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Publication Order of Ghosts Books

Ghosts (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Smile Books

Smile (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sisters (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guts (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels

Claudia and Mean Janine (With: Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy's Great Idea (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth About Stacey (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne Saves the Day (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Logan Likes Mary Anne! (By:Ann Martin) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Logan Likes Mary Anne! (By:Ann Martin) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

X-Men: Misfits (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drama (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Share Your Smile (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Smile Diary (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Baby-Sitters Club Books

with Ann Martin
Kristy's Great Idea (By:Ann Martin) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (By:Ann Martin) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne Saves the Day (By:Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and the Impossible Three (By:Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy's Big Day (By:Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and Mean Janine (With: Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boy-Crazy Stacey (By:Ann Martin) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth About Stacey (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost at Dawn's House (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Logan Likes Mary Anne! (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Snobs (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the New Girl (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Mistake (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Bad Joke (By:Ann Martin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter (By:Ann Martin) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise (By:Ann Martin) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Secret of Susan (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and Too Many Boys (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Baby-sitter (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and the Older Boy (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn's Family Feud (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and the Great Romance (By:Ann Martin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Secret Language (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Middle School Mystery (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne vs. Logan (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi and the Dance School Phantom (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Emergency (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and the Big Sleepover (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Baby Parade (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne Misses Logan (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacy's Revenge (By:Ann Martin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Sad Good-bye (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi and the Superbrat (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome Back, Stacey (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory and the Mystery Diary (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn's Wicked Stepsister (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn's Big Date (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Ex-Best Friend (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy for President (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory and the Dream Horse (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Gold Medal (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn Saves the Planet (By:Ann Martin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maid Mary Anne (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn's Big Move (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Well Soon, Mallory! (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hello, Mallory (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Walking Disaster (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy's Mystery Admirer (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poor Mallory! (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keep Out, Claudia! (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi and the Awful Secret (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia's Friend (By:Ann Martin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory on Strike (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Wish (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Perfect Boy (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and the We Love Kids Club (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and Miss Priss (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Lie (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and Crazy Peaches (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne Breaks the Rules (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory Pike, No.1 Fan (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory and the Trouble With Twins (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn on the Coast (By:Ann Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Great Search (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Choice (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory Hates Boys (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and Mr. Mom (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi and the Troublemaker (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey vs. the BSC (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and the School Spirit War (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and Camp BSC (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey and the Bad Girls (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell, Dawn (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome to the BSC, Abby (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the First Thanksgiving (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory's Christmas Wish (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and the Memory Garden (By:Ann Martin) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Copycat (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Horrible Prank (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey McGill, Super Sitter (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy + Bart = ? (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby's Lucky Thirteen (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Broken Heart (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Holidays, Jessi (By:Ann Martin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey the Math Whiz (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Give Up, Mallory (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne to the Rescue (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby the Bad Sport (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Secret Friend (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Sister War (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia Makes Up Her Mind (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier (By:Ann Martin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessi's Big Break (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby and the Best Kid Ever (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Terrible Truth (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and the Playground Fight (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby in Wonderland (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy in Charge (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia's Big Party (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne in the Middle (By:Ann Martin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne's Makeover (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey and the Cheerleaders (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy and the Dirty Diapers (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn and Too Many Sitters (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Anne and the Little Princess (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All-New Mallory Pike (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby's Un-Valentine (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claudia and the Little Liar (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy at Bat (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stacey's Movie (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire at Mary Anne's House (By:Ann Martin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristy's Worst Idea (By:Ann Martin) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abby's Twin (By:Ann Martin) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer Before (By:Ann Martin) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Raina Telgemeir is an American author of children books, comics and graphic novels. Drama, Ghosts, and Sisters are among this New York Times bestseller’s most notable works. These books have earned Telgemeir three Eisner Awards, A Stonewall Honor, and Boston Globe-Horn Honor, to mention but a few. Raina Telgemeir has also contributed to many anthologies and short stories. Telgemeir’s way with words shines through her books, and her ability to come up with beautiful illustrations to accompany these stories sets her apart. Currently, Telgemeir lives in San Francisco, CA.

