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Malorie Blackman Books In Order

Publication Order of Girl Wonder Books

Girl Wonder and the Terrific Twins (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Adventures of Girl Wonder (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl Wonder to the Rescue (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl Wonder's Winter Adventures (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Betsey Biggalow Books

Betsey Biggalow the Detective (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betsey Biggalow Is Here! (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hurricane Betsey (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betsey's Birthday Surprise (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Betsey (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Whizziwig Books

Whizziwig (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whizziwig Returns (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Noughts and Crosses Books

Noughts and Crosses aka Black & White (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Eye for An Eye (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knife Edge (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Cross (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Callum (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Boys Don’t Cry Books

Boys Don't Cry (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart Break Girl (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Elaine, You're A Brat! (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust Me (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hacker (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Gadgetman (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thief! (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Dare (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grandma's Haunted Handbag (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mellion Moon Mystery (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackson Sweet tooth the 73rd (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Race (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Computer Ghost (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pig-Heart Boy (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lie Detectives (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Reality (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Me No Lies (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Avengers (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Game (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Dog (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster Crisp Guzzler (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Gorgeous (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloud Busting (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellie, and the Cat! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stuff of Nightmares (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Sweettooth (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noble Conflict (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing the Stars (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

That New Dress (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A New Dress for Maya (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs Spoon's Family (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dizzy's Walk (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marty Monster (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want A Cuddle (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica Strange (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinclair, Wonder Bear (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Standalone Novels

Noughts and Crosses Graphic Novel (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Jon For Short (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peace Maker (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

My Friend's a Gris-Kwok (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fangs (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robot Girl (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Malorie Blackman is a British novelist born on 8th February 1962. Her parents are both from Barbados, and while at school she had a passion of becoming an English teacher but unfortunately she grew up and became a systems programmer. She earned her Higher National Certificate (HNC) from the Thames Polytechnic and later graduated National Film and Television School.

In 1990’s Blackman got married to Neil, and in 1995 their first born Elizabeth was born. The author describes herself as Blackman, a black woman writer and writes television drama and literature for children and young adults. She mainly uses science fiction to explore ethical and social issues and one of her famous series, Noughts and Crosses series uses a fantasy setting to study the issues of racism.

Not So Stupid is the first book written by Malorie Blackman, it was published in 1990, the book is a collection of horror and science fiction for young adults, and up to date, the author has written over 60 children books which include short stories, novels, stage plays and television scripts.

Her writing works have won over ten awards. Some of the television scripts written by the author include the popular children drama, Byker Grove. Several of Malorie Blackman novels have been adapted for Television screens, and they include Pig-Heart Boy and Whizziwig. Several of Blackman’s books have been translated into over 15 languages which include Japanese, French, Chinese, Spanish, German and Welsh.

The award-winning series, Noughts, and Crosses majorly is themed on violence, love, and racism and it is set in a fictional dystopia. According to an interview with the BBC, Blackman said that Noughts and Crosses are one of those games that no one ever plays after childhood only because no one ever wins.

The author wanted to base the series Noughts and Crosses characters (black children) living in their daily lives, having adventures together and solving problems together like all her other books that she read as a child, but she later decided that she wanted to address racism directly. In the series, she also incorporated some of her childhood experiences including an occasion when she required a plaster and found that they were only designed only for the whites.

In 2003, the series was listed number 61 on the Big Read list, a survey conducted by BBC to establish nations most loved the book and received more votes than Terry Pratchett, Lord of the Flies and a Tale of Two Cities, and.

Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and Crosses are the first books in Noughts and Crosses series.

Sophy is a Cross while Callum is pale skinned. Cross are the members of the dark skinned but ruling class while the Noughts are the colorless members of the underclass who were once servants and slaves to the Crosses. Both Sophy and Callum are friends since they were children but the reality is that the Noughts and the Crosses don’t mix. Against all the odds, in a society deeply rooted in distrust, prejudice, and violent activities, a strong passion builds between them- a romance that will ultimately result in terrible danger. Will the two find a way to live their love life in this unforgiving world where the Crosses don’t mix with the Noughts?

Malorie Blackman does a great job in this first book Noughts and Cross. Even though set in the fictional world, the book in a similar way describes the discrimination that arises does to race differences. For instance, Sophy and Callum not only are faced with political challenges but also they face challenges within themselves. For example, Callum wants to make something special of himself, and he even believes that he is more capable than what the Crosses give him. Despite being mocked, angered, and insulted by the government, he goes ahead and struggles for what he believes is right and just.

This debut novel is a very powerful book. It has excellent writing, strong characters, and also a powerful message. It vividly showcases the confusing emotions of what exactly life gives.

Knife Edge

Knife Edge is the second book in Noughts and Crosses series. Sephy is a cross, and this means that she is one of the most privileged people in the society, a society that treats the pale skinned people as the inferiors, however, her baby; Rose has a pale-skinned father. Jude, Sephy’s husband, blames her for all the losses that he and his family have suffered. Now, Jude, life hangs in the balance of a knife edge, and will Sephy be forced to take sides again?

Knife Edge is one of the novels that showcases Blackman’s writing skills that are phenomenal. The author ensures that the readers are deeply submerged into her fictional world as she gives a glimpse dose of what the society would be like if racism was the order of the day. The complexity of the characters is fantastic, and every narrative guarantees you a glimpse into the characters.

Checkmate

Checkmate is the third book in Noughts and Crosses series authored by all time bestselling author Malorie Blackman.

Rose lives in a society where racism and prejudice is the order of the day. She has a Nought father and a Cross mother, and in this society, the pale skinned Noughts are treated as inferiors as the Noughts. Rose mother, Sephy told her nothing concerning her father, however as Rose grows, she somehow uncovers the truth concerning her parentage and thus becomes more curious to discover more.

On the other hand, her father’s family has a complicated history, one that is connected to the fighting for the equality of the Nought population. And as soon as Rose takes a step away from Sephy into the Noughts world she finds herself drawn into more danger than she expected and soon it turns out to be a risky game that only one winner is expected.

Malorie Blackman does an excellent job of ensuring that the readers are made aware of the evils that exist in the real world even though not everyone experiences them. Focusing majorly on the children and young adults, the series, Noughts, and Crosses describes the racism and prejudice of all sorts, apart from this, the series is also entertaining and educational.

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