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Kristiana Gregory Books In Order

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Publication Order of Legend of Jimmy Spoon Books

The Legend of Jimmy Spoon (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hope's Revolutionary War Diary Books

Five Smooth Stones (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
My America (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Freedom Comes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Prairie River Books

A Journey of Faith (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Grateful Harvest (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Tidings (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope Springs Eternal (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cabin Creek Mysteries Books

The Secret of Robber's Cave (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue at the Bottom of the Lake (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Skull Cliff (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Hillside School (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blizzard on Blue Mountain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Junkyard Shadow (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom of Hidden Horse Ranch (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Spying Drone (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on Lost Island (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow at Shark Cove (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dear America Books

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (By: Joyce Hansen) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Picture Of Freedom (By: Patricia McKissack) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi (By: Jim Murphy) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (By: Sherry Garland) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stationery Pack (By: Patricia McKissack) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (By: Ellen Emerson White) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Heart is on the Ground (By: Ann Rinaldi) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl (By: Ann Turner) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (By: Karen Hesse) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North (By: Patricia McKissack) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846, (By: Sherry Garland) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881 (By: Jim Murphy) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (By: Beth Seidel Levine) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Secret War : The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (By: Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas 1935 (By: Katelan Janke) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (By: Ann Turner) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (By: Marion Dane Bauer) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Stars in the Sky (By: Megan McDonald) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763 (By: Patricia McKissack) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909 (By: Deborah Hopkinson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691 (By: Lisa Rowe Fraustino) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By: Kirby Larson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like the Willow Tree (By: Lois Lowry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannons at Dawn (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 (By: Susan Patron) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down the Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Illinois, 1871: The Diary of Pringle Rose (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906 (By: Judy Blundell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jenny of the Tetons (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthquake at Dawn (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stowaway (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orphan Runaways (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bronte's Book Club (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Darlin' Clementine (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cleopatra (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalked (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Madame Mustache and the Boys of Bodie (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of The Royal Diaries Books

Mary, Queen of Scots (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor (With: Kathryn Lasky) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla (By: Carolyn Meyer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess (By: Carolyn Meyer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets (By: Patricia Clark Smith) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Red Bird of the South (By: Laurence Yep) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia (By: Anna Kirwan) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sŏndŏk: Princess of the Moon and Stars (By: Sheri Holman) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaiulani (By: Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jahanara, Princess Of Princesses (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elisabeth: The Princess Bride (By: Barry Denenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kristina: The Girl King (By: Carolyn Meyer) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba (By: Patricia McKissack) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal (By: Anna Kirwan) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anacaona: Golden Flower (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catherine, The Great Journey (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kristiana Gregory is a children’s and historical fiction author best known for her “Cabin Creek Mysteries” and contributions to the “Dear America” series. Gregory was brought up two blocks from the beach in Manhattan, California, and as a child spent a lot of time making up stories. She has asserted that the stories she would tell her younger sister and brother would leave them wide-eyed and this encouraged her to aspire to a writing career. At only eleven years, she got her first rejection letter for a poem she penned in a math class. As a fourth-grader, she got her first job in the school cafeteria washing trays and dishes. Over the years, she held a number of odd jobs that include reporter, telephone operator, camp counselor, lifeguard, columnist and book reviewer for the LA Times, before she finally achieved her dream of becoming an author. It was while she was working at the LA Times that she met the two most important mentors in her career in Charlie Ferrell and Art Seidenbaum. Her debut novel was “Jenny of the Tetons” that she first published in 1989. Kristiana has asserted that writing children’s fiction has been a dream come true. Since she also writes about history, she gets to blend facts with storytelling and get the opportunity to make happy endings even if things do not always end that well in history. She has been married for more than 30 years and currently lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, two grown sons and their golden retrievers.

While she currently writes historical fiction, she stumbled into it unlike most of her contemporaries that assert that they have always loved the genre. It all came about when she was working as a newspaper reporter for the “Telegram-Tribune.” Gregory always loved digging for all facts in a story and San Luis her editor once yelled across the room that she should just write fiction since her leads were too flowery. Even as a reporter, she could make the details of a boring council meeting fun and given that she loved history, it was inevitable that she would get into historical fiction. In her research for her novels, she has been to all manner of places including Morristown for her “Dear America” novel set in the Revolutionary War, and France for “Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine.” Kristiana has also been to Idaho, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Utah for her research. She also cites the influence of Theodore Taylor, Charles Dickens, Ingalls Wilder, and Mark Twain who write novels that drew from history. As an adult, she has more eclectic tastes and reads and draws from anything including news articles, biographies “National Geographic” and “World Book Encyclopedias.”

Kristiana now has more than thirty novels in series such as “The Cabin Creek Mysteries,” “Prairie River,” “Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary,” “Royal Diaries,” “Legend of Jimmy Spoon” and several single standing novels. Her debut novel “Jenny of the Tetons” was an award-winning bestseller as she went on to win the Golden Kite Award. When she is not writing her novels, she loves to hang out with friends, watch the clouds, tap dance and go for a swim. Her “Cabin Creek Mysteries” is based on the bedtime stories that she would narrate to her children when they were young and restless.

Kristiana Gregory’s “The Secret of Robber’s Cave” opens to Jeff and David the lead characters of the series wanting to go to Lost Island. Their father had always told stories of Lost Island and robbers cave and they believe it would be an honor to go visit the island in memory of him. They are soon on the island and start walking around looking for adventure and soon stumble upon a foot. Back home, they tell Claire their cousin of their adventure and take her with them back to the Island. This time they find a fort which they name and decorate. When they tell Mr. Wellback of their adventures on Lost Island, he warns them of the danger and asks them to never visit the island again. But his stern warning makes them even more interested in the island. Meanwhile, the MCoys who are the biggest bullies in school have found the island. David, Jeff, and Clare learn of this when they find their favorite candy wrappers on their island. The presence of the bullies is not going to deter them from their adventures until the two boys get stuck in a cave. They believe Mr. Wellback may have something to do with their troubles but luckily Clare comes and gets them out. There are a lot of questions without answers and they will have to dig deep if they want to continue with their adventures.

Gregory’s “The Clue at the Bottom of the Lake” opens to David and Jeff being warned off Lost Island until Jeff turns twelve. They have also been told that they should never visit the island alone. However, they ignore all the warnings and are soon back on the island where things immediately start to go wrong. As soon as they land on the marshy ground, they have a feeling of dark secrets hidden in the overgrown pines and lingering mist. They thought the “Legend of the Robber’s Cave” was all myth but they are now starting to wonder if there could be something to it. Could the robber have buried the treasure on the island that he haunts and did he really die on Lost Island? Claire their nine-year-old cousin manages to convince their parents to allow her to go with her older cousins on their adventures and this just complicates things. The novel is full of ongoing suspense as it adds layers and twists of plot, unravels clues and adds layers to make for an intriguing story. The siblings may need all their gadgetry, courage and wits if they are to unravel the many shadowy mysteries of Lost Island.

Kristiana Gregory’s “The Legend of Skull Cliff” has the cousins Clare, David and Jeff trying to solve another mystery on Lost Island. In the middle of trying to unravel a mystery on the island, a young camper goes missing and they do not know what to make of it. Popular legend asserts that explorers who go to the island during the full moon will disappear, never to be found. Could he have been kidnapped or is the curse of the fool moon something real. The police investigations has unearthed evidence that points to kidnapping but the cousins conduct their own and believe that Willy is the perpetrator of a cruel prank. They had last seen him wearing flip flops and shorts and not in any condition to survive for days, out in the wild on his own. Will Jeff, David, and Clare be able to find the boy and unravel the mystery of his disappearance?

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