Mary Downing Hahn
Mary Downing Hahn is an American author of children’s and young adult novels, spanning genres including historical, contemporary and fantasy, and is best known for her ghost stories and mysteries. She is also formerly a school librarian. Mary’s book have sold over 2 million copies and have consistently won children’s choice awards. She is an avid reader, a traveller and a lover of the arts. Mary was born and raised in Maryland, where she still lives and where she set many of her books. She has two adult daughters.

Mary Downing Hahn made her debut as a novelist in 1979 with the novel The Sara Summer. Below is a list of Mary Downing Hahn’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Gordy Smith Books

Stepping on the Cracks (1991)Description / Buy at
Following My Own Footsteps (1996)Description / Buy at
As Ever, Gordy (1998)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anna Books

Anna All Year Round (1999)Description / Buy at
Anna on the Farm (2001)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sara Summer (1979)Description / Buy at
The Time of the Witch (1982)Description / Buy at
Daphne's Book (1983)Description / Buy at
The Jellyfish Season (1985)Description / Buy at
Wait Till Helen Comes (1986)Description / Buy at
Tallahassee Higgins (1987)Description / Buy at
Following the Mystery Man (1988)Description / Buy at
December Stillness (1988)Description / Buy at
The Doll in the Garden (1989)Description / Buy at
The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990)Description / Buy at
The Spanish Kidnapping Disaster (1991)Description / Buy at
The Wind Blows Backward (1993)Description / Buy at
Time for Andrew (1994)Description / Buy at
Look for Me by Moonlight (1995)Description / Buy at
The Gentleman Outlaw and Me (1996)Description / Buy at
Promises to the Dead (2000)Description / Buy at
Hear the Wind Blow (2003)Description / Buy at
The Old Willis Place (2004)Description / Buy at
Janey and the Famous Author (2005)Description / Buy at
Witch Catcher (2006)Description / Buy at
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007)Description / Buy at
All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008)Description / Buy at
Closed for the Season (2009)Description / Buy at
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010)Description / Buy at
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012)Description / Buy at
Where I Belong (2014)Description / Buy at
Took (2015)Description / Buy at
One for Sorrow (2017)Description / Buy at
The Girl in the Locked Room (2018)Description / Buy at
Guest (2019)Description / Buy at
The Thirteenth Cat (2021)Description / Buy at
What We Saw (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Took (2022)Description / Buy at
Wait Till Helen Comes (2022)Description / Buy at
The Old Willis Place (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (1981)Description / Buy at
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at
The Jellyfish Season (1985)Description / Buy at
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Description / Buy at
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (1995)Description / Buy at
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at
As Ever, Gordy (1998)Description / Buy at
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Puppet's Payback and Other Chilling Tales (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Don't Give Up the Ghost(1993)Description / Buy at
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting in(2018)Description / Buy at

If You Like Mary Downing Hahn Books, You’ll Love…

Mary Downing Hahn Synopses: The Sara Summer is a standalone children’s novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Now taller than anyone in her sixth grade class, Emily is made fun of by the other kids until new girl Sara comes to town – even taller than Emily and refusing to let anyone tell her how to feel.

The Time of the Witch is a children’s fantasy novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Twelve-year-old Laura Adams naively tells Maude Blackthorne – a known witch – that she wishes her parents would get back together. When Maude agrees to help her, Laura does not suspect that the old crone has her own personal agenda against the Adams family.

The Old Willis Place is a children’s horror novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.

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