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Publication Order of Fergus and Zeke Books

with Heather Ross
Fergus and Zeke (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke and the 100th Day of School (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke for President (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of History Smashers Books

The Mayflower (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women's Right To Vote (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearl Harbor (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Titanic (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Revolution (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plagues and Pandemics (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underground Railroad (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marty McGuire Books

Marty McGuire (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marty McGuire Digs Worms! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets! (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of North Country Adventures Books

Spitfire (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Champlain and the Silent One (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Over and Under Books

Over and Under the Snow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over and Under the Pond (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over and Under the Canyon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ranger in Time Books

Rescue on the Oregon Trail (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in Ancient Rome (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Road to Freedom (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race to the South Pole (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey through Ash and Smoke (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from the Great Earthquake (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
D-Day: Battle on the Beach (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Katrina Rescue (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disaster on the Titanic (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Soldiers and Spies (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape From The Twin Towers (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack on Pearl Harbor (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sea Monster Books

Sea Monster's First Day (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Monster And The Bossy Fish (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Silver Jaguar Society Mysteries Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugar and Ice (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Storm (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wake Up Missing (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exact Location of Home (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Answers (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Wish (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakout (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chirp (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Insect Superpowers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracking Pythons (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solve This! Forensics (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write a Story (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

How to Read a Story (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tree of Wonder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rolling Thunder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brilliant Deep (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Next President (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over and Under the Rainforest (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sloth Wasn't Sleepy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor (With: Alexandra Bye) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over and Under the Waves (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Book (With: Grace Lin) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scariest Kitten in the World (With: MacKenzie Haley) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Candlewick Sparks Books

Zelda and Ivy (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Waterhole (By: Bob Graham) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ant and Honey Bee (By: Megan McDonald) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Houndsley and Catina (By: James Howe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster in the Backpack (By: Noah Z. Jones,Lisa Moser) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Squirrel's World (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annie and Simon (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quiet Time (By: James Howe) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pair of Friends at Halloween (By: Megan McDonald) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe and Sparky, Superstars! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey and Elephant Get Better (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give and Take (By: Jessie Haas) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe And Sparky Get New Wheels (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Squirrel's Fun Day (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween (By: Megan McDonald) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pair of Friends in Winter (By: Megan McDonald) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rabbit And Robot: The Sleepover (By: Cece Bell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey and Elephant Go Gadding (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spooky Season (By: Jessie Haas) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter (By: Megan McDonald) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure (By: Liz Kessler) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey and Elephant and the Babysitting Adventure (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit (By: Cece Bell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Seasons (By: James Howe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank and Bean (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank and Bean: Food Truck Fiasco (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fergus and Zeke for President (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Kids in Mrs. Z's Class Books

Rohan Murthy Has a Plan (By: Rajani LaRocca) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emma McKenna, Full Out (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poppy Song Bakes a Way (By: Kat Fajardo,Karina Glaser) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Memo Castillo (By: William Alexander,Kat Fajardo) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Been There, Done That(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creativity Project(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

An American author of much repute, the writer and speaker Kate Messner has been writing for a number of years now, with her unique brand of witty and insightful novels, having created global bestsellers on numerous occasions. Appreciated both nationally and internationally, she has also achieved critical acclaim, as well as commercial with her award winning books being nominated and gaining plaudits a number of times. Speaking at events such as the prestigious Ted in 2012 as well, she is no stranger to the stage and public speaking either, with her giving a number of talks across America, all whilst continuing to write her many historical, mystery and children’s novels for an ever eager public.

Early and Personal Life

Born in the United States of America, where she has lived for all of her life, the author Kate Messner always had a strong passion for the written word. Whether it was reading or writing, from a very early age she showed a keen interest and love of literature and language. Taking this with her throughout her life, she’d develop and nurture this passion over the years, creating a more honed and refined voice.

With an education in literature as well, she managed to hone her craft over the subsequent years in a more academic setting as well. Building on her voice and her style, she worked at developing her style that was going to make her career in her writing career to follow. This would also help her to become more idiosyncratic and unique in her outlook, making her stand out from the rest in the process.

Previously working as a middle school teacher for over fifteen years, she came to gain a greater understanding and level of insight into her writing. With her experience she was able to build upon her career and her material, something which allowed her to further develop her voice in the process. It was then in 2006 that she earned herself the National Board Certification for her efforts, something which also helped her.

Currently living by Lake Champlain in America, where she resides with her family, she still writes to this present day. Taking the time out, though, she enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors seeking inspiration for her next book, whilst partaking in numerous activities. With plenty more books set to be released in the pipeline, she has a lot more to come yet, as her writing career grows from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Bringing out her first book in 2007, she released her debut historical novel for younger readers, titled Spitfire: A North Country Adventure, to much acclaim. Bringing it out through the North Country Books publishing label she managed to make a considerable impact upon the literary scene. The book also allowed her to establish herself as a children’s author of some repute, as she managed to set the tone of her writing to follow.

Creating a number of children’s novels, she’s managed to carver herself a career from being a gifted author of books for the young. With a collection of mystery series under her belt, such as the ‘Silver Jaguar Mysteries Society’ and the ‘Marty McGuire’ franchises, she’s got an extensive list of titles to her name. Building a whole backlog of work, she has become one of the most prolific writers currently in her field to date.

Winning numerous awards for her work as well, she has received not just commercial success, but critical acclaim as well. Gaining a number of nominations, such as the E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers in 2010, along with many others, she has made an important and influential name for herself within the industry. Not only that, but she has also managed to top the bestseller lists on many occasions as well, with her work reaching both national and international audiences worldwide.

Taking a Ted talk at their prestigious 2012 conference, she took to the stage giving a talk on ‘how to build a fictional world’. This has been viewed online by millions, making her a highly influential and important voice within her area. Teaching her craft, she continues to speak to this very day, spreading her ideas and knowledge to other young and aspiring authors.

Still writing to this day, she continues to put out her unique brand of witty and engaging children’s literature for a worldwide audience. Living in Lake Champlain she still keeps herself fit and active, whilst continuing to put out more books than ever. With plenty more books set to be released on the horizon, there’s a lot more to come from this author in the following years to come.


The third title in the ‘Silver Jaguar Society Mysteries’ series, this was initially brought out in 2014 on the 24th of June through the Scholastic Press publishing label. With the series already well under way by this point and it’s premise and characters already being firmly established, it goes straight into the action. Giving the young readers more of what they’ve come to expect, it works well at capturing the essence of what made the first two work, whilst also providing something new in the process.

Leading an investigation into the theft of the world’s greatest and most important masterpieces, three children are on the case. Heading out to Paris from their home in Boston, Jose, Henry and Anna seek to uncover this nefarious international mystery. That’s when senior members of the Silver Jaguar Society start to disappear and, not only that, but there’s also a double agent within their midst too. Will they be able to track down the culprits? Can they get back the masterpieces? What will become of them on their manhunt?

All the Answers

Originally published in 2015 on the 27th of January through the Bloomsbury USA Children’s publishing label, this was brought out as a stand-alone title. With Messner already well established now as an author, this is a book where she’s clearly at her peak, with a clear and confident style. It also gives already loyal readers more of what they’ve now come to expect, whilst also trying out something new in the process.

Finding a magic pencil that can provide answers to any factual question, school-pupil Ava Anderson starts to learn its true power. Able to give the answer to anything fact based, but not telling the future, she starts to understand more about her and her family. With her friend Sophie as well, she quickly comes to realize that maybe there are some things that are best kept hidden. Will she learn the truth behind her family? What will become of her once the pencil runs out? Can she live without all the answers?

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