Rebecca Stead is an American author of children’s novels. She grew up in New York City, where she would quickly fall in love with fiction. Rebecca would grow up to become a public defender, while she was writing as a hobby. However, her young song pushed her laptop off the table, causing her to lose everything she had written. In order to cheer herself up, she went to a local bookstore and bought everything she loved when she was a kid. She went back, and bought more. Then she began to write. Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.

Rebecca Stead made her debut as a published novelist in 2007 with the novel First Light. Below is a list of Rebecca Stead’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

First Light (2007)Description / Buy at
When You Reach Me (2009)Description / Buy at
Liar & Spy (2012)Description / Buy at
Goodbye Stranger (2015)Description / Buy at
Bob (With: Wendy Mass) (2018)Description / Buy at
The List of Things That Will Not Change (2020)Description / Buy at
The Lost Library (With: Wendy Mass) (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Guys Read: A Day In the Life (With: Shaun Tan) (2013)Description / Buy at
Guys Read: Plan B (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Who Done It?(2013)Description / Buy at
Other Worlds(2013)Description / Buy at
Guys Read: Other Worlds(2013)Description / Buy at

Note: Other Worlds also has stories by Tom Angleberger, Ray Bradbury, Rick Riordan, Jon Scieszka, Neal Shusterman and Shaun Tan. A Day in the Life was written with Shaun Tan.

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Rebecca Stead Synopsis: First Light is a standalone title by Rebecca Stead. Peter couldn’t be happier to leave New York City in order to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see. Generations ago, the people of Thea’s community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.

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