Cornelia Funke Books In Order

Inkheart/Inkworld Books In Publication Order

  1. Inkheart (2003)
  2. Inkspell (2005)
  3. Inkdeath (2007)

Ghosthunters Books In Publication Order

  1. Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (1993)
  2. Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost! (1994)
  3. Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! (1995)
  4. Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! (1995)

Mirrorworld Books In Publication Order

  1. Reckless/Petrified Flesh (2010)
  2. Fearless/Living Shadows (2012)
  3. The Golden Yarn (2015)
  4. The Glass of Lead and Gold (2018)
  5. The Silver Tracks (2020)

MirrorWorld Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The MirrorWorld Anthology (2013)

C.H.I.X. Books In Publication Order

  1. The Summer Gang (1993)

Dragon Rider Books In Publication Order

  1. Dragon Rider (1997)
  2. The Griffin’s Feather (2016)
  3. The Aurelia Curse (2021)

Wild Chicks Books In Publication Order

  1. The Wild Chicks (1993)
  2. Class Trip (1996)

Pan’s Labryinth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Labyrinth of the Faun (2019)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Thief Lord (2000)
  2. When Santa Fell to Earth (2006)
  3. Igraine the Brave (2007)
  4. Saving Mississippi (2010)
  5. Ghost Knight (2011)
  6. The New Girl (2012)
  7. Young Werewolf (2013)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. A Princess, A Pirate, And One Wild Brother (2008)
  2. Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World (2018)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. The Princess Knight (2001)
  2. Pirate Girl (2005)
  3. The Wildest Brother (2005)
  4. Princess Pigsty (2007)
  5. Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab (2015)
  6. The Book No One Ever Read (2017)
  7. Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl (2017)

Chapter Books In Publication Order

  1. Inkheart Movie Novelization (With: Jane B. Mason,Sarah Hines Stephens) (2009)
  2. The Moonshine Dragon (2014)
  3. Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs (2014)
  4. The Monster From The Blue Planet (2015)
  5. Monster Busters (2015)
  6. The Pirate Pig (2015)
  7. Ruffleclaw (2015)
  8. Lilly and Fin (2017)

Jane B. Mason Chapter Books In Publication Order

  1. Hello, Two-Wheeler! (By:Jane B. Mason) (1995)
  2. Animaniacs Adventures: Two Wacky Tales in One Cool Book (By:Jane B. Mason) (1995)
  3. Star Trek, First Contact: The Movie Storybook (By:Jane B. Mason) (1996)
  4. Monstrous Opus (By:Jane B. Mason) (1997)
  5. Franklin Goes to Day Camp: A Story and Activity Book (By:Jane B. Mason) (1997)
  6. Flying Horse: The Story of Pegasus (By:Jane B. Mason) (1999)
  7. The Nutcracker (By:E.T.A. Hoffmann,Jane B. Mason) (2003)
  8. Inkheart Movie Novelization (With: Jane B. Mason,Sarah Hines Stephens) (2009)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011)

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Cornelia Funke Books Overview


Meggie’s father Mo has an interesting talent: when he reads aloud, things, and sometimes people, come out of their stories and into the real world! But now the evil Capricorn wants to use Mo’s talents to bring himself great wealth and power. Then Meggie discovers that maybe Mo isn’t the only one who can read things to life. This is an enchanting story full of adventure, suspense, and magic. The characters are vivid and delightful. Unlike many books for younger readers there is a distinct emphasis on the importance of family as seen in the close relationship between Meggie and her father. Unfortunately the author does include several instances of mild profanity which seems totally unnecessary in a children’s book and is perhaps the biggest detractor from the story. Lightly magical, humorous, and fun, Inkheart will appeal to those who like adventure and fantasy, and to anyone who ever wished a story could come to life.


Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever. But for Dustfinger, the fire eater created from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back into the story, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges back into the Inkworld of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and soon they find their way inside the book too. There they meet Fenoglio, the author of the original Inkheart, now living within his own story but discover it much changed, and threatening to evolve in sinister ways he could never have imagined. But can Meggie, Farid and Fenoglio ‘write’ the wrongs of a charmed world about to be fought over by rival princes and rebels?


