Kate Messner is a children’s author who is best known for writing books aimed towards children. She is the author of the Ranger in Time series of books. Her books are designed to inspire and encourage kids to approach life with a general curiosity. Her books have been listed on the New York Times Notable list, and has been a selection for the Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books.

Before she was a full-time writer, Kate worked as both a TV news reporter and a middle school English teacher. She may be best known for The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z which won the 2010 E.B. White Read-Aloud Medal for Older Readers. That book was followed up by Sugar and Ice which was a Junior Library Guild selection.

Publication Order of North Country Adventures Books

Spitfire(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Champlain and the Silent One(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Marty McGuire Books

Marty McGuire(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marty McGuire Digs Worms!(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Silver Jaguar Society Mystery Books

Capture the Flag(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hide and Seek(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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Publication Order of Ranger in Time Books

Rescue on the Oregon Trail(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger in Ancient Rome(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Road to Freedom(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Race to the South Pole(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journey through Ash and Smoke(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape from the Great Earthquake(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D-Day: Battle on the Beach(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hurricane Katrina Rescue(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disaster on the Titanic(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of Soldier and Spies(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape from the Twin Towers(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fergus and Zeke Books

Fergus and Zeke(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the Science Fair(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Field Day Challenger(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of History Smashers Books

The Mayflower(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Women's Right to Vote(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sugar and Ice(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eye of the Storm(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wake Up Missing(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Exact Location of Home(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Answers(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Wish(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakout(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Chambers(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chirp(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Seamonster's First Day(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over and Under the Snow (with Christopher Silas Neal)(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How to Read a Story(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tree of Wonder(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over and Under the Pond(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rolling Thunder(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brilliant Deep(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Real Revision(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Kate Messner Books, You’ll Love…

Rescue on the Oregon Trail is the first book in the Ranger in Time series. Ranger is a trained search-and-rescue dog who can’t manage to pass the official test because he keeps getting distracted by squirrels. One day, Ranger is in the garden and he stumbles upon a mysterious first aid kit. When he discovers it, he is transported back to the year 1850 where he meets a boy named Sam. Sam and his family are migrating west on the Oregon Trail and Ranger has arrived just in time to help save Sam’s little sister. He thinks that’s all he’s here to do, but the Oregon Trail is dangerous and they’ll need him for the whole trip.

Messner is also the author of Breakout. This is a powerful story of a girl named Nora who is collecting letters, poems, text messages, news stories, and comics for the Wolf Creek Community Time Capsule Project. She was looking forward to her summer vacation in Wolf Creek, but fear strikes when two inmates escape from the prison. Everyone is on lock down and fear rules. Nora finds that fear brings out the worst in people and worries that Wolf Creek might be changed forever by this experience.

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