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Marcia Thornton Jones Books In Order

Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens Don't Wear Braces (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches Don't Do Backflips (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeletons Dont Play Tubas (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsters Don't Scuba Dive (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies Don't Play Soccer (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martians Don't Take Temperatures (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizards Don't Need Computers (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mummies Don't Coach Softball (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels Don't Know Karate (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mermaids Don't Run Track (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bogeymen Don't Play Football (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights Don't Teach Piano (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goblins Don't Play Video Games (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of Frankestein Doesn't Bake Cookies (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts Don't Ride Wild Horses (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werewolves Don't Run For President (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Triplet Trouble Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

The Runaway Reindeer (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Heart Race (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cookie Contest (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pizza Party (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talen Show Mess (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Class Trip (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bicycle Race (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Field Day Disaster (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marty the… Books

Marty the Maniac (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marty the Mudwrestler (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marty the Millionaire (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Special Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers' Batty Vacation (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers' Monster Class Trip (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bobby and the… Books

Bobby and the Great, Green Booger (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bobby and the Big, Blue Bulldog (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Special Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Bailey School Kids Joke Book (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swampmonsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens Don't Carve Jack-O'-Lanterns (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bailey City Monsters Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

The Monsters Next Door (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Howling at the Hauntlys' (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Trouble (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilmer's Pet Monster (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Trouble Monsters (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spooky Spells (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Baby (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Monster Mystery (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Boo Day (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bailey City Monsters Super Special (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

The Hauntlys' Hairy Surprise (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Barkley’s School for Dogs Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Playground Bully (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy Trouble (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Dog (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Dog (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Day (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sticks and Stones and Doggie Bones (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Treasure (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue-Ribbon Blues (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa Dog (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tattle Tails (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy Love (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppies on Parade (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ghostville Elementary Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Ghost Class (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Game (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Ghoul in School (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Hunting! (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stage Fright (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Boo-Day to You! (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide-And-Spook (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts Be Gone! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware of the Blabbermouth! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Class Trip to the Haunted House (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure Haunt (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frights, Camera, Action! (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guys and Ghouls (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frighting Like Cats and Dogs (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Haunted Holiday (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red, White, and Boo! (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Haunting Zone! (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Swamp Monster in the Third Grade Books

The Swamp Monster in the Third Grade (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lizards in the Lunch Line (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Green Gator Graduation (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Slime Wars Books

The Slime Wars (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slime Time (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reindeer Do Wear Striped Underwear (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates do Ride Scooters (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizards Do Roast Turkeys (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampires Do Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cavemen Do Drive School Buses (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Keyholders Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

This Side of Magic (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Side of Magic (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inside the Magic (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Side of Magic (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mermaid Tales Books

Trouble at Trident Academy (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle of the Best Friends (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whale of a Tale (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger in the Deep Blue Sea (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Princess (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Sea Horse (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream of the Blue Turtle (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure in Trident City (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Royal Tea (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Two Sisters (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Polar Bear Express (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wish upon a Starfish (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crook and the Crown (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist and Shout (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books vs. Looks (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower Girl Dreams (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready, Set, Goal! (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fairy Chase (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Mom the Frog (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of the Kooties (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherokee Sister (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whistler's Hollow (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worst Name in Third Grade (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Shooting Star (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will Rogers: Larger Than Life (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story Sparkers (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Marcia Thornton Jones was born on July 15 in the year 1968 in the town of Joliet, Illinois. She has written children’s books, and co-written over 130 elementary chapter books and picture books. Jones has even written a non-fiction book about writing. She has taught first and third grades, reading, writing, computer lab, and gifted and talented as a teacher in elementary schools. Jones has also worked at clothing stores and a book store, these she worked at while she was in both high school and in college. Since the year 1990, she has been a writer full-time. She has been to other schools in other states, and some other countries (this traveling to other schools has seen her visit Belgium and Germany).

