Click on any title in the center column for more information about that book. Everything listed under Books in Print should be available at your favorite store.
Some of my older books are now out of print and only available through libraries, used book stores, or places like eBay. I've listed those books separately (scroll down past the books in print to see them).
Listed by format/type and then publication date
Revenge of the Evil Librarian (coming Feb 2017)
Evil Librarian 3 (coming 2018)
The Dragon of Trelian
The Princess of Trelian
The Mage of Trelian
TRADE PICTURE BOOKS
Big Mean Mike
The Bridge to Highlandsville (in the MG anthology I Fooled You)
Raymond Briggs' The Snowman
Dinosaur Days: Road to Writing
Hit or Myth: Road to Writing
The Case of Vampire Vivian
A Slimy Story
Fish and Frog
Carl the Complainer
A Moldy Mystery
BOARD BOOKS & NOVELTY
Motherís Day Ribbons
Hearts and Kisses
MASS MARKET PICTURE BOOKS
Old MacDonaldís Farm
Autumn Is for Apples
Winter Is for Snowflakes
COLORING & ACTIVITY BOOKS
-Monster Coloring Fun!
-Adventures to Color!
-Monster Coloring, Puzzles, and Codes!
-Monster Coloring, Mazes, and Games!
Star Wars Episode I:
-Heroes and Villains Coloring Book
-Anakinís Adventures to Color
-Jar Jarís Coloring Fun
-Galactic Puzzles and Games
-Jedi Missions to Color
-Droids, Creatures, and Vehicles Coloring Book
Books in Print
Click on any title for more about the book!
ISBN 978-0-7636-7436-6 (Hardcover)
Book 3 in my Trelian fantasy trilogy is finally here!
"Begun in 2009 with The Dragon of Trelian, this excellent fantasy trilogy finally receives a worthy ending." óBooklist
Some of the kids in Marilynís class have monsters. Marilyn doesnít have hers yet, but she canít just go out and look for one. Your monster has to find you. Thatís just the way it works. Or ... is it?
"Rich with feeling, itís a warm, gently funny reminder to chase down oneís dreams, rather than waiting for them to appear on the doorstep." óPublishers Weekly (Starred Review)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6038-3 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-7640-7 (Paperback)
Winner of the 2015 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor!
He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's ... the librarian.
My first YA novel: a funny, creepy, demon-filled, musical theater horror romance adventure.
Stephenie Meyer(!!!), author of the bestselling Twilight Saga, describes it as "Hysterical! Smart and funny, with a little drama, a little romance, and just the right touch of evil."
A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think ó even if youíre big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.
"Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies." óKirkus
Selected as one of Amazon's best books of the month!
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5062-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6935-5 (Paperback)
It's the sequel to The Dragon of Trelian! The continuing adventures of Meg, Calen, and Jakl, with new friends, old enemies, new dangers, more magic, more excitement, and lots of surprises.
"Wonderful characters ... fluid writing .... Fans will eagerly await the climactic confrontation between forces in the next book." óThe Horn Book
Mrs. Henshaw's class is hatching eggs for a science project. Sally's egg looks . . . different.
"Knudsen (Library Lion) never overplays her hand, but lets the story's laughs unfold naturally from the characters and circumstances. Her grasp of the life of the elementary school classroom is spot-on; this should become another favorite." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3789-7 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4877-0 (Paperback)
How many different ways can ten leading middle-grade authors tell a story including the line "I fooled you"? Prepare to be surprised!
January 2011 (Paperback)
A middle-grade fantasy adventure involving a princess, a mage's apprentice, a dragon, a hundred-year war, several secrets, old grudges, new enemies, lots of danger, a little romance, and an evil plot against the kingdom of Trelian that must be stopped at all costs!
The Dragon of Trelian was a Summer 2009 Kids' Indie Next List selection!
Bzzzzzzzzzzz! The mosquitoes are attacking, and Riley's on the run! Can he find a way to make himself bug-proof once and for all?
A picture book story about what happens when, one day, a lion comes to the library...
"This winsome pairing of text and illustration is a natural for storytime and a first purchase for every collection." óSchool Library Journal (Starred Review)
Discover all the fun of Easter morning with this shimmery, shaped book!
It's gross! It's aliiiive! After a moldy mix-up, Jeff has to do the unthinkable—and fast!
2006 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Carl complains about everything, until he discovers how to turn complaints into action!
Real ribbons adorn the pages of this unique board book that tells the story of two little girls getting their mother ready for her special day.
ISBN: 076362456-X (Library Binding)
Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, Brand New Readers—published by Candlewick Press—are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help children reading for the first time succeed—and have fun!
Yuck! Dan thinks earthworms are gross...until one of them hitches a ride in his pocket and creates a sensation at school!
Is the creepy new girl at school really a vampire? Molly and her friends are determined to find out!
Read-aloud rhyming text with adorable art and shimmery fabric patches.
Bunnies love to paint Easter eggs! Each one picks a springtime color for an EGGstra-special Easter!
Little bunnies are decorating an Easter basket! Hop along and see what each bunny brings to add to the holiday fun!
Read-aloud rhyming text with adorable art and shimmery fabric patches, all with a silly Halloween theme.
An adaptation of Raymond Briggs' classic, award-winning, wordless picture book.
BOOKS NO LONGER IN PRINT (Check libraries and used book stores)
Little Simon, April 2003
Little Simon, April 2003
Godzilla: Monster Coloring Fun! (Random House, May 1998. ISBN 0-679-89204-4)
Godzilla: Adventures to Color! (Random House, May 1998. ISBN 0-679-89205-2)
Godzilla: Monster Coloring, Mazes, and Games! (Random House, May 1998. ISBN 0-679-89207-9)
Godzilla: Monster Coloring, Puzzles, and Codes! (Random House, May 1998. ISBN 0-679-89206-0)
Galactic Puzzles and Games (Random House, April 1999. ISBN 0-375-80018-2)
Droids, Creatures, and Vehicles Coloring Book (Random House, August 1999. ISBN 0-375-80015-8)
Jedi Missions to Color (Random House, August 1999. ISBN 0-375-80024-7)
Jar Jarís Coloring Fun (Random House, April 1999. ISBN 0-375-80023-9)
Anakinís Adventures to Color (Random House, April 1999. ISBN 0-375-80022-0)
Heroes and Villains Coloring Book (Random House, April 1999. ISBN 0-375-80021-2)