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Jeff Stone lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children and practices the martial arts daily.

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“Whom do I write for? I write for the story. Each story, it seems to me, knows best how it should be told. As I once put my ear to the railroad track, I listen now for the voice of my story.”—Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal, and Stargirl a New York Times bestseller and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Spinelli made his picture book debut with My Daddy and Me, a loving tribute to fathers and sons.


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Blue Ribbon Blues
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Illustrated by Donna Kae Nelson
Trade Paperback

Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeria  for miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the... Read More
 





Blue Ribbon Blues
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Illustrated by Donna Kae Nelson
eBook

Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeria  for miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the... Read More
 





Crash
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Paperback

Now available in paperback, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's hilarious, poignant story of  cocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan.  


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Crash
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

Now available in paperback, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's hilarious, poignant story of  cocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan.   Read More
 





Crash
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

Now available in paperback, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's hilarious, poignant story of  cocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan.  


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read More
 





Hokey Pokey
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids... Read More
 





Hokey Pokey
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Hardcover

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids... Read More
 





Hokey Pokey
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids... Read More
 





Hokey Pokey
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Hardcover Library Binding

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids... Read More
 





Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. From first memories through high school, including... Read More
 





Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. From first memories through high school, including... Read More
 





Love, Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

A beloved New York Times bestseller—now in trade paperback!

Love, Stargirl
picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from... Read More
 





Love, Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Hardcover

LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than... Read More
 





Love, Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than... Read More
 





Milkweed
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who... Read More
 





Milkweed
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery Medalist

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and... Read More
 





Milkweed
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Paperback

He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who... Read More
 





My Daddy and Me
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Illustrated by Seymour Chwast
Trade Paperback

I can’t wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do!

In a loving tribute to fathers and sons, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and New Yorker artist Seymour Chwast join talents to celebrate the very best moment of the day: when daddy comes home. Read More
 





My Daddy and Me
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Illustrated by Seymour Chwast
eBook

I can’t wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do!

In a loving tribute to fathers and sons, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and New Yorker artist Seymour Chwast join talents to celebrate the very best moment of the day: when daddy comes home. Read More
 





Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Paperback

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted... Read More
 





Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Trade Paperback

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted... Read More
 





Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Hardcover

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted... Read More
 





Stargirl
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out--under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of... Read More
 





The Stargirl Collection
Written by Jerry Spinelli
eBook

This ebook collection contains the complete text of Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli's modern classic for young readers, and its acclaimed follow-up, Love, Stargirl. Read More
 





Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set
Written by Jerry Spinelli
Boxed Set

Originally published in 2000, Stargirl was instantly embraced and has sold over one million copies. With its depiction of a nonconformist with a heart of gold, its lyrical writing from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, and its charming love story, Stargirl quickly asserted itself as a modern classic. Love, Stargirl, the companion... Read More
 

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