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Newbery Award–winning author Louis Sachar is the creator of the entertaining Marvin Redpost books as well as the much-loved There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, winner of 17 child-voted state awards.

Louis Sachar’s book Holes, winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture.

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Of all the characters from Holes, why did you choose to revisit Armpit in SMALL STEPS?
LS: I tend to write about... Read More

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Marvin Redpost #4: Alone in His Teacher's House
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
eBook

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all..."


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Marvin Redpost #4: Alone in His Teacher's House
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Hardcover Library Binding

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all..."This title will lure... Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #4: Alone in His Teacher's House
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Trade Paperback

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...." Read More
 





The Boy Who Lost His Face
Written by Louis Sachar
eBook

DAVID IS ONLY trying to be cool when he helps some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfield’s cane. But when the plan backfires, he’s the one the “old witch” curses. Now David can’t seem to do anything right. Is it the Bayfield curse at work? Or is David simply... Read More
 





The Boy Who Lost His Face
Written by Louis Sachar
Trade Paperback

DAVID IS ONLY trying to be cool when he helps some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfield’s cane. But when the plan backfires, he’s the one the “old witch” curses. Now David can’t seem to do anything right. Is it the Bayfield curse at work? Or is David simply... Read More
 





The Cardturner
Written by Louis Sachar
Trade Paperback

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a...

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The Cardturner
Written by Louis Sachar
Hardcover

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.
 
How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!
 
The summer after junior year of... Read More
 





The Cardturner
Written by Louis Sachar
eBook

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.
 
How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!
 
The summer after junior year of... Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #5: Class President
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Trade Paperback

It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...

It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! -- is on his way. And... Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #5: Class President
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
eBook

It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...

It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! -- is on his way. And... Read More
 





Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Written by Louis Sachar
Trade Paperback

Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  ... Read More
 





Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Written by Louis Sachar
eBook

Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  


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Marvin Redpost #6: A Flying Birthday Cake?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
eBook

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a... Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #6: A Flying Birthday Cake?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Trade Paperback

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a... Read More
 





Holes
Written by Louis Sachar
Trade Paperback

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the...

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Holes
Written by Louis Sachar
eBook

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the...

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Holes
Written by Louis Sachar
Paperback

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the...

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Marvin Redpost #3: Is He a Girl?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Trade Paperback

Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow. Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #3: Is He a Girl?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
eBook

Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow.


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Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Neal Hughes
eBook

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost--he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon!


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Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Neal Hughes
Trade Paperback

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost--he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon! Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Trade Paperback

When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true? Read More
 





Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?
Written by Louis Sachar
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
eBook

When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true? Read More
 





Small Steps
Written by Louis Sachar
eBook

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it’s hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together... Read More
 





Small Steps
Written by Louis Sachar
Trade Paperback

SMALL STEPS is a hip young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation HOLES.
 
Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's... Read More
 

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