Andrew Clements Books

Andrew Clements, who is an American national, is an author and doubles up as an editor and teacher. Clements’ niche is especially juvenile literature and his literary work encompasses both standalone books and series of books. Clements, who is a sexagenarian, was born in May 1949. Clements’ birthplace is Camden upon New Jersey, in the United States.

Order of Jake Drake Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Jake Drake Know-It-All 2001 Description / Buy
2 Jake Drake, Bully Buster 2001 Description / Buy
3 Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet 2001 Description / Buy
4 Jake Drake, Class Clown 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Benjamin Pratt Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 We the Children 2010 Description / Buy
2 Fear Itself 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Whites of Their Eyes 2011 Description / Buy
4 In Harm's Way 2013 Description / Buy
5 We Hold These Truths 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Pets To The Rescue Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ringo Saves The Day! 2001 Description / Buy
2 Brave Norman 2001 Description / Buy
3 Dolores and the Big Fire 2002 Description / Buy
4 Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Things Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Things Not Seen 2002 Description / Buy
2 Things Hoped For 2006 Description / Buy
3 Things That Are 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Reading Program Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Milo's Great Invention 1995 Description / Buy
2 Three Wishes For Buster 1996 Description / Buy
3 Karen's Island 1996 Description / Buy
4 Bill Pickett an American Original Texas Style 1997 Description / Buy
5 Desert Treasure 1998 Description / Buy
6 Life in the Desert 1998 Description / Buy
7 Inventors 1998 Description / Buy
8 Ham And Eggs For Jack 1999 Description / Buy
9 Hurricane Andrew 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Real Monsters Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Things That Go Eek on Halloween 1997 Description / Buy
2 Stage Fright! 1997 Description / Buy
3 Go for the Mold 1997 Description / Buy
4 Gromble's Haunted Halloween 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Slippers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Slippers At School 2004 Description / Buy
2 Slippers At Home 2004 Description / Buy
3 Naptime For Slippers 2005 Description / Buy
4 Slippers Loves to Run 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Andrew Clements Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Bird Adalbert 1975 Description / Buy
2 Big Al 1988 Description / Buy
3 Santa's Secret Helper 1990 Description / Buy
4 Temple Cat 1991 Description / Buy
5 Noah and the Ark and the Animals 1991 Description / Buy
6 Big Al and Shrimpy 1991 Description / Buy
7 Mother Earth's Counting Book 1992 Description / Buy
8 Billy and the Bad Teacher 1992 Description / Buy
9 Who Owns the Cow? 1995 Description / Buy
10 Bright Christmas 1996 Description / Buy
11 Frindle 1996 Description / Buy
12 Phillip's Birthday Book 1996 Description / Buy
13 Double Trouble in Walla Walla 1997 Description / Buy
14 Music Time, Any Time 1997 Description / Buy
15 Snowden and the Christmas Joy Parade 1999 Description / Buy
16 Workshop 1999 Description / Buy
17 The Landry News 1999 Description / Buy
18 Look Who's In The Thanksgiving Play! 1999 Description / Buy
19 The Secret Father's Day Present 2000 Description / Buy
20 The Christmas Kitten 2000 Description / Buy
21 Circus Family Dog 2000 Description / Buy
22 The Janitor's Boy 2000 Description / Buy
23 Air from Other Planets 2000 Description / Buy
24 Mouse Family 2000 Description / Buy
25 Allegra's Window Board Book 2000 Description / Buy
26 The Jacket 2001 Description / Buy
27 The School Story 2001 Description / Buy
28 A Week in the Woods 2002 Description / Buy
29 Hey Dad, Could I Borrow Your Hammer 2002 Description / Buy
30 The Report Card 2004 Description / Buy
31 The Last Holiday Concert 2004 Description / Buy
32 Lunch Money 2005 Description / Buy
33 Because Your Daddy Loves You 2005 Description / Buy
34 A Million Dots 2006 Description / Buy
35 Room One 2006 Description / Buy
36 A Strange Day in Mayville 2006 Description / Buy
37 The Big Gust 2006 Description / Buy
38 Dogku 2007 Description / Buy
39 No Talking 2007 Description / Buy
40 Lost and Found 2008 Description / Buy
41 Extra Credit 2009 Description / Buy
42 The Handiest Things in the World 2010 Description / Buy
43 Troublemaker 2011 Description / Buy
44 Because Your Mommy Loves You 2012 Description / Buy
45 About Average 2012 Description / Buy
46 The Map Trap 2014 Description / Buy
47 Because Your Grandparents Love You 2015 Description / Buy
48 The Losers Club 2017 Description / Buy
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In his early age, Andrew Clements resided in Cherry Hill and Oaklyn, a township and borough in New Jersey, respectively, till he was a sixth grader. Thereafter, Clements’ family relocated from New Jersey to Springfield upon Illinois. Clements’ parents were bibliophiles and instilled in him the urge to read. Presently, Clements is domiciled in Maine.

For his O levels, Andrew Clements went to Springfield High School. For his undergraduate studies, Clements attended the Evanston-based Northwestern University wherein he majored in literature and later on received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature. For his postgraduate education, Clements enrolled at the Chicago-based National Louis University whereby he received his Master’s in Teaching degree.

Thereafter, Andrew Clements had a seven-year long teaching stint in Chicago schools; Clements taught fourth graders, eight graders, and high school students. Clements opines that he liked brainstorming sessions together with his pupils and students.

Andrew Clements: Early Writing Career
While still in Springfield High School, his teacher of English complimented him on a poem that he penned earlier and commended on its possible publication. Clements imagined himself as a writer and was greatly encouraged when Northwestern University professors further complimented his essays.

After witnessing a decline in the number of pupils and students enrolling and experiencing retrenchment twice, Andrew Clements quit teaching definitely. He relocated to New York and had a short-lived stint writing songs. Even then the ill-fated songwriting stint instilled in Clements a penchant for sitting to conjure things up.

Andrew Clements plunged into the publishing industry after he gave up on songwriting. He was acknowledged for his participation in the publication of the 1983 book entitled A County Christmas Treasury. However, his greatest inspiration for writing was during the time he worked for Picture Book Studio whereby his interaction with authors and book illustrators prompted him to publish his own picture books.

Andrew Clements, who prefers writing while keeping from the distractions of modern conveniences such as television and phone, debuted in 1996 and his debut book is called Frindle, a standalone. However, an earlier series that Clements wrote is called Things. The first edition of the first book in this trilogy was initially published in March 2002, titled Things Not Seen. This book is shelved under the young adult, fiction, fantasy, and science fiction genres.

Bobby Philips is the featured central character in Andrew Clements’ book Things Not Seen. Meet protagonist Bobby Phillips. Phillips is a normal teenage boy who attends a preparatory school. His father and mother are a physicist and English professor, respectively.

The turning point in Andrew Clements’ first book in the serialized Things, Things Not Seen, is the moment when Bobby Phillips becomes invisible out of the blue and his parents keep it under wraps. The invisible Phillips chances upon and befriends a blind girl called Alicia as his parents race against time to troubleshoot his invisibility in this Schneider Family Book Award-winning book.

Andrew Clements Awards

Andrew Clements has won many awards for his books. In 2004, Clements’s book Things Not Seen clinched Schneider Family Book Award and was nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award. In 2016, Clements’ book Frindle bagged the Phoenix Award. In 2006, Andrew Clements’ 2006 entitled Room One was nominated for the Agatha Award, in the Best Children’s Young Adult category; in 2017, the said book clinched the Edgar Award in the Best Juvenile category.

Between 1998 and 2001, Andrew Clements clinched many other contemporary awards ranging from choice awards to honor book awards. For instance, in 2009, Andrew Clements’ 2007 book No Talking clinched the Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award and Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award.

In 2007, Andrew Clements’ 2007 book Lunch Money clinched the Keystone to Reading Book Award and Simon Honor Book Award. In 2006, Clements 2004 book titled The Report Card clinched the Charlie May Simon Children’s Award. In 2001, Clements’ 1999 book The Landry News clinched the Simon Honor Book Award. In 2005, Andrew Clements’ 2002 A Week in the Woods clinched the Keystone to Reading Book Award and Iowa Children’s Choice Award.

Best Andrew Clements Books

The following are the best books authored by Andrew Clements. The first is the aforementioned Things Not Seen.

Room One: It features a fifth grader called Ted Hammond who sees a mysterious face in a neglected farmhouse whose owners supposedly left two years previously.

Frindle: The third is titled Frindle. It features a troublemaker and lazy fifth grader called Nicholas Allen; in a bid to distract a teacher, Allen renames the pen–calling it frindle–and becomes famous nationally.

Other Books You May Like

Readers who liked the books authored by Andrew Clements also liked the following series of books. The first is called “Hank Zipzer” series, authored by Henry Winkler. It features Hank Zipzer, a dyslexic and lively second grader who performs dismally at school. The second is “Joey Pigza” series, a quintet penned by Jack Gantos. Protagonist Joey Pigza has attention deficit disorder. The third one is titled “The Homework Machine” series, a duology authored by Dan Gutman. It is all about child characters that garner fame after creating a machine that can do homework on their behalf.

When Does The Next Andrew Clements book come out?

Andrew Clements doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Losers Club and was released on August, 29th 2017.

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