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Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Books

with Debbie Dadey
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens Don't Wear Braces (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witches Don't Do Backflips (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skeletons Don't Play Tubas (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters Don't Scuba Dive (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies Don't Play Soccer (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martians Don't Take Temperatures (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards Don't Need Computers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Don't Know Karate (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mummies Don't Coach Softball (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyclops Doesn't Roller-Skate (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaids Don't Run Track (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bogeymen Don't Play Football (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knights Don't Teach Piano (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goblins Don't Play Video Games (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula Doesn't Rock N' Roll (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride of Frankenstein Doesn't Bake Cookies (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts Don't Ride Wild Horses (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werewolves Don't Run for President (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leprechaun on the Loose (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Special Books

with Debbie Dadey
The Bailey School Kids Joke Book (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Monsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens Don't Carve Jack-O'-Lanterns (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Special Books

with Debbie Dadey
Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers' Batty Vacation (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers' Monster Class Trip (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeeper's Creepy Christmas (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bailey City Monsters Books

with Debbie Dadey
The Monsters Next Door (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Trouble (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kilmer's Pet Monster (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howling at the Hauntlys' (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Trouble Monsters (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spooky Spells (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Baby (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Monster Mystery (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Boo Day (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bailey City Monsters Super Special Books

with Debbie Dadey
The Hauntlys' Hairy Surprise (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Books Books

with Debbie Dadey
Reindeer Do Wear Striped Underwear (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates Do Ride Scooters (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards Do Roast Turkeys (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons Do Eat Homework (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cupid Does Eat Chocolate Colored Snails (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampires Do Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cavemen Do Drive School Buses (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Barkley's School for Dogs Books

with Debbie Dadey
Playground Bully (By: Debbie Dadey) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppy Trouble (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Dog (By: Debbie Dadey) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Dog (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Day (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue-Ribbon Blues (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa Dog (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sticks and Stones and Doggie Bones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Treasure (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tattle Tails (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppy Love (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppies on Parade (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bobby And The... Books

with Debbie Dadey
Bobby and the Great, Green Booger (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bobby and the Big, Blue Bulldog (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ghostville Elementary Books

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

Publication Order of Keyholders Books

with Debbie Dadey
The Wrong Side Of Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Side Of Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Side Of Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside The Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marty Books

with Debbie Dadey
Marty the Maniac (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marty the Mudwrestler (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marty the Millionaire (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mermaid Tales Books

with Debbie Dadey
Trouble at Trident Academy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle of the Best Friends (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Whale of a Tale (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in the Deep Blue Sea (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Princess (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Sea Horse (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream of the Blue Turtle (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure in Trident City (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Royal Tea (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of Two Sisters (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Polar Bear Express (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wish upon a Starfish (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crook and the Crown (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist and Shout (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books vs. Looks (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flower Girl Dreams (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready, Set, Goal! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fairy Chase (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Narwhal Problem (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter Princess (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleepover at the Haunted Museum (By: Debbie Dadey,Tatevik Avakyan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Titanic Friendship (By: Debbie Dadey,Tatevik Avakyan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Slime Wars Books

with Debbie Dadey

Publication Order of Swamp Monster in the Third Grade Books

with Debbie Dadey
Swamp Monster In The Third Grade (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lizards In The Lunch Line (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Green Gator Graduation (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Triplet Trouble Books

with Debbie Dadey
Triplet Trouble and the Runaway Reindeer (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Red Heart Race (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Cookie Contest (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Pizza Party (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Talent Show Mess (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Class Trip (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Bicycle Race (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triplet Trouble and the Field Day Disaster (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (With: Debbie Dadey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Mom the Frog (With: Debbie Dadey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Godzilla Ate My Homework (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Of The Kooties (With: Debbie Dadey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cherokee Sister (With: Debbie Dadey) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whistler's Hollow (With: Debbie Dadey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Champ (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worst Name in Third Grade (With: Debbie Dadey) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ratfink (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woodford Brave (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Shooting Star: Annie Oakley, the Legend (With: Debbie Dadey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will Rogers: Larger Than Life (With: Debbie Dadey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Story Sparkers (With: Debbie Dadey) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing for Kids (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Tale of Jack Frost (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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