Andrew Clements Books

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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 Pets To The Rescue Series

1Ringo Saves The Day! 2001Description / Buy
2Brave Norman (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
3Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends (Short Story) 2002Description / Buy
4Dolores and the Big Fire 2002Description / Buy

Order of Jake Drake Series

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

Order of Reading Program Series

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

Order of Real Monsters Series

1Real Monsters Go for the Mold 1997Description / Buy
2Things That Go Eek on Halloween 1997Description / Buy
3Real Monsters Stage Fright! 1997Description / Buy
4Gromble's Haunted Halloween 1998Description / Buy

Order of Slippers Series

1Slippers At Home 2004Description / Buy
2Naptime For Slippers 2004Description / Buy
3Slippers at School (Short Story) 2005Description / Buy
4Slippers Loves to Run 2006Description / Buy

Order of Benjamin Pratt Series

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

Order of Things Series

1Things Not Seen 2002Description / Buy
2Things Hoped For 2006Description / Buy
3Things That Are 2008Description / Buy

Order of Andrew Clements Standalone Books

1Bird Adalbert 1985Description / Buy
2Noah and the Ark and the Animals 1987Description / Buy
3Big Al 1988Description / Buy
4Santa's Secret Helper 1990Description / Buy
5Temple Cat 1991Description / Buy
6Mother Earth's Counting Book 1992Description / Buy
7Billy and the Bad Teacher 1992Description / Buy
8Who Owns the Cow? 1995Description / Buy
9Bright Christmas 1996Description / Buy
10Frindle 1996Description / Buy
11Phillip's Birthday Book 1996Description / Buy
12Music Time, Any Time 1997Description / Buy
13Double Trouble in Walla Walla 1997Description / Buy
14Snowden and the Christmas Joy Parade 1999Description / Buy
15Workshop 1999Description / Buy
16Hey Dad, Could I Borrow Your Hammer 1999Description / Buy
17The Landry News 1999Description / Buy
18Look Who's In The Thanksgiving Play! 1999Description / Buy
19The Secret Father's Day Present 2000Description / Buy
20The Janitor's Boy 2000Description / Buy
21The Mouse Family (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
22Circus Family Dog (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
23The Christmas Kitten 2000Description / Buy
24The School Story 2001Description / Buy
25The Jacket 2002Description / Buy
26A Week in the Woods 2002Description / Buy
27Big Al and Shrimpy 2002Description / Buy
28The Report Card 2004Description / Buy
29The Last Holiday Concert 2004Description / Buy
30Robocat (Short Story) 2004Description / Buy
31A Million Dots 2005Description / Buy
32Lunch Money 2005Description / Buy
33Because Your Daddy Loves You 2005Description / Buy
34Room One: A Mystery or Two 2006Description / Buy
35A Strange Day in Mayville 2006Description / Buy
36The Big Gust 2006Description / Buy
37Dogku 2007Description / Buy
38No Talking 2007Description / Buy
39Lost and Found 2008Description / Buy
40Extra Credit 2009Description / Buy
41Troublemaker 2011Description / Buy
42Because Your Mommy Loves You 2012Description / Buy
43About Average 2012Description / Buy
44The Map Trap 2014Description / Buy
45Because Your Grandparents Love You 2015Description / Buy
46The Losers Club 2017Description / Buy
47The Friendship War 2019Description / Buy

Order of Andrew Clements Non-Fiction Books

1Air from Other Planets 2000Description / Buy
2The Handiest Things in the World 2010Description / Buy

Andrew Clements Anthologies

1 Snowden and the Christmas Joy Parade1999Description / 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 Friendship War and was released on January, 8th 2019.

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  1. Found my way here via the “Pets to the Rescue” series. I wasn’t aware this author has multiple other series with a great variety of options! My nephew loved the Pets books so I look forward to trying some of these other series with him. I’m sure he’ll love them all, Clements is a great author!

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