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Marcia Thornton Jones

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Marcia Thornton Jones has published 131 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. Her works include CHAMP (mid-grade novel), RATFINK (mid-grade novel), GODZILLA ATE MY HOMEWORK (chapter book), THE TALE OF JACK FROST (picture book) and LEPRECHAUN ON THE LOOSE (picture book). She is the co-author of seven popular series including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, Keyholders, Ghostville Elementary, The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Books, Triplet Trouble, Bailey City Monsters, and The Barkley School for Dogs.

Marcia has been listed as a top 100 author by the Educational Paperback Association and selected for the Children’s Top 100 Books list by the National Education Association, International Readi
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"What is your favorite book?" is a question people often ask. So is, "If you could take only one book with you to Mars what book would you choose?"

Here's a new question: "If you had to BE a book, which book would you be?" Writers tend to think of their books as living things. But this may be a new idea for readers in general.

This question is not simply about being drawn to the hero and wanting... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.79 · 39,234 ratings · 1,490 reviews · 144 distinct works · Similar authors
Champ

4.06 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Ghost Class Ghost Game New Ghoul in School Happy Haunting Stage Fright Happy Boo-Day to You! Hide-and-Spook
Ghostville Elementary (17 books)
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The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Books (9 books)
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The Monsters Next Door Howling at the Hauntlys' Vampire Trouble Kilmer's Pet Monster Double Trouble Monsters Spooky Spells Vampire Baby
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3.86 avg rating — 226 ratings

Playground Bully Puppy Trouble Top Dog Ghost Dog Snow Day Sticks and Stones and Doggi... Buried Treasure
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The Female Power Within: A Guide to Living a Gentler, More Meaningful Life
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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
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A thoughtful journey to help anyone live a more creative life.
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The Female Power Within: A Guide to Living a Gentler, More Meaningful Life
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This is a book enjoyed over a period of time so that there is plenty of time for reflection. Plenty of 'A-ha' moments.
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
by Stephenie Meyer
recommended for: YA; Adult women; writers of YA
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Hot, hot, hot book. Full of tension and page-turning suspense. The writing is flawed, but yet the story is so good you can forgive the flaws.
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Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
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recommended for: Teens; mid-grades; writers of YA
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The best YA Pierce book I've read so far. The characters and world are well-drawn and the pacing keeps you turning the page.
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