The Adderhead his immortality bound in a book by Meggie’s father, Mo has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants’ only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay Mo’s fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story? 6. INKSPELL, Book Sense Book of the Year, has spent more than 40 weeks of the NYT list. 7. INKHEART movie, starring Paul Bettany, Brendan Fraser, and Oscar winner Helen Mirren, now available on DVD. 8. Funke, a four time nominee and two time Book Sense winner, is a favorite of booksellers. 9. More than 5 million Funke titles in print across all channels in North America alone!

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Bestselling novelist and picture book author Funke now reaches a brand new audience with a silly, spooky series of illustrated paperback originals for ages 7 to 10. Among her top sellers in Germany!Nine year old Tom Tomsky can’t catch a break: He’s a klutz, his sister Lola pretty much hates his guts, and this is a big ‘and’ he just found a ghost camping out in his cellar. Lucky for Tom his grandma’s best friend just happens to be the world’s foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade which just happen to include buckets of graveyard dirt and soon finds he has to face down not just the ASG Averagely Spooky Ghost in the baseme*nt but the IRG Incredibly Revolting Ghost in town. All while keeping the nettlesome Lola off his trail…

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost!

Can Tom and the team dampen the spirit permanently! of a fiery phantom, or are they about to get burned?
Boy hero Tom, Hugo the Averagely Spooky Ghost, and famed ghoul hunter Hetty Hyssop have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No spook can defeat them until their too close encounter with a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost.
This superheated specter or GILIG, in ghosthunter speak has taken over the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where it’s passing its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves!
Maybe Hugo s slime can douse the flaming phantom or maybe the ghosthunters plan is doomed to go up in smoke…
. Get scared silly!

From the Audio Download edition.

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!

Book 3 in the ghastly fantastic GHOSTHUNTERS series of paperback originals by bestselling author Cornelia Funke get scared silly!Strange and stinky things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with TIBIGs Tiny Biting Ghosts, per the Indispensable Alphabetical Index. And now it appears that the murderous spirit of a 400 year old, Totally Moldy Baroness has possessed the palace’s owner, infecting her with a killer case of hic hic hiccups! To put an end to the foul play and dispel this rank, decaying royal for good, count on ghost busting boy wonder Tom, Averagely Spooky Ghost Hugo, and the ever resourceful Hetty. Go ghosthunters!

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom!

Stuck in the mud. Ghoulhunting is a riot, but exams are not and Tom is taking his Third Ghosthunting Diploma. When he is sent to Bogpool, a misty, muddy village, it seems it’s bog standard ghostcatching and his diploma is in the bag. But he has entered a dirty trap, and as the village begins sinking into the mud, a beastly Ghost of Death arises, and the ghosthunters must face their gravest test yet.

Reckless/Petrified Flesh

For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests but also a world locked in a deadly war. Jacob’s secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends re imagined as never before. Reckless is a thrilling adventure and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all, magic.

Dragon Rider

A dragon. A boy. A journey. Firedrake, a brave young dragon, his loyal brownie friend Sorrel and a lonely boy called Ben are united as if by destiny. Together, they embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. With only a curious map and the whispered memories of an old dragon to guide them, they fly across moonlit lands and seas to reach the highest mountains in the world. Along the way, they discover extraordinary new friends in unlikely places and a courage they never knew they had. Just as well, for the greatest enemy of all is never far behind them a heartless monster from the past who’s been waiting a very long time to destroy the last dragons on earth.

