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Eileen and Jerry Spinelli

Newbery winning author Jerry Spinelli has written many books including Stargirl, Milkweed, and his memoir, Knots in My Yo-Yo String. Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picturebook author. Now this famous couple have paired up to write the inspirational Today I Will.

Eileen Spinelli

I, Jerry Spinelli, am writing this myself without help from my wife and fellow author, Eileen, because I need to do some bragging about her. It was her idea that led to our first book together: Today I Will. She remembered reading daily devotionals, and it occurred to her that young readers might like a day-by-day book based on literature.
  
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Summerhouse Time

By: Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Every year a rented pink cottage full of family, swapping stories, and riding waves mean Summerhouse Time for Sophie. Best of all is sharing a room with her favorite cousin and laughing and trading secrets...

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Cold Snap

By: Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman

Warm up with this charming neighborly tale about a small town determined to beat the deep freeze from a beloved picture-book author and a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator!   It’s snowy cold...

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The Dancing Pancake

By: Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

DELICIOUS PANCAKES!!FREE!!ALL YOU CAN EAT!!COME TO OURNEW GRAND OPENING! The grand opening of the Dancing Pancake isn't the only new thing in Bindi's life: new friends, a new apartment, maybe even...

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Today I Will

By: Jerry Spinelli

Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief...

Another Day as Emily

By: Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

"Taut, fast-paced, economical, devoid of sham, Spinelli’s book echoes Dickinson’s own deceptive simplicity."--The New York Times Book ReviewEleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother...

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Someday

By: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by: Rosie Winstead

Someday I am going to be a great artist. Today I am off to help my dad paint the shed. It’s hard to be content with the present moment when you are little. The future has infinitely more possibilities!...


The Best Story

By: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf

The best story is one that comes from the heart The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favorite author!...

Where I Live

By: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by: Matt Phelan

Diana loves where she lives. She loves the astronomy charts on her walls and the fact that she can wave to her best friend, Rose, from her very own window. And best of all, a wren has recently made its...

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Jerry Spinelli

“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...


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Maniac Magee

By: Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee is the story of Jeffrey Lionel Magee, who lost his parents at the age of three in a trolley accident. Leaving his relatives, who won't talk to each other, he searches for a home with a real...

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Knots in My Yo-Yo String

By: Jerry Spinelli

"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...

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Crash

By: Jerry Spinelli

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

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My Daddy and Me

By: Jerry Spinelli, illustrated by Seymour Chwast

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...

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Tooter Pepperday

By: Jerry Spinelli

The Pepperday family is moving to Aunt Sally’s farm. Mr. Pepperday, Mrs. Pepperday, and Chuckie Pepperday are happy as hogs in slop. But Tooter Pepperday is not. There’s no cable TV, no playground,...

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Blue Ribbon Blues

By: Jerry Spinelli
illustrated by: Donna Nelson

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...

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Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

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...

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Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

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...

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Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

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...

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Milkweed

By: Jerry Spinelli

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...

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Today I Will

By: Jerry Spinelli

Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief...

The Stargirl Collection

By: Jerry Spinelli

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


Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set

By: Jerry Spinelli

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...