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  • Bibliography:
    22 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1998
  • Latest Book:
    August 2023
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Full Series List in Order

Piper Reed

1 - Piper Reed, Navy Brat (Aug-2007)
2 - Piper Reed, the Great Gypsy // Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen (Aug-2008)
3 - Piper Reed Gets a Job // Piper Reed, Party Planner (Aug-2009)
4 - Piper Reed, Campfire Girl (Sep-2010)
5 - Piper Reed, Rodeo Star (Apr-2011)
6 - Piper Reed, Forever Friend (Aug-2012)

Book List in Order: 22 titles



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    Tiger Ann Parker is bright in school and good at baseball, but she's forever being teased about her family by the girls in her class. Tiger knows her folks are different from others in their small town, Saitter, Louisiana. They are mentally slow, and...



  • Jolene's family was just Momma and Grandpa until big, loud Leroy Redfield started taking Momma dancing. Jolene refuses to call him anything but "Mister." Without a name, he isn't a real person to her. But then Jolene learns that Mister wants to marry...



  • Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much, that is, until this summer. This summer, everyone seems to be leaving. Toby's mother leaves home to be a country singer. His best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam....



  • Momma once said Jesus had his work cut out for him with me. I reckon she was right. Whenever her feelings get the best of her, Jaynell Lambert climbs into an old junker in Clifton Bailey's Automobile Salvage and Parts and pretends to drive away. It'...



  • A powerful new novel from the award-winning author of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.Isabel's mother died peacefully. At least that's what Isabel likes to think since no one will talk about the truth. But the truth has a way of revealing itself at ...



  • The first picture book from National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt
    When exactly is cousin Gregory going to be born? asks little Iris. Each family member has a different answer to her question. While she's waiting for what seems like fo...



  • A charming story about an unlikely friendship by National Book Award"winning author Kimberly Willis Holt

    Benny the baker leads a simple life. He makes delicious cakes, cookies and muffins, and keeps his customers well fed and happy. When a...



  • Based on her own childhood experience, Kimberly Willis Holt's Piper Reed, Navy Brat portrays the life of a Navy family with warmth and humor. It's not easy being the middle child, especially when your dad is a Navy Chief. Meet Piper Reed, a spunky n...



  • Previously published as Piper Reed, the Great Gypsy.The Gypsy Club CreedWe are the Gypsies of land and sea.We move from port to port.We make friends wherever we go.And everywhere we go, we let people knowThat we're the Gypsies of land and sea.Piper's...






  • THINGS FOR PIPER TO REMEMBER WHILE TRYING TO EARN MONEY: 1. ALWAYS GET FRIENDS To HELP 2. TRIPLETS ARE A HANDFUL Piper and her Gypsy Club need a clubhouse. But raising money to buy one might not be so easy. Piper, being the resourceful fifth gra...



  • My dream of becoming a writer is like a fallen leaf swept up by the wind -- dancing inches from my reach, teasing, never letting me touch it. But somehow I hope that my life will have meaning one day. The story begins in 1939 with Rose, who takes ...



  • Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser -- a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and...



  • Piper and her family are going camping--nothing could be better. But when Piper finds out that the camping trip is on Halloween, nothing could be worse! Still, catching fish, roasting marshmallows, and sleeping in a trailer are right up Piper’s all...



  • The Clearwater family is heading west in their covered wagon. But when Granny and Little Critter are accidentally thrown from the back, they are suddenly on their own. Full of determination and armed with a taste for adventure, the plucky pair set ou...



  • Pipers parents are going on vacation to France and not taking the whole family. What rotten luck! Still, Piper always looks on the bright side. The Reed sisters will be visiting their two sets of grandparents in Piney Woods, and Piper is determined t...



  • Piper is excited to move to a new state and catch up with old friends. But the move doesn’t go as smoothly as she expected: Piper has trouble feeling accepted in her new surroundings. But then she meets Arizona Smiley. Arizona is an avid stamp coll...



  • Bernard has never been to dinner at a friend's house before. His mother gives him quite the list of rules to follow -- no elbows on the table, put your napkin on your lap, don't talk with food in your mouth, and so on. But Bernard isn't prepared to d...



  • It's 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee's new teacher has just given her class an assignment―learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star ha...



  • Stevie's life seems safe and full of love until the day tragedy strikes. Stevie is sent to live with her estranged grandfather Winston at his rundown motel. Though the colorful tenants who inhabit the motel are quickly charmed by Stevie, she struggle...






  • There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole lif...



  • Kimberly Willis Holt's The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas is a stunning post-9/11 companion to the National Book Award-winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Decades after the Vietnam War and Toby's life-changing summer with Zachary Beaver...



  • A coming-of-age middle grade novel about three best friends born in the wake of Hurricane Katrina who must confront storms of their own 12 years later, from a National Book Award-winning author. ... "Holt takes time developing these characters...


Award-Winning Books by Kimberly Willis Holt

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
1999 National Book Award -- Young People's Literature


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kimberly Willis Holt has published 22 books.

Kimberly Willis Holt does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Hurricane Girls, was published in August 2023.

The first book by Kimberly Willis Holt, My Louisiana Sky, was published in January 1998.

Yes. Kimberly Willis Holt has 1 series.