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Nikki Grimes Books In Order

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Publication Order of Danitra Brown Books

Meet Danitra Brown (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danitra Brown Leaves Town (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danitra Brown, Class Clown (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dyamonde Daniel Books

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rich (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Zero (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halfway to Perfect (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Garvey Books

Garvey's Choice (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garvey in the Dark (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oh, Bother! Books

with Betty G. Birney
Oh, Bother! No One's Listening (By: Betty G. Birney) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh, Bother! Someone's Baby-Sitting (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh, Bother! Someone's Fighting (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh Bother: Someone Didn't Say Thank You (By: Sheryl Berk) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Growin' (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jazmin's Notebook (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bronx Masquerade (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Sons (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Paris (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl Named Mister (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet Middle School (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Disney's The Little Mermaid (1605)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something on My Mind (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disney's Mickey Mouse In Sky Island (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mickey Mouse in the Viking's Eye (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minnie 'n Me (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minnie's New Friend (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From a Child's Heart (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walt Disney's Cinderella (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
C is for City (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild, Wild Hair (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby's Bedtime (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Man Blue (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Break of Day (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Daddy Prays (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Christmas Tree (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day with Daddy (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Gorilla Goes Walking (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh, Brother! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing Freedom (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watcher (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southwest Sunrise (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off to See the Sea (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playtime for Restless Rascals (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk in the Woods (With: Jerry Pinkney) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lullaby for the King (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Come Sunday (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Raining Laughter (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dime a Doze (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hopscotch Love (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is it Far to Zanzibar? (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoe Magic (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pocketful of Poems (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams by Day, Dreams by Night (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What is Goodbye? (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Jerusalem's Gate (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thanks a Million (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome, Precious (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices of Christmas (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems in the Attic (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Last Word (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Lines (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory in the Margins (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Malcolm X (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portrait of Mary (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talkin' About Bessie (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tai Chi Morning (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barack Obama (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Dark (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Words with Wings (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ordinary Hazards (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jerry Pinkney as Illustrator Books

