Megan McDonald
Megan McDonald is an American author of children’s books. She writes the Judy Moody and Stink series. McDonald grew up the youngest girl out of five, which became her inspiration for her Sister’s Club series. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Megan then went on to work as a children’s librarian at several different libraries. She is married and lives in Sebastopol, California.

Megan McDonald became a published author in 1990 with the picture book Is This a House for Hermit Crab?. She had told the story to children at the library, who liked it so much that they went looking for the book. Below is a list of Megan McDonald’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Beezy Books

Publication Order of Judy Moody Books

(with Peter H. Reynolds)

Judy Moody Was in a Mood (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Gets Famous! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Saves the World! (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Predicts the Future (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In! (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Declares Independence (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Goes to College (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody, Girl Detective (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody, Mood Martian (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Bucket List (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Judy Moody Movie Tie-In Books

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Thrill Points Race (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Poop Picnic (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody's Thrill-A-Delic Hunt for Bigfoot (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Judy Moody Collections

Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Judy Moody Non-Fiction Books

Judy Moody's Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Judy Moody Mood Journal (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody's Best Mood Ever: Coloring and Activity Book (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Sisters Club Books

The Sisters Club (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rule of Three (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cloudy with a Chance of Boys (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Candlewick Sparks Books

Zelda and Ivy (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales from the Waterhole (By: Bob Graham) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ant and Honey Bee (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houndsley and Catina (By: James Howe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Monster in the Backpack (By: Noah Z. Jones,Lisa Moser) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Squirrel's World (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Annie and Simon (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Quiet Time (By: James Howe) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Pair of Friends at Halloween (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joe and Sparky, Superstars! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monkey and Elephant Get Better (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Give and Take (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joe And Sparky Get New Wheels (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Squirrel's Fun Day (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Pair of Friends in Winter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rabbit And Robot: The Sleepover (By: Cece Bell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monkey and Elephant Go Gadding (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spooky Season (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure (By: Liz Kessler) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monkey and Elephant and the Babysitting Adventure (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rabbit And Robot And Ribbit (By: Cece Bell) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Through the Seasons (By: James Howe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Frank and Bean (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge (By: Kate Messner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Frank and Bean: Food Truck Fiasco (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair (By: Heather Ross,Kate Messner) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fergus and Zeke for President (By: Heather Ross,Kate Messner) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Stink Books

(with Peter H. Reynolds)

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink: Solar System Superhero (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Shark Sleepover (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink: Hamlet and Cheese (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink: Superhero Superfan (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Stink Non-Fiction Books

Stink it Up!: A Guide to the Gross, the Bad, and the Smelly (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Judy Moody & Stink Books

The Holly Joliday (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Big Bad Blackout (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wishbone Wish (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grand-Slam Book-Bowl Jam (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Stink-O-Pedia Books

Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Zzzzz (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Super-Stink-y Stuff from A to Z (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Judy Moody & Friends Books

Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amy Namey in Ace Reporter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Triple Pet Trouble (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mrs. Moody in The Birthday Jinx (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
April Fools', Mr. Todd! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Not-So-Lucky Lefty (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Searching for Stinkodon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prank You Very Much (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Bridge to Nowhere (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Children's Books

Lucky Star (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thrills and Chills (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild West (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shining Star (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When the Library Lights Go Out (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vacation Story: Princess Caroline and Me (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daisy Jane, Best-Ever Flower Girl (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

Is This a House for Hermit Crab? (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Potato Man (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whoo-Oo Is It? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Pumpkin Switch (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Insects are My Life (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My House Has Stars (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tundra Mouse (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bone Keeper (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bedbugs (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night Iguana Left Home (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reptiles are My Life (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Penguin and Little Blue (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saving the Liberty Bell (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hen Hears Gossip (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hinky-Pink (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's Picture Day Today! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoe Dog (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dear America Books

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Winter Of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (By: Joyce Hansen) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Picture Of Freedom (By: Patricia McKissack) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi (By: Jim Murphy) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (By: Sherry Garland) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stationery Pack (By: Patricia McKissack) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (By: Ellen Emerson White) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868 (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Heart is on the Ground (By: Ann Rinaldi) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl (By: Ann Turner) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (By: Karen Hesse) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North (By: Patricia McKissack) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846, (By: Sherry Garland) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (By: Kristiana Gregory) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881 (By: Jim Murphy) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (By: Beth Seidel Levine) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Secret War : The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (By: Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas 1935 (By: Katelan Janke) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (By: Ann Turner) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (By: Marion Dane Bauer) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All the Stars in the Sky (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763 (By: Patricia McKissack) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909 (By: Deborah Hopkinson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691 (By: Lisa Rowe Fraustino) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By: Kirby Larson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Like the Willow Tree (By: Lois Lowry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cannons at Dawn (By: Kristiana Gregory) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 (By: Susan Patron) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down the Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Illinois, 1871: The Diary of Pringle Rose (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906 (By: Judy Blundell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of American Girl: History Mysteries Books

Hoofbeats of Danger (By: Holly Hughes) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trouble at Fort Lapointe (By: Kathleen Ernst) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night Flyers (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secrets on 26th Street (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Smuggler's Treasure (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Voices at Whisper Bend (By: Katherine Ayres) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery of the Dark Tower (By: Evelyn Coleman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Watcher in the Piney Woods (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows in the Glasshouse (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under Copp's Hill (By: Katherine Ayres) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Minstrel's Melody (By: Eleanora E. Tate) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemy in the Fort (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Circle of Fire (By: Evelyn Coleman) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery on Skull Island (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riddle of the Prairie Bride (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whistler in the Dark (By: Kathleen Ernst) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery at Chilkoot Pass (By: Barbara Steiner) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strange Case of Baby H (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Danger at the Wild West Show (By: Alison Hart) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Betrayal at Cross Creek (By: Kathleen Ernst) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of American Girl: Julie Books

Meet Julie (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Julie Tells Her Story (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happy New Year, Julie (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Julie and the Eagles (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Julie's Journey (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Changes for Julie (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery (By: Sergio Geovine,Kathleen O'Dell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Message in a Bottle: A Julie Mystery (By: Juliana Kolesova,Kathryn Reiss) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Day I Lost My Class Hamster(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Megan McDonald Books, You’ll Love…

Megan McDonald Synopses: In the picture book Is This a House for Hermit Crab? by Megan McDonald, Hermit Crab crawls across the sand, searching for a new home. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

In The Potato Man by Megan McDonald, a grandfather tells a story about a salesman of fruits and vegetables. Things don’t start off great with the man, but soon Grandpa begins to appreciate what he does. Pictures by Ted Lewin.

In Insects are My Life by Megan McDonald, Amanda Frankenstein loves her insects, but none of her family or any of the kids at school can understand why she loves them so much… and then she meets Maggie. Pictures by Peter Brett Johnson.

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