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  • Bibliography:
    32 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1993
  • Latest Book:
    August 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Freak the Mighty

1 - Freak the Mighty (Nov-1993)
2 - Max the Mighty (Nov-1998)

Multi-Author Series List

My Name Is America

The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds (Nov-2001)

Book List in Order: 32 titles



  • FLESH AND BLOOD Michael and Jack Fitzroy. They were more than brothers. They were partners in a Boston detective agency that they hoped to turn into something very big in the post-World War II world of big business, big-time politics, and big money. ...



  • Meet Maxwell Kane. A timid, gentle soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Slow in school, haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding other kids -- avoiding the world. Then max meets Kevin,...






  • Maxwell Kane is back. Here is the highly anticipated sequel to the classic, award-winning novel FREAK THE MIGHTY!Meet Maxwell Kane, the brooding giant-of-a-boy who escaped from his basement hiding place and faced the real world in FREAK THE MIGHTY.St...



  • Dr. Stephen Shelby is a literate, honorable man, passionate about his career in astronomy, and about life. He loves his telescopes, his books, his privileged access to the great observatories. But his snug little world is turned upside down when he...



  • "IF YOU'RE READING THIS, IT MUST BE A THOUSAND YEARS FROM NOW." Nobody around here reads anymore. Why bother, when you can just use a mindprobe needle and shoot all the images and excitement straight into your brain? I've heard of books, but they wer...



  • Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47....



  • Physician Davis Bentwood, making a lengthy housecall at the Coffin family mansion on the coast of Maine, finds the newborn grandson of Captain Cash Coffin, stiff and cold as a block of ice, in a cradle not ten feet from a roaring fire. Young Davis ca...






  • Arthur Woodbury is tired of being called fat. So he's purchased a special product that's supposed to help him lose weight. But when he puts on the helmet like the instructions say, his world vanishes before his very eyes. Now he is trapped in REM Wor...



  • Twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself out of bed in the morning. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself. But when his dad's boat sinks, Skiff discovers it will cost th...



  • From the author of Freak the Mighty, a stirring tale of an orphan boy with a frightening secret...Joe Dilly has a secret way with horses--and with fire. His kid brother, Roy, knows about both secrets, but he's not telling. Not when he and Joe hire on...



  • A Newbery Honor Book, this warm, funny, & heart-wrenching Civil War novel introduces readers to the Battle of Gettysburg & "Little Round Top," one of the most famous feats of bravery in U.S. history!In this emotive, Newbery Honor-winning page...



  • Connie Kale and Mandy O'Hare were friends when they were young, before it mattered that Connie's father was the retired golf pro turned greenskeeper at the posh Sankaty Head Golf Course, of which the O'Hare family was the sole owner. But the time had...



  • In the remote frozen hills of Maine, a group of top scientists gathers under a cloak of secrecy...

    THE TERROR BEGINS...

    As winter grips the sub-zero peaks, the peaceful little village is suddenly stricken by bizarre happenings -- un...



  • THEY WERE DAMNED TO A LIVING HELL -- AND REBORN INTO A TERRIFYING NEW ORDER...

    CITY OR THE DEAD

    They are called "sleepers" -- comatose "zombies" discovered in the slums of Miami. Their fingerprints obliterated, their ice-cold naked ...



  • INTELLIGENCE OF THE DOLPHIN

    HUNGER OF THE SHARK

    ISURUS MAXIMUS

    Genetically-engineered sharks designed to have the intelligence of a dolphin. Twenty feet long. Two thousand pounds of cartilage and teeth and muscle, bigger an...



  • Listen, Jack Hawkins, and listen well...

    Mystery writer Jack Hawkins thinks it's just an oddbail prank caller reciting a quote from one of his detective novels. It is actually the beginning of a nightmare.

    You have just committed mu...



  • The scene is Boston, in the middle of a bone-chilling fall. J.D. Hawkins, author of mysteries, wheelchair-bound, and the solver of crimes in Shadow Kills, becomes involved in a new case. Two young children are kidnapped -- and their father just happe...






  • Wheelchair-bound author Jack Hawkins complains only mildly when the producer of the TV movie made from his police novel changes the black widow of the title to a blonde, when her dead cop husband metamorphoses from black to a matching shade, and when...



  • A T.D. STASH CRIME ADVENTURE

    DRUGS, DAMES, DEATH -- A BUBBLING BREW OF DANGER IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

    KEYS TO TROUBLE

    A young kid in over his head in the kind of snow that doesn't melt but kills. An aging rock star running out ...



  • Crime writer J.D. Hawkins believes that "bad things happen when people lie, even when good people lie." Was macho crime writer Howard Holton living a lie up to the time when he drowned in the Nantucket surf? And why has Holton's unsolved death come b...



  • SUNKEN GOLD BECOMES BLOOD MONEY IN A GULF-STREAM STORM OF SEX AND SLAYING

    The Rosario, a Spanish galleon loaded with gold, sank four centuries ago off the Florida Keys. Now a, smooth-as-silk-tongued treasure hunter named Harper King said he ...



  • T.D. Stash, part-time sleuth, was over his cool head 'n dirty business in the Everglades: There was an adorable little girl who claimed her loving father wanted her to be an adorable corpse... a tycoon who bred killer alligators for profit and pleasu...



  • Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race ...



  • WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF electricity suddenly FAILED? iF every cell phone, computer, car engine, battery, and electrical, circuit stopped functioning? When residents of a remote New Hampshire village gather to watch the northern lights, they're expec...



  • Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers straight into the nightmare of a raging wildfire as 12-year-old Sam is trapped by explosive flames and deadly smoke that threaten to take his life. Can he survive? Flames race toward Sam Castine&...



  • Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong!Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he'...








  • "Soon we will eat the frozen cattle.... And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat?Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees?What shall we eat?"Spring, 1846: Douglas Allen Deeds dreams of starting a ne...



  • A thrilling historical adventure by the master of adventure himself, Rodman Philbrick.It's Maine, 1924, and the Ku Klux Klan is on the rise.Davy and Jo Michaud have been recently orphaned. Taken in by a distant relative -- a famous aviator -- they ar...



  • Another WILD adventure from Rodman Philbrick, author of Wildfireand Wild River. Wild Wave is the adventure of two kids trapped in the aftermath of a tsunami. It's kids vs. nature in another edge-of-your seat read!When a tsunami heads for the coast, N...


Award-Winning Books by Rodman Philbrick

Brothers and Sinners
1993 Shamus Award -- Paperback Original P.I. Novel
The Last Book in the Universe
2001 Isinglass Teen Read Award -- Grades 6-8
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
2009 Lupine Award -- Children/Young Adult
Zane and the Hurricane
2014 Lupine Award -- Children/Young Adult


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rodman Philbrick has published 32 books.

The next book by Rodman Philbrick, Wild Wave, will be published in August 2024.

The first book by Rodman Philbrick, Brothers and Sinners, was published in September 1993.

Yes. Rodman Philbrick has 1 series.