John Marsden is an Australian author of YA action-adventure novels. He is best known for his Tomorrow series. He is also a high school principal and teacher. He says that he likes to write about themes that have always been important to people.

Marsden decided to start writing when he was teaching and he saw how teenagers weren’t interested in reading. His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. Below is a list of John Marsden’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

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Publication Order of Tomorrow Books

Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993)Description / Buy at
The Dead of Night (1994)Description / Buy at
A Killing Frost / The Third Day, the Frost (1995)Description / Buy at
Darkness, Be My Friend (1996)Description / Buy at
Burning For Revenge (1997)Description / Buy at
The Night is for Hunting (1998)Description / Buy at
The Other Side of Dawn (1999)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Ellie Chronicles Books

Publication Order of So Much to Tell You Books

So Much to Tell You (1987)Description / Buy at
Take My Word For It (1992)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Great Gatenby (1989)Description / Buy at
Letters from the Inside (1991)Description / Buy at
Cool School (1995)Description / Buy at
Checkers (1996)Description / Buy at
Staying Alive in Year Five (1996)Description / Buy at
Looking For Trouble (1996)Description / Buy at
Dear Miffy (1997)Description / Buy at
Secret Men's Business (1998)Description / Buy at
Prayer for the Twenty-First Century (1998)Description / Buy at
Winter (2000)Description / Buy at
The Head Book (2001)Description / Buy at
A Day in the Life of Me (2002)Description / Buy at
Hamlet (2008)Description / Buy at
Hamlet & Ophelia (2009)Description / Buy at
The Year My Life Broke (2013)Description / Buy at
South of Darkness (2014)Description / Buy at
Millie (2020)Description / Buy at
A Roomful of Magic (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

(with Shaun Tan)

The Rabbits (With: Shaun Tan) (1998)Description / Buy at
Norton's Hut (1998)Description / Buy at
Home and Away (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Marsden on Marsden (2000)Description / Buy at
Somerled: And the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of From Reason to Revolution Books

Reminiscences 1808-1815 Under Wellington (By: William Hay,Andrew Bamford) (2017)Description / Buy at
Glories to Useless Heroism (By: William Raffle) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Autobiography or Narrative of a Soldier (By: William Brown) (2017)Description / Buy at
Far Distant Ships: The Blockade of Brest, 1793-1815 (By: Quintin Barry) (2017)Description / Buy at
Recollections from the Ranks (By: Darrin Boland) (2017)Description / Buy at
On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle Be! (By: Arran Johnston) (2017)Description / Buy at
The French Army of the Orient 1798-1801 (By: Yves Martin) (2017)Description / Buy at
Olmutz to Torgau: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Veteran or 40 Years' Service in the British Army (By: John Harley) (2018)Description / Buy at
Narrative of the Eventful Life of Thomas Jackson (By: Thomas Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at
By Fire and Bayonet: Grey's West Indies Campaign of 1794 (By: Steve Brown) (2018)Description / Buy at
Murat's Army: The Army of the Kingdom of Naples 1806-1815 (By: Digby Smith) (2018)Description / Buy at
Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray (By: John Harding-Edgar) (2018)Description / Buy at
"Men who are Determined to be Free": The American Assault on Stony Point, 15 July 1779 (By: David C. Bonk) (2018)Description / Buy at
For Orange and the States Part I (By: Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar) (2018)Description / Buy at
With the Guards in Flanders: The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795 (By: Peter Harrington,Roger Morris) (2018)Description / Buy at
We are Accustomed to Do Our Duty: German Auxiliaries with the British Army 1793-95 (By: Paul Demet) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Secret Expedition: The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland 1799 (By: Geert van Uythoven) (2018)Description / Buy at
A Light Infantryman with Wellington: The Letters of Captain George Ulrich Barlow 52nd and 69th Foot 1808-15 (By: Gareth Glover) (2018)Description / Buy at
For Orange and the States: The Army of the Dutch Republic, 1713-1772: Part II: Cavalry and Special Troops (By: Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar) (2019)Description / Buy at
The Key to Lisbon: The Third French Invasion of Portugal, 1810-11 (By: Kenton White) (2019)Description / Buy at
Swiss Regiments in the Service of France 1798-1815 (By: Stephen Ede-Borrett) (2019)Description / Buy at
Command and Leadership 1721-1815 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2019)Description / Buy at
Waterloo - After the Glory: Hospital Sketches and Reports on the Wounded after the Battle (By: Gareth Glover) (2019)Description / Buy at
A Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757-1765 and 1776 (By: John B. Hattendorf) (2019)Description / Buy at
They Were Good Soldiers: African–Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (By: John Rees) (2019)Description / Buy at
Quebec Under Siege: French Eye-Witness Accounts from the Campaign of 1759 (By: Charles A Mayhood) (2019)Description / Buy at
Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: War and Disease in Ancien Regime Europe 1648-1789 (By: Padraig Lenihan) (2019)Description / Buy at
Northern Tars in Southern Waters: The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean, 1806-1810 (By: Darrin Boland) (2019)Description / Buy at
King George’s Hangman: Henry Hawley and the Battle of Falkirk, 1746 (By: Jonathan Oates) (2019)Description / Buy at
So Bloody a Day: The 16th Light Dragoons in the Waterloo Campaign (By: David Blackmore) (2019)Description / Buy at
Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War: A Biographical Dictionary of Commissioned Officers 1748-1763 (By: Cy Harrison) (2019)Description / Buy at
Zweybrücken in Command: The Reichsarmee in the Campaign of 1758 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2019)Description / Buy at
Glory Is Fleeting: New Scholarship on the Napoleonic Wars (By: Andrew Bamford) (2019)Description / Buy at
All at Sea: Naval Support for the British Army During the American Revolutionary War (By: John Dillon) (2019)Description / Buy at
Revenge in the Name of Honour: The Royal Navy’s Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812 (By: Nicholas James Kaizer) (2020)Description / Buy at
They Fought with Extraordinary Bravery: The III GermanArmy Corps in the Southern Netherlands, 1814 (By: Geert van Uythoven) (2020)Description / Buy at
Fashioning Regulation, Regulating Fashion: The Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1800-1815: Volume II (By: Ben Townsend) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1801-1815. Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment: Volume 1 - High Command, Line and Light Infantry (By: David A. Wilson) (2020)Description / Buy at
From Across the Sea: North Americans in Nelson’s Navy (By: John A Rodgaard) (2020)Description / Buy at
Guerra Fantastica: The Portuguese Army in the Seven Years War (By: António Barrento) (2020)Description / Buy at
Wellington at Bay: The Battle of Villamuriel, 25 October 1812 (By: Garry David Wills) (2020)Description / Buy at
Rebellious Scots to Crush: The Military Response to the Jacobite ‘45 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2020)Description / Buy at
Wellington’s Favourite Engineer: John Fox Burgoyne: Operations, Engineering, and the Making of a Field Marshal (By: Mark S. Thompson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Life in the Red Coat: The British Soldier 1721-1815 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2020)Description / Buy at
Scharnhorst: The Formative Years, 1755-1801 (By: Charles Edward White) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Sieges of the '45: Siege Warfare during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-1746 (By: Jonathan Oates) (2021)Description / Buy at
Austrian Cavalry of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815 (By: Bruno Mugnai) (2021)Description / Buy at
Sir James McGrigor: The Adventurous Life of Wellington's Chief Medical Officer (By: Tom Scotland) (2021)Description / Buy at
At the Point of the Bayonet The Peninsular War Battles of Arroyomolinos and Almaraz 1811-1812 (By: Robert Griffith) (2021)Description / Buy at