The Thief Lord

Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself The Thief Lord. Propser and Bo relish their new ‘family’ and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys’ freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself. The Thief Lord was the first of internationally acclaimed author CORNELIA FUNKE’s novels to be translated from her native German into English, and was awarded the prestigious Batchelder award when it was originally published in hardcover in 2003. New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book USA Today Bestseller Winner of the 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Outstanding Translated Book Book Sense Book of the Year Award School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Child Magazine Best Book of the Year ALA Notable Children’s Book NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Art ‘A radiant novel…
Today’s young readers will probably love this book as they love the Harry Potter series, for its zany plot and well defined characters. Splendid.’ The New York Times Book Review ‘An exquisitely told tale of adventure and intrigue…
displays the kind of zest that makes you inhale a book in as few sittings as possible.’ USA Today ‘A darn good yarn the charming tale of a band of urchin thieves, a magical carousel, and two orphaned brothers.’ Newsweek ‘Funke’s deft exploration of a timeless theme the longing of kids to grow up and of grown ups to relive their youth should engage both yound and old.’ People ‘Funke delineates her characters…
with masterful subtlety, as well as sometimes puckish humor. It’s a compelling tale, rich in in

When Santa Fell to Earth

Recommended for listeners ages 6 to 10. Unabridged, read by author, presented on 3 compact discs 2 hrs, 57 minutes Santa has landed in a whole lot of trouble! Thanks to Twinklestar, that marzipan loving but lightning shy reindeer, Santa and his caravan have come crashing down in a storm just two weeks before Christmas. Luckily he’s literally! dropped into a nice neighborhood. But Santa’s not safe. The ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch plans to put an end to children’s wishes and turn the holiday season into his personal moneymaking scheme. Only Santa stands between him and his grinchlike tricks. With the help of kids Charlotte and Ben, Santa will have to face Goblynch and his Nutracker goons if he’s ever to rescue Christmas!

Igraine the Brave

In the spirit of DRAGON RIDER and THE THIEF LORD, an enchanting fairy tale told with Cornelia’s trademark warmth and wit: Perfect Funke fare for readers in the middle grades Cornelia’s ‘sweet spot’!Igraine dreams of becoming a famous knight just like her great grandfather, but the truth is, life at the family castle is rather boring. Until the nephew of the baroness next door shows up. He’s got a dastardly plan to capture the castle and claim as his own the wonderful singing spell books that belong to Igraine’s magician parents. To make matters worse, at the very moment of the siege, her mom and dad botch a spell, turning themselves into pigs! Aided by a Gentle Giant and a Sorrowful Knight, it’s up to Igraine to be brave and save the day and the books!

A Princess, A Pirate, And One Wild Brother

Little Violetta trains in secret to become THE PRINCESS KNIGHT. Fierce Molly is out to show ferocious Captain Firebeard and his motley crew just who really rules the high seas in PIRATE GIRL. And brave Ben, THE WILDEST BROTHER, battles moldy green ghosts and slime belching monsters until the sun goes down. That’s when he seeks the protection of his big sis! Children everywhere will cheer for the feisty heroes in this happy collection. Meyer’s witty artwork and Funke’s perfect balance of humor and truth make it a treasury to cherish.

THE PRINCESS KNIGHT: A Fairy Tale for Tomboys!

‘Funke has fun skewering the myth of the princess bride…
. Meyer’s pictures are hilarious.’ The Washington Post

‘Funke and Meyer have illuminated the age old desire of some girls to do everything their big brothers can.’ The New York Times

PIRATE GIRL: A Glorious High Seas Adventure!

‘Girls get top billing in Funke’s surprise ending tale.’ Newsday

‘Come aboard for a rowdy, satisfying seafaring adventure!’ The Horn Book Magazine

THE WILDEST BROTHER: Even the Bravest Boys Sometimes Need Their Big Sister!

‘May such little brothers and big sisters always have each other.’ The Chicago Tribune

‘Kudos for celebrating the exciting fantasy play of boys.’ Kirkus

The Princess Knight

Violet is a young princess who wishes she could show the world that she is just as brave and strong as her brothers. But her strict father insists that she get married, and her brothers only mock her when she wants to be included in their fun. So Violet decides to use her intelligence and bravery to show everyone once and for all what she’s made of. Disguising herself as a boy, Violet takes part in a knights’ jousting tournament. When she wins the contest, she reveals her true identity and wins the prize of freedom!

