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Wendy Wax Books In Order

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Publication Order of Ten Beach Road Books

Ten Beach Road (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ocean Beach (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at the Beach (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on Mermaid Point (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunshine Beach (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Thing (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bella Flora Christmas (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Beach Ever (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Key to My Heart (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
7 Days and 7 Nights (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave It to Cleavage (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostile Makeover (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Single in Suburbia (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Accidental Bestseller (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magnolia Wednesdays (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Week at the Lake (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Break-Up Book Club (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ready-to-Read Level 2 Books

Romulus and Remus (By: ) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helen Keller and the Big Storm (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed (By: ) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! (By: ) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers (By: ) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babe Ruth and the Ice Cream Mess (By: Dan Gutman) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Practice Makes Perfect (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie Oakley Saves the Day (By: ) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
George Washington's First Victory (By: Diane Dawson Hearn) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party on, America! (By: ) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackie Robinson and the Big Game (By: Dan Gutman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Case (By: ) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Scary Basement (By: ) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thomas Jefferson and the Ghostriders (By: ) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smurfs: Off To School! (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Clumsy Tale (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby's New Home (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snow Giant (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pigeon Hero! (By: Doris Ettlinger) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Really Rotten Princess (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie to the Rescue! (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Come the Croods (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Really Rotten Princess and the Cupcake Catastrophe (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends (By: Andrew Clements) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Not Open! (By: Joan Holub) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All About the Dragons (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Mountain Adventure (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walter the Baker (By: Eric Carle) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kung Fu Road Trip (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabe: The Dog Who Sniffs Out Danger (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sadie: The Dog Who Finds the Evidence (By: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surprise, Trojans! (By: Joan Holub) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Pick Your Dragon (By: Erica David) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tip's Tips on Friendship (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Got a Rock, Charlie Brown! (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time for School, Charlie Brown (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, A Mystery Comes Knocking (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiny Seed (By: Eric Carle) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Defend Your Dragon (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stella: The Dog with the Big Heart (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Panda School (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, Combing for Clues (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You've Got Talent, Charlie Brown (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Berkley, the Terrible Sleeper (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Raise Three Dragons (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Friends, New Friends (By: Patricia Hall) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hooray for Reading! (By: Patricia Hall) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going to Grandma's (By: Patricia Hall) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaf Dance (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sealed with a Kick (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Valentine's Day, Charlie Brown! (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! (By: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Brazil (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, On the Right Track (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Italy (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Build a Dragon Fort (By: Erica David) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Track a Dragon (By: Erica David) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Mexico (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . China (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucy Knows Best (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thankfulness Is Awesomeness (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . India (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . South Africa (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Linus Gets Glasses (By: ) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Australia (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Egypt (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Video Game Ever (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alvin and the Superheroes (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autumn Festival Fun (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . South Korea (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Campout Challenge (By: ) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juliet Saves the Day! (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snoopy and Woodstock (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living in . . . Russia (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Parrot in the Painting (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Raccoon at the White House (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keith's Story (By: Patrick Spaziante) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Migo Met Smallfoot (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fun Dad (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Puppy for Helen Keller (By: May Nakamura) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jump Shot (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Pitch (By: ) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, A Bit Stumpe (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat Who Ruled the Town (By: May Nakamura) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starry, Starry Night (By: Marcia Willett) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey to Pluto (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Dolphins, You Could Be... (By: May Nakamura) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Video Games, You Could Be... (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakaway (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sea Otter to the Rescue (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to the Moon! (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Sit with Me (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gobble Up, Snoopy! (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Is Here! (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Fashion, You Could Be... (By: May Nakamura) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunspot's Night Out (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, Afraid of the Dark? (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slap Shot (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When I Grow Up: Habit 2 (By: Sean Covey) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just the Way I Am: Habit 1 (By: Sean Covey) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pony with Her Writer (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Cooking, You Could Be... (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamster Holmes, A Big-Time Puzzle (By: ) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest for the Easter Beagle (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Day Is Earth Day (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Match Point (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duck Stays in the Truck (By: Doreen Cronin) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pool Party! (By: Doreen Cronin) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Robots, You Could Be... (By: May Nakamura) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water, Water Everywhere (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dive In (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharks Can't Smile! (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigers Can't Purr! (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goob and His Grandpa: Habit 7 (By: Sean Covey) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Go to the Library! (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Really Rotten Princess and the Awful, Icky Election (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Love Books, You Could Be... (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polar Bear Fur Isn't White! (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle, Twinkle, Sparkly Star (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle and the Fairy Cake Mess (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Traveler Sally Brown (By: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alligators and Crocodiles Can't Chew! (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World's Worst Family? (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey to Miami! (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle and the Fairy Flower Garden (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snakes Smell with Their Tongues! (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Snoopy Tale (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Snoopy Met Woodstock (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chicken House (By: Doreen Cronin) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elephants Don't Like Ants! (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nest Friends (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle and the Wishing Wand (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle Flies High! (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whale of a Tea Party (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snoopy on the Job (By: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Click, Clack Rainy Day (By: Doreen Cronin) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Icky, Sticky Slime! (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Buggy! (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Whales Fly (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Really Rotten Princess and the Wonderful, Wicked Class Play (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Backyard Pet (By: Doreen Cronin) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's That Smell? (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle Makes Music (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in Your Body? (By: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Deep! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashback to the . . . Fly '90s! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashback to the . . . Awesome '80s! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission at the Museum (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Twitch and Thrash! (By: May Nakamura) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Optimus Prime Time! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Creatures! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time for the Vet, Snoopy! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashback to the . . . Chill 2000s! (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Books

Meet Leatherhead (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Slam Turtles! (By: ) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Wendy Wax is a well-known American author who has written a number of successful novels, including the “Ten Beach Road” series which are USA bestsellers. Most of Wax’s novels focus on female characters, and include the characters’ self discoveries, friendships, and the challenges faced by women in their lives. Wax has a knack for incorporating humor and honesty into her works, which make the novels lighter to read despite their sometimes heavy themes. These works are not to be confused with books by another author of the same name, Wendy Wax, who is actually Wax’s cousin and writes children’s books. (The rest of this article solely focuses on the novel-writing Wendy Wax.)

Wax was raised in St. Pete Beach, Florida, which is located near the Gulf of Mexico. She spent her school days reading and playing on the beach, which was so close to her elementary school that they had recess on the beach most days. Wax loved recess time, and also enjoyed art class. Her elementary school expected students to be able to read before starting school, so at five years old, Wax forced her neighbor to teach her how to read. There was no going back after that, and Wax admittedly has never stopped reading and finds it to be one of the greatest pleasures and fun escapes of life. All this reading undoubtedly developed Wax’s writing skills and led her to Georgia University, where she continued studying and writing. She was particularly fond of author Margaret Mitchell’s works; not only did Wax memorize large passages of Mitchell’s writing to quote at will, but she also curated a collection of copies of “Gone With the Wind.”

Upon graduating, Wax began working in television, film, and radio. She did live radio talks and hosted a Friday night radio show called “Desperate and Dateless” in the 1980s. She also wrote, produced, and hosted “The Home Front,” which was a television show on PBS. Wax began her novel-writing career after starting her family; in fact, she had a toddler and a newborn when she started working on her first novel.

One of Wax’s first standalone novels, “7 Days & Nights,” focuses on main characters Dr. Olivia Moore and Matt Ransom, a radio personality who hosts a popular and testosterone-fueled show called “Guy Talk.” In the novel, Matt is so sure that he can make Olivia fall for him that he challenges her to be locked in a tiny apartment together for seven days and nights (hence the novel’s name). Olivia is certain that she will not fall in love with Matt and agrees to the stunt, which is done as an on-camera publicity stunt by Matt in order to draw viewers and high ratings. What follows is a he-says, she-says story; not to mention the added drama of the secret one-night fling these two shared years before the novel takes place. This book is not your average romantic novel.

One of Wax’s other successful standalone novel, “Magnolia Wednesdays,” was published in 2010 and follows investigative journalist Vivian Armstrong Gray. After a series of tumultuous events, Gray agrees to live in a suburban town in Georgia and writes a column about it incognito. Gray is hesitant and pessimistic about the assignment at first, but soon finds that life on the picket fence might not be as bad as it seems.

These days, Wax and her husband are getting used to life as empty nesters. She enjoys visiting bookstores and is still an avid reader.

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One Response to “Wendy Wax”

  1. Mary Recchia: 1 year ago

    I just finished reading the last book of the Beach series Best Beach
    Ever. Is there another book following this. I have read all the books in
    The series and enjoyed them very much.
    Thank you for giving me much enjoyment in reading.


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