Scotton) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero (By: Karen Poth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank and Tank: Foggy Rescue (By: Regan Dunnick,Sharon Phillips Denslow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin'! (By: Mike Berenstain) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: The Royal Tea Party (By: Victoria Kann) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diary of a Worm: Nat the Gnat (By: Harry Bliss,Doreen Cronin) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Chalks One Up (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mess Detectives and the Case of the Lost Temper (By: Karen Poth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sheerluck Holmes and the Case of the Missing Friend (By: Karen Poth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: Splat and Seymour, Best Friends Forevermore (By: Rob Scotton) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dixie and the Best Day Ever (By: Jacqueline Rogers,Grace Gilman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (By: Robin Preiss Glasser,Jane O'Connor) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat The Cat And The Hotshot (By: Rob Scotton) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Cherry Blossom (By: Victoria Kann) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Secret Surprise Party (By: Jane O'Connor) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (By: Rob Scotton) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet (By: Victoria Kann) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears Are SuperBears! (By: Mike Berenstain) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and the Sick Day (By: Victoria Kann) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat: Twice the Mice (By: Rob Scotton) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess Twins Play in the Garden (By: Mona Hodgson) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amelia Bedelia by the Yard (By: Herman Parish,Lynne Avril) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Soccer! (By: Mike Berenstain) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks (By: Rob Scotton) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess Twins and the Tea Party (By: Mona Hodgson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party (By: Mona Hodgson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious and Planet Pink (By: Victoria Kann) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Backward Day! (By: Jane O'Connor) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berenstain Bears' New Pup (By: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sammy the Seal (By: Syd Hoff) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (By: Robin Preiss Glasser,Jane O'Connor) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific (By: Victoria Kann) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danny and the Dinosaur Storybook Favorites (By: Syd Hoff) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Esther Averill
Esther Averill was a fiction author best known for her thirteen tales about the mild-mannered cat named Jenny Linsky and her friends. For decades, children in the United States waited eagerly for her captivating cat stories, and they were never disappointed. Averill began her writing career in 1923, and she went on to start her own publishing company in Paris. In 1941, the talented author decided to go back to the United States and work as a publisher with the New York Public Library. Averill wrote her first book in 1944, and until she died in 1992, she had 21 distinct works to her name.

The Fire Cat
The Fire Cat tells the story of Pickles, a young cat with big paws and even bigger dreams. Pickles wants nothing but to put his big paws to good use. However, his life, in the beginning, doesn’t have much to offer. Aside from chasing other small cats up trees, Pickles’ life is rather dull. Mrs. Goodkind is quick to notice that Pickles need a purpose and a home. Because she cannot offer this to pickles, Mrs. Goodkind gives him up. When he is adopted in the local firehouse, Pickle turns into an outstanding fire cat. It doesn’t take long for the young cat to learn the tricks that come with his new job. From jumping on fire trucks to helping extinguish fires, Pickle learns it all, and much more.

Young readers will have loads of fun as they cheer Pickles through his adventures. Pickles is finally happy with his life. He is now focused on rescuing others and helping the firefighters wherever possible. Thanks to his excellent work, the young cat gains respect from all the people around him. Pickle’s turnaround is admirable, and you cannot help but wish him the best in his job. Imagine also finding something you enjoy doing just like Pickles. Is this a worthwhile challenge that you should include in your life?

Thanks to its beautiful illustrations, the book is easy to follow even for the children who are just learning sounds, words, and sentences. The pink, orange, yellow, and olive-green colors are sure to brighten the kids’ day. Since this book was first published in 1960, the illustrations are not as polished and sleek as you find in modern children books. However, the book comes with a vintage cheer that many children will find hard to resist. The spontaneous and carefree life that Pickles enjoys will leave a wide smile on the readers’ faces.

Whether shared at home or read in a class setup, The Fire Cat has a lot to offer to young readers. Kids get to see what happens when they find their purpose. A restless cat who was previously grumpy turns into a hero once he finds something he loves. The same can also happen in the kids’ lives. For children who think their lives are boring, this book is a great way to encourage them to keep searching for their purpose. It is also perfect for kids who are keen to start reading on their own. The familiar words, short sentences, and simple concepts are perfect for a level one read. This is not to mean that adults cannot enjoy this book. There is something intriguing about a feline character who turns his life around by doing good for the community.

The School for Cats
The School for Cats stars Jenny Linsky, a little black cat from Greenwich Village. Jenny has never stepped into a classroom. When Captain Tinker sends Jenny to boarding school in the country, the young cat is a little scared. It is scary to be so far from home and around strangers who do not seem to understand her ways of life. However, Jenny has her red scarf with her, and she feels brave whenever she has it. Once Jenny is settled in, she takes off her signature red scarf only to be confronted by Pickles the Fire Cat.

Pickles is one mischievous cat known for chasing other small cats with his ladder and fire truck hook. When Pickles chases Jenny, the scared little cat runs away from school. The chase up the chimney and a night in the chimney are not what Jenny anticipated. However, when Jenny learns that running from the school would only make the Captain mad, she decides to stand up for herself. The newcomers to the school also give Jenny hope that everything will work out. When Pickles runs after Jenny again, he is surprised by her sudden change in character. It doesn’t take long for these two to become friends and enjoy loads of fun moments.

In this new school, Jenny makes a lot of new friends. She also learns that school can be fun when you have good friends beside you. Pickles, on the other hand, learns some manners. This is another intriguing story for young readers. Following this book, it is hard not to think about how things may be different for animals. The pets we have at home could have utterly different lifestyles, complete with friends and bullies, just like in the human kingdom. There is some old-time vibe in this story that makes it stand out. Parents who grew up reading this story often find comfort in re-reading it and reminiscing over the past.

The School for Cats is a cute little story that many children will love. Aside from the narrative, the author has included captivating red, yellow, and black illustrations and some silver birch beds. It is fun watching Jenny grow from an apprehensive and fearful cat to a brave one. Pickles also learns from his mistakes and grows into a character many kids will love. It is hard not to fall in love with Jenny and wish her the best. The writing is good, and the kids can enjoy reading this book with little, if any, help from their parents. If you are looking for an old-school kids’ story that is fun and comes with loads of important lessons, this book is ideal.

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