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Publication Order of Babymouse Books

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

Publication Order of Babymouse: Tales from the Locker Books

Lights, Camera, Middle School! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Communication (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
School-Tripped (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtain Call (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whisker Wizard (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The BIG Adventures of Babymouse Books

Once Upon a Messy Whisker (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Besties! (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Boston Jane Books

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

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight Take Turns (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Fourteenth Goldfish Books

The Fourteenth Goldfish (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Mushroom (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ginny Davis Books

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of May Amelia Books

Our Only May Amelia (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with May Amelia (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of My First Comics Books

Publication Order of Squish Books

Super Amoeba (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave New Pond (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of the Parasite (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Disaster (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Game On! (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Amoeba (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Disease of Doom (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pod vs. Pod (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sunny Books

with Matthew Holm
Sunny Side Up (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swing it, Sunny (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunny Rolls the Dice (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunny Makes a Splash (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Stink Files Books

The Postman Always Brings Mice (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Scratch a Thief (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Only Have Nine Lives (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Turtle in Paradise Books

Turtle in Paradise (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full of Beans (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Creek (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Penny from Heaven (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion of Mars (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Sunny Makes Her Case (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

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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