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Publication Order of Babymouse Books

with Matthew Holm
Queen of the World! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Hero (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach Babe (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock Star (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartbreaker (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camp Babymouse (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skater Girl (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy Love (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Mash (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Musical (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonslayer (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babymouse Burns Rubber (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cupcake Tycoon (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Scientist (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Babymouse Christmas (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babymouse for President (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme Babymouse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Birthday, Babymouse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Babysitter (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babymouse Goes for the Gold (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Babymouse: Tales from the Locker Books

Lights, Camera, Middle School! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Communication (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School-Tripped (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curtain Call (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whisker Wizard (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Boston Jane Books

Boston Jane (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilderness Days (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Claim (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Comics Squad Books

Comics Squad (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lunch! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight Books

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight Take Turns (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Fourteenth Goldfish Books

The Fourteenth Goldfish (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Mushroom (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ginny Davis Books

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of May Amelia Books

Our Only May Amelia (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with May Amelia (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My First Comics Books

I'm Grumpy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Sunny! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Silly! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Scared (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Squish Books

Super Amoeba (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brave New Pond (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of the Parasite (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Disaster (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game On! (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Amoeba (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Disease of Doom (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pod vs. Pod (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sunny Books

with Matthew Holm
Sunny Side Up (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swing it, Sunny (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunny Rolls the Dice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunny Makes a Splash (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Stink Files Books

The Postman Always Brings Mice (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Scratch a Thief (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Only Have Nine Lives (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Turtle in Paradise Books

Turtle in Paradise (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full of Beans (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Creek (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penny from Heaven (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion of Mars (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Friends(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Jennifer L. Holm

The American children’s author Jennifer L. Holm is well known for her award winning bright and colorful stories for younger readers. Really understanding her audience, she has created a vivid and vibrant style that is very much her own and unique to her. Producing a vast backlog of work, she takes her readers into a whole other world filled with wonder and enchantment. This has proven to be enormously successful for her, allowing her to really come into her own as a writer with something to say.

Speaking directly to her readers, she’s managed to establish a brand becoming a highly prolific writer for scores of readers around the world. A bestselling writer, she’s gone on to become the recipient of numerous honors and awards, making her one of the most sought after figures in the industry. Setting herself apart from other writers within her field, she continues to maintain a strong presence both online as well as off. Illustrating her novels too, she’s a talented artist also, making her a versatile and extremely gifted writer with much to offer.

The characters in her stories are all brought to life through her well paced narratives with deceptively simple premises. Providing a strong core message at the heart of each of her books, she delivers the story to the reader in a direct and to-the-point manner. This is something that her many younger readers have related to, as it resonates with them, bringing her fans from around the world. With lots more to come still, she will carry on writing for many years yet, as her career grows upwards and onwards.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1968 on the 16th June, Jennifer L. Holm grew up in San Diego, California, in the United States, harboring a passion for literature from an early age. Living in Whibdey Island, which is located on the Puget Sound based in Washington State, she would later move to Audubon in Pennsylvania. Growing up with four brothers, she would later go on to graduate from Dickinson College based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Showing a strong interest in both reading and writing from early on, she would continue to develop this passion over time. Prior to writing full-time she would work in television, which would provide her with an insight into dealing with large audiences. Currently living in Foster City in California, she’s lived their since 2013 with her husband, and they have two children, as she continues to write to this present day.

Writing Career

In 1999 Jennifer L. Holm would begin her literary career with the novel ‘Our Only May Amelia,’ which would also begin her ‘May Amelia’ series of children’s novels. That same year she’d also publish the ‘Stink Files’ series alongside fellow writer Jonathan Hamel, who she’d write the rest of the series with that year too. This would then see her become a fully fledged author, producing a large quantity of her own work and writing.

Teaming up with her brother the illustrator Matthew Holm in 2005, the two of them would go on to create the long-running ‘Babymouse’ series of novels. Her work has also been adapted for the stage, with her debut being directed by John Olive for The River Theater based in Astoria, Oregon. Winning numerous awards for her work, including the Newbery Honor Book of 2000, she continues achieve great success worldwide.

Penny From Heaven

This would first be brought out in 2006 on the 25th of July to much acclaim, this being an entirely stand-alone novel. Released through the ‘Random House Books for Young Readers’ publishing label it would be aimed primarily at a younger audience. The audiobook is read by Amber Sealey, and it’s no surprise that it went on to win nominations and awards all of its own.

A historical novel, this would draw from Holm’s own life, looking at the past of her own Italian-American family. Bringing it all to light, she does an excellent job of immersing the reader in the world, paying close attention to detail along the way. Not only is it a history of her family, but it’s a history of America too, capturing a moment in time and holding it there upon the page.

Taking place in 1953, this would see 11-year-old Penny dreaming of a whole host of different activities, including eating ice-cream and swimming. Her mother is afraid she’s catch polio in the pool though, and, on top of all that, her family is in disarray, with her favorite uncle living in a car. Now it appears that both sides of her family aren’t speaking to each other, as the rift between them needs to be healed. Recounting these events, the story captures the past, and brings to light this time once again for the reader in ‘Penny from Heaven.’

Our Only May Amelia

Initially released through the ‘HarperCollins’ publishing outlet, this would originally come out on the 1st of June in 1999. Another stand-alone title, this would also be a historical novel, this time travelling back to an earlier period in America’s history. Easy to read, it’s accessible to younger readers, giving them a clear insight into the past and what it was actually like.

Using a lot of her own family for inspiration, Holm uses the life-story of her own great-aunt May Amelia to help inspire her. This makes for an engaging look into the past of America when it was still a young country with a world of adventure ready and waiting. Aimed at younger readers again, it’s a bright and lively story that really brings its world to life in a fun and engaging way.

During 1899 a pioneer in the state of Washington, Amelia Jackson is the only girl who’s been born into the new settlement there. Ordered to behave the way a proper lady of the day is deemed to behave, she wants adventure like her brothers, with a whole new world at her fingertips. Soon it transpires that her mother is going to have another baby, and Amelia holds out hope that she will be a girl. If this is the case then life become easier for her living upon the banks of the Nasel River, in this classic story ‘Our Only May Amelia.’

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