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  • Bibliography:
    10 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    October 1995
  • Latest Book:
    February 2018
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Full Series List in Order

Mr. Chickee

1 - Mr. Chickee's Funny Money (Oct-2005)
2 - Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission (Feb-2007)

Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • Enter the hilarious world of 10-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's 13 and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for ...

  • I squeezed my bag to my stomach and ran. The train was going faster and faster. People were jumping on and reaching back to help others. I finally got to the tracks and was running as hard as I could. I looked up into the boxcar and saw Bugs. He scr...

  • MR. CHICKEE, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives nine-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with fifteen zeroes on it and a photo of a familiar but startling face. Could it be -- real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and hi...

  • Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.”The Sarge milked the system to b...

  • Steven and his best friend Russell are back!When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome and disappears, the Flint Future Detectives are on the case. With the secret password (Bow-wow-wow yippee yo yippee yay...

  • Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line!Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King ...

  • Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka. ...

  • "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and ...

  • Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON. Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fate...

  • Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agre...

Award-Winning Books by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bucking the Sarge
2005 Great Lakes Book Award -- Children's
Bud, Not Buddy
1999 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Gold
2000 Blackboard Book of the Year Award -- Children's
2000 Bookseller's Choice -- Middle Readers
2000 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
2000 Newbery Medal -- Children's
2001 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's
2001 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
2001 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2002 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Teen
2002 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult
2002 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction
2002 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 6-8
Elijah of Buxton
2007 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Gold
2008 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
2008 Great Lakes Book Award -- Chapter Book
2008 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book
2008 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- Historical Fiction
The Mighty Miss Malone
2012 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 6 & Up
2013 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book
The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963
1998 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School
1999 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Christopher Paul Curtis has published 10 books.

Christopher Paul Curtis does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Journey of Little Charlie, was published in February 2018.

The first book by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963, was published in October 1995.

Yes. Christopher Paul Curtis has 1 series.