Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Books In Order

Young Buffalo Bill Cody Books In Order

  1. To the Frontier (2002)
  2. One Sky Above Us (2002)
  3. In the Eye of the Storm (2003)
  4. West On the Wagon Train (2003)

Lily B Books In Order

  1. On the Brink of Cool (2003)
  2. On the Brink of Love (2005)
  3. On the Brink of Paris (2006)

Suddenly Supernatural Books In Order

  1. School Spirit (2008)
  2. Scaredy Kat (2009)
  3. Unhappy Medium (2009)
  4. Crossing Over (2010)

Forever Four Books In Order

  1. Forever Four (2012)
  2. Leading Ladies (2012)
  3. Stories from New York (2012)
  4. Staying in Tune (2013)


  1. In the Stone Circle (1998)
  2. Balto and the Great Race (1999)
  3. Visiting Miss Caples (2000)
  4. As Far As the Eye Can Reach (2003)
  5. Mary Ingalls on Her Own (2007)
  6. Spin The Bottle (2008)
  7. Glamsters (2008)
  8. The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt (2010)
  9. ParaNormaN (2012)
  10. Legend of the Ghost Dog (2012)
  11. The Boxtrolls (2014)
  12. Secret of the Mountain Dog (2014)


  1. Lucky Dog (2014)

Picture Books

  1. My Red Wagon (2002)
  2. My Wagon Will Take Me Anywhere (2002)
  3. Pet Parade (2002)
  4. What Do You Dream? (2003)
  5. My Penguin Osbert (2004)
  6. The Top Job (2007)
  7. My Penguin Osbert in Love (2007)

Non fiction

  1. Ice Story (1999)
  2. Before Columbus (2003)
  3. The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (2004)
  4. Ladies First (2006)
  5. Dinosaur Bone War (2006)
  6. The Best American Sports Writing 2009 (2008)
  7. Boy on the Lion Throne (2009)
  8. A Taste of Freedom (2014)

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Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Books Overview

To the Frontier

Will Cody and his family are true pioneers, leaving behind Iowa and everything familiar to venture into the newly established Kansas Territory. Join Buffalo Bill on his first journey as he and his Ma, Pa, and sisters board a covered wagon and blaze a new trail.

One Sky Above Us

Bill ill Cody may be the toughest kid in Kansas, but all of a sudden he has to get tougher. The journey out west was supposed to be the hard part, but now that the Codys have settled, life is more difficult than ever. Sure, they get to celebrate the Fourth of July with Kickapoo Indians. And Bill does get to visit Fort Leavenworth and ride Prince, the fastest horse in the west. But plowing the fields is more work than Bill ever thought a body could do. And even worse, the border ruffians are determined to get the Codys out of Kansas. With his family in serious danger, Bill has no choice but to grow up fast and act like the man he always dreamed he could be. The second book in an ongoing adventure series about young Buffalo Bill, One Sky Above Us sweeps readers back into the exciting and troubled world of America’s frontier past.

In the Eye of the Storm

Things have changed dramatically for nine year old Bill since his father left home. He is suddenly the man of the house and must help his family survive the bitter cold winter. And to top it all off, he now has to go to school! But with his new responsibilities come nightmares and worries. Bill has never felt more alone. Even his favorite sister, Julia, doesn’t seem to understand him anymore. When Pa finally returns, frail and weak, life gets even more confusing. What is Bill’s role in the family now? Can he stop the border ruffians, who have vowed to drive the Codys off their land, from returning? The exciting third book in the ongoing adventure series about young Buffalo Bill, In the Eye of the Storm sweeps readers back into the exciting and dangerous world of America’s frontier past.

