Search - List of Books by Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is an author of children's novels on adolescence and early adulthood. He is best known for the novels Maniac Magee and Wringer.

Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Wayne, PA. At the age of sixteen, his love of sports inspired him to compose a poem about a recent football victory. Later, unbeknownst to him, his father published it in the local newspaper. It was at this time he realized that he would not become a Major League Baseball player, and decided to become a writer instead.

During his time at Gettysburg College, Spinelli spent his time writing short stories and was the editor of the college literary magazine. After graduation, he became a writer and editor for a department store magazine. The next twenty years, he spent his time working ordinary jobs during the day so that he had the energy to write fiction in his spare time. He found himself writing during lunch breaks, on weekends, and after dinner.

His first four novels were written for adults and were all rejected. His fifth novel was also intended for adults, but became his first children's book. This work, Space Station Seventh Grade, was published in 1982.

Spinelli graduated from Gettysburg College in 1963 and acquired his MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1964. He married Eileen Mesi in 1977, who also writes children's books. They have six children and sixteen grandchildren.

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Total Books: 324
My Fourth of July
2019 - My Fourth of July (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823442881
ISBN-10: 0823442888
Genre: Children's Books

The Warden's Daughter
2017 - The Warden's Daughter (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375831997
ISBN-10: 0375831991
Genre: Children's Books

2016 - Stargirl [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781631139574
ISBN-10: 1631139576
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Mama Seeton's Whistle
2015 - Mama Seeton's Whistle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316122177
ISBN-10: 0316122173
Genre: Children's Books

2015 - Crash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780553536645
ISBN-10: 0553536648
Genre: Children's Books

Stargirl/Love Stargirl Paperback Box Set
2014 - Stargirl/love Stargirl Paperback Box Set (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553509892
ISBN-10: 0553509896
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Hokey Pokey
2014 - Hokey Pokey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780440420514
ISBN-10: 0440420512
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.

A Extraordinaria Garota Chamada Estrela
2014 - A Extraordinaria Garota Chamada Estrela [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788582351444
ISBN-10: 8582351445

2013 - Wringer [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787543496057
ISBN-10: 7543496054

Jake and Lily
2013 - Jake and Lily (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064471985
ISBN-10: 0064471985
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Third Grade Angels - Audio Library Edition
2012 - Third Grade Angels - Audio Library Edition (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780545466219
ISBN-10: 0545466210
Genre: Children's Books

Third Grade Angels
2012 - Third Grade Angels (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780545500753
ISBN-10: 0545500753
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Fourth Grade Rats
2012 - Fourth Grade Rats (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545464789
ISBN-10: 0545464781
Genre: Children's Books

Jake and Lily
2012 - Jake and Lily (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545622981
ISBN-10: 0545622980
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Una casa per Jeffrey Magee
2012 - Una Casa Per Jeffrey Magee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788804617099
ISBN-10: 8804617098
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.

I Can Be Anything
2010 - I Can Be Anything (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316102445
ISBN-10: 031610244X
Genre: Children's Books

2010 - Milkweed (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375861475
ISBN-10: 0375861475
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Today I Will A Year of Quotes Notes and Promises to Myself
2009 - Today I Will a Year of Quotes Notes and Promises to Myself (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375840579
ISBN-10: 0375840575
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

Today I Will
2009 - Today I Will (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375962301
ISBN-10: 0375962301
Genre: Reference

Smiles To Go
2009 - Smiles to Go [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780606121927
ISBN-10: 0606121927
Genre: Children's Books

Stargirl paperback/Love Stargirl paperback Boxed Set with Free Stargirl Journal
2008 - Report to the Principals Office [School Daze Series] (Other)Paperback
2007 - Stargirl / Love Stargirl [Boxed Set] (Hardcover)Paperback
2004 - Tooter Pepperday [Stepping Stone Book] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Tooter Pepperday [Stepping Stones Chapter Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Zinkoff El Inutil [Torre de Papel] (Paperback)
2002 - Stargirl [Stargirl, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2002 - Loser (Hardcover)
2002 - Wringer Reproducible Activity Book [Portals to Reading] (Paperback)
2001 - Taubenjagd [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Space Station Seventh Grade [Space Station Seventh Grade, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - Stargirl [Stargirl, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - Stargirl [Stargirl, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Blue Ribbon Blues [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - A Tooter Tale] (Other)Hardcover
1993 - Picklemania [School Daze, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1992 - Report to the Principal's Office [School Daze, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Guerra En Familia [Spanish Language Edition] (Paperback)
School Daze [Report to the Principal's Office, Who Ran My Underwear Up the Flagpole?, Picklemania, Do the Funky Pickle] (Paperback)
Fourth Grade Rats By Jerry Spinelli [Paperback - From the Newberry Award Wining Author of Manic Magee] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Maniac Magee / the Boys' War Double Pack [Experiencing Literature in the Classroom] (Paperback)
Stargirl with Related Readings [The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD