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: 325
Stargirl Movie Tie-In Edition
2020 - Stargirl Movie Tie-in Edition [Stargirl Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780593179048
ISBN-10: 0593179048
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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My Fourth of July
2019 - My Fourth of July (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823442881
ISBN-10: 0823442888
Genre: Children's Books
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The Warden's Daughter
2017 - The Warden's Daughter (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375831997
ISBN-10: 0375831991
Genre: Children's Books
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Stargirl
2016 - Stargirl [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781631139574
ISBN-10: 1631139576
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Mama Seeton's Whistle
2015 - Mama Seeton's Whistle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316122177
ISBN-10: 0316122173
Genre: Children's Books
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Crash
2015 - Crash (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553536645
ISBN-10: 0553536648
Genre: Children's Books
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Third Grade Angels
2014 - Third Grade Angels (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781627657839
ISBN-10: 1627657835
Genre: Children's Books
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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
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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.
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A Extraordinaria Garota Chamada Estrela
2014 - A Extraordinaria Garota Chamada Estrela [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788582351444
ISBN-10: 8582351445
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Third Grade Angels
2013 - Third Grade Angels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545387736
ISBN-10: 0545387736
Genre: Children's Books
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Wringer
2013 - Wringer [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787543496057
ISBN-10: 7543496054
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Jake and Lily
2013 - Jake and Lily (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780064471985
ISBN-10: 0064471985
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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
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Third Grade Angels
2012 - Third Grade Angels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545500753
ISBN-10: 0545500753
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fourth Grade Rats
2012 - Fourth Grade Rats (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780545464789
ISBN-10: 0545464781
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Jake and Lily
2012 - Jake and Lily (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060281359
ISBN-10: 0060281359
Genre: Children's Books
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Jake and Lily
2012 - Jake and Lily (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545622981
ISBN-10: 0545622980
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Una casa per Jeffrey Magee
2012 - Una Casa Per Jeffrey Magee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788804617099
ISBN-10: 8804617098
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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I Can Be Anything
2010 - I Can Be Anything (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316102445
ISBN-10: 031610244X
Genre: Children's Books
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Milkweed
2010 - Milkweed (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375861475
ISBN-10: 0375861475
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2009 - Smiles to Go [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
2008 - Report to the Principals Office [School Daze Series] (Other)
2008 - Loser (Other)
2007 - Stargirl / Love Stargirl [Boxed Set] (Hardcover)
2004 - Tooter Pepperday [Stepping Stone Book] (Other)
2003 - Zinkoff El Inutil [Torre de Papel] (Paperback)
2003 - Loser (Paperback)
2003 - Loser (Paperback)
2002 - Loser (Paperback)
2002 - Loser (Paperback)
2002 - Wringer Reproducible Activity Book [Portals to Reading] (Paperback)
2001 - Taubenjagd [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)
2001 - Stargirl [Aus Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Crash (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - Stargirl [Stargirl, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2000 - Crash (Paperback)
1998 - Blue Ribbon Blues [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - A Tooter Tale] (Other)
1998 - Wringer (Paperback)
1997 - Crash (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Wringer (Hardcover)
1996 - Crash (Paperback)
1993 - Picklemania [School Daze, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1992 - Report to the Principal's Office [School Daze, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1984 - Guerra En Familia [Spanish Language Edition] (Paperback)
Stargirl [Read 180, Stage C published by Scholastic] (Paperback)Hardcover
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
Maniac Magee / the Boys' War Double Pack [Experiencing Literature in the Classroom] (Paperback)
Maniac Magee a Novel [Multisource] (Other)
Stargirl with Related Readings [The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions] (Hardcover)