West On the Wagon Train

The train stretched out like a white snake in front of him, twenty five wagons rolling forward, dipping and leaning over the uneven prairie…
The year is 1857, and Bill Cody’s pa has recently passed away. Now eleven years old, Bill takes a job as an extra hand on a wagon train headed west to help raise money for his family. It is a dream come true for Bill, and he is determined to be the best hired hand Lew Simpson has ever known!Bill is soon befriended by Wild Bill Hickock, a man known throughout Kansas as the most deadly shot who ever lived. But he also realizes that working on the trail can be mighty hazardous. Faced with fierce hailstorms, a few mean hearted teamsters, and a frightening buffalo stampede, Bill wonders if he has what it takes to be a true westerner. The exciting fourth book in the on going adventure series about young Buffalo Bill, West On the Wagon Train sweeps readers back into the exciting and dangerous world of America’s frontier past.

On the Brink of Cool

Meet me, Lily B.,
Aspiring Writer

Likes: Recording daily events in my journal which will be widely read and praised when I become famous

Dislikes: Family Outings, people who make their own beds in hotels read: MY MOTHER, and most of the items in my closet as they are all incredibly uncool

Summer Plans: Since my best friend, Charlotte, abandoned me to attend Young Executive Camp, I figured I was doomed for a vacation of boredom and Family Outings. But something exciting has happened! I met the coolest girl, Karma, and her incredibly cool family, the LeBlancs. And guess what? We’re related! This summer is looking up, my friends, and I think I just might be On the Brink of Cool

On the Brink of Love

Lily B. is back…
and she’s On the Brink of Love! Twenty feet may not seem that high to you. But go outside, find a big rock, measure twenty feet up, then picture The Boy Who Is the Center of Your Universe clinging to that place, looking resplendent in climbing shoes. Then you’ll know what I mean. ‘He’s on belay,’ Bonnie said. ‘If he falls, he’ll just hang there until he can get himself back on the rock again.’ If only love could be that risk free.

On the Brink of Paris

Mulgrew Middle School Summer Trip to Paris

Madame Chavotte:
French Teacher and Chaperone.
Built like a tank, with only one eyebrow.

Charlotte McGrath:
Vault of European Information.
In Command of All Details.

Bonnie Roberts:
Astral Traveler and Channeler of Messages from the Universe.

Janet Graham:
Obsessed with All That Is French.
Insists on pronouncing own name Jah nay.

Lewis Pilsky:
Computer God. Walking Pillar of Geekdom.

Bud and Chaz:
The Football Guys.
Heads suspiciously jar shaped.

Last name unknown.
To everyone’s knowledge, has never spoken.

And, of course…

Lily B.:
Self Appointed Official Diarist of the Trip and Writer Extraordinaire.

School Spirit

In the tradition of the loveable but flawed hero*ines from Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicholson Books, Kathleen O’Dell’s Agnes Parker novels, and Lois Lowry’s Anastasia Krupnik books comes Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s Kat Roberts. All Kat wants is to be normal, or at least to look that way to students at her new school. But her mother is a medium, and not the kind that fits in between small and large; Kat’s mom is the kind of medium who sees spirits and communicates with them. And, even worse, Kat has just discovered that she can see spirits too. In fact, she seems to be the only one capable of helping a spirit at her school cross over successfully. The question is can she do it without needing to switch schools herself? In this the first of three SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL books, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel brings humor, heart, and a little supernatural charm to the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are and who you want to be all while surviving the seventh grade.

Scaredy Kat

Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Cool’A pitch perfect tween/teen vibe. Kimmel has it in spades.’ Publishers Weekly’An entertaining novel that middle school girls will pass to their friends.’ Children’s Literarture ‘A delightful hero*ine, sweeter than predecessors Georgia Nicholson and Adrian Mole and hilarious.’ Kirkus Favorable Reviews for: Lily B. on the Brink of Love’As witty and precocious as in the first book…
. Lily’s journal entries and advice columns, and her continued growth in learning to judge the character of would be friends, deliver laughs and substance.’ School Library Journal ‘This exuberant comedy of middle school Love at First Sight will capture and delight its target audience…
. Funny and full of great language. ‘ Children’s Literature

Unhappy Medium

In this third Suddenly Supernatural book, spirit seeing Kat has pretty much overcome her fear of communicating with ghosts. But when she and best friend Jac visit the Whispering Pines Mountain House and Kat is challenged to help a deceased medium make her way back into the light, things get a little darker. From battling off dark spirits to fighting with Jac, Kat’s week long stay at the haunted mountain house is anything but relaxing. The question is what will be scarier: facing off with a misguided spirit or with her best friend, whose mother happens to be their chaperone?

Crossing Over

Medium in training Kat Roberts is one year older and feeling a whole lot wiser when it comes to healing the living dead. But when her spirit seeing mother volunteers to chaperone her class trip to Old Montreal, Kat’s problems become drop dead serious. From dealing with French Canadian ghosts to trying to win the heart of her former bio lab partner and top secret crush, Kat is finding beaucoup drama on this border and boundary crossing adventure.

In the Stone Circle

Fourteen year old Cristyn is unhappy about spending the summer in Wales, where her father will be researching his book. From the moment they arrive, though, things prove to be anything but dull.

Balto and the Great Race

Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.A Kansas City Children’s Book Award for Grades 1 3From the Trade Paperback edition.

Visiting Miss Caples

Thirteen year old Jenna has always been a devoted second banana to her glamorous friend Liv. Ninety year old Elspeth Caples is a fragile shut in eclipsed by a past filled with wrong turns and missed opportunities. Jenna has just begun her dreaded participation in a class project she and her friends call ‘fossil sitting.’ So far this has meant being trapped in a dusty room reading heroic pet stories to one Miss Elspeth Caples, a strange old lady determined to ignore her existence. But when, in desperation, Jenna decides to tell her ‘audience’ about her rapidly unraveling life, everything changes inside and out of that dusty room. In this beautifully layered story of friendships gained, lost, changed members of the ‘whatever’ and the ‘fossil’ generations embark on a tenderly funny, frequently awkward journey full of unsettling, exhilarating discoveries that make life at any age captivating and worthwhile.’In Visiting Miss Caples, one generation reaches out movingly to another at that scary, necessary moment when you declare your independence, and begin to look around for your life.’ Richard Peck, 1998 Newbery Honor winner

As Far As the Eye Can Reach

In 1803, at President Jefferson’s request, Captains Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery set out to explore beyond the newly purchased land of the Louisiana Territory to the western end of the continent. By the time the Corps returned years later, everyone believed they were dead killed by bears, attacked by Indians, or fallen victims to a rough country. But the men had survived and with their long journey, they staked a claim to the West for the new country, America. This lively, well written Landmark Book includes excerpts from the expedition s journals, maps and drawings by Lewis and Clark, and period paintings.

Mary Ingalls on Her Own

Mary IngalLs lost her sight after a devastating bout of scarlet fever. Now Mary has the opportunity to attend the Iowa College for the Blind, where she will get a fresh start with her education and can learn the skills she needs for an independent future as well. It seems like a dream come true. But it also means leaving her cherished family behind in Dakota Territory, including her sister Laura. Laura’s feisty personality has always complemented Mary’s quiet nature, and ever since Mary lost her sight, Laura has served as Mary’s ‘eyes’ to the world. Now that she’s on her own, Mary must learn to get along without her beloved sister, and in the process realizes that she may have a bit of Laura’s spunk in her after all. For the first time, readers will get a glimpse into the life of Mary Ingalls and will discover a whole new side of this Little House sister they’ve gotten to know through Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House books.

