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Publication Order of Gordy Smith Books

Stepping on the Cracks (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Following My Own Footsteps (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Ever, Gordy (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anna Books

Anna All Year Round (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anna on the Farm (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sara Summer (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time of the Witch (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daphne's Book (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jellyfish Season (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wait Till Helen Comes (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallahassee Higgins (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Following the Mystery Man (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
December Stillness (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doll in the Garden (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spanish Kidnapping Disaster (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wind Blows Backward (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time for Andrew (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look for Me by Moonlight (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentleman Outlaw and Me (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises to the Dead (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hear the Wind Blow (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Willis Place (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janey and the Famous Author (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witch Catcher (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closed for the Season (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where I Belong (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Took (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
One for Sorrow (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Locked Room (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guest (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thirteenth Cat (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
What We Saw (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Took (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wait Till Helen Comes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Willis Place (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jellyfish Season (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Ever, Gordy (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Puppet's Payback and Other Chilling Tales (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Don't Give Up the Ghost(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting in(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mary Downing Hahn is one of the noteworthy authors of America who has written a few successful novels based on the young adult, historical fiction, Childrens’ books, and horror genres. Over the years in her writing career, Mary has worked very hard to achieve the status of one of the prominent authors of her time. She was born on December 09, 1937, in Washington D.C., United States and grew up in a small house situated at the end of the Guilford Road, College Park, Maryland. She says that when she was just a kid, her locality used to be loaded with lots of children of her age, with whom she used to spend long hours playing outdoor games. In the summers, she used to go into the woods situated nearby her house on day long expeditions. Usually, she would go with a group of few people as the area was considered a forbidden territory. She would also visit the creek in College Park and the farms near the Maryland University. When Mary joined elementary school, she was an excellent class artist and used to love reading and drawing very much.

At that time, she did not like writing very much. She believed that writing reports during that time required the skills of outlines, penmanship, and following the directions, which were enough to kill her interest in writing and made it look boring whenever she took up writing a report. Even though Mary did not have an interest in writing, she liked to come up with stories, which she used to depict through pictures instead of words. Most of her stories at that time were about orphans who experienced exciting adventures after running away. She herself was very much interested in running away and going on adventures, but was restricted from doing so by her mother. When Mary reached her junior high school, she began developing more complex stories. She wanted to depict how people felt, thought, and said. But, she required words to show what she intended and was not quite sure whether she was smart enough to use the correct words. Soon, she began writing children’s books and by the time she reached the age of 13, she was able to write her first novel. She began writing about a girl named Susan and described her as skinny and tall, just like herself. Mary described Susan as being able to do everything that she herself could not do because of her shy nature. However, Mary was not able to finish the novel, but it gave her the necessary boost and developed her interest towards writing.

During her high school days, Mary used to keep a diary which contained all the stories that came to her mind. When she entered college, she began writing short stories and poetry and hoped to get her written works published in the The New York Times. But, she lacked the courage to send anything over there. Eventually, she gained enough courage and went on to publish her first novel at the age of 41. Mary Downing Hahn says that she took this much time to get serious and confident about her writing. Soon, she came up with the novels featuring the main character Sara in the year 1979. Since then, Mary has been able to complete and publish at least one book each year. Whenever Mary makes up a plot in her mind, she quickly writes it down and then starts developing the characters and situations. Many a times, Mary spends long hours rethinking and revising the stories according what suited her best. Finally, after looking back at her writing career, Mary says that writing is nothing different than a journey of discovery, which is what makes it very exciting.

One of the successful novel series written by author Mary Downing Hahn is the ‘Anna’ series, which consists of a total of two novels published in the years 1999 and 2001. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘Anna All Year Round’. It was released by the Harper Trophy publishing house in the year 1999. The plot of the novel deals with the happenings in the life of the main character named, who is described by the author as an 8 year old girl. Most of the story of the novel is taken from the fictionalized personal life experiences of author Mary Hahn and her mother. Mary has written the novel with extreme panache and warmth, and has rendered a fictional experience of her mother’s childhood during the years of the Baltimore era, just before the First World War. She has also described the problems faced by eight year old Anna with her math studies. Further, author Mary Hahn has given an account of Anna’s surprise trick on her birthday as well as her successful attempt to ride away in a vehicle. Each of the segments mentioned in the novel appears to be rich in every sense and give a period detail about the wonders and feelings of the childhood across the other ages of life.

The second novel of the Anna series written by author Mary Hahn was published by the Harper Trophy publishing house in the year 2001. It was titled ‘Anna on the Farm’ and once again featured the main character in the form of the young girl named Anna. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, author Mary said that the life on the farm is nothing as compared to Baltimore. When Anna finds out that she is going to spend a week on the farm along with her uncle and aunt, she becomes very much excited. Before going there, she promises to her mother that she will be behaving properly on the farm. But, it becomes difficult for her to do so when she discovers that a boy is also visiting the farm. The boy named Theodore does not appear like he can stand the people from the city. But, Anna seems to be determined to get back at him and test him in order to see what he is made of. She also intends to show him several things about what the city slickers really look like. Throughout the plot of the novel Anna and Theodore keep testing each other and eventually end up getting close to each other. Their experience on the farm takes them to great adventures that they cannot stop thinking of.

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