She lives in the state of Kentucky (Lexington) with her husband (named Stephen, who designs her site for her) and their cats Calli and Coco (who are the couple’s only children). Besides writing stories, she likes beading crafts, going on hikes, reading a good book, and traveling.

Her and another woman named Debbie Dadey came up with their character, Mrs. Jeepers (who is in the “Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots”, the first novel in the “Bailey School Kids” series) when Jones’s students would not behave for both of them. Debbie was the librarian and Jones was the teacher of the third grade brats. They felt that if they both had horns and fangs that no kid would dare misbehave. Originally, they used to sit down and talk about the writing of the stories while they were together. Due to the fact that the pair live in different states, they have to communicate through technology.

“Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots” is the first novel in the “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series and was released in the year 1991. Every teacher that has taught the third grade at Bailey Elementary School has quit, because the kids are so difficult. Mrs. Jeepers, the new teacher, is different; actually, she is very different from the other teachers that have come before her. She comes from the Transylvanian Alps, that she has just moved from, and seems to have odd powers that give her the ability to deal with these trouble makers. These methods of hers may be a little weird, but then again, it may be just the thing to get these kids on the right track.

Fans of the novel found that they loved the books and enjoyed sharing them with another generation (who also enjoyed reading them). Some found that this was a great way to get their kids hooked on reading, since it was a good long series for them to read through.

“Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp” is the second novel in the “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series and was released in the year 1991. Camp Lone Wolf’s new director seems to be a pretty nice guy. That being said, when the children learn about a boy from the town that went missing and the wolf (who prowls the grounds during the night time and is heard howling), they start to think that the name of the camp is more than just a name. Mr. Jenkins, the new director, is all covered in hair, likes to eat meat near raw, and is obsessed with werewolves. But he cannot really be a wolf, can he?

Fans of the novel found that this series was their favorite as kids; as they are lots of fun, easy reads, and short. Things are easy to understand in the book, so it is easy for kids to keep track of all of the characters in the book.

“Santa Claus Doesn’t Mop Floors” is the third novel in the “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series and was released in the year 1991. Some of the grown ups in Bailey City are kinda odd, but the custodian that was just hired at the Elementary Schol really takes the cake and is one of a kind. He appears just before Christmas comes to help out the school. Mr. Jolly’s longing for colder temperatures, his white hair, and his beard bring to everyone’s mind St. Nick, who has long been just a fable. He surely cannot be the real Santa Claus. Or can he? Bailey School Kids go on a path to find out exactly that.

Fans of the novel found that they were glad that their kids really enjoyed reading the books, as they keep kids reading. Parents found that it is fun to read the books with their kids and try out different voices for certain characters, adding to the experience and bonding while they read the books.

“Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball” is the fourth novel in the “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series and was released in the year 1992. A short basketball coach comes to visit Bailey Elementary School. He even has a treasure. This coach can do many more tricks than the other kids at the school. Does all of this mean he is a leprechaun?

Fans of the novel found that even if their kid does not usually like to read, they will like this here book. These make great gifts to give to young readers that are in elementary school, and make for great bonding time for parents and kids.

“Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips” is the fifth novel in the “Adventures of the Bailey School Kids” series and was released in the year 1992. Eddie’s Great-Aunt Mathilda is ill and it is his job to help care for her. Eddie and his friends visit her, and strange things begin happening. Howie’s garlic chips, when he has his back turned, are placed in such a way to spell the word ATTIC on the floor. Howie also sees someone looking out of the attic window looking at him. At the time of other visits, kids hear more noises coming from the attic. Great-Aunt Mathilda swears up and down that there is nothing up in the attic. Could it be Jasper (who is Eddie’s Great-Uncle), who died years ago haunting Mathilda’s home?

Fans of the novel found that their kids do not like to read, but finish these in a short amount of time. Some cannot get enough of these books, and with well over thirty books, that is not something that is hard to do.

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