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Will Hobbs Books In Order

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Publication Order of Bearstone Books

Publication Order of Jason's Gold Books

Publication Order of River Books

Publication Order of Collections

Bearstone And Other Selected Works (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Will Hobb's Picture Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Changes in Latitudes (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Wander (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kokopelli's Flute (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far North (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Canoe (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maze (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Man Island (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackie's Wild Seattle (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Protection (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossing the Wire (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go Big or Go Home (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take Me to the River (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Say Die (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Gold (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beardance (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bearstone (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Author Will Hobbs writes novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adults; he has written some picture books, too. His first book, called “Changes in Latitudes”, was released in the year 1988.

He once taught reading and language arts and has been writing full time since 1990. Hobbs is also a graduate of Stanford University.

Hobbs’ outdoor stories, which appeal to both girls and boys, Hobbs has got his readers discovering some wild places and exploring just how to make some important choices in their lives. He also has them sharing adventures with different people.

Seven of his books “Jason’s Gold”, “Bearstone”, “The Big Wander”, “Downriver”, “Beardance”, “The Maze”, and “Far North” were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. ALA also named “Downriver” and “Far North” to their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century. “Ghost Canoe” won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery in 1998.

Hobbs’ work has also won the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the California Young Reader Medal, the Colorado Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award.

“Changes in Latitudes” is the first stand alone novel, which was released in the year 1988. Travis is much too busy making plans for fun in Mexico to allow family issues ruin his vacation. Never mind the fact that his mom has got more on her mind than sight-seeing and his dad wants to stay home. His little brother Teddy is obsessed with saving endangered sea turtles and his sister Jennifer is busy doing all the family worrying. That leaves Travis enough time to meet up with a gorgeous stranger and enjoy paradise on an isolated beach in the Pacific.

Nothing remains at all the same. Suddenly reality explodes in a nightmare of tragedy and discovery. Travis has to face betrayal, loss, anger, and love that is going to change his entire view of the world forever.

Will Hobbs does a great job of making you like certain characters and not like others. The book holds your attention the entire way through, and some readers wound up crying at the end of the story.

“Bearstone” is the first novel in the “Bearstone” series, which was released in the year 1989. Cloyd Atcitty, fourteen years old, has been skipping school for some time now. He has run away from a group home for Native American boys. Now, he is being sent off to work for Walter Landis, an old rancher that lives on an isolated farm in Colorado.

In some cave, located above the ranch, Cloyd finds a turquoise carving of a bear. Knowing that the Utes, his people, have got a special relationship with bears, he keeps the tiny stone in the hopes that it is going to bring him strength. A horrible blow-up with Walter nearly ends in disaster, but the old guy offers Cloyd a final chance. They are going to ride off into the mountains together to reopen Walter’s abandoned gold mine. Among all the high peaks that are harboring Colorado’s last living grizzlies, Cloyd’s courage and loyalty is going to be tested right to the limit.

Some readers wound up feeling warm and fuzzy inside when they got to the ending. Fans found this one to be very thrilling and amazing. The book does a superb job of capturing your attention, and holding it.

“Beardance” is the second novel in the “Bearstone” series, which was released in the year 1993. Cloyd Atcitty and Walter Landis, his rancher friend, are going back into the mountains. This time around, they are chasing down the old guy’s dream of locating a lost Spanish gold mine. Cloyd hears about a mother grizzly and her cubs being spotted close by, he quickly hopes it could be the mate of the bear that he attempted to save from some hunter the previous summer.

A mother bear dies during a tragic accident, Cloyd knows that if her cubs do not survive, grizzlies are going to disappear from Colorado forever. He absolutely refuses to leave these cubs, determined to stick around with them until they are able to den. With winter moving deeper into the mountains, is Cloyd himself going to be able to survive?

The book makes you feel surprised, fascinated, and sad throughout. There are even parts that make you feel like you are actually there with the grizzly bears.

“Downriver” is the first novel in the “River” series, which was released in the year 1991. No river map, no adults, and no permit. Just some gear that was “borrowed” from Discovery Unlimited, the outdoor education that Jessie and her new companions just ditched. Jessie and the others have the time of their lives as they float under the sheer red walls, exploring the unknown caves and the dangerous waterfalls, as well as plunging through the Grand Canyon’s roaring rapids. Nobody, including Troy, who emerges as the ultimately frightening and magnetic leader of the group, is able to see the conflicts and challenges that await them. What are the consequences to be for their reckless adventure?

“The Big Wander” is the second stand alone novel, which was released in the year 1992. Clay, fourteen years old, and Mike, Clay’s older brother are going on a trip they will never forget. The excitement of going across the Southwest in Mike’s old truck is made better by Clay’s dream of finding his very favorite uncle. He is an old rodeo star that was last heard from some place in the colorful and vast known as Monument Valley.

Mike quickly gives up and goes back home, and Clay is more determined than ever to continue on. He has a job working in an isolated Navajo trading post, and a burro for transportation. He follows up a lead on his uncle’s location, and it takes him deep into the canyons in Navajo country. He learns about the dangers of the wilderness, the tribe’s ways, and discovers, right in time, the secret behind what became of his long lost uncle.

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