David Levithan Books In Order

Disaster Zone Books In Publication Order

  1. In the Eye of the Tornado (1998)
  2. In the Heart of the Quake (1998)

Malcolm In The Middle Books In Publication Order

  1. My Class Project (2000)
  2. Malcolm’s Really Useful Guide to Getting Away with Anything! (2002)

Dash & Lily Books In Publication Order

  1. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (With: Rachel Cohn) (2016)
  2. Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily (With: Rachel Cohn) (2020)

Charlie’s Angels Books In Publication Order

  1. Charlie’s Angels (2003)

Every Day Books In Publication Order

  1. Six Earlier Days (2012)
  2. Every Day (2012)
  3. Another Day/Rhiannon (2015)
  4. Someday (2018)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Mummy (1999)
  2. Ten Things I Hate about You (1999)
  3. Journey Through the Lost Canyon (2001)
  4. Boy Meets Boy (2003)
  5. The Perfect Score (2004)
  6. The Realm of Possibility (2004)
  7. Are We There Yet? (2005)
  8. Marly’s Ghost (2005)
  9. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (With: Rachel Cohn) (2006)
  10. Wide Awake (2006)
  11. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (With: Rachel Cohn) (2007)
  12. Love Is the Higher Law (2009)
  13. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (With: John Green) (2010)
  14. The Lover’s Dictionary (2011)
  15. Every You, Every Me (2011)
  16. Invisibility (With: Andrea Cremer) (2013)
  17. Two Boys Kissing (2013)
  18. Hold Me Closer (2015)
  19. You Know Me Well (2016)
  20. Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah (With: Rachel Cohn) (2018)
  21. The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (2021)
  22. Take Me with You When You Go (With: Jennifer Niven) (2021)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. How They Met and Other Stories (2008)
  2. 19 Love Songs (2020)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. You Are Here This Is Now (2002)
  2. Every Man for Himself (2005)
  3. Friends (2005)
  4. The Full Spectrum (2006)
  5. This Is Push (2007)
  6. 21 Proms (2007)
  7. Up All Night (2008)
  8. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009)
  9. What We Remember, What We Forget (2012)
  10. My True Love Gave to Me (2014)

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David Levithan Books Overview

In the Eye of the Tornado

Stieg Atwood has the Sense. He can tell when natural disasters are going to hit. Now, with his parents dead, Stieg and his brother Adam must save people before disasters strike like the twister that’s guaranteed to hit somewhere soon.

In the Heart of the Quake

A quake is coming, and it’s tearing Stieg apart. He doesn’t know when it willhit, but he knows it will be a big one–in San Francisco.

Malcolm’s Really Useful Guide to Getting Away with Anything!

Need useful tips on the art of driving your parents crazy? Or advice on talking to a member of the opposite sex without making a total fool of yourself? How about a how to on dealing with a neurotic teacher? Ever needed to know how to build an alibi and/or a killer robot, at the same time? Well, then, this is the guide book for you!

Charlie’s Angels

They’re brilliant, they’re beautiful,…
and they work for Charlie. Dylan: The wild child Natalie: The girl next door Alex: The class act The case: Unmask a rogue FBI agent, and protect HALO: The Hidden Alias List Objective the witness protection program. HALO’s list of witnesses has been encrypted into a pair of titanium rings, but one of the rings has gone missing. Now federal witnesses are at risk of being uncovered by any hacker. But not if the Angels can help it! From Hollywood premieres to race car chases and a secret from Dylan’s past it’s head to toe glamour and nonstop action for the independent women who always win!

The Mummy

Some 3,700 years ago an Egyptian High Priest was mummified and entombed alive and cursed for all eternity. In the 1920s, dashing American Rick OA A Connell, accidentally discovers the Lost City of the Dead. But the ancient curse of The Mummy is not dead. A heart stopping adventure story based on the hugely successful 1999 film.

Boy Meets Boy

Love meets love. Confusion meets clarity. Boy Meets Boy. ‘There isn’t really a gay scene or a straight scene in our town. They all got mixed up a while back, which I think is for the best! And whether your heart is strictly ballroom or bluegrass punk, the dance floors are open to whatever you have to offer. This is my town.’ Meet PAUL. Gay his whole life, and finding love as wonderful, confusing and heartbreaking as every other teenager in his high school. Meet Paul’s friends: JONI his best friend, who may not be his best friend any more; TONY his other best friend who can’t leave the house unless his parents think he’s going on a date! with a girl; INFINITE DARLENE homecoming queen AND star quarterback in the football team; KYLE the ex boyfriend who won’t go away; RIP the school bookie who sets the odds; And NOAH the boy who changes everything. Witty, engaging, refreshingly upbeat and slightly surreal, David Levithan’s debut has been attracting glowing reviews in the USA. After all, being in love at high school is a challenge for any teen regardless of sexual preference!

