Torey Hayden is an American author of fiction and non-fiction books, relating to child psychology. As such, she is a child psychologist, as well as a special ed. teacher and university lecturer. Her non-fiction works are from her real-life experiences dealing with traumatized children. She deals with such issues as autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and her speciality of selective mutism (formerly known as elective mutism). Torey is divorced with one daughter, Sheena.

Torey Hayden made her debut as a published author in 1980 with the non-fiction book One Child. Her fiction debut came in 1984 with the novel The Sunflower Forest. Below is a list of Torey Hayden’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Sunflower Forest(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Very Worst Thing(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Overheard in a Dream(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocent Foxes(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ziji and the Very Scary Man(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

One Child(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somebody Else's Kids(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murphy's Boy(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just Another Kid(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Girl(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tiger's Child(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beautiful Child(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twilight Children(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: The Ziji picture books are written with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Murphy’s Boy was also published as Silent Boy.

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Torey Hayden Synopsis: Just Another Kid contains remarkable stories of six traumatized children who appeared to be hopeless to some and the incredible teacher who would break through their shells. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could make any headway with – three recent arrivals from troubled Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak.

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