Smile

Smile tells the story of a girl named Raina and her captivating and sometimes hilarious early teenage experiences. Raina has had her fair share of teeth problems. First, a normal overbite leaves her with braces. Soon after, Raina trips and falls only to knock off two of her front teeth. What follows is years of painful procedures, surgeries, and an ever-changing appearance. It doesn’t help that Raina is right in the middle of her adolescence. Now the dream of a typical sixth-grade experience has been replaced by pimples battles, painful surgeries, and a depleting self-confidence. There is also the mean girls who do not waste an opportunity to tease Raina about her teeth.

Sixth Grade is one rollercoaster for Raina. Aside from the teeth issues and mean girls, she is, at one point, forced to wear a hideous headgear. There is also the boys and a major earthquake to worry about. Clearly, this is not a stage for the fainthearted, but unfortunately, it is all part of growing up. Join Raina as she goes through the highs and lows of being a teenager. Through this journey, Raina will grow from a girl struggling with self-confidence to a young woman who stands up for herself whenever necessary. It is easy to see how much power we give away when we make other people’s opinions dictate our feelings. It is until Rena learns this valuable lesson that she lets go of her mean friends and find others who love her the way she is.

This is an intriguing coming of age story, and the most notable thing is that it is true. The author went through all the experiences in this book. This book appeals to anyone who has ever been to middle school- the never-ending desire to be recognized, raging hormones, and struggling kids who mask their pain with meanness. Through the author’s experience, people in similar situations will know what to do to make things better. There are beautiful illustrations in this book, also done by the author, making the story understandable to young readers.

Smile is a comic yet touching story of an adolescent girl and her experiences with an ever-changing body in a very mean world. While this story is written with middle graders in mind, the book will appeal to anyone with a sense of humor, and you don’t need braces to enjoy it. The author captures the teenage experience well, and anyone who has gone through this stage will relate to her story. This is an ideal pick if you are looking for anything inspirational. There is a lot to learn for a teenager struggling in school or a 30-year-old who needs a reality check.

Drama

Drama features Callie, a girl, so in love with theater, she cannot hide her feelings for it. In this book, Callie’s school is doing a Moon Over Mississippi production for the middle graders. While Callie falls under this category, the truth is that she cannot sing. Still wanting to be part of the production, she offers to be the set designer for the crew. This gives her a chance to showcase her talent and love for theatre, but she will have to work with a very tight budget. To make things even more complicated, Callie knows very little about carpentry, and the low-ticket sales would only mean that she will have to cut her budget further.

The drama doesn’t stop, both on and off stage. First, the crew members are having a hard time working together. The choosing of the actors doesn’t go well for some, and there are also two cute brothers that Callie cannot get out of her head. It is refreshing to see how little Callie cares about what other people think of her. She is quick to embrace whatever she loves and let go when things do not work out in her favor. Typical of any girl in eighth Grade, Callie falls in love fast as the boys battle with their sexuality. When a boy she loves turns gay, Callie quickly moves to her next crush.

This book particularly appeals to theater lovers. The author gives a sneak-peak of the kookiness, budget constraints, and love stories that often occur behind the scenes. Raina also perfectly captures the middle school experience. Talk about boys, confusion on sexuality, mean bullies, and the whole drama that comes with growing up. The crew is multicultural, which gives the book quite an edge, not to mention the diverse sexual preferences. Sexuality is handled in a non-judgmental and unbiased way, making this read like a breath of fresh air. Unlike most stories that feature the lead actor or actress in a musical, the author focuses on the stage, making the story more relatable and intriguing.

Drama is simply a delight. While the storyline is simple, the content is deep without being overwhelming and comes packed with courageous, talented, and dedicated teenagers. The illustrations are excellent and brightly colored, and when coupled with this sweet story, the result is an exciting book that should be top on the list of your favorite books. You can expect many laugh-out-loud moments as well as scenes that will leave you beaming. There are also many lessons for boys and girls in middle school. It is usual for adults and teenagers alike to be too hard on themselves. This book teaches that there is nothing wrong with our unique differences, and through acceptance, we are can make all the difference in our lives.

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