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Margaret Peterson Haddix Books In Order

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Publication Order of Children of Exile Books

Children of Exile (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Refuge (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Jubilee (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Greystone Secrets Books

Publication Order of The Missing Books

Publication Order of Mysteries of Trash and Treasure Books

The Secret Letters (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghostly Photos (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Palace Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Running Out Of Time Books

Running Out of Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling Out of Time (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadow Children Books

Among the Hidden (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Impostors (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Betrayed (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Barons (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Brave (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Enemy (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Free (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Under Their Skin Books

Under Their Skin (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Over Their Heads (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Fishers (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turnabout (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl with 500 Middle Names (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Takeoffs and Landings (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because of Anya (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Memory (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House on the Gulf (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Say What? (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Identity (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dexter the Tough (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uprising (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claim to Fame (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Always War (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Game Changer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Ride (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer of Broken Things (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remarkables (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The School for Whatnots (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Thad, the Ghost, and Me (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 39 Clues Books

The Maze of Bones (By: Rick Riordan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
One False Note (By: Gordon Korman) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword Thief (By: Peter Lerangis) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Grave (By: Jude Watson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Circle (By: Patrick Carman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Too Deep (By: Jude Watson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viper's Nest (By: Peter Lerangis) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 39 Clues: Agent Handbook (By: Scholastic Inc.) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Code (By: Gordon Korman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Warning (By: Linda Sue Park) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Gauntlet (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vespers Rising (By: Jude Watson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Book of Buried Secrets (Companion Book) (By: Rick Riordan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Ride (By: Clifford Riley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Ride is a prequel.

Publication Order of Anthologies

I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Edge(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unexpected(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Told(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swashbuckling Fantasy(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Thriller(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Margaret Peterson Haddix:

Margaret Peterson Haddix is an American author of fiction, born in the year 1964, Margaret Haddix lived her childhood on a farm in Ohio, but even at that early time in her life she wanted to be an author. It seems at that time she believed it to be more of a super hero type career, not one that anyone she actually knew did. Margaret’s father was a farmer; he raised many types of grains (corn, wheat, etc.) and also raised livestock. She grew up with her parents (her mother worked as a nurse) and her two brothers and one sister. Margaret went to college in Ohio also, Miami University (yes, really in Ohio!), she studied history, English, Journalism, and creative writing. Margaret held several different writing jobs before she began writing novels full time; she was a copy editor and also a reporter for two different newspapers in Indiana, and worked teaching at a community college and as a freelance writer in Illinois. Margaret has lived in a few places in Indiana and Ohio, one place in Pennsylvania, and in college spent one semester in Luxembourg. She now lives in Columbus Ohio; she is married and also has a son and a daughter.


Margaret’s first published novel Running Out of Time was released in 1995. She has now published a total of thirty three books, two of which were just released in 2013. Margaret notes that she always has ideas and half written books rumbling around on paper or even in her head. When she is asked about why she writes she simply states that she just simply loves books and loves to explore interesting ideas and characters. Margaret’s two series, The Shadow Children Series and The Missing Series, both of these are followed by hordes of fans all over the world. The series The Missing revolves around children from history, the children were taken be advanced time travelers to a future date and time by accident (they are taken and left in the future as babies). Jonah is one of these children and so is Katherine, his sister. They are tasked with the chore of helping to get the other kids who are misplaced back to the right places. The series Shadow Children includes a total of seven books and explores a government regime in which any child who is not born first or second is to be eliminated.

Awards and Praise

Margaret Haddix has a long list of praise and accolades but she is most well known for her two series The Shadow Children and The Missing. She has been the top reader’s choice in many states and has also received high awards in the category of children’s and young adult books. Margaret has always loved writing and that is its own reward as well.

Margaret Peterson Haddix Early Works

Because of Anya

When Margaret Haddix began writing Because of Anya, she had decided to write about alopecia but did not know anyone that had the disease. She did her research and read a great deal about it, she also contacted a local group and met and visited with a young eighth grader (who suffered from Alopecia) and her mother. Margaret was very grateful for their time and learned so much about a young girl suffering from the disease and that is what Because of Anya is about, a young girl who is dealing with having Alopecia and not having her hair. Anya is a young girl suffering with Alopecia and is the main character of Margaret Higgins book Because of Anya. The story is a story of friendship and is one with a moral, as many of Margaret Haddix are. Anya is forced to face her disease and the loss of her hair and must figure out how to find her confidence, and she finds help in an unexpected place.

The House on the Gulf

Margaret Haddix (in a not a-typical fashion for her) finds a good combination of intrigue and suspense. The story follows a strongly grounded plot in an exciting, twisting, unexpected way. That it is written in the first person (by the younger sister named Britt) only adds to the anticipation of the story.

The story involved two main characters, a young 12 year old girl named Britt and her older brother (16) Bran. They have been living with just there mother and you could say that things have been kind of tough. So when Bran gets a cushy job keeping up a house in Florida for an elderly couple, it seems like they might just be catching a break. The family will be able to move in and the kid’s mom will be able to finish college courses. Britt is excited to be living in a real house and it seems like it will be a great thing. That is, until things start to seem not so right after all. Britt gets a bad feeling about the family staying in the house, feeling very unsure about if they are actually meant to be staying there. She has seen Bran doing many things that seem suspicious to her, like making a rule that they are not able to visit or talk to any of their neighbors. As she starts poking around, Britt comes across some puzzling things and realizes that things are definitely not what they seem, or are supposed to be. She has many questions to ask her brother and many things to find out. The plot becomes more complicated as it becomes clear that Bran has done something wrong for perhaps the right reasons, and things just seem to spiral further and further downward as the lies pile up on top of each other and the trouble that he is in is ever increasing. Britt is stuck in quite the dilemma herself and struggles to figure out what the right answer is and what exactly she is going to do.

Margaret Higgins was involved in a myriad of hobbies and outside activities when she was young and gained knowledge of people places and experiences along the way. Margaret still lives in Ohio and enjoys many and various hobbies including things like reading (of course), traveling, museums, and she always enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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2 Responses to “Margaret Peterson Haddix”

  1. Janice: 2 years ago

    Is the book “Remarkable s” part of a series?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Janice – that one is a standalone novel at the moment, and not part of a series.


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