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Publication Order of Alice McKinley Books

The Agony of Alice (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Rapture, Sort of (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reluctantly Alice (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All But Alice (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in April (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice In-Between (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice the Brave (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Lace (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outrageously Alice (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Achingly Alice (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice on the Outside (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grooming of Alice (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice Alone (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simply Alice (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patiently Alice (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Including Alice (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice on Her Way (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in the Know (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerously Alice (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Alice (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intensely Alice (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Charge (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incredibly Alice (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice on Board (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now I'll Tell You Everything (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alice Prequel Books

Starting with Alice (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Blunderland (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovingly Alice (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bessledorf Mysteries Books

Bernie Magruder and the Case of the Big Stink (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bernie Magruder and the Haunted Hotel (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face in the Bessledorf Funeral Parlor (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bernie Magruder and the Bus Station Blow Up (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bernie Magruder and the Pirate's Treasure (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bernie Magruder and the Parachute Peril (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Boy/Girl Battle Books

The Boys Start the War (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girls Get Even (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boys Against Girls (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girls' Revenge (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Traitor Among the Boys (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spy Among the Girls (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boys Return (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girls Take Over (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boys in Control (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girls Rule! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boys Rock! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Won the War? (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat Pack Books

The Grand Escape (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Healing of Texas Jake (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carlotta's Kittens (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polo's Mother (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Emily Books

Emily's Fortune (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emily and Jackson Hiding Out (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Roxie and the Hooligans Books

Roxie and the Hooligans (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard's Roost (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shiloh Books

Shiloh (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shiloh Season (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Shiloh (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Shiloh Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Simply Sarah Books

Anyone Can Eat Squid! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cuckoo Feathers (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patches and Scratches (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eating Enchiladas (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch Saga Books

Witch's Sister (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Water (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Herself (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch's Eye (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Weed (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Returns (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of York Books

Shadows on the Wall (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Footprints at the Window (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faces in the Water (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

To Make a Wee Moon (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making It Happen (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrestle the Mountain (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Easy Circle (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Walk the Sky Path (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking Through the Dark (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revelations (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Lazy Can You Get? (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eddie, incorporated (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Because I'm Older (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy with the Helium Head (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A String of Chances (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solomon System (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Cry (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Sadie and the Christmas Bear (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark of the Tunnel (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Keeper (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpected Pleasures (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby, the Bed, and the Rose (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year of the Gopher (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One of the Third Grade Thonkers (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maudie in the Middle (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping a Christmas Secret (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beetles, Lightly Toasted (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Send No Blessings (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of the Playground (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Josie's Troubles (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fear Place (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Being Danny's Dog (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Can't Take You Anywhere! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ducks Disappearing (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sang Spell (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danny's Desert Rats (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walker's Crossing (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Strawberries (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jade Green (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Chicken Debacle (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Please DO Feed the Bears (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blizzard's Wake (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cricket Man (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zack and the Turkey Attack (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Change in the Wind (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Born a Hero (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

A Triangle Has Four Sides (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Find Your Wonderful Someone (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Amish Family (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Along in Your Family (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy love (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Small Doses (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Along with Your Friends (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Along with Your Teachers (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phyllis Naylor Interview with Kay Bonetti (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Craft of Writing the Novel (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Came to Be a Writer (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

It's Great to Be Eight(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

She was born on January 4, 1933 in Anderson, Indiana. She grew up in a family that was very religious and had conservative values. Her father worked as a salesman and so the family moved around during her childhood a lot. Naylor also grew up during the Great Depression and like many families, hers did not have much money at the time. However, she never felt that they were poor due to the fact that the family had quality books. Her mother would read to the kids and their father would also.

When Phyllis was in the fifth grade, her favorite thing to do was write books. She would go home from school every day as quickly as she could to try and jot down the plot that she had been thinking about. When she was sixteen years old, the first story she ever wrote found a place in print published in the church magazine locally. The church had asked her to write it and paid her $4.67 for writing her short story “Mike’s Hero”. Her favorite book when she was younger was Huckleberry Finn. She chose to keep submitting to youthful magazines like Jack and Jill and Seventeen, getting rejection letters in the mail for two years.

