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Meet Jeff Stone, author of Phoenix

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

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Books have always been a part of Wendelin Van Draanen’s life. Her mother taught her to read at an early age, and she has fond memories of story time with her father, when she and her brothers would cuddle up around him and listen to him read stories.
 
Growing up, Van Draanen was a tomboy who loved to be outside chasing down adventure. She did not decide that she wanted to be an author until she was an adult. When she tried her hand at writing a screenplay about a family tragedy, she found the process quite cathartic and from... Read More


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Confessions of a Serial Kisser
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

Does the perfect kiss exist?

This smart and funny modern romance explores the pleasures and perils of love. A great book for fans of romantic reads like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

 
Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. Not just any kiss—a “crimson kiss,” like the... Read More
 





Confessions of a Serial Kisser
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Trade Paperback

Does the perfect kiss exist? This smart and funny modern romance from the author of Flipped explores the pleasures and perils of love. Perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
 
Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. Not just any kiss—a “crimson kiss,” like the one... Read More
 





Flipped
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Trade Paperback

Celebrating 15 years of Flipped—a classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy!  This updated anniversary edition offers story-behind-the-story revelations from author Wendelin Van Draanen.
 
The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh... Read More
 





Flipped
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Hardcover

The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social... Read More
 





Flipped
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social... Read More
 





The Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Trade Paperback

The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

"Don't move a muscle!" shouts a strangely clad crook in the act of robbing a bank. But of course somebody does. That... Read More
 





The Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
eBook

The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

"Don't move a muscle!" shouts a strangely clad crook in the act of robbing a bank. But of course somebody does. That... Read More
 





The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Trade Paperback

The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.


Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been handed the scariest package he's ever seen, and it's addressed to none other than the...

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The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
eBook

The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.


Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been handed the scariest package he's ever seen, and it's addressed to none other than the...

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Runaway
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Trade Paperback

This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings as only Wendelin Van Draanen, the author of Flipped and other acclaimed novels, can.
 
Holly has run away before, but this time she actually gets away—and what at first felt like an... Read More
 





Runaway
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings.
 
Holly's run away before, but this time she actually gets away—and what felt like an escape at first soon becomes a daily struggle for survival. She is smart and resourceful, and she...
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The Running Dream
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Trade Paperback

When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by... Read More
 





The Running Dream
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Hardcover

The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told... Read More
 





The Running Dream
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who's brandishing a gun with one hand and... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

When Sammy finds out that her mother has changed her name, dyed her hair, and shaved ten years off her age, she knows it's time for Lady Lana to get reacquainted with reality.
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Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

When Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. Lucinda tells them a true tale of... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

It's Sammy's birthday, which should be a good thing, except that Dorito, Sammy's cat, is missing, and while Sammy's searching for him, she finds three dead cats in dumpsters around town. Worse still, Miss... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy's softball team is in contention for the Junior Slugger's Cup, and all she wants to do is hunker down behind the home plate and catch strikes. But Heather Acosta brings new meaning... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy was working off some junior high detention time by helping out at St. Mary's, but now she's the prime suspect in a robbery! The more she pokes around searching for the real culprit, the... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

What Sammy should have done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is tighten up the focus on her right eye to get a better look. There's something very familiar... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Hardcover

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Trade Paperback

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who's brandishing a gun with one hand and... Read More
 





Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash
Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
eBook

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy Keyes has three wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. Begged her. With his last... Read More
 

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