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  • Bibliography:
    40 Books (5 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 2000
  • Latest Book:
    October 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Mercy Watson

1 - Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Sep-2005)
2 - Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (May-2006)
3 - Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Sep-2006)
4 - Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Jul-2007)
5 - Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (Jul-2008)
6 - Something Wonky This Way Comes (Jul-2009)

A Norendy Tale

1 - The Puppets of Spelhorst (Oct-2023)

Tale of Despereaux

Hero's Quest (Oct-2008)
Mouse and the Princess (Oct-2008)
The Tale of Despereaux Movie Tie-In: The Graphic Novel (Oct-2008)

Tales from Deckawoo Drive

1 - Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Sep-2014)
2 - Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Aug-2015)
3 - Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (Aug-2016)
4 - Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package (Oct-2017)
5 - Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem (Jun-2020)
6 - Franklin Endicott and the Third Key (Jun-2021)
7 - Mercy Watson Is Missing! (Dec-2023)

Three Rancheros

1 - Raymie Nightingale (Apr-2016)
2 - Louisiana's Way Home (Oct-2018)
3 - Beverly, Right Here (Sep-2019)

Book List in Order: 40 titles

  • When ten-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her father, she doesn't know what to expect -- least of all, that she'll adopt Winn-Dixie, a dog she names after the supermarket where they meet. Before long, Opal and her father rea...

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    National Book Award finalist by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger -- a real-life, very large tiger -- pacing back and forth in a cage. What...

  • This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a sl...

  • Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mercy is a porcine wonder. One night, Mercy decides she does not want to sleep in her own bed. She would much rather snuggle up with Mr. and Mrs. Watson. This is not good news for the Watsons' bed. Or for...

  • Once, in a house on Egypt street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, for he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, ...

  • Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Every Saturday, Mercy and Mr. Watson go for a ride in Mr. Watson's convertible. But one Saturday, things take a surprising turn. And a certain someone ends up behind the wheel....

  • The beguiling porcine wonder turns bucking bronco to snare a robber in this hilarious new addition to the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series. Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In f...

  • The porcine wonder is off to the drive-in -- and driven to follow that buttery smell -- in a comic crescendo that reunites a familiar cast of characters. Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the movies. But not Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who thin...

  • In her first picture book, America’s beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.

    It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street corner...

  • Can Mercy Watson outwit . . . Animal Control? The porcine wonder’s on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure! Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable ...

  • The heroic adventures of a mouse named Despereaux who isn't afraid of anything-not mousetraps, not the school principal, not even the deepest, darkest dungeon. In this full-color storybook, with special appeal for boys, Despereaux braves the evil Bot...

  • She longed for adventure.

    So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

    The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top,...

  • In this full-color storybook, Despereaux, the brave gentleman-mouse meets and falls instantly in love with Pea, the princess who is beautiful but prisoner to her father's grief. After Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can ...

  • Use the reusable glow-in-the-dark stickers to decorate your favorite scenes from the movie THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX. (Ages 4-8)

    Use the glow-in-the-dark stickers to decorate your favorite scenes from the movie THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX. Includes 4 ...

  • This fresh new graphic format, featuring all-new artwork inspired by the film The Tale of Despereaux, is destined to bring Kate DiCamilllo's award-winning classic to an even wider audience.

    The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of several unl...

  • Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out? With the tempting scent of hot butter...

  • In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected -- and making the extraordinary come true. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city o...

  • Joe's got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he's chosen, Maureen O'Toople, just doesn't want to play along....

  • Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squir...

  • Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse -- until...

  • Deckawoo Drive’s intrepid animal control officer meets her match -- or does she? A funny, heartfelt, and fast-paced romp from Kate DiCamillo. Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line o...

  • Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Ra...

  • What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey? Kate DiCamillo presents a touching new adventure set in Mercy Watson’s world. Baby Lincoln’s older sister, Eugenia, is very fond of telling Baby wh...

  • Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring enchanting illustrations by Jaime Kim, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend. “La la la ... la.” A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Ga...

  • What will it take for a cynical older sister to realize she’s a born accordion player -- with music in her heart? Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for gee-gaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity. When an unexpected package contai...

  • Beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo and cartoonist Harry Bliss introduce some delightfully doggy dogs in a warm, funny tale of a timid pup who needs a friend. Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks...

  • From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are -- and deciding who you want to be. When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arriv...

  • Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a b...

  • Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly. Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This was what...

  • Metaphor alert! An ode to a certain pig kicks off one wild school day in Kate DiCamillo’s latest stop on Deckawoo Drive. Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana, and she is thrilled when the class is assigned to write a poem. Stella craf...

  • The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive -- and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen -- is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown. Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion...

  • From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world. We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, ...

  • From master storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes an original fairy tale -- with enchanting illustrations by Julie Morstad -- in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning, and high spirits. Shut up in a trunk by...

  • Every favorite character from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books makes an appearance in this extended, riotously funny series crescendo. When Mercy Watson the pig goes missing, all of Deckawoo Drive is in an uproar. The...

  • The beloved author of Because of Winn-Dixie has outdone herself with a hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother, and growing up. It’s the summer before fifth grade, and for Ferris Wilkey, it is a summer of sheer p...

  • From beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes the first book in a warm and funny early-reader trilogy about a misanthropic rat and a naive owl -- and the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Orris the rat lives alone in an old barn surrounded by his ...

  • In a wise and magical follow-up to The Puppets of Spelhorst, Kate DiCamillo revisits the land of Norendy, where tales swirl within tales—and every moment is a story in the making. At the Hotel Balzaar, Marta’s mother rises before the sun,...

Award-Winning Books by Kate DiCamillo

The Beatryce Prophecy
2021 Amazon Editors' Picks -- Children's Books
Because of Winn-Dixie
2000 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's
2000 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
2001 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
2001 Children's Books of Distinction Award -- Fiction
2001 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2001 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
2001 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize -- Children's
2002 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's
2002 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2002 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's
2002 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's
2002 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2002 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's
2003 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Intermediate
2003 Nutmeg Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2003 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult
2003 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Elementary
2003 West Virginia Children's Book Award -- Children's
2005 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
2014 Christopher Award -- Books for Young People
2014 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Middle Readers
2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- YA & Middle Grade
2014 Newbery Medal -- Children's
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken
2009 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Picture
2010 Audies -- Children Ages Up to 8
2010 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production -- Audiobook
The Magician's Elephant
2010 Minnesota Book Award -- Young Adult
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Fiction & Poetry
2006 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Literature
2006 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Gold
2007 Christopher Award -- Books for Young People
2007 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 3-5
2008 Beehive Award -- Fiction
2008 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2008 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Intermediate
2008 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5
2009 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6
2010 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers
The Tale of Despereaux
2003 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Silver
2004 Newbery Medal -- Children's
2005 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2005 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's
2005 Golden Archer Award -- Intermediate
2005 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 3-5
2005 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult
2005 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2005 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's
2005 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2006 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Children's Fiction
2006 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
2006 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kate DiCamillo has published 40 books.

The next book by Kate DiCamillo, The Hotel Balzaar, will be published in October 2024.

The first book by Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie, was published in September 2000.

Yes. Kate DiCamillo has 5 series.