Cornelia Funke
Cornelia Funke is a German author of adventure and fantasy children’s/YA novels. She is best known for her Inkheart Trilogy, and also writes the Ghosthunters series. She has been referred to as the “German J.K. Rowling.” When she was young, Cornelia wanted to be an astronaut or a pilot (as many kids do), but ended up going to the University of Hamburg for pedagogy and becoming a social worker for deprived children. Cornelia lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Cornelia Funke became a published author in her native language of German in 1993 with the novel Die Wilden Huhner. Her first book to be translated into English was the standalone novel The Thief Lord, published in 2000. Below is a list of Cornelia Funke’s books in order of when they were first released in English:

Publication Order of Inkheart Books


Inkheart(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inkspell(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inkdeath(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ghosthunters Books


Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lighting Ghost(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mirrorworld Books


Reckless(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fearless(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of C.H.I.X. Books


The Summer Gang(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Thief Lord(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Rider(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Santa Fell to Earth(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Igraine the Brave(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Mississippi(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Knight(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Girl(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Werewolf(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


A Princess, a Pirate and One Wild Brother(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Princess Knight(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Girl(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildest Brother(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Princess Pigsty(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Cornelia Funke Books, You’ll Love…

Cornelia Funke Synopsis: In Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, Meggie is living with her father, who has a secret power. Out of the blue, a stranger shows up who seems to have a history with her father. Meggie becomes involved in a dangerous game with her father’s life in the balance. Will Meggie be able to save her father in time? Inkheart is the first book in Funke’s Inkheart trilogy and was adapted to film, starring Brendan Fraser and Eliza Bennett.

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