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Tom Angleberger


Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of HORTON HALFPOTT and FAKE MUSTACHE. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda–inspired blog He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Tom Angleberger

Books by Tom Angleberger

by Tom Angleberger - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Youth Fiction

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger - Children's 8-12, Humor, Science Fiction

When Max befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of the Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school. Little do they know that surviving is going to become a matter of life and death because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!

by Tom Angleberger - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Superhero

It's ROCKET AND GROOT: Keep on Truckin'! and they are taking it to the next level as they continue their journey through the cosmos defeating baddies. Expect more zaniness, more chaos, more Rocket doodles, more "I am Groots", and tons of Veronica --- the totally awesome butt-kicking tape dispenser! Oh, and expect another drawing or two from Groot!

by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell - Children's 6-9, Fiction, Humor, Mystery

In this new caper, what happens when Flytrap loses his partner in crime solving? All the clues point to his assistant, Nina the Goat, as the culprit, leading the city to arrest her and leaving Flytrap goatless. To save the city, Flytrap must unveil the true master criminal. But, can he do it alone?

Written by Tom Angleberger with illustrations by Cece Bell - Children's 6-9, Humor, Mystery

In INSPECTOR FLYTRAP IN THE PRESIDENT’S MANE IS MISSING, we once more follow the Detective Agency and their BIG DEAL cases. Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the President of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space.

Written by Tom Angleberger with illustrations by Cece Bell - Children's 6-9, Humor, Mystery

INSPECTOR FLYTRAP introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap’s Detective agency, home to the world-renowned solver of mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. In the first chapter, Inspector Flytrap --- wheeled everywhere on a skateboard by his goat sidekick --- heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's

Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight’s back --- and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students’ standardized test scores. When Principal Rabbski cancels the students’ field trip --- along with art, music and LEGO classes --- to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help.

by Tom Angleberger - Science Fiction

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey betrays Dwight, getting him suspended from school by Principal Rabbski. Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file --- one that will show that Dwight’s presence benefits the school. The McQuarrie Middle School gang gets to work, but Harvey has a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Fiction

Not so long ago, in a middle school not so far away, a sixth grader named Dwight folded an origami finger puppet of Yoda. For class oddball Dwight, this wasn’t weird. It was typical Dwight behavior. But what is weird is that Origami Yoda is uncannily wise and prescient. He can predict the date of a pop quiz, guess who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and save a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's, Science Fiction

After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness?

by Tom Angleberger

Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye—the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they’re not just normal kids who don’t have Christmas plans: they’re the Qwikpick Adventure Society. Their first mission: to see the “poop fountain” before it fades from glory.

by Tom Angleberger - Children's, Fiction
At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, but to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they’re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. Will the gang’s former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion --- or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete?
by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Friendship

Stick figures to the dark side only lead! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! With this companion to the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger --- with the help of the kids from McQuarrie Middle School --- presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket! 

by Tom Angleberger - Children's 8-12, Friendship

With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own --- no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight --- a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s --- even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. 

by Tom Angleberger - Children's

Stonewall Hinkleman (yup, that?s his real name) hates participating in historical reenactments with his Civil War?obsessed parents. And they drag him to one every weekend. He can?t play his Game Boy but he has to play his stupid bugle (?cause he?s a bugle boy?how lame can you get?) to lead the battle charges. Who wants to pretend to fi ght in some old war anyway? But one day, Stonewall finds himself transported back in time to the actual Battle of Bull Run?and he?s not alone! Mr. Dupree, an ardent Confederate from Stonewall?s time, has also traveled back