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  • Bibliography:
    31 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1978
  • Latest Book:
    March 2020
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Full Series List in Order

Camp Green Lake

1 - Holes (Aug-1998)
2 - Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake (Mar-2003)
3 - Small Steps (Mar-2006)

Marvin Redpost

1 - Kidnapped at Birth? (Aug-1992)
2 - Why Pick on Me? (Feb-1993)
3 - Is He a Girl? (Sep-1993)
4 - Alone in His Teacher's House (Mar-1994)
5 - Class President (Mar-1999)
6 - A Flying Birthday Cake? (Sep-1999)
7 - Super Fast, Out of Control! (May-2000)
8 - A Magic Crystal? (Oct-2000)

Wayside School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School (1978)
Wayside School is Falling Down (Mar-1989)
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (Sep-1989)
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (Sep-1994)
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger (May-1995)
Stories from Wayside School (Nov-1996)
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom (Mar-2020)

Book List in Order: 31 titles

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    A CRAZY MIXED-UP SCHOOL. There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, they built the classrooms one on top of the other ... thirty stories tall! (The builde...

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    WHERE'S JOHNNY? Johnny's in the basement where his parents won't bother him, sitting on top of The World's Greatest Bottle Cap Collection. He's just turned eleven and his parents have decided that it's time for him to grow up. Suddenly he has to was...

  • Nobody understands why Angeline is so smart. She could read the first time she picked up a book, she can play the piano without ever having had a lesson, and she even knows what the weather is going to be. But being smart is causing Angeline nothing ...

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    Pigs Rule! When Laura Sibbie starts a secret club at school, she calls it Pig City after the funny hat she always wears. To make sure that none of the members tell anyone else about the club, Laura makes them give her something totally embarrassing ...

  • "Give Me a Dollar or I'll Spit on You. That's Bradley Chalkers for you. He's the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells outrageous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behavior problems." No one likes him -- exce...

  • More fun in THE WACKY WORLD OF WAYSIDE SCHOOL "Watch closely," said Mrs. Jewls. "You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil." Then she pushed the new computer out the window The children all watched it fall thirty floors ...

  • Welcome to math class at Wayside School. It's the most crazy mixed-up school you've ever seen. You'll meet all the kids you read about in Sideways Stories from Wayside School, plus you'll have the chance to solve over fifty mindboggling math puzzl...

  • The classic novel from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover!   David is only trying to be cool when he helps some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfield’s cane. But when the plan ba...

  • Why did the guy eat two dead skunks for breakfast? Because live ones squeal when you stick the fork in. Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It's the rest of the kids in his class who think he’s just a goon. Then the Floyd...

  • He'll never have to do his homework again -- a servant will do it for him! Marvin Redpost suddenly figures out why he has red hair and blue eyes, while everyone else in his family has brown hair and brown eyes. He's not really Marvin Redpost at al...

  • Is he as disgusting as they say he is? The rumor is going around that Marvin Redpost is the biggest nose-picker in the school. Clarence started it, and now everyone is acting as if it's true. Even Marvin's best friends don't want to be seen with him...

  • If you kiss yourself on the elbow, you'll turn into a girl... When Marvin's lips touch his elbow, he suddenly finds himself acting very strange. Wishing he had pigtails like his sister, Linzy. Asking to play hopscotch at recess. Even dotting his i...

  • Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world ...when Mrs. North asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets $3 a day, plus a $4 bonus if nothing goes wrong. And he gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as...

  • “Huh?” Everything in Mrs. Jewis's class has gone topsy-turvy ... again. The report cards are scrambled, the pop quiz won't pop, and watermelons are falling out the windows. On top of all that, the boys are upset because Allison has announced t...

  • HOORAY! WAYSIDE SCHOOL IS OPEN AGAIN! All the kids from Wayside School had to spend 243 days in horrible schools while Wayside closed to get rid of the cows (Don't ask!). Now the kids are back and the fun begins again on every floor. Miss Much has p...

  • Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in the classic Wayside School series!

    The first three books in the Wayside School series are available together in this co...

  • Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, wh...

  • It’s no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class... It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a good idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The preside...

  • It isn’t your average sleepover party... Marvin can't sleep. He's eaten too much cake. He's drunk too much punch. And the ground is hard in Nick Tuffle's backyard. Suddenly the earth starts to shake. He hears a humming noise. And something zoom...

  • Botched bike races and broken noses. . . Suicide Hill is the stuff of legends. Many have tried to master the slippery slopes on their bikes, but few have succeeded. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain b...

  • Marvin is about to have a lesson in magic... Marvin Redpost is amazed when he finds out that Casey Happleton lives in an old firehouse. But that's not the only amazing thing about Casey. She's also got a super-secret magic crystal that she's going to...

  • Should you ever find yourself at Camp Green Lake"or somewhere similar"this is the guide for you. Stanley Yelnats (Caveman, to some of you) offers anecdotes and advice on everything from digging the perfect hole to identifying and avoiding the wil...

  • Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his te...

  • 'What was Pig City?' thought Laura. Soon it would be something that everyone wanted to be part of Laura Sibbie is trying to find the perfect 'pigs' for her new club, Pig City: classmates who can keep the biggest secret ever! But to make sure that non...

  • As the summer after junior year begins, Alton Richards finds himself becoming intrigued by his great-uncle Lester, by the game of bridge, and especially by a pretty and shy girl. Alton soon struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to...

  • From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes a new middle-grade novel with universal appeal. Combining horror-movie suspense with the issues of friendship, bullying, and the possibi...

  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, attributed to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a tr...

  • For the first time in twenty-five years, Wayside School is back in session in this brand-new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar. Welcome back to Wayside School! You...

Award-Winning Books by Louis Sachar

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2010 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 12 & Up
1998 National Book Award -- Young People's Literature
1999 Newbery Medal -- Children's
2000 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult
2000 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult
2000 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2000 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
2000 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children/Young Adult
2000 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2001 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2001 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Children's Fiction
2001 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction
2001 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2001 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 4-8
2002 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2003 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5
2003 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
1989 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Children/Young Adult
1990 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's
1990 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
1990 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's
1990 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate
1991 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-5
1991 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction
1991 West Virginia Children's Book Award -- Children's
1992 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades 3-5
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
1997 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel
1997 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades 4-6
1998 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Children's Fiction
1998 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 4-8
1999 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-5
Wayside School is Falling Down
1991 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Children/Young Adult
1992 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel
1992 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Children's Fiction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Louis Sachar has published 31 books.

Louis Sachar does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, was published in March 2020.

The first book by Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was published in January 1978.

Yes. Louis Sachar has 3 series.