Spin The Bottle

Middle school is an Entirely New Planet. The girls look fully grown in the most glamorous and complicated ways, and the boys look…
well, weird. The good news? Drama Club. Real Drama Club with actual auditions, and roles involving more than the days of the week. Phoebe Hart has waited a long time for this. The stage, after all, is the one place the flawed and unremarkable Phoebe can let her inner star out. But when she learns of the opening night tradition a game of Spin The Bottle things suddenly get way more complicated. Enter: a heart stopping crush, a best friend who might not be, two bloodthirsty Drama Divas, and a certain spinning bottle. Is it worth all the drama for a girl who just wants to fit in, and maybe prove her acting chops along the way? Welcome to middle school, Phoebe Hart.


Harriet the hamster has a problem. All around her at Hamster World, hamsters are being adopted, while she and her sister can t even seem to get noticed. Then one day, she finds the answer. She will go from hamster to glamster! with a fabulous hamster makeover. With a little bit of carrot seed oil, whisker extensions, and a two tone claw polish, all her dreams will come true or will they?

The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt

Moxie Roosevelt Kipper has endured thirteen years of being an ordinary girl with an unordinary name. Now that she’s entered boarding school, the time is ripe to reinvent herself. She ll become unusual, outlandish, unexpected, sassy someone worthy of a name like Moxie. But who exactly? From Mysterious Earth Goddess to Hale and Hearty Sports Enthusiast; from Detached, Unique, Coolly Knowing Individual to Assertive Revolutionary Activist, Moxie tries them all, while keeping her true talent for piano playing a secret. But at boarding school, Moxie isn’t the only one who isn’t what she claims to be.

My Red Wagon

Kids on the move will love to take along this eye catching board book, shaped and designed to look just like a wagon. On each generous spread, there are favorite toys especially, of course, a little RED wagon to help children recognize the basic colors. A perfect choice for little ones ready to learn!

My Wagon Will Take Me Anywhere

More than just a toy, a little red wagon is a vehicle for a child’s imagination. In this picture book, a trusty wagon transforms a quiet family outing into a series of adventures: a jungle safari, a desert trek, an Arctic expedition, and more! Throughout the story, brilliantly colored scenes alternate between the reality of a family stroll and fabulous daydreams that send the wagon and our adventurous toddler on thrilling journeys. Whether zooming into space or being pulled along by Mom and Dad, little explorers will discover that a red wagon can go anywhere and then, perhaps best of all, return home.

What Do You Dream?

A child dreams of flowers, flowers dream of butterflies, and butterflies dream as well in a serene, rhythmic bedtime story that circles back to a satisfying ending. Child, tell me, of What Do You Dream?? I dream of a flower in a sweet green meadow. Flower, tell me, of What Do You Dream??I dream of a butterfly with petal soft wings…
. Do you ever dream of a billowing cloud? Golden sun on a meadow? A tree that hugs the sky? In this simple, circular story, a little girl and her dog revisit their day outdoors as they dream their way back to a morning full of bright possibility. Vibrant paintings complement a soothing celebration of the natural world and our natural place within it.

My Penguin Osbert

Fabulously illustrated by H. B. Lewis, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s hilarious romp through the land of be-careful-what-you-wish-for offers a whole year’s worth of holiday fun magic.

This year, I was very specific in my letter to Santa Claus.

Each year at Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa. But they’ve had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year, for example, Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one – but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants – and on Christmas morning, guess what’s waiting for him under the tree! Santa has brought him a living, breathing, black-and-white penguin named Osbert. Will anything in Joe’s life ever be the same?

The Top Job

Every kid loves to go with his or her parents to work, no matter what they do for a living. But imagine how cool it would be if your dad was responsible for changing the lightbulbs at the tippy top of the Empire State Building! Readers will be amazed by the little known details this book provides about one of the most recognizable buildings in the world how does a person get all the way up there, anyway?. At the same time, they will relate to one girl’s pride when she brags to her classmates about her dad s very high position.

