Lois Lowry Books In Order

Lois Lowry’s knack for weaving thought-provoking tales has made her a much loved figure in young adult literature. Born on March 20, 1937, in Hawaii, Lowry’s childhood was a mosaic of experiences shaped by her father’s military career, which took her family to various parts of the world.

This early exposure to different cultures and settings would later become a wellspring of inspiration for her writing.

See all Lois Lowry books in order.

After starting her college education at Brown University, Lowry’s path took a detour when she left school to marry and start a family. It wasn’t until her mid-thirties, as a single mother of four, that she returned to her academic pursuits at the University of Southern Maine, a decision that reignited her passion for storytelling.

Lowry’s journey into the world of children’s literature began with modest steps, but her ambition and talent quickly became apparent.

Her breakthrough came with “Number the Stars” (1989), a gripping tale set against the backdrop of the Holocaust, which earned her the prestigious Newbery Medal. But it was “The Giver” (1993), a novel that explores the dark side of utopian society, that solidified her reputation as a fearless and innovative writer. This book, too, won the Newbery Medal, making Lowry one of the few authors to receive this honor more than once.

Beyond these well-known works, Lowry’s bibliography is a testament to her versatility, covering everything from family dynamics to historical fiction, always with a keen eye on the emotional truths that unite us.

Her writing, characterized by its clarity, empathy, and willingness to tackle difficult subjects, has invited young readers to explore complex ideas and emotions, sparking important conversations about freedom, identity, and the human condition.

Now based in Maine, Lowry continues to write and engage with her readers, leaving a lasting impact on the landscape of young adult literature. Her work challenges us to look deeper at the world around us and within ourselves, proving that stories can indeed change how we see the world and our place in it.

Anastasia Krupnik Books In Order of Publication

Anastasia Krupnik(1978)
Anastasia Again!(1981)
Anastasia at Your Service(1982)
Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst / Off Her Rocker(1984)
Anastasia on Her Own(1985)
Anastasia Has the Answers(1986)
Anastasia’s Chosen Career(1987)
Anastasia at This Address(1991)
Anastasia, Absolutely(1995)

J.P. TateBooks In Order of Publication

The 100th Thing About Caroline(1983)
Your Move, J.P.!(1990)

Sam Krupnik Books In Order of Publication

All About Sam(1988)
Attaboy, Sam!(1992)
See You Around, Sam!(1996)
Zooman Sam(1999)

The Giver Books In Order of Publication

The Giver(1993)
Gathering Blue(2000)

Giver Graphic Novels In Order of Publication

The Giver(By: P. Craig Russell)(2019)

Gooney Bird Greene Books In Order of Publication

Gooney Bird Greene(2002)
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother(2005)
Gooney the Fabulous(2007)
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd(2009)
Gooney Bird on the Map(2011)
Gooney Bird and All Her Charms(2013)
Rania Matar(2016)

Dear America Books In Order of Publication

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864(By: Barry Denenberg)(1996)
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620(By: Kathryn Lasky)(1996)
Winter Of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart(By: Kristiana Gregory)(1996)
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865(By: Joyce Hansen)(1997)
A Picture Of Freedom(By: Patricia McKissack)(1997)
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941(By: Barry Denenberg)(1998)
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903(By: Kathryn Lasky)(1998)
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi(By: Jim Murphy)(1998)
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763(By: Mary Pope Osborne)(1998)
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence(By: Sherry Garland)(1998)
Stationery Pack(By: Patricia McKissack)(1998)
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912(By: Ellen Emerson White)(1998)
The Great Railroad Race(By: Kristiana Gregory)(1999)
My Heart is on the Ground(By: Ann Rinaldi)(1999)
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl(By: Ann Turner)(1999)
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin(By: Karen Hesse)(1999)
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North(By: Patricia McKissack)(2000)
A Coal Miner’s Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896(By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti)(2000)
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941(By: Mary Pope Osborne)(2000)
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938(By: Barry Denenberg)(2000)
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932(By: Kathryn Lasky)(2001)
Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846,(By: Sherry Garland)(2001)
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881(By: Jim Murphy)(2001)
When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer(By: Beth Seidel Levine)(2002)
My Secret War : The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck(By: Kathryn Lasky)(2002)
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917(By: Kathryn Lasky)(2002)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?(By: Ellen Emerson White)(2002)
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932(By: Barry Denenberg)(2002)
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas 1935(By: Katelan Janke)(2002)
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847(By: Barry Denenberg)(2003)
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson(By: Ann Turner)(2003)
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota(By: Marion Dane Bauer)(2003)
All the Stars in the Sky(By: Megan McDonald)(2003)
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849(By: Kristiana Gregory)(2003)
Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763(By: Patricia McKissack)(2004)
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909(By: Deborah Hopkinson)(2004)
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691(By: Lisa Rowe Fraustino)(2004)
The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941(By: Kirby Larson)(2010)
Like the Willow Tree(2011)
Cannons at Dawn(By: Kristiana Gregory)(2011)
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954(By: Andrea Davis Pinkney)(2011)
Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880(By: Susan Patron)(2012)
Down the Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Illinois, 1871: The Diary of Pringle Rose(By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti)(2013)
A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906(By: Judy Blundell)(2013)

Standalone Novels In Order of Publication

A Summer to Die(1977)
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye(1978)
Autumn Street(1980)
Taking Care of Terrific(1983)
Us and Uncle Fraud(1984)
Rabble Starkey(1987)
Road Ahead(1987)
Number the Stars(1989)
New Windmills(1989)
Handle with Care(1993)
Stay!: Keeper’s Story(1997)
The Silent Boy(2003)
The Birthday Ball(2010)
Bless This Mouse(2011)
The Windeby Puzzle(2023)

Picture Books In Order of Publication

Crow Call(2009)

Non-Fiction Books In Order of Publication

Looking Back: A Book of Memories(1998)
On the Horizon(2020)

The Willoughbys Books In Order of Publication

The Willoughbys(2008)
The Willoughbys Return(2020)

Anthologies In Order of Publication

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence(1994)
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About The Future(1999)
Open Your Eyes(2003)
Shining On(2007)
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick(2011)
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting in(2018)

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