Gordon Korman
Gordon Korman is a Canadian-American author of young adult and children’s novels. He is the author of the Macdonald Hall (aka Bruno and Boots), Swindle Mysteries and On the Run. He has also contributed to the multi-author 39 Clues series. Korman was born in Montreal and grew up in Thornhill, Ontario (outside of Toronto). He moved to the United States in order to attend New York University, where he earned his B.A. in 1985. Gordon lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and three children.

Gordon Korman wrote his first novel as apart of a Grade 7 assignment. That assignment became the manuscript for the novel This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, which was published in 1978 when he was 14 years old. He had already had five books published by the time he graduated high school. Below is a list of Gordon Korman’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Macdonald Hall Books

This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Jump in the Pool! (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware the Fish! (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War with Mr. Wizzle (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Zucchini Warriors (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
MacDonald Hall Goes Hollywood (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ungifted Books

Ungifted (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Supergifted (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bugs Potter Books

Who is Bugs Potter? (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bugs Potter Live at Nickaninny (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jeremy Bloom Collections

The D-poems of Jeremy Bloom: A Collection of Poems About School, Homework, and Life (Sort Of) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last-place Sports Poems of Jeremy Bloom: A Collection of Poems About Winning, Losing, and Being a Good Sport (Sometimes) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Monday Night Football Club Books

Quarterback Exchange: I Was John Elway (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Back Conversion: I Was Barry Sanders (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Super Bowl Switch: I Was Dan Marino (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heavy Artillery: I Was Junior Seau (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ultimate Scoring Machine: I Was Jerry Rice (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
NFL Rules!: Bloopers, Pranks, Upsets and Touchdowns (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Slapshots Books

The Stars From Mars (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All-Mars All-Stars (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cup Crazy (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Face-Off Phony (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nose Pickers from Outer Space Books

Nosepickers from Outer Space (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of the Nose Pickers (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Your Mummy is a Nose Picker (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invasion of the Nose Pickers (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Island Books

Shipwreck (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Everest Books

The Contest (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Climb (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summit (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Son of the Mob Books

Son of the Mob (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hollywood Hustle (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dive Books

The Discovery (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deep (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danger (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of On The Run Books

Chasing The Falconers (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fugitive Factor (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now You See Them, Now You Don't (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stowaway Solution (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Public Enemies (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting the Hunter (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kidnapped Books

The Abduction (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Search (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rescue (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Swindle Mysteries Books

Swindle (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoobreak (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Framed (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showoff (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hideout (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackpot (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unleashed (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jingle (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The 39 Clues Books

The Maze of Bones (By: Rick Riordan)(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One False Note (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword Thief (By: Peter Lerangis)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Grave (By: Jude Watson)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Circle (By: Patrick Carman)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Too Deep (By: Jude Watson)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Viper's Nest (By: Peter Lerangis)(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor's Code (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Warning (By: Linda Sue Park)(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Gauntlet (By: Margaret Peterson Haddix)(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vespers Rising (By: Rick Riordan)(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Books

The Medusa Plot (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A King's Ransom (By: Jude Watson)(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead of Night (By: Peter Lerangis)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trust No One (By: Linda Sue Park)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Books

Nowhere to Run (By: Jude Watson)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flashpoint (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Titanic Books

Unsinkable (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collision Course (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
S.O.S. (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Hypnotists Books

The Hypnotists (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memory Maze (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragonfly Effect (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Masterminds Books

Masterminds (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Destiny (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Payback (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Slacker Books

Slacker (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Level 13 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Jersey Books

No Girly-Girls Allowed (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nick's a Chick (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Head Over Heels (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Team Player (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fight for Your Right (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Our Man Weston (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Coins, Please (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Want to Go Home (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of Interflux (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Care High (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Radio Fifth Grade (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Losing Joe's Place (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twinkie Squad (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Toilet Paper Tigers (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pop (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No More Dead Dogs (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maxx Comedy (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jake, Reinvented (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born to Rock (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Schooled (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Juvie Three (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Restart (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whatshisface (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unteachables (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notorious (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Science (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Trophy (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tales Of Suspense For Boys (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Stories (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: This Can’t Be Hapening at Macdonald Hall was later re-issued as This Can’t Be Happening. The War with Mr. Wizzle was re-issued using the title The Wizzle War. Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood was re-published as Lights, Camera, Disaster!. Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall was later re-titled The Joke’s On Us. The Jeremy Bloom poetry collections are co-authored by Bernice Korman. Clue Me In! was co-authored by Kathy Burkett. NFL Rules!: Bloopers, Pranks, Upsets and Touchdowns was co-authored with James Buckley, Jr. and Brian Peterson. Tales of Suspense for Boys also has stories by Katherine Applegate & R.L. Stine.

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Gordon Korman Synopses: In Our Man Weston by Gordon Korman, Tom’s twin brother is playing detective and trying to track down a potential spy at a Canadian resort hotel where the twins have summer jobs, and Tom’s goal is to stop him.

In Don’t Care High by Gordon Korman, Paul is trying to get used to life in New York City. Things at his high school, which is nicknamed “Don’t Care High,” aren’t going too well, until he manages to manipulate a student council president, energizing the students.

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