The Realm of Possibility

Here’s what I know about The Realm of Possibility it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within The Realm of Possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand in hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome The Realm of Possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. From the Hardcover edition.

Are We There Yet?

Sixteen year old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23 year old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah s nightmare as they re forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren t together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed up, turned around, never what you expect world of brothers, Italy, and love.

Are We There Yet?? isn t about a place on a map, it s about a place in the heart. David Levithan has written a magical story of a journey definitely worth taking.

Marly’s Ghost

Ben is dealing with just about the hardest thing you can think of. His girlfriend Marly has died. A life that was once filled with love and vibrancy is now gray and meaningless.

When Marly and several other ghosts come back to haunt him on Valentine’s Day, Ben takes a painful journey through Valentine s Days past, present, and future, and is forced to acknowledge that his current state of agony is not only distancing him from his friends but dishonoring the memory of Marly.

Two of children s literature s brightest stars have teamed up to provide both a compelling novel about loss and an exciting and modern twist on an enduring Dickens classic.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (With: Rachel Cohn)

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be and where the next great band is playing.

Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you ll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.

From the Hardcover edition.

Wide Awake

In the not too impossible to imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it’s more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination. Only David Levithan could so masterfully and creatively weave together a plot that’s both parts political action and reaction, as well as a touching and insightfully drawn teen love story. From the Hardcover edition.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (With: Rachel Cohn)

NAOMI AND ELY ARE BEST FRIENDS. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their ‘No Kiss List’ of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine until Bruce. Bruce is Naomi’s boyfriend, so there’s no reason to put him on the List. But Ely kissed Bruce even though he is boring. The result: a rift of universal proportions and the potential end of ‘Naomi and Ely: the institution.’ Can these best friends come back together again?

Love Is the Higher Law

First there is a Before, and then there is an After…
. The lives of three teens Claire, Jasper, and Peter are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him. Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by. David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption as his characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever. From the Hardcover edition.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (With: John Green)

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns of heart and the epic production of history s most awesome high school musical.

The Lover’s Dictionary

A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entriesbasis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn t pass, that’s it you re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover s face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan s The Lover s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

How They Met and Other Stories

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to appeal to fans of Boy Meets Boy. Here are 18 stories, all about love, and about all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down. What is love? With this original story collection David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing. From the Hardcover edition.

You Are Here This Is Now

Astonishing. Remarkable. Perceptive. These are just three of the adjectives that could be applied to the work in this collection. Drawn from the winners of the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, this anthology is a groundbreaking document of voices and visions from the front lines of today’s youth.

Every Man for Himself

What does ‘being a guy’ actually mean? some of the most talented writers are about to show you. in this diverse and original collection of short stories, ten well known writers, including Mo willems, walter Dean Myers, ron Koertge, ren salda a, Jr., David levithan, and David lubar, share their stories about the trials and tribulations of being a guy. sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always honest, each story portrays the reality of being an everyday guy who gets a few life lessons and still manages to come out on top.


Stories of Friendship from some of the most acclaimed and dynamic writers in children’s books today, edited by Ann M. Martin and David Levithan, with all proceeds going to The Lisa Libraries. The friend can be the girl next door…
or a faithful dog…
or a teacher…
or just plain invisible. But in every life, there’s at least one friend who changes your life. In this collection, writers including Virginia Euwer Wolff, Ann M. Martin, Pam Munoz Ryan, Tanuja Desai Hidier, Walter Dean Myers, Rachel Cohn, Meg Cabot, Jennifer L. Holm, Patty McCormick, David Levithan, and Patrick Jennings present stories about Friendship and all of its reverberations. All proceeds go to The Lisa Libraries, which provides small libraries for children in need.

The Full Spectrum

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break ups, and many others.

This one of a kind collection will, perhaps, help all readers see themselves and the world around them in ways they might never have imagined. We have partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network GLSEN and a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to them.

This Is Push

Contributing authors: Patricia McCormick, Kevin Brooks, Chris Wooding, Markus Zusak, Brian James, Kristen Kemp,Eireann Corrigan, Christopher Krovatin, Billy Merrell, Matthue Roth, Kevin Waltman, Samantha Schutz, Coe Booth, Eddie de Oliveira, Tanuja Desai Hidier.

21 Proms

Prom. It’s a near universal high school experience. And here at least 21 of today’s bestselling and up and coming YA authors riff on it. Authors include: Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegessar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos

Up All Night

A brush with the supernatural? A rock concert? A reunion? A poolside revelation? The need to know what’s up? The confessions of a friend? The dream of escape? A sick pet? An English assignment? The rear window view of a murder next door? The search for the mother you never met? What keeps you Up All Night? This remarkable collection of award winning and bestselling authors is thought provoking, insightful, heartfelt, and powerful.

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Acclaimed authors Holly Black Ironsideand Cecil Castellucci Boy Proof have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr. With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

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