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Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for young readers, including her newest middle grade, My World Ends in April, chapter book series The Dino Files and GoldieBlox and picture books including Excellent Ed101 Reasons Why I'm NOT Taking a Bath, and Beautiful. A former engineer, Stacy writes about math and science with authority. Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524767600
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Yearling - April 2nd, 2019

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


Mars! Earthlings Welcome (Our Universe #5) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250256881
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Mars! Earthlings Welcome is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the red planet—told from the perspective of Mars himself...


Millionaires for the Month Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175255
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

How would you spend five million dollars in 30 days? A billionaire's wallet, a bizarre challenge, and an unlikely friendship send two kids on a wild adventure. From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.


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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe #1) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250108081
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 24th, 2017

A lighthearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the Earth--told from the perspective of the Earth itself!

"Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome."


Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe #4) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250108098
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself.


A Small Kindness Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Wendy Leach (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495221
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Running Press Kids - February 2nd, 2021

Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children—from the award-winning author of Excellent Ed and Sun! One In a Billion.

It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike.


Moon! Earth's Best Friend (Our Universe #3) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250199348
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 11th, 2019

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon—told from the perspective of the moon itself.


Beautiful Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780762457816
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Running Press Kids - September 13th, 2016

Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable. . . .Every girl is BEAUTIFUL.

Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!


Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Deborah Hocking (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399545023
Availability: On our shelves
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

In this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek guide, kid-expert Max reveals everything you need to know about getting a new puppy.


The World Ends in April Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524767648
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Yearling - March 2nd, 2021

Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth? Find out in this smart and funny novel by the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.

Every day in middle school can feel like the end of the world.


Goldie Blox Rules the School! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399556340
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

An original chapter-book series featuring the characters from GoldieBlox!


Sun! One in a Billion (Our Universe #2) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250199324
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 23rd, 2018

From the author of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years comes a new picture book about space—this time starring our Sun!


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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767570
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


The World Ends in April Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767617
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth? Find out in this smart and funny novel by the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.

Every day in middle school can feel like the end of the world.


Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462124
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Published: Running Press Kids - December 4th, 2018

From award-winning author Stacy McAnulty comes a sweet story about love and what it's really all about.


Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Deborah Hocking (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101996409
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2019

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek guide from kid-expert Max reveals everything you need to know about the game of soccer.


Excellent Ed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553510232
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

Dog lovers will adore this imperfect yet endearing mutt and his quest for excellence!

***Winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Author Honor Award!***

 
Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent--except Ed.
 


The Dino Files #1: A Mysterious Egg Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524701505
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

What if you found a dinosaur in your own backyard? Get ready to raise a baby dinosaur in the Dino Files series!
 


Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Deborah Hocking (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101996447
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Max's hilarious guide to the grocery store turns an everyday errand into an adventure.


Goldie Blox and the Three Dares (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Grace Mills (Illustrator), Alan Batson (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399556364
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

An original chapter-book series featuring the characters from GoldieBlox!


Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Edward Hemingway (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781503948389
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Published: Two Lions - February 7th, 2017

Mr. Fuzzbuster knew he was Lily's favorite. They did everything together. Naps. Story time. Walks. And more naps. But now four more animals lived in the house....

To prove he's still Lily's favorite, Mr. Fuzzbuster will have to ask her, but will her answer surprise him? This funny, heartwarming story is for every child who has ever wondered if there's a favorite in the house.


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Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Matthew Rivera (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250304049
Availability: Coming soon - PRE-ORDER NOW!
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 31st, 2021

From Stacy McAnulty, author of the funny STEM picture book Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years and Our Universe series, comes the beginning of an exciting new picture book series focused on the science of the body.