Raina Telgemeier is an American author and cartoonist best known for writing Smile and Sisters. In addition to her work on that series, Raina has also written and illustrated four graphic novels adapted from The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin.

Raina was born and raised in San Francisco. As an adolosecent she suffered a serious mouth injury and needed uyears of surgeries to correct it. At this time she was teased by her friends and ended up withdrawing from social life to focus on drawing. This experience was drawn on heavily in the writing of Smile. In high school, she found better friends who appreciated her talent. She used that encouragement and her drawing skills to go on to study illustration at New York’s School of Visual Arts where she graduated in 2002. Smile was a 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor title and it was the first time a graphic novel has ever been nominated for that award. The book would also go on to win the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens.

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Publication Order of Ghosts Books

Publication Order of Smile Books

Publication Order of Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels

Kristy's Great Idea (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary Anne Saves the Day (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Claudia and Mean Janine (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dawn and the Impossible Three (By: Gale Galligan) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kristy's Big Day (By: Gale Galligan) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boy-Crazy Stacey (By: Gale Galligan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Logan Likes Mary Anne! (By: Gale Galligan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Claudia and the New Girl (By: Gabriela Epstein) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kristy and the Snobs (By: Chan Chau) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye (By: Gabriela Epstein) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jessi's Secret Language (By: Chan Chau) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery (By: Cynthia Yuan Cheng) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Truth About Stacey (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stacey's Mistake (By: Ellen T.Crenshaw) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Claudia and the Bad Joke (By: Ann M. Martin) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kristy and the Walking Disaster (By: Ann M. Martin,Ellen T. Crenshaw) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Share Your Smile (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Smile Diary (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Explorer Books

The Mystery Boxes (With: Emily Carroll,Dave Roman,Kazu Kibuishi,Rad Sechrist,Jason Caffoe,Stuart Livingston) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lost Islands (With: Braden Lamb,Michel Gagné,Jake Parker,Dave Roman,Kazu Kibuishi,Christina Garland,Jason Caffoe,EricKim,Selena Dizazzo,Katie Shanahan,Steven Shanahan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hidden Doors (By: Douglas Holgate,Steve Hamaker,Faith Erin Hicks,Jen Wang,Kazu Kibuishi,Johane Matte,Jason Caffoe,Noreen Rana,Mary Cagle,Jen Breach) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Flight, Vol. 4(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mystery Boxes(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lost Islands(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Raina Telgemeier Books, You’ll Love…

Smile tells the story of Raina as she just wants to be a normal sixth grader. One night after Girl Scouts, disaster happens. She trips and falls, and in the process severely damages her two front teeth. She ends up on a long and frustrating journey of braces, surgery, headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth. It’s a lot to deal with for anyone, but Raina is also a sixth grader who has to deal with boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

Another popular book by Raina is Ghosts. The graphic novel follows the story of Cat as her family moves to Northern California to help with her sister Maya’s health. Cat isn’t happy and as she explores her new home with a sister, she finds something out that makes her even less happy: There are ghosts here. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them.

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