My Penguin Osbert in Love

‘Pure Christmas magic.’ THE HORN BOOKEvery Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa, but they ve had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year Joe wanted a fire engine red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants, and on Christmas morning, he finds a living, breathing penguin named Osbert under the tree. Will anything in Joe’s life ever be the same? Now in a smaller hardcover edition, this hilarious romp through the land of be careful what you wish for comes with its very own Osbert plush toy, in a beautiful package that makes for an utterly charming and easy to care for holiday gift.

Ice Story

This dramatic, suspenseful narrative reads like an adventure story but it is true. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a twenty seven man crew set off on an expedition to reach and cross Antarctica. Just a month and a half into the voyage, their ship, the Endurance, was caught fast in heavy pack ice. The men had no radio contact, and no one knew where they were or even that they were in trouble. None of them should have survived the ordeal that followed unstable ice floes, treacherous waters, freezing temperatures, and starvation. Only the extraordinary leadership, courage, and strength of Shackleton brought the whole team safely through. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s clear, compelling text is illustrated with photographs, taken and carefully preserved by the ship’s photographer, that record the stark condition and the day to day activities of the men. Hand drawn maps that show the extraordinary route of the Endurance and her crew. Bibliography, index.

Before Columbus

Five hundred years Before Columbus, a young Viking named Leif Eriksson crossed the Atlantic and became the first known European to set foot in North America. The tale of the crossing and the brief Viking settlement in North America has been passed down for a thousand years. Now, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel retells it to a new audience, painting a vivid picture of what Eriksson might have experienced on his great Viking expedition. From the Hardcover edition.

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers

How did early explorers navigate? Who was the first human to reach outer space? When did the first person reach the North Pole? Kids can find the answers to these questions and many more in this easy to use family reference book! Packed with important facts, The Look It Up Book of Explorers features 40 concise, exciting accounts of explorers from around the world and throughout time, from the Vikings to the astronauts! Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this book makes it easy for kids to explore!
Praise for As Far as the Eye Can Reach:
Kimmel’s work is a well written, lively account for young readers.
Kirkus Reviews

Ladies First

Ladies First introduces young readers to 40 American women of achievement who were first in their field. A full page portrait begins each informative three page profile. The life stories of these women are as inspiring as they are diverse. The book provides a vital starting point for report writers and researchers, and a rich source of information for fact lovers of all ages. Who was the first woman to row across the Atlantic? Or to swim the English Channel? Or to graduate from medical school? A rich source of educational and historic material for students, the book also highlights inspirational role models for girls. Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize? And the first to win a Nobel Prize for Literature? Who was the first female African American self made millionaire? And the first African American Poet Laureate? Author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel presents a rich cross section of profiles from a broad range of endeavors. Which American woman became the first to win three gold medals at a single Olympics? Who was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest? Who was New York’s first female firefighter? And who was the first woman to command a U.S. Navy warship? The answers to all these questions are in this engaging National Geographic title that belongs in every home, school, and library where young women are encouraged to strive toward greatness.

Dinosaur Bone War

Edward Drinker Cope was a charming man with a passion for old bones. Othniel Marsh was a stickler for procedure when he studied his fossil finds. They started as friends, sharing ideas and information, but after Marsh tried to poach Cope’s digging site, they became bitter enemies. Their decades long feud fueled their desire to dig up more bones, to discover new species, and to find ever bigger and more unusual dinosaurs. Through their competition, the two men laid a far reaching foundation for the brand new field of palentology.A fascinating story told with an engaging narrative technique, and well complemented by period photographs and drawings, a map, a time line, and an author’s note.

Boy on the Lion Throne

From humble beginnings to world leader, a new biography focuses on the childhood of the Dalai Lama, as his country remains at the center of the world stage. On a quiet winter morning in 1937, several men on horseback rode into the tiny Tibetan village of Taktser. Disguised as peasants, the high lamas were on a secret mission soon they would identify 3 year old Lhamo Thondup as the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. With a foreword by the Dalai Lama himself, this dramatic narrative follows his remarkable childhood, illuminating the story of Tibet and introducing a remarkable world figure to a new generation.

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