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Lynne Reid Banks Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Indian in the Cupboard Books

The Indian in the Cupboard (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Indian (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Indian (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Cupboard (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Key to the Indian (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harry the Poisonous Centipede Books

Harry the Poisonous Centipede (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Graham Books

The L-Shaped Room (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backward Shadow (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two is Lonely (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of One More River Books

Publication Order of Bronte Biographies Books

Dark Quartet (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Path to the Silent Country (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

House of Hope (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children at Gate (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sarah and After (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Farthest-Away Mountain (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Darling Villain (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Houdini (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defy The Wilderness (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torn Country (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Writing on the Wall (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maura's Angel (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fairy Rebel (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casualties (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
An End To Running (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warning Bell (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melusine (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of King Midas (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angela and Diabola (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fair Exchange (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moses in Egypt (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice-by-Accident (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dungeon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealing Stacey (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger, Tiger (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Cat, Good Cat (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uprooted - A Canadian War Story (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Red Dragon (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Publication Order of Plays

Yoshi and the Tea Kettle (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters To My Israeli Sons (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Scenes of the Indian in the Cupboard (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maura's Angel (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of King Midas (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice-by-Accident (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Treasury of Witches and Wizards(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Mold(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Lynne Reid Banks is a bestselling English novelist of children’s books, adult fiction, and nonfiction novels. She has written over 45 books in her career that includes children’s book called The Indian in the Cupboard. This book has sold more than 10 million printed copies throughout the world and has also been adapted into a movie. Lynne began her writing career in 1960 with the book called The L-Shaped Room. It was an instant bestseller. The book was adapted into a film of the same name and was followed by 2 sequels in the following years. In addition to novels, Lynne is known to have written the Bronte family’s biography called Dark Quartet. She followed it up with a sequel called Path to the Silent, which is based on the life of Charlotte Bronte. Author Lynne was born on July 31, 1929, in London, England, U.K. She was the only child of Muriel and James Reid Banks. At the time of the Second War, Lynne was moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada along with her parents. They returned to London only after the war came to an end.

Lynne received her initial education at the St. Theresa’s School, Effingham, located in Surrey. Before taking up writing as a career, Lynne worked as a TV journalist and actress in Britain. She is among the first women in England to do so. In 1962, Lynne moved to Israel, where she was involved in teaching for 8 years on Kibbutz Yas’ur. She married a sculptor named Chaim Stephenson in 1965. The marriage lasted until the death of Chaim in 2016. Lynne has 3 sons. Currently, she resides in Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom. Lynne moved back to London with her husband and children and during her stay in Israel, she became very much attached to the culture and customs there. They had a big influence on her, which can be evidently seen in Lynne’s later books. Many of Lynne’s novels are set on kibbutzim in Israel. In 2013, she was awarded the J.M. Barrie prize for her outstanding contribution to literature in the form of children’s arts. Lynne keeps her busy with traveling, writing, visiting schools, and doing charity work. She says that she enjoyed her time as a writer and hopes to keep writing and entertaining the readers for as long as she can.

A very popular book series written by author Lynne Reid Banks is known as The Indian in the Cupboard series. This series is comprised of a total of 5 books published between 1980 and 1998. The illustrations in the novels are done by Brock Cole. A number of awards have been won by the series’ first book, which has also been made into a movie in 1995. After its grand success, author Lynne added four more sequels to the series. It is stated that the series can be enjoyed best if it is read in the chronological order of the release of its books. However, each book follows an independent story, so they can also be read as separate standalone novels. The debut book of this fantasy series is entitled ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’. It was first released in 1980 and was re-released by Collins in 2003. The book features the main characters as Omri, Boone, Little Bear, and Bright Stars. Initially, it is shown that Omri gets a plastic toy called Little Bear as his birthday present. He seems quite unimpressed with the Iroquois Indian toy. But, he comes across a huge surprise when he puts Little Bear in an old cupboard and turns on the key.

Omri finds the Little Bear has come to life and this surprise changes his life forever. Little Bear is seen speaking broken English. He is given a simple and stereotypical look and is portrayed as the bravest, wisest, and a hard-working character. He seems to have more self-respect than real humans. After coming to life, Little Bear doesn’t waste any time in showing pity on himself. Instead, he looks to find ways in which he could make his life worth living and take care of himself in strange circumstances. Little Bear makes arrangements for his food and builds his home on his own. Omri begins to feel that the lively toy has stronger values than any human and possesses intelligence, self-reliance, hard work, skill, courage, and bravery. Lynne has written the book very well. She has given a detailed description of the characters and the surroundings, which helped the readers to connect easily. This book was greatly appreciated by kids and parents alike. The parents loved that it entertained their kids from start to end.

The second installment of the series is called ‘The Return of the Indian’. It was released in 1986 by Doubleday publication. Once again, the main characters are shown as Little Bear, Omri, Boone, Bright Stars, Boone, etc. The story begins by depicting that one year goes by after Omri discovered that Little Bear can be magically brought to life by turning his key. Since the discovery, Little Bear and Omri have been creating fantastic moments together and have been their world quite happening. But later, Omri realizes that if Little Bear gets trapped in the human world, it would lead to terrible consequences for him. So, he unwinds the key and sends Little Bear back in the cupboard. He hands over the key to his mother in order to prevent himself from feeling the temptation of bringing the toy back to life again.

A year later, Omri discovers that his mother has left the key on the kitchen sink. This raises his temptation and Little Bear comes to life again. Omri undergoes a set of whole new adventures when he learns that Little Bear has been wounded during the Indian and French wars. He offers his help to Little Bear and starts working towards his recovery. Omri seems helplessly caught between Little Bear’s life and his own. He realizes that he must take a responsible decision to save his Indian toy friend and prevent his village from getting destroyed. The adventure, which starts as a simple game, turns into a terrible nightmare. Omri fears he might never be able to escape from it as he has become an irrevocable part of it. This novel also received a lot of praise from readers all over the world. The success motivated Lynne to write a few more novels in the series.

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