Eve Bunting Books

Eve Bunting is an Irish-American author that writes children’s novels. Born in 1928 in Maghera, North Ireland, her father (Sloan) was a postmaster. Her mother (Mary) was a housewife. Eve has a husband, children, grandchildren, and a few pets.

Order of Frog and Friends Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Frog and Friends (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Party at the Pond (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Best Summer Ever (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
4 Frog's Flying Adventure (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
5 Outdoor Surprises (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
6 Frog Saves the Day (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
7 Frog's Lucky Day (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
8 Frog and Friends Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Discover the World Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 S Is for Shamrock (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Karen Kepplewhite & Janet Hamm Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Karen Kepplewhite is the World's Best Kisser (Short Story) 1983 Description / Buy
2 Janet Hamm Needs a Date for the Dance (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy

Order of Pirate Captain's Daughter Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Pirate Captain's Daughter 2011 Description / Buy
2 Voyage of the Sea Wolf 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Eve Bunting Standalone Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Just Like Everyone Else (Short Story) 1950 Description / Buy
2 Barney the Beard 1975 Description / Buy
3 One More Flight (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
4 Ghost of Summer 1977 Description / Buy
5 The Big Cheese (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
6 Winter's Coming (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
7 Magic and the Night River (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
8 The Haunting of Kildoran Abbey 1978 Description / Buy
9 Oh, Rick (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
10 Nobody Knows but Me 1978 Description / Buy
11 The Girl in the Painting 1978 Description / Buy
12 The Big Red Barn (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
13 Terrible Things (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
14 St. Patrick's Day in the Morning 1980 Description / Buy
15 The Undersea People 1980 Description / Buy
16 The Ghosts of Departure Point (Short Story) 1982 Description / Buy
17 The Traveling Men of Ballycoo 1983 Description / Buy
18 The Valentine Bears (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
19 Someone Is Hiding on Alcatraz Island (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
20 If I Asked You, Would You Stay? 1984 Description / Buy
21 Ghost Behind Me 1984 Description / Buy
22 Maggie the Freak 1984 Description / Buy
23 The Man Who Could Call Down Owls (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
24 Clancy's Coat (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
25 Face at the Edge of the World 1985 Description / Buy
26 The Haunting of Safekeep 1985 Description / Buy
27 Scary, Scary Halloween (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy
28 The Mother's Day Mice (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy
29 Sixth-Grade Sleepover (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy
30 Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour (Short Story) 1987 Description / Buy
31 Will You Be My POSSLQ? 1987 Description / Buy
32 A Sudden Silence (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
33 Is Anybody There? 1988 Description / Buy
34 How Many Days to America? (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
35 Jane Martin, Dog Detective (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
36 Happy Birthday, Dear Duck (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
37 The Ghost Children 1989 Description / Buy
38 The Wednesday Surprise (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
39 No Nap (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
40 Such Nice Kids (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
41 The Wall (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
42 In the Haunted House (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
43 Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies 1990 Description / Buy
44 Fly Away Home (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
45 A Turkey for Thanksgiving (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
46 The Hideout 1991 Description / Buy
47 A Perfect Father's Day 1991 Description / Buy
48 Jumping the Nail 1991 Description / Buy
49 Night Tree (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
50 Sharing Susan (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
51 Our Teacher's Having a Baby (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
52 Summer Wheels (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
53 Coffin on a Case (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
54 The Day Before Christmas (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
55 The Island of One (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
56 Someday a Tree (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
57 Red Fox Running (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
58 Flower Garden (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
59 A Day's Work (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
60 Nasty, Stinky Sneakers (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
61 Sunshine Home (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
62 Smoky Night (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
63 The In-Between Days (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
64 Night of the Gargoyles (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
65 Dandelions (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
66 Cheyenne Again (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
67 Spying on Miss Muller 1995 Description / Buy
68 S.O.S. Titanic 1996 Description / Buy
69 Train to Somewhere (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
70 I Don't Want to Go to Camp (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
71 Market Day (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
72 Sunflower House (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
73 Going Home (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
74 Secret Place (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
75 The Blue and the Gray 1996 Description / Buy
76 December (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
77 I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
78 The Pumpkin Fair (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
79 Ducky (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
80 On Call Back Mountain (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
81 Trouble on the T-Ball Team (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
82 My Backpack (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
83 Twinnies (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
84 Some Frog! (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
85 The Day the Whale Came (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
86 Your Move (Short Story) ( With: James E. Ransome) 1998 Description / Buy
87 So Far from the Sea (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
88 Blackwater (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
89 A Picnic in October (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
90 Rudi's Pond (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
91 Too Many Monsters (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
92 I Have an Olive Tree (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
93 Butterfly House (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
94 Dreaming of America (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
95 Can You Do This, Old Badger? (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
96 Swan in Love (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
97 Moonstick (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
98 I Like the Way You Are (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
99 Wanna Buy an Alien? (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
100 The Memory String (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
101 Doll Baby (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
102 Who Was Born This Special Day? (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
103 Dear Wish Fairy 2000 Description / Buy
104 Gleam and Glow (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
105 Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
106 The Days of Summer (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
107 Riding the Tiger (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
108 Jin Woo (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
109 The Summer of Riley 2001 Description / Buy
110 Peepers (Short Story) ( With: James E. Ransome) 2001 Description / Buy
111 We Were There (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
112 One Candle (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
113 The Bones of Fred McFee (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
114 Little Badger's Just-About Birthday (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
115 Sing a Song of Piglets (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
116 Girls A to Z (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
117 Christmas Cricket (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
118 The Wedding (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
119 Anna's Table (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
120 Whales Passing (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
121 Little Bear's Little Boat (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
122 The Presence 2003 Description / Buy
123 My Big Boy Bed (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
124 Snowboarding on Monster Mountain (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
125 My Special Day at Third Street School (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
126 I Love You, Too (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
127 The Lambkins 2005 Description / Buy
128 Walking to School (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
129 My Red Balloon (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
130 One Green Apple (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
131 That's What Leprechauns Do (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
132 My Robot (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
133 My Mom's Wedding (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
134 Reggie (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
135 The Baby Shower (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
136 Baby Can (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
137 Hurry! Hurry! (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
138 Emma's Turtle (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
139 The Man with the Red Bag 2007 Description / Buy
140 You Were Loved Before You Were Born (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
141 Mouse Island (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
142 Our Library (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
143 The Banshee (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
144 Finn McCool and the Great Fish (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
145 Will It Be a Baby Brother? (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
146 Green Shamrocks (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
147 Hey Diddle Diddle (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
148 Tweak Tweak (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
149 Pirate Boy (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
150 Ballywhinney Girl (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
151 The Cart That Carried Martin (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
152 Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
153 Big Bear's Big Boat (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
154 Washday (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
155 P is for Pirate (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
156 Yard Sale (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
157 Whose Shoe? (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
158 Forbidden 2015 Description / Buy
159 Thunder Horse (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
160 I'm a Duck (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
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Most of her education took place in Northern Ireland, specifically Belfast. A former student of Methodist College and Queen’s University, Eve was still studying when she stumbled upon her future husband. She met the business executive in college and the two started a family soon after.

