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  • Bibliography:
    40 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    May 2003
  • Latest Book:
    October 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Alien Superstar

1 - Alien Superstar (Oct-2019)
2 - Lights, Camera, Danger! (Oct-2020)
3 - Hollywood vs. the Galaxy (Oct-2021)

Ghost Buddy

1 - Zero to Hero (Jan-2012)
2 - Mind If I Read Your Mind? (Jul-2012)
3 - How to Scare the Pants Off Your Pets (Jan-2013)
4 - Never Dance with a Hairy Buffalo! (Jul-2013)

Hank Zipzer: The World's Best Underachiever

1 - Niagara Falls, or Does It? (May-2003)
2 - I Got A D in Salami (May-2003)
3 - Day of the Iguana (Sep-2003)
4 - The Zippity Zinger (Nov-2003)
5 - The Night I Flunked My Field Trip (May-2004)
6 - Holy Enchilada! (Aug-2004)
7 - Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade! (Dec-2004)
8 - Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? (May-2005)
9 - My Secret Life As a Ping-Pong Wizard (Oct-2005)
10 - My Dog's A Scaredy-Cat: A Halloween Tail (Aug-2006)
11 - The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down (Apr-2007)
12 - Barfing in the Backseat: How I Survived My Family Road Trip (Jul-2007)
13 - Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me! (Nov-2007)
14 - The Life of Me: Enter at Your Own Risk (May-2008)
15 - A Tale of Two Tails (Dec-2008)
16 - Dump Trucks and Dogsleds: I'm on My Way, Mom! (Aug-2009)
17 - A Brand New Me (Apr-2010)
My Book of Pickles...OOPS, I Mean Lists (Nov-2014)

Here's Hank

1 - Bookmarks Are People Too! (Feb-2014)
2 - A Short Tale about a Long Dog (Feb-2014)
3 - Stop That Frog! (Oct-2014)
4 - Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards (Feb-2015)
5 - There's a Zombie in My Bathtub (Aug-2015)
6 - How to Hug an Elephant (Nov-2015)
7 - You Can't Drink a Meatball Through a Straw (Mar-2016)
8 - The Soggy, Foggy Campout (Jul-2016)
9 - Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad! (Feb-2017)
10 - Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench! (Aug-2017)
11 - Robot on the Loose (Feb-2018)
12 - Everybody Is Somebody (Sep-2018)

Book List in Order: 40 titles



  • It’s report card day -- the most dreaded day of Hank Zipzer 's school year. And when Hank gets his grades, they're his worst nightmare come true: a D in spelling, a D in reading, a D in math. This is not going to make his parents happy. This will c...



  • Hank Zipzer: He's smart. He's creative. He's funny. His pencils are sharpened. His binders are bound. He wants to do well in school -- he really does. He tries not to be lazy, like his parents claim he is. So why is he always getting into trouble?...



  • Hank Zipzer: He's smart. He's creative. He's funny. His pencils are sharpened. His binders are bound. He wants to do well in school -- he really does. He tries not to be lazy, like his parents claim he is. So why is he always getting into trouble? ...



  • It's time for PS 87's annual Olympiad -- the most anticipated day of the school year! But when Hank Zipzer is chosen as his team's softball pitcher, the pressure is on. Can Hank lead his team to victory--even though he thinks he is the worst athlete...



  • Have you ever heard of someone flunking their field trip? I mean field trips are supposed to be fun--they're not something you get graded on, right? Well, wait until you hear my story. You're not going to believe it. My class was going to spend the ...



  • My class was putting on a Multi-Cultural Day lunch and I was so excited -- no reading, no writing -- just cooking! I decided to make enchiladas. But when my teacher took a bite of her food, her face looked like it was on fire! One of the dishes was s...



  • Help! Parent-teacher conferences are coming up, and I’m in a panic! I just know that Ms. Adolf is going to tell my parents some awful things, like -- I’m going to have to repeat the fourth grade. Oh, it's just too terrible to think about. What am...



  • Summer school are two words in the English language that Hank Zipzer doesn't want to learn. But there's no getting out of this one for Hank-summer school, here he comes! Will Hank have to spend the summer bored to death inside a sweltering classroom,...



  • Psst! Wanna hear a secret? I play Ping-Pong. And I just don't play, I'm a regular Ping-Pong wizard! Take a look: Ping. Papa Pete serves it up. Pong. I get my paddle up to block the ball. Miss. Ping. Another curveball coming straight at me. Pong. Got...






  • I have the greatest idea for my Halloween costume. I'm dressing up as a table in an Italian restaurant. That's right -- I'll be wearing a red-and-white checkered tablecloth, and be carrying breadsticks in one hand and garlic-scented olive oil in the ...



  • My school is putting on the play Anna and the King of Siam as its winter musical. And we've got this really cool guy, Devore, to direct the show. And you want to hear the coolest thing? I'm trying out for the part of the king, and I'm going to get it...



  • Hank's dad has decided to enter a crossword-puzzle tournament, and he wants to make a family road trip of it! So the family piles into the car -- along with Frankie and Katherine the iguana (Hank and Emily each get to bring a "friend"). When they rea...



  • One afternoon, Hank overhears his mom and Frankie's mom talking about having a baby. Having a baby!? It must be Frankie's mom that they're talking about! Frankie will go crazy when he hears about this! Hank worries about how to break the news to his ...



  • Dear Reader, Life was looking pretty good when Mr. Rock became our substitute teacher. But when he told me that I really should go to his special after-school reading program, my life took a downturn. (Didn't he know that I had other plans after sch...



  • Hank enters his dog Cheerio in a show, hoping to win the big prize. Unfortunately for Hank, Nick McKelty and his gassy little Chihuahua have the same thing in mind. Will Hank and Cheerio be able to take home the ribbon for Best in Show?...



  • Here's the story: My mom's having a baby, and the baby is going to share a room with me. As you can guess, I’m not very happy about that. I did feel a bit better when Dad took Emily and me on a "pre-baby" ski-trip. But when Mom called to say the...



  • It’s graduation time for Hank Zipzer and all his friends -- time to move on from PS 87 to middle school. Trouble is, there are tests Hank has to pass to get into the same middle schools as his friends, and his learning differences might get in the...



  • Billy Broccoli is new to the neighborhood, and wants cool friends and a spot on the baseball team more than anything. But the one thing he never wanted is his own personal ghost. So imagine his surprise when he ends up sharing a room with Hoover Port...



  • Billy and Hoover are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! It's time for Moorepark Middle School's annual Speak Out Challenge, and Billy Broccoli thinks he's got it made. With his best friend Hoove...






  • Billy and the Hoove are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! When Billy Broccoli finds out his personal ghost, Hoover Porterhouse, is failing Responsibility, Billy decides it's his mission to help...



  • Another hilarious adventure for Billy and the Hoove from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! Billy Broccoli is used to getting expert advice--wanted or not--from the ghost with the most, Hoover Porterhouse! The Hoove has smooth moves...



  • Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling...



  • Here's Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and s...



  • Hank's class gets to take care of Principal Love's pet frog while he's away, and Hank is thrilled when he's selected to take it home for the weekend. But when he forgets to put the top back on the tank, Hank's excitement quickly turns to panic--the f...



  • Not only is Hank Zipzer the world's greatest underachiever, he's also a master at making lists. Now readers can revisit their favorites with this hilarious collection, which compiles some of the best lists from the books in the Hank Zipzer series. In...



  • Hank’s sister Emily wants Ralph’s Reptile Show to perform at her birthday party more than anything, but Ralph is booked solid. So Hank comes up with a plan: he’ll disguise himself as a magician called The Westside Wizard and pull a snake from t...



  • With Halloween approaching, Hank and his friends decide to watch a scary movie to get ready for the holiday. But the movie turns out to be a bit too scary for Hank, and suddenly he sees zombies every time he closes his eyes. Everyone says zombies are...



  • When Hank's class takes a field trip to the zoo, he quickly gets lost after his partner (and nemesis) ditches him. Unable to read the map, Hank wanders and finds himself locked in a habitat with Elsie, an elephant recently rescued and kept isolated. ...



  • Hank is nothing like his cousin Judith Ann. When she comes to stay with the Zipzer family while taking part in a junior chef competition, she gives off an air of perfection. She’s an excellent cook, and doesn’t let Hank forget it, either. But whe...






  • Here's Hank, the bestselling series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, is the perfect series for the transitional reader -- easy-to-read font, simple and funny stories, and characters every kid would want to be friends with. "We Love Nature ...



  • Hank is back and gets to work in the ninth book in the series -- this time, he finds himself in quite the pickle! When Hank goes with his mom to her deli for Take Your Child to Work Day, he learns that he doesn't have the greatest talent as a deli...



  • In this winning addition to the easy-to-read bestselling series, Hank has to hustle to prove he can be his basketball team’s secret weapon! For two years running, Hank's school has beaten their arch rivals at the annual second grade basketball g...



  • Hank, the star of the bestselling easy-to-read series, is back! This time, he has to learn the nuts and bolts of making a robot--and making a friend! Hank's school is hosting its first-ever Build-a-Robot competition and Hank is ready to win. There...



  • In the final book of this bestselling easy-to-read series, Hank begins a new chapter! When a well-known author of a beloved book series visits Hank's school, he and his two best friends get the chance to be her guide for the day and introduce her ...



  • From Emmy Award-winning actor Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver comes a new out-of-this-world middle-grade series No one is shocked by the six-eyed alien strolling around the Universal back lot. The tourists just think he’s part of the show. It doesn...



  • In Lights, Camera, Danger!,Emmy Award winner Henry Winker and Lin Oliver are back for the second installment of the New York Times bestselling Alien Superstar middle-grade series that Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney calls “truly out of this...




  • Another hilarious, action-packed intergalactic adventure in the New York Times bestselling series by superstar authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Buddy’s out-of-this-world adventures continue! Since Citizen Cruel failed to capture Buddy...



  • From New York Times bestselling creators -- Emmy Award"winning actor Henry Winkler, children’s book author Lin Oliver, and Caldecott Medal"winning author-illustrator Dan Santat -- comes Detective Duck: The Case of the Strange Splash, ...






  • Detective Duck: The Case of the Missing Tadpole is a hysterical, full-color chapter book adventure from New York Times bestselling creators -- Emmy Award"winning actor Henry Winkler, children’s book author Lin Oliver, and Caldecott Medal"winnin...


Award-Winning Books by Henry Winkler; Lin Oliver

Bookmarks Are People Too!
2015 Christopher Award -- Books for Young People


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Henry Winkler; Lin Oliver has published 40 books.

The next book by Henry Winkler; Lin Oliver, The Case of the Missing Tadpole, will be published in October 2024.

The first book by Henry Winkler; Lin Oliver, Niagara Falls, or Does It?, was published in May 2003.

Yes. Henry Winkler; Lin Oliver has 4 series.