Napoleon’s Stolen Army: How the Royal Navy Rescued a Spanish Army in the Baltic (2021)Description / Buy at
Crisis at the Chesapeake: The Royal Navy and the Struggle for America 1775-1783 (By: Quintin Barry) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Sword and the Spirit: Proceedings of the first ‘War & Peace in the Age of Napoleon’ (By: Zack White) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Sea Is My Element: The Eventful Life of Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, 1766-1838 (By: Paul Martinovich) (2021)Description / Buy at
Their Infantry and Guns Will Astonish You: The Army of Hindustan and European Mercenaries in Maratha service 1780-1803 (By: Andy Copestake) (2021)Description / Buy at
Bullocks, Grain, and Good Madeira: The Maratha and Jat Campaigns, 1803-1806 and the Emergence of an Indian Arm (By: Joshua Provan) (2021)Description / Buy at
For God and King: A History of the Damas Legion : A Case Study of the Military Emigration during the French Revolution (By: Alistair Nichols) (2021)Description / Buy at
Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras: The Defence of Portugal during the Peninsular War, 1807-1814 (By: Mark S. Thompson) (2021)Description / Buy at
Hastenbeck 1757: The French Army and the Opening Campaign of the Seven Years War (By: Olivier Lapray) (2021)Description / Buy at
Riflemen: The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (By: Robert Griffith) (2021)Description / Buy at
Like a Brazen Wall: The Battle of Minden, 1759, and its Place in the Seven Years War (By: Ewan Carmichael) (2021)Description / Buy at
French Light Infantry 1784-1815: From the Chasseurs of Louis XVI to Napoleon’s Grande Armée (By: Terry Crowdy) (2021)Description / Buy at
Rebellion, Invasion and Occupation: The British Army in Ireland, 1793-1815 (By: Wayne Stack) (2021)Description / Buy at
These Distinguished Corps: British Grenadier and Light Infantry Battalions in the American Revolution (By: Don N. Hagist) (2021)Description / Buy at
Lobositz to Leuthen: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1756-57 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2022)Description / Buy at
Napoleonic French Military Uniforms 1798-1814 (By: Guy Dempsey) (2022)Description / Buy at
A Very Fine Regiment: The 47th Foot during the American War of Independence, 1773-1783 (By: Paula Knight) (2022)Description / Buy at
No Want of Courage: The British Army in Flanders, 1793-1795 (By: R.N.W. Thomas) (2022)Description / Buy at
Armies and Enemies of Napoleon, 1789-1815: Proceedings of the 2021 Helion and Company ’From Reason to Revolution’ Conference (By: Robert Griffith) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Battle of Rossbach 1757: New Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Army of the Kingdom of Italy, 1805-1814 (By: Stephen Ede-Borrett) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Soldiers are Dressed in Red: The Quiberon Expedition of 1795 and the Counter-Revolution in Brittany (By: Alistair Nichols) (2022)Description / Buy at
From Ushant to Gibraltar: The Channel Fleet 1778-1783 (By: Quintin Barry) (2022)Description / Buy at
1805 – Tsar Alexander\'s First War with Napoleon: The Russian Official History (By: Peter G. A. Phillips) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Ottoman Army of the Napoleonic Wars, 1784-1815 (By: Bruno Mugnai) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Changing Face of Old Regime Warfare: Essays in Honour of Christopher Duffy (By: Alexander S Burns) (2022)Description / Buy at
More Furies Than Men (By: Pierre-Louis Coudray) (2022)Description / Buy at
All the Seas of the World (By: Albert C.E. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at
Ladies, Wives and Women: British Army Wives in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815 (By: David Clammer) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wellington's Other Army (By: Sérgio Veludo Coelho) (2022)Description / Buy at
New Perspectives on the Jacobite ’45 (By: Arran Johnston) (2023)Description / Buy at
Fit to Command (By: Steve Brown) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Pattern: The 33rd Regiment in the American Revolution, 1770-1783 (By: Robbie MacNiven) (2023)Description / Buy at
1806-1807 - Tsar Alexander's Second War with Napoleon: The Russian Official History (By: Peter G.A. Philips) (2023)Description / Buy at
You Have to Die in Piedmont!: The Battle of Assietta, 19 July 1747. The War of the Austrian Succession in the Alps (By: Giovanni Cerino Badone) (2023)Description / Buy at
Wellington's Unsung Heroes: The Fifth Division in the Peninsular War, 1810-1814 (By: Carole Divall) (2023)Description / Buy at
Kesselsdorf 1745: Decision in the Fight for Silesia (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2023)Description / Buy at
To Conquer and to Keep: Suchet and the War for Eastern Spain, 1809-1814 (By: Yuhan Kim) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Bavarian War of Succession, 1778-79 (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2023)Description / Buy at
A Fine Corps and will Serve Faithfully: The Swiss Regiment de Roll in the British Army 1794-1816 (By: Alistair Nichols) (2023)Description / Buy at
Anson: Naval Commander and Statesman (By: Anthony Bruce) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Tagus Campaign of 1809 (2023)Description / Buy at
An Atlas of the Battles and Campaigns of the American Revolution, 1775-1783 (By: David C. Bonk) (2023)Description / Buy at
Maurice de Saxe and the Conquest of the Austrian Netherlands 1744-1748: Volume 1 - The Ghosts of Dettingen (By: Michael McNally) (2023)Description / Buy at
Confronting Napoleon: Levin von Bennigsen’s Memoir of the Campaign in Poland, 1806-1807: Volume II (By: Paul Strietelmeier) (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Shaun Tan Picture Books

(with Shaun Tan)

The Rabbits (1998)Description / Buy at
The Lost Thing (By: Shaun Tan) (2000)Description / Buy at
The Red Tree (By: Shaun Tan) (2001)Description / Buy at
Rules of Summer (By: Shaun Tan) (2013)Description / Buy at
Cicada (By: Shaun Tan) (2018)Description / Buy at
Dog (By: Shaun Tan) (2020)Description / Buy at

Note: Third Day, The Frost was also published as A Killing Frost.

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