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Marilyn Sadler Books In Order

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Publication Order of Alistair Grittle Books

Alistair's Elephant (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alistair in Outer Space (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alistair's Time Machine (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alistair Underwater (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alistair and the Alien Invasion (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bob and John Books

Bob 'n John's Cat and Mouse Joke Book (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob 'n' John at Lake Kitty Paw-Paw (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob 'n John, Bad to the Bone (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charlie Piechart Books

Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Hat (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Dog (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Elizabeth and Larry Books

Elizabeth and Larry (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth, Larry, and Ed (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of P.J. Funnybunny Books

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Very Bad Bunny (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
P.J. The Spoiled Bunny (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
P.J. Funnybunny in the Perfect Hiding Place (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
P. J. Funnybunny In The Great Tricycle Race (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knock, Kock, It's P. J. Funnybunny! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
P. J. Funnybunny Camps Out (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedtime for Bunnies (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
P.J. Funnybunny and His Very Cool Birthday Party (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honey Bunny Funnybunny (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
P.J. Funnybunny's Bag of Tricks (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Money, Money, Honey Bunny! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honey Bunny's Honey Bear (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Better Being a Bunny (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bunny with a Big Heart (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century Books

Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bobo Crazy (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zenon Kar, Spaceball Star (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Fun (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stuck on Earth: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Chuck Wood And The Woodchucks In The Big Game (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Copykitty (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Barry Bear Counts From 1 To 20 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parakeet Girl (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pass It On! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice from Dallas (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Eggs in a Nest (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Marilyn Sadler
Marilyn Sadler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1950 and is known for her deadpan sense of humor.

Since Marilyn had a degree in Fine Arts, she naturally assumed that she would be an illustrator. However she was presented with the chance to write early on in her career, and seized it. Before too long she realized that she had found her true love. No sappy and sad stories for Marilyn, though. She liked making herself laugh and her characters typically end up looking rather silly for some reason.

Her first kid’s book featured a fastidious little English boy called Alistair Grittle and it was originally written for Hamish Hamilton, the English publisher, as well as Simon & Schuster in the US.

Having created a boy with such perfect behavior, she then decided to turn her attention to one not-so-perfectly-behaved boy. He was called P. J. Funnybunny, and he existed for many years in a series for Random House, which includes the highly prestigious “Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat” series.

Marilyn’s television credits include three ABC Weekend Specials that featured P. J. Funnybunny, two PBS Reading Rainbow programs that feature Alistair, one Alistair program for the BBC, and a show based off her children’s book “Elizabeth and Larry”, for Showtime’s Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime Stories.

Three television movies were made for the Disney Channel based off of the Zenon series, and they were called “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century”, “Zenon: The Zequel”, and “Zenon: Z3”, which each released between 1999 and 2004. Marilyn was over the moon for these productions and they wound up gaining high ratings with the first two movies among some of the highest rated shows in the history of The Disney Channel.

In the year 2004, Playhouse Disney started production on an animated series that was created by Marilyn and Roger Bollen, called “Handy Manny”. It premiered in September of 2006, and was the highest rated Playhouse Disney Premiere of all time and it averaged about two million viewers a week, and it generated consistent critical acclaim and developed an incredibly loyal audience.

In the year 2009, she got nominated for an Emmy Award as Executive Producer for “Handy Manny” in the “Outstanding Special Class Animated Program”.

“It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny” is the first novel in the “P. J. Funnybunny” series and was released in the year 1983. Meet P. J. Funnybunny in this Beginner Book. This tells the tale of P. J. and his mission to become something more than what he already is. Hibernation gets so dull for him that he attempts being a bird. Could it be more fun to be a pig, a bird, or a bear?

So it goes with pigs, beavers, pigs, and skunks, till P. J. learns that bunnyhood truly is for him. Read along while P. J. attempts to figure out who he is and just where he belongs.

The repeating and short text is ideal for beginning readers, and the humorous and bright cartoons are sure to get instant attention.

“The Very Bad Bunny” is the second novel in the “P. J. Funnybunny” series and was released in the year 1984. P. J. Funnybunny behaved quite badly sometimes. Blinky, his cousin, was the very bad bunny. Blinky’s exploits will amuse any young child.

“Elizabeth, Larry, and Ed” is the second novel in the “Elizabeth and Larry” series and was released in the year 1992. Elizabeth brings home a swamp creature whose habitat has been threatened, Larry has a bit of trouble adjusting to their new buddy. Luckily, a solution shows up before Larry’s life, as well as his golf game, become ruined completely.

In this book, Sadler and Roger Bollen continue this saga of one elderly lady and her favorite alligator.

“Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century” is the first novel in the “Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century” series and was released in the year 1996. Zenon’s just an average girl. Average by Milky Way standards, anyway. She lives on the space station, hanging out with her high-tech buddies, and is the hippest kid on this side of Saturn.

However when Zenon’s parents ship her off to Earth so she can spend the whole summer with her grandparents, it changes her entire life. Zenon finds Earth completely boring, until Grandma and Grandpa’s dog has some puppies.

“Alistair and the Alien Invasion” is the fifth novel in the “Alistair Grittle” series and was released in the year 1994. Alistair Grittle, an unflappable boy genius, has returned for his fifth adventure! When Mr. Fudwinkle tells Alistair’s class that he wants the kids to bring in the strangest plant they can find, Alistair decides he will cruise through the galaxies to track down the oddest plant in the whole universe.

Space travel isn’t any issue, as he mastered it back in “Alistair in Outer Space”. However Alistair does not count on any aliens invading Earth. It is only Alistair that can save Earth from the Aliens. However who’s going to save Alistair’s science project from getting ruined? Can he save Earth and turn his homework in on time?

“Ten Eggs in a Nest” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2014. Gwen the hen has laid her eggs, however just how many is going to be anybody’s guess.

For now, though, she is just content to sit around and wait for them to hatch. Red Rooster, on the other hand, is much too excited to wait. Right as one egg hatches, he struts on over to Worm World and buys a worm for his new baby chick. Alas, he comes back to find that not just one new baby chick, however there’s now two baby chicks have now hatched. This requires another trip back to Worm World.

The hijinks repeat until a total of ten eggs have hatched, Red Rooster is ready to plotz, and the young readers have learned a bit about ONE: counting from one to ten, TWO: simple addition, THREE: selling and buying, and FOUR: eggs and chickens.

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