Sally Gardner is a British author and illustrator. She is a former winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. She is best known as the author of I, Coriander, The Red Necklace, and Maggot Moon.

Gardner was raised in Birmingham as the daughter of two lawyers. She had a rough time in school as she was bullied due to her undiagnosed dyslexia. Because of this, she didn’t learn to read until the age of 14. After that she was off to the races though and found a love of books as well as art. She studied art and drama in college, and worked as a theatre designer prior to turning her focus to writing and illustration.

Publication Order of Magical Children Books

The Strongest Girl in the World (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invisible Boy (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smallest Girl Ever (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Could Fly (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy with the Magic Numbers (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boy With The Lightning Feet (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tales from the Box Books

Boolar's Big Day Out (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Countess's Calamity (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of French Revolution Books

The Red Necklace (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Blade (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fairy Detective Agency: Wings & Co Books

Operation Bunny (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Pickled Herrings (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing of Billy Buckle (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Matchbox Mysteries (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flying Carpet Thief (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mr. Tiger, Betsy Books

Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Sea Dragon (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Little Nut Tree (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Coriander (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucy Willow (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double Shadow (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maggot Moon (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Palace Full of Princesses (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tinder (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Door That Lead to Where (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Side of the Diamond (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind in the Wall (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible In A Bright Light (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snow Song (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

My Little Princess (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairy Catalogue (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairy Tale Catalog (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Heart (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mama Don't Go Out Tonight (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairy Shopping (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Button Book (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess and the Pea (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Cinderella (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Beauty (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snow White (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frog Prince (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tindims Books

The Tindims of Rubbish Island (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Sally Gardner Books, You’ll Love…

Maggot Moon was the 2012 Costa Book Award winner. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret that the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know about. Standish Treadwell and his friend end up going to the other side of the wall after a lost football. Standish has different colored eyes and can’t read or write, but he sees things different than the others. Once on the other side of the wall, the boys see what the Motherland has been hiding and it is much bigger than they could’ve imagined.

The Door That Led to Where follows AJ Flynn who has just failed all of his exams and at seventeen his future is not looking so bright. He gets a lifeline when he is offered a junior clerk position at a London law firm and his whole life changes. At his new job, AJ finds a key with his birth date written on it. When he finds it, he finds a door to the past, 1830, to be exact. There him and his friends discover a crime that only they can solve.

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