Pirate Girl

Best selling author Cornelia Funke and acclaimed illustrator Kerstin Meyer the winning team behind THE PRINCESS KNIGHT deliver another glorious adventure tale that celebrates girlhood!Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard THINKS that he and the ruthless crew of the ‘Horrible Haddock’ rule the high seas. But Firebeard and his band meet their match when they kidnap a small but feisty girl named Molly. Even after the pirates threaten Molly with sharks and make her scrub the deck, she is utterly defiant and will NOT tell Firebeard who her parents are. All the while, Molly is busy sending secret messages in bottles…
but to whom? When her rescuers arrive, the pirates are in for a real surprise! For the TRUE fiercest pirate on the seas is none other than Molly’s mother!

The Wildest Brother

Brave as a lion, strong as an elephant, Ben is a fearless young boy. When it comes to protecting his big sister, Anna, nothing can stand in his way! Gallantly he spends his day battling moldy green ghosts, slime belching monsters, and all sorts of ferocious beasts. But when the day is over and darkness falls, Ben suddenly doesn’t feel quite so brave. Sometimes, he realizes, it’s the big sister who does the protecting. Featuring Meyer’s witty, whimsical artwork and Funke’s deft balance of humor, emotion, and truth, this is the perfect bedtime read for rambunctious brothers and sisters.

Princess Pigsty

The fourth picture book by literary sensation Funke and celebrated illustrator Meyer; a modern day, girl powered, fairy tale in reverse!One morning Princess Isabella throws her crown out the window it’s BORING being a princess, she declares. When she steadfastly refuses to fetch her crown from the fishpond, her father, the king, puts his royal foot down. ‘Off to the pigsty with you!’ he commands and Isabella couldn’t be happier about her punishment! Because while plain old princesses spend all their time primping and smiling and stifling yawns yuckety yuk! REAL girls get to peel onions, pick blackberries, and sometimes even sleep outside with the pigs.

Inkheart Movie Novelization (With: Jane B. Mason,Sarah Hines Stephens)

Twelve year old Meggie Folchart has often wondered what happened to her mother who mysteriously disappeared when Meggie was a young girl. As she learns about her father’s ability to read characters out of books, and read and people into them, she realizes, that this unusual power runs in the family. Soon, the truth of Inkheart unravels itself and Meggie finds herself risking everything to rescue her mother. But does Meggie stand a chance against the evil lord Capricorn and Inkheart’s most vicious villain, the Shadow?

Hello, Two-Wheeler! (By:Jane B. Mason)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. It isn’t easy being the only kid who still rides a bike with training wheels. Here’s a humorous, realistic look at a universal childhood experience. Color illustrations. An All Aboard Reading edition.

Flying Horse: The Story of Pegasus (By:Jane B. Mason)

The classic myth, simply retold for the very youngest readers. With the help of the goddess Athena, Perseus tames the winged horse Pegasus and destroys a dreaded monster. Full color.

The Nutcracker (By:E.T.A. Hoffmann,Jane B. Mason)

For nearly two hundred years, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale of the Nutcracker has enchanted readers, inspired artists and composers, and delighted audiences around the world. In cities and towns everywhere, children thrill to annual performances of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet about a girl named Marie who helps a wooden nutcracker defeat an evil army of mice, and is rewarded by a visit to the magical dream world, the Land of Toys. Lisbeth Zwerger’s stunning, all new interpretation on The Nutcracker, adapted from the original Hoffmann tale, rounds out the story depicted in the ballet, exploring the background of the feud between the Nutcracker and the seven headed Mouse King, the true role of the mysterious Drosselmeier, the tragic fate of Princess Pirlipat, the spell cast by Mistress Mousie that is finally broken by loyal Marie, and the satisfying, happily ever after conclusion to the great battle and fantastic journey. In pictures filled with wit and whimsy, drama, mystery, and magic, Lisbeth Zwerger transports us to the darkest reaches and brightest beauty of this fairy tale world.

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur

A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugeesWith contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish the abstract things we all wish for home, family, safety and love. From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp’s house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

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