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Publication Order of The Secrets of Droon Books

The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey to the Volcano Palace (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Island (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City in the Clouds (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Ice Battle (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeping Giant of Goll (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Land of the Lost (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Wasp (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tower of the Elf King (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest for the Queen (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Serpent Sea (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mask of Maliban (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyage of the Jaffa Wind (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Scroll (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knights of Silversnow (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Thief (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Search for the Dragon Ship (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coiled Viper (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Ice Caves of Krog (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of the Genie (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Isle of Mists (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortress of the Treasure Queen (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race to Doobesh (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddle of Zorfendorf Castle (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Dragon (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chariot of Queen Zara (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of Goll (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates of the Purple Dawn (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Jabar-Loo (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Shadowthorn (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure of the Orkins (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of the Blue Serpent (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the City of Dreams (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Empire of Koomba (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights of the Ruby Wand (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition Books

The Magic Escapes (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard or Witch? (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyagers Of The Silver Sand (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorcerer (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Magic (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of Wizards (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Genie King (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Quest (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Copernicus Legacy Books

The Forbidden Stone (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent's Curse (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Vendetta (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crown of Fire (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Copernicus Archives Books

Wade and the Scorpion's Claw (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becca and the Prisoner's Cross (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cracked Classics Books

Trapped in Transylvania (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mississippi River Blues (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What a Trip! Around the World in Eighty Days (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Humbug Holiday (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X Marks the Spot (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crushing on a Capulet (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Danger Guys Books

Danger Guys (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Guys Blast Off (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Halloween (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Guys Hit the Beach (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Guys On Ice (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Guys and the Golden Lizard (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Don't Touch That Remote Books

Sitcom School (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fake Teacher (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stinky Business (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freak Week (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Firegirl Books

Firegirl (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Jeff (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Goofballs Books

The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Startling Story of the Stolen Statue (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Superhero Silliness (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ha-Ha-Haunting of Hyde House (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crazy Classroom Caper (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Haunting of Derek Stone Books

City of the Dead (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bayou Dogs (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red House (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Road (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Surfers Books

Orbit Wipeout! (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Bingo (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mondo Meltdown (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Zonk Zone! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splash Crash! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Hour (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Wave (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doom Star (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Underworlds Books

The Battle Begins (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Monsters Escape (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Scorpion King (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice Dragon (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Weird Zone Books

Zombie Surf Commandos from Mars (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incredible Shrinking Kid! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast from Beneath the Cafeteria! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Alien Mole Invaders! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brain That Wouldn't Obey! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gigantopus from Planet X! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cosmic Boy Versus Mezmo Head! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge Of The Tiki Men! (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

There's an Alien in My Backpack (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kringle (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firegirl (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Postcard (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lunch-Box Dream (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer of Owen Todd (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Denis Ever After (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junk Boy (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tony Abbott grew up with books in the house, as he has two parents who taught. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio with a brother was a great reader, and his father always wrote so the clicking keys of his father’s typewriter made for the background music of Tony’s childhood. The most important thing to know about the man is that he loves reading and books. He has learned a lot from all the books he has read and his library of books is quite vast. When he was eight, his dad got a job as a professor, teaching American history, which forced him and his family to relocate to Fairfield Connecticut. Both Tony and his brother would go to the University of Connecticut, where Tony would go through two majors (music then psychology), before he would decide to major in English literature. He worked in a college library, where he met his wife, and worked in different bookstores, and a publishing company. For many years, he wrote a lot of poetry. Besides writing novels, he also keeps up a blog called Friday Book Report and he became a member of Lesley University’s Creative Writing faculty (located in Cambridge, Massachusetts). He lives and works in Connecticut with his pair of dogs, two daughters, and his wife.

He has written dozens of books for children between the ages of six and fourteen. This includes many series like the “Danger Guys” series, “Secrets of Droon” series, “The Weird Zone” series, “The Copernicus Legacy”, “The Haunting of Derek Stone”, and “Underworld” series; as well as some stand alone novels. Tony’s books have sold very well, with twelve million copies being sold worldwide, with his books being translated into many languages. This all after taking writing lessons from Patricia Reilly Giff (a renowned author of children’s books) and failing many times to even get published; finally, he was able to get his first book “Danger Guys” published. He got the spark to write from reading to his kids when it was time to go to bed.

Many of Abbott’s books have been named Children’s Book of the Month and Junior Library Guild; they have also found their way onto state reading lists. “Firegirl” won the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators Golden Kite Award. In 2009, “The Postcard” won Mystery Writers of America’s Poe Award for best mystery in the juvenile category.

“The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet” is the first book in the “Secrets of Droon” series. Three friends (Neal, Julie, and Eric) find a tiny room located underneath some stairs. Upon entering the room, they find themselves in a magical world full of flying lizards and shiny red men. They find themselves facing great challenges to survive and try to get back home.

Fans of the novel say that the novel offers characters for everyone to relate to, boys and girls, and Abbott creates a world where the characters fight intricate and ever-evolving struggle. The novels are so good that readers cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out so they can read them with their parents or kids (whichever the case may be). The novels serve as great material for reading and even bonding with.

Some readers did not like the novel for the way that Abbott takes from other kids books and boils down other things books do and puts it into an eighty page book to create something that is not as good as what he is ripping off but making children love them anyway.

“Journey to the Volcano Palace” is the second book in the “Secrets of Droon” series. The three friends (Neal, Julie, and Eric) are faced with a problem. Lord Sparr, a nasty man, has taken a jewel that has magic powers from their friend, Princess Keeah. She is need of their help. They know where it is, which is fine, if only the place was not located inside a volcano.

Fans of the novel liked the magic found in the story, and features interesting characters, fun fantasy, and a good story. The plot is not predictable, you never know what is going to happen next, and there are black and white characters (which some found to be good for the young audience, just right for them to handle).

Readers did not like the novel and say that if you do not like the series from the first, you never will. Some felt that the series just gets worse, and the books are shorter, and feel even more rushed as you go.

“The Mysterious Island” is the third book in the “Secrets of Droon” series. Eric, Neal, and Julie are sailing with their good friend Princess Keeah when they find themselves in the middle of a magical storm. They wind up shipwrecked on an island that belongs to a witch who is one of Lord Sparr’s. They must get off the island before Lord Sparr himself comes and gets them.

Fans of the novel liked how imaginative and enjoyable the book was, it matched the first two books. Parents like the books because it gets their kids, who typically do not like to read to read and read a lot. There are some who believe that the books are like the “Magic Treehouse” books.

Some readers did not like how easy it was for the group to beat Lord Sparr and his minions.

“City in the Clouds” is the fourth book in “The Secrets of Droon” series. Neal has turned into a bug again. Julie and Eric hope that there is someone in Droon who can help them with this problem. Princess Keeah thinks that there might be a cure but they will have to go to the City in the Clouds that is called Ro. They will have to do it within a day because the city will disappear after that.

Fans have seen their interest grow and grow with each book; giving them a lot of role-playing while reading to do with each and every book. Readers could not help but want to find out to their favorite characters. They enjoyed the book and could not wait for the next installment in the series.

Some readers did not like the way that the book ripped off from other, better book series.

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