She attended Joliet Township High School and graduated, and attended and graduated from Joliet Junior College. She got married when she was just 18 and they decided to move to Chicago. There she worked at a university hospital as a clinical secretary. Later she would notice that her husband was displaying signs of mental illness, so she decided to try and go get him treatment. She would write and work different jobs to help support them, working as an editorial assistant, assistant executive secretary, and teacher. Her spouse would be diagnosed later as having paranoid schizophrenia and they would eventually divorce.

Phyllis would later move to Maryland and settle down there for some time. She studied at American University and graduated with her BA degree in 1963. Before that in 1960 she got married to speech pathologist Rex Naylor. They had first met at church. The couple had two sons together. She was originally going to study psychology and get her Master’s but then chose to become an author on a full time basis. She wrote The Galloping Goat and Other Stories, which came out in 1965 and was her first children’s book.

She was a steady writer and come out with around two books every year. Her book have received great reviews, from the American Library Association recognizing her work to the International Reading Association and the Junior Literary Guild giving her novels attention. Naylor would be awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Night Cry in 1984.

As an adult, Phyllis has not lost her love of books and reading. She’s written books for kids and young people and has published over 100 during the course of her career. One of the novels that she is most known for is Shiloh, published in 1991. Set in West Virginia, the book became famous and won a Newbery Medal in 1992. The American Library Association also named it to be a Notable Children’s Book and the International Reading Association chose it as their young adult choice. The story idea was inspired by the time that she and her husband discovered a poor little dog that had been abused, and she couldn’t get him out of her mind, so she had to write a story about it.

Shiloh earned the author national attention and interest as well as further awards. She won the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award, the William Allen White Children’s Book Award, the Mark Twain Readers Award, and it was made a Notable Children’s Book pick by the ALA. It was also picked in 1999 as a novel recommended for kids 9-12 as part of the Read Across America program. She would write two more installments in this series, Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh. The books were made into movies as well. Shiloh came out in 1996, followed by Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season in 1999 and Saving Shiloh in 2006.

The author has also written other books. She created the Alice series after the popularity of her 1985 novel The Agony of Alice, all about a young girl in the sixth grade doing the best she can while searching for a role model in the absence of a mother. The series follows Alice from a variety of ages and have been praised for showing a regular girl’s life in a realistic way as well as tackling topics about life along the way.

Naylor’s husband Rex passed away in 2012. They had been married for years. He was survived by their sons and grandchildren. Phyllis vows to keep on writing as long as she’s able to. She is a founder of the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. In the course of her career, she was won the Newbery Medal, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, Child Study Award, Kerlan Award, and Foremother Award.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author and creator of the Witch Saga. This series started with the publication of the debut novel, Witcher’s SIster, in 1985. The second novel was Witch Water, followed by The Witch Herself, The Witch’s Eye, Witch Weed, and The Witch Returns.

Witch’s Sister is the first book in the Witch Saga by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. In this book, Lynn and Mouse think their neighbor is a witch. Mrs. Tuggle appears to be forcing Judith, Lynn’s sister, to join her and other witches in a coven. But they have no evidence and even their parents do not believe them.

They want to show the neighbor for who she truly is: evil. They’re convinced she’s becoming more threatening. When the parents are going for the weekend and letting Mrs. Tuggle and Judith stay in charge, can they save the family by staying one step ahead of Mrs. Tuggle? Or is her magic going to be too powerful to fight? Read this book to find out!

Witch Water is the second novel in the Witch Saga. Mouse and Lynn still think their neighbor is a witch. They escaped last year, but it turns out she isn’t through with the girls.

With crows following Mouse wherever she goes, the only way they can protect themselves is to find a way to outwit her. Can they do it, or is Mrs. Tuggle planning something too big to outsmart? Read this book to find out!

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