Books (newest titles at the top)
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A chapter-book biography about the amazing Nellie Bly.
"This welcome installment of the series will captivate an audience of varying reading levels with a fast pace, accessible language, and adventurous storytelling. . . . A concise, engaging illustrated biography." —School Library Journal
Book 3 in my Evil Librarian trilogy!
"As ever, there's a lot of Buffy-worthy silliness and snark grounded by a strong foundation of well-developed characters and relationships. . . . A satisfying conclusion to this horror-comedy saga." —The Horn Book
Book 2 in my Evil Librarian trilogy!
"Knudsen brilliantly combines just the right amount of witty, dark humor with truly heart-pounding horror to keep the reader racing to turn the page. Fans of both humor and horror will find a great match with this book and will likely be pulling for a third installment."
Book 3 in my Trelian fantasy trilogy!
"Begun in 2009 with The Dragon of Trelian, this excellent fantasy trilogy finally receives a worthy ending." —Booklist
Some of the kids in Marilyn’s class have monsters. Marilyn doesn’t have hers yet, but she can’t just go out and look for one. Your monster has to find you. That’s just the way it works. Or ... is it?
"Rich with feeling, it’s a warm, gently funny reminder to chase down one’s dreams, rather than waiting for them to appear on the doorstep." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Winner of the 2015 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor!
My first YA novel: a funny, creepy, demon-filled, musical theater horror romance adventure.
"Hysterical! Smart and funny, with a little drama, a little romance, and just the right touch of evil." —Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight Saga
A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if you’re big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.
"Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies." —Kirkus
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." —The 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
How many different ways can ten leading middle-grade authors tell a story including the line "I fooled you"? Prepare to be surprised!
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!
A fun story I wrote for Hooked on Phonics about a friendly shark who suddenly becomes super-duper smart.
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 . . .
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF ALL TIME!
"This winsome pairing of text and illustration is a natural for storytime and a first purchase for every collection." —School Library Journal (Starred Review)
It's gross! It's aliiiive! After a moldy mix-up, Jeff has to do the unthinkable—and fast!
A 2006 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Carl complains about everything, until he discovers how to turn complaints into action!
A set of four short, funny, brand-new-reader stories about best friends Fish and Frog.
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!
The story of Noah's ark comes to life in this brightly-illustrated flap book, bursting with animals of every shape and size—two by two!
BOOKS NO LONGER IN PRINT (Check libraries and used book stores)
Hugs and kisses, lots of love—guess what day I'm thinking of? Count down to Valentine's Day with this heart-shaped holiday treat!
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.
A rhyming story about a young boy's love of snowflakes and a day of fun in the snow.
Fun rhyming stories about (you guessed it!) fairy and princess friends!
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 sweet Christmas theme.
Read-aloud rhyming text with adorable art and shimmery fabric patches, all with a silly Halloween theme.
A creative workbook with a fun myths and magic theme—dragons, wizards, magic spells, and more!
A rhyming story about a young girl's love of apples and the fun she has apple-picking with her family.
Chameleons are amazing! Learn all about them in this award-winning nonfiction book for beginning readers.
An early-reader adaptation of Raymond Briggs' classic, award-winning, wordless picture book.
Two coloring books and two coloring/activity books featuring Godzilla, based on the 1998 TriStar Pictures film.
Five coloring books and one coloring/activity book featuring characters from Star Wars: Episode I.
This version of Old MacDonald's Farm tells where different animals live and how the farmer takes care of them.