Initially migrating to Scotland, Eve and Edward eventually decided to move to the US. That was in 1958. A decade later, she became a United States citizen. She was already older than most aspiring authors when Eve finally sat down to write fiction.

As a child, the author was obsessed with Northern Ireland’s rich storytelling culture. She was particularly fascinated by the so-called Shanachies, storytellers that went from home to home spreading ancient folktales. While she thought that she fit the idea of a Shanachie, Eve did not necessarily harbor notions of pursuing a publishing career.

Everything changed when she immigrated to the US. Eve Bunting spent several years raising her three children. But eventually, they did not need her quite as much. She stumbled upon a brochure promoting a writing class at the local Junior college.

Eve knew that there was no shortage of ideas for stories in her mind. And she understood that writing them down would give her great joy. But, still, she wasn’t certain of her future in publishing. None the less, she signed up for the class, honed her skills, and published her first novel.

Having taken up the pen in her mid-thirties, Eve Bunting was 40 when her first book was finally published. It was an exploration of a folktale that followed the exploits of an Irish giant and his conflict with a Scottish giant.

The story was so common in Ireland that Eve thought everyone knew it. Once she realized that Finn McCool wasn’t quite as well known as she presumed, Eve made him the center of her story. The exotic setting and foreign concepts in her work won Eve many adoring fans.

She went on to write many more novels, building an extensive bibliography with over 200 published works over a relatively short period. The author writes children’s books. She tries to produce content to fit all ages. She has always wanted to write for every child, not just the pre-schooler but the middle grader and the older teens.

Her bibliography also includes adult-oriented novels. Her stories are not afraid to tackle difficult subjects. She always adds as much diversity as possible, introducing children to characters of all backgrounds. Eve’s stories tackle happiness, death, immigration, basically every concept that is present in the real world regardless of how negative it might be.

Eve Bunting Awards

Bunting has been the recipient of the PEN Los Angeles Center Literacy Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the Golden Kite Award

Best Eve Bunting Books

Even though so many of her works are set in Ireland, Eve Bunting makes an effort to be as inclusive as possible with the characters she uses, with some of the best titles in her bibliography including:

Smoky Night: A young boy and his mother live quiet lives in an apartment building. They keep to themselves, minding their own business. The same goes for their neighbors. Everyone avoids unnecessary interactions with everyone else. When violent riots descend on Los Angeles, the pair is forced to kindle bonds with their neighbors at a time where they must all unit to survive the looting.

This picture book tackles racial tensions and rioting.

Fly Away Home: Andrew is a boy without a home. He stays with his father in an airport because it is better than living on the street. Survival isn’t easy. They have to keep moving from terminal to terminal. This is the only way to keep the relevant authorities from noticing them. What seems like a bleak situation takes a curious turn when a bird that was trapped gains its freedom.

This book is 32 pages long because it is aimed towards children, hence the illustrations. But it still discusses homelessness in such a straightforward manner.

When Does The Next Eve Bunting book come out?

Eve Bunting doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is I'm a Duck and was released on March, 13th 2018.

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