Tales from Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney,Lila Green) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Duckling (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Match Girl (By: Hans Christian Andersen,Jerry Pinkney) (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of Henry Adams (By: Jerry Pinkney,Henry Adams) (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Autumn (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flowering of New England (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lolita (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit, Run (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year Around Book (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This is Music for Kindergarten and Nursery School (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adeline McCall) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traveling Frog (By: Jerry Pinkney,V. M. Garshin) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Book of Shapes & Sizes (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Blue Jay, and other Tales of India (By: Jerry Pinkney,John W. Spellman) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Even Tiny Ants Must Sleep (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clock Museum (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ken. Sobol) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Folktales and Fairytales of Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney,Lila Green) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoes, Pennies, and Rockets (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ralph Alan Dale) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kostas the Rooster (By: Jerry Pinkney,Traudl) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twin Witches of Fingle Fu (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juano and the Wonderful Fresh Fish. (By: Jerry Pinkney,Thelma. Shaw) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babushka and the Pig (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ann Trofimuk) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Porcupine and the Tiger (By: Jerry Pinkney,Fern Powell) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cora Annett's Homerhenry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Cora Annett) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Ditch (By: Jerry Pinkney,Francine Jacobs) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planet of Junior Brown (By: Jerry Pinkney,Virginia Hamilton) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Femi and Old Grandaddie (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adjai Robinson) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JD (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mari Evans) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kasho and the Twin Flutes. (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adjai Robinson) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Littlefoot (By: Jerry Pinkney,Berniece Freschet) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mickey and Minny (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Minu (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roots of Time (By: Jerry Pinkney,Margo Jefferson,Elliott P. Skinner) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Trees (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mildred D. Taylor) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wuthering Heights (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mildred D. Taylor) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yagua Days (By: Jerry Pinkney,Cruz Martel) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winthrop Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney,Louis Auchincloss) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Travels (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected plays (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ji-Nongo-Nongo Means Riddles (By: Jerry Pinkney,Verna Aardema) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History of Tom Jones a Founding (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir (By: Jerry Pinkney,Eloise Greenfield,Lessie Jones Little) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tonweya and the Eagles (By: Jerry Pinkney,Rosebud Yellow Robe) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Thirteen (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count on Your Fingers African Style (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jahdu (By: Jerry Pinkney,Virginia Hamilton) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit Redux (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Myths of Ancient Greece (By: Jerry Pinkney,William A. Wise) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apples On A Stick (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barbara Michels,Bettye White) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Patchwork Quilt (By: Jerry Pinkney,Valerie Flournoy) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (By: Jerry Pinkney,Crescent Dragonwagon) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy White Carlstrom) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pop-Up: Strange Animals of the Sea (By: National Geographic Society,Jerry Pinkney,Jane Heath Buxton) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirandy and Brother Wind (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Lion of Zion Street (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julia Fields) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Tales of Uncle Remus (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion (By: Jerry Pinkney,Verna Aardema) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Eggs (By: Jerry Pinkney,Robert D. San Souci) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turtle in July (By: Jerry Pinkney,Marilyn Singer) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Place (By: Jerry Pinkney,Crescent Dragonwagon) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretend You're a Cat (By: Jerry Pinkney,Jean Marzollo) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In for Winter, Out for Spring (By: Jerry Pinkney,Arnold Adoff) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket (By: Jerry Pinkney,Sonia Levitin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Eyes Were Watching God (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David's Songs (By: Jerry Pinkney,Colin Eisler) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back Home (By: Jerry Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drylongso (By: Jerry Pinkney,Virginia Hamilton) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Starlit Somersault Downhill (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy Willard) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want to Be (By: Jerry Pinkney,Thylias Moss) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Shoes for Silvia (By: Jerry Pinkney,Johanna Hurwitz) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunday Outing (By: Jerry Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Henry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tanya's Reunion (By: Jerry Pinkney,Valerie Flournoy) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (By: Jerry Pinkney,Alan Schroeder) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam and the Tigers (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hired Hand (By: Jerry Pinkney,Robert D. San Souci) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journeys with Elijah (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barbara Diamond Goldin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aesop's Fables (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Albidaro and the Mischievous Dream (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goin' Someplace Special (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noah's Ark (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightingale (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Bless the Child (By: Jerry Pinkney,Billie Holiday,Arthur Herzog III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old African (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven Book and CD (By: Jerry Pinkney,Brian Pinkney,Myles C. Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ann Grifalconi) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Over Star (By: Jerry Pinkney,Dianna Hutts Aston) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweethearts of Rhythm (By: Jerry Pinkney,Marilyn Nelson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Starlit Snowfall (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy Willard) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Further Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Plain Sight (By: Jerry Pinkney,RichardJackson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Boot (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barry Wittenstein) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home in the Barn (By: Margaret Wise Brown,Jerry Pinkney) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Mermaid (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk in the Woods (With: Jerry Pinkney) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

First Kissof True Lip-Locked Moments(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Faces(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Minute till Bedtime(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ab Normal: Short Stories That Smash Mental Health Stereotypes(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calling the Moon(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Nikki Grimes is a bestselling author of children’s fiction and inspirational fiction in addition to some critically acclaimed poetry.

Surprisingly, the 2022 Virginia Lifetime Achievement award-winning author never considered herself a bonafide storyteller. She believes she has always been is a good poet, even though she had become known as a prolific artist and bestselling author.
Over the years, Nikki Grimes has penned all manner of award-winning fiction for young adults and children. She is also the author of numerous novels and picture books including “Barack Obama,” which would become a New York Times bestselling title.
In addition to her children’s fiction works she has also been featured in the likes of the “Journal of Religion & Art,” “Essence,” “Image,” “Book Links,” and “Today’s Christian Woman.”

Given her reputation, she frequently conducts poetry lectures and poetry readings at international schools across the globe.

During the 1970s, she was the host and coproducer of WBAI FM’s “The Kid’s Show.” She was also the host of “Grunslost,” a Swedish Educational Radio program for immigrants when she lived in Sweden.

Most of Nikki Grimes’s novels are a reflection of her experience living as an African American woman in New York during the 60s. She published “Growin’” her debut novel in 1977.

Grimes began writing as a six-year-old as she loved words and languages. She was always fascinated by the notion that one word could have all manner of meanings.

During this time, she used to do all manner of word jumbles, puzzles, and games. She used to take a dictionary and pick words to see if she was able to pick out all the different meanings and how to use the word.

Born and raised in Harlem in New York, she first attended a Countee Cullen library poetry reading when she was six years old. The library often held poetry reading sessions for young poets, most of who were older than she was at the time.
When she was thirteen, her father signed her up and encouraged her to be brave by looking into his eyes when she did her first reading. She would then get a lot of encouragement from her father and sister who she was living with.
In fact, she credits her sister for being embarrassingly supportive and always saying she would one day be a renowned poet.

Whenever Nikki Grimes wrote something even if it was in the middle of the night, her sister would always be there to listen to her read it.

While she is now a renowned author and poet, Nikki Grimes still works very hard. Whenever she is home, she will usually write six days a week during the early mornings.

In fact, her car and house are full of notepads as she can often get ideas from anywhere and at any time. She usually feels her ideas better when she writes on a pad that she will then ultimately write into a word processor on her computer for editing.
Once she is done writing, she usually gets the manuscript to teachers and other writer friends that she trusts for feedback.

She is also part of an arts group that comprises columnists, writers, essayists, painters, composers, and sculptors that has been going strong for more than two decades.

She will often read excerpts of her novels and poems to the group for feedback and then take some notes before editing her work.
She takes her editing very seriously and always ensures that it has been seen by another set of eyes and combed through thoroughly by herself before it is published.

Nikki Grimes’s novel “Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel” is a work that introduced the lead as a third grader with crazy wild hair who is also as skinny as a toothpick.
The saving grace is that she is also fun and brilliant but this has not yet been able to solve her biggest problem.

What she really needs and wants is a best friend but no one at her new school seems interested in the position.

But then she is lucky that another new kid joins her class but he just happens to be the rudest, mopiest, and grumpiest kid Dyamonde has ever dealt with. It does not take long before she wants to understand what his problem is.
Soon enough they are fast friends as she investigates her new friend trying to cheer him up. Dyamonde Daniel is an interesting character with a good heart.

Nonetheless, this does not take away from the other characters and themes Grimes tackles such as the lack of apartment space, divorce, and unemployment.

Nikki writes about a plucky third-grade girl who has to face the pain of poverty and divorce but still manages to navigate the rigors of school, make a lot of friends and have empathy and inclusion on her radar.

“Rich” by Nikki Grimes follows the spirited young African American girl that was introduced in the first novel of the series. Dyamonde’s best friend is a girl named Fee who always had a desire for more money.
Free and Dyamonde are excited to participate in a school poetry contest as the winner is set to get published in the newspaper and receive a prize of $100.

Free has been dreaming of how she would spend the prize money if she is the winner but Damaris participates in the contest for a very different purpose.

Dyamonde finds Damaris’ entry into the competition weird and wants to understand her motivation and soon enough discovers that there is more to life than money or being rich.

The work explains what it is to be homeless and poor in a way that learned can relate to. The author also does a very good job of giving insights into aspects of sympathy and exploring Damaris’ character.
It also emphasizes that friendship can be important in enriching lives, even if the people involved do not have much money.

Nikki Grimes’s “Almost Zero” continues to follow third grader Dyamonde Daniel and her new classmate Tameeka.

The latter has recently gotten new sneakers and has been telling Dyamonde that her mother needs to get her new ones too since it is her job to get her whatever she needs.

Upon arriving home, she demands that her mother get her the latest sneakers. When she comes back home from school the following day, she finds her room empty.

It turns out that her mother has hidden all her playthings and is only providing her with the bare necessities that she really needs.

Dyamonde is frustrated and does not understand what is happening until the house of one of her classmates burns down. She knows her friend really needs clothes and donates some of her extra ones to her.
It makes for great work that teaches students about not being too hung up on material possessions. It is also effective at teaching learners the difference between needs and wants.

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