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  • Bibliography:
    7 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    June 2004
  • Latest Book:
    April 2018
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Full Series List in Order

Calder Pillay

1 - Chasing Vermeer (Jun-2004)
2 - The Wright 3 (Apr-2006)
3 - The Calder Game (May-2008)

Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company, and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. ...

  • Supersleuths Petra and Calder, along with Calder's old friend, Tommy, have been cryptically drawn into another mystery -- this time involving a Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece, the Robie House. When the kids' sixth-grade class attempts...

  • TWO CALDERS ARE MISSING. When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sc...

  • A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing. A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place. A mysterious notebook. A missing father. A fire. A stranger. A death. These are some of the things you'll find within The Danger Box, the ...

  • From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance. Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would dis...

  • THE PIECES Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Degas has disappeared. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be ......

  • Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. The ghosts have chosen a few local kids to save ...

Award-Winning Books by Blue Balliett

Chasing Vermeer
2004 Agatha Award -- Children/Young Adult
2004 Great Lakes Book Award -- Children's Chapter
2004 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Silver
2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's Literature
2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Juvenile
2005 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Literature

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Blue Balliett has published 7 books.

Blue Balliett does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Out of the Wild Night, was published in April 2018.

The first book by Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer, was published in June 2004.

Yes. Blue Balliett has 1 series.