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  • Bibliography:
    44 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    August 1970
  • Latest Book:
    September 2016
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Full Series List in Order

Blossom Culp

1 - The Ghost Belonged to Me (Apr-1975)
2 - Ghosts I Have Been (Oct-1977)
3 - The Dreadful Future Of Blossom Culp (Sep-1983)
4 - Blossom Culp And The Sleep Of Death (Feb-1986)

A Long Way from Chicago

1 - A Long Way from Chicago (Sep-1998)
2 - A Year Down Yonder (Oct-2000)
3 - A Season of Gifts (Sep-2009)

Lost in Cyberspace

1 - Lost in Cyberspace (Sep-1995)
2 - The Great Interactive Dream Machine (Oct-1996)

Book List in Order: 44 titles




  • Flip and Brian have been best friends since grade school. But everything changes during the spring of seventh grade. That's when they find a man lying dead in the leaves near Dreamland Lake. What happens in the summer that follows will change the cou...



  • What started as a dream come true has turned into a horrible nightmare. At first it seems like an adventure in a movie. Glamorous relatives pull Karen out of boarding school and whisk her away to their mansion in England. But soon she realizes th...



  • Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted -- -and by what When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints...



  • Are You in the House Alone? "Forget it," Alison counseled. "It never happened." But it was happening. The obscene notes. "Stop reading that garbage!" Alison shrieked and grabbed the neatly lettered page from Gail's frozen hands. And whenever Gail wa...



  • Blossom Culp is the outspoken outcast of Bluff City, always getting into trouble. No one wants to cross her, especially now that she's revealed that she can see the Unseen. Then Blossom herself is stunned, because her lie turns out to be truth. She a...





  • Running scared and talking glib, seventeen-year-old Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother, Byron, since his parents' divorce eight years ago. But their ordered world falls apart when Jim's mother dies -- and his father turns up out of nowh...



  • Trying to escape the vicious King Kobra gang and troubled life at home, eighth graders Barnie and Teresa flee the city. With only four dollars between them, they hop a bus, hoping to find a new life at the end of the line. Destination: Paradise ...







  • TWO WOMEN SHARED HIS LOVE, AND BOTH SHARED DANGEROUS LIES. In their glittering world of pomp and privilege, every woman knew her place. Every woman except...AMANDA...the wickedly ravishing Lady Whitwell, who savored forbidden ecstasy with a man sh...









  • It's Halloween, 1914. Teenage psychic Blossom Culp sneaks into the house where the rest of her class is having a party-and that's when everything goes haywire. Suddenly Blossom is hurled into a time warp. Her psychic powers have found a way to send h...



  • Trav, Kate, and Buck make up a trio during their freshman year in high school, but their special friendship may not be enough to save Trav as he pressures himself relentlessly to succeed, in his own eyes as well as in the eyes of his parents and the ...



  • Blossom, high-school freshman and possessor of "second sight," helps an Egyptian princess, dead for 3500 years, to regain her tomb, and in addition saves a suffragette school teacher from losing her job in 1914....





  • Drew isn't looking forward to spending two weeks trapped on an ocean liner with his ill-tempered sister Stephanie and Connie, the grandmother he hardly knows. But once the cruise begins, Drew is quick to change his mind. Self-assured Conniean aging b...






  • Why is Chad so uneasy when his California family rents a town house in New York City? Once there he hears voices--late at night, after midnight in this strange house that's at least one hundred years old. Then he finds that his younger brother, Lu...



  • When Jessica's parents divorce and her father leaves, Jessica decides that the best way to punish her mother is to retreat to her room, a shrine to her glamorous traveling photographer dad.



    Then Jessica's mother offers to let her visit...



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  • Walden Woods looks like the perfect place to be a 10th grader"especially from Todd’s house on Tranquility Lane. He’s even found the perfect girl, the mysterious Laurel. But when something frightens his little sister so that she has nightmares, ...



  • Meet Josh Lewis, a sixth grader at the elite Huckley School. When his best friend Aaron announces that he can time travel with his computer, Josh isn't fazed. But when Aaron actually microprocesses himself into cyberspace, the duo must deal with unex...



  • Josh Lewis' best friend, Aaron Zimmer, has turned his computer into a wish-granting machine. It ought to be every techno-addict's dream, but there are a few bugs in the system. Nobody knows when the computer will interactivate next--and it doesn't ju...




  • Molly Moberly knows she doesn't belong in this small Missouri town with her great-aunt Fay. It's just a temporary arrangement--until her mother gets out of the hospital. But then Molly meets Will, a fellow stray, and begins to realize she's not the o...



  • “A charmingly upbeat tale… Peck’s stylish story offers not only pleasant diversion but a vicarious boost, and an urge to cheer, ‘Go, girls!’” -- Arizona Daily Star
     
    Lesley Hockaday is a St. Louis society woman, Margo Mayhew a Ch...






  • Meet the unforgettable Grandma Dowdel! Each summer over the nine years of the Depression, Joey and his sister, Mary Alice -- two city slickers from Chicago -- make their annual visit to Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find th...



  • A Newbery Medal WinnerRichard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from ChicagoMary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now sh...



  • Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of...





  • The year is 1861. Civil war is imminent and Tilly Pruitt's brother, Noah, is eager to go and fight on the side of the North. With her father long gone, Tilly, her sister, and their mother struggle to make ends meet and hold the dwindling Pruitt famil...



  • SCHOOLS OUT! School is the only thing standing between fifteen-year-old Russell Culver and his dream. Now that his teacher's hauled off and died, maybe Hominy Ridge School will be shut down for good and he can light out for the endless skies of the ...



  • Compiled for the first time, here are all of Newbery Award" winning author Richard Peck’s previously published short stories and two brand-new ones. From comedy to tragedy to historical to contemporary; from "Priscilla and the Wimps," Peck’s fi...



  • Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans...



  • The whole world was golden with forsythia in bloom that noontime when Bill walked me home for lunch. He'd come off the morning train with just time to see Mom first. His uniform buttons sparked sunlight, and there was a little strut in his step. I ro...






  • One of children's literature's most memorable characters returns in this Christmastime companion to the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago.The eccentric, larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel is back ...



  • Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from ...



  • A FAMILY OF MICE ARE JUST A WHISKER AWAY FROM THE ADVENTURE OF THEIR LIVES. Helena is big-sister mouse to three younger siblings, living a snug and well-fed life within the walls of the Cranston family home. When the Cranston humans decide to sail...



  • The smallest mouse in the palace holds the biggest secret The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn't even a name. And who were his parents? His aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a fine uniform and sends ...



  • Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grow...


Award-Winning Books by Richard Peck

Are You in the House Alone?
1977 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Juvenile
Fair Weather
2002 Great Lakes Book Award -- Children's
A Long Way from Chicago
1999 Children's Books of Distinction Award -- Fiction
1999 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award -- Children's
2001 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Recommended
Princess Ashley
1991 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Adult
The River Between Us
2004 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- Historical Fiction
A Year Down Yonder
2001 Bookseller's Choice -- Young Adult
2001 Newbery Medal -- Children's


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Richard Peck has published 44 books.

Richard Peck does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Best Man, was published in September 2016.

The first book by Richard Peck, Sound and Silences, was published in August 1970.

Yes. Richard Peck has 3 series.