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  • Bibliography:
    22 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    October 2002
  • Latest Book:
    March 2023
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Full Series List in Order


1 - Clementine (Sep-2006)
2 - The Talented Clementine (2007)
3 - Clementine's Letter (2008)
4 - Clementine, Friend of the Week (Aug-2010)
5 - Clementine and the Family Meeting (Sep-2011)
6 - Clementine and the Spring Trip (Mar-2013)
7 - Completely Clementine (Mar-2015)


1 - Pax (Feb-2016)
2 - Pax, Journey Home (Sep-2021)


Stuart's Cape (Oct-2002)
Stuart Goes to School (Jul-2003)


1 - Waylon! One Awesome Thing (Apr-2016)
2 - Waylon! Even More Awesome (Nov-2017)
3 - Waylon! The Most Awesome of All (Apr-2019)

Book List in Order: 22 titles

  • A quirky, inventive chapter book featuring an unusual hero--an 8-year-old worrier. Now in paperback!

    Stuart's got problems. It's raining. He's bored. And worst of all, he's new in town, so he's got a lot to worry about. What does a kid like St...

  • This hilarious sequel to STUART'S CAPE is a witty look at an eight-year-old worrier's first day of third grade. Now in paperback!The first day of school is here, and Stuart is worried. What if he gets stuck in the boys' bathroom? What if he doesn't h...

  • The newest animated feature from DreamWorks features major voice talent, gorgeous artwork, and an underwater comedy that's leagues away from anything else.

    Shark Tale tells the story of Oscar (played by Will Smith), a fast-talking little fish ...

  • Clementine is having not so good of a week. • On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. • Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. • Wednesday, she's sent to the principal ... again. • Thursday, Margare...

  • A charming story about finding the courage to tell someone special how you feel about them.

    Poor Pierre wishes he could tell Catherine how he feels about her, but Catherine is a graceful ballet teacher, and Pierre is merely a poor fisherman.

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    This delightful New York Times bestselling chapter book series, from the award-winning author of Pax, is a modern classic that has been keeping readers engaged and laughing as they follow the hijinks of Clementine, a clever and quirky ...

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    This New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping readers engaged and laughing for more than a decade with over one million copies sold! Clementine can't believe her ears: her beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz, might be leaving them for ...

  • Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country's leader had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers--they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great "Sparrow War" to banis...

  • CLEMENTINE has been picked to be Friend of the Week! This means she gets to be line leader, collect the milk money, and feed the fish. Even better, she'll get a Friend of the Week booklet, in which all the other third grade kids will write why they ...

  • Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food? Try as she might to find out ...

  • Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So whil...

  • For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It’s the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye O...

  • In the tradition of The Stupids, Meet the Dullards is a clever and irreverent picture book about a comically boring family, from bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Daniel Salmieri. Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their ...

  • Summer is coming, and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again, because she's still mad at him for eating meat. Instead, she has to express her sadness by giving him drawings of animals she knows would not want ...

  • From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. PAX is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax a...

  • Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, like teleportation, human gills, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own person...

  • Waylon thinks most problems can be solved with science. But when it comes to having to share a dog with Baxter Boylen, science may not be very helpful. Baxter is the closest thing to a juvenile delinquent Waylon has ever met. He's always getting c...

  • Waylon can't wait to participate in the Boston Science Expo June 14. He's confident that his project will impress the crowd, and his idol, a famous astrophysicist, is sure to be in attendance. Maybe Waylon will finally get a chance to meet he...

  • From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere. Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world...

  • From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. It’s been a year since Peter and his pet...

  • Award-winning, bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Matthew Cordell come together in this hilarious absurdist tale about a precocious girl who transforms her community in surprising ways.What are people for?That’s the burning questio...

Award-Winning Books by Sara Pennypacker

2006 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 9 & Up
2007 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
2007 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6
2008 Rhode Island Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-6
2009 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's
2009 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 3-5
Stuart Goes to School
2004 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award -- Transitional Fiction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Sara Pennypacker has published 22 books.

Sara Pennypacker does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Leeva at Last, was published in March 2023.

The first book by Sara Pennypacker, Stuart's Cape, was published in October 2002.

Yes. Sara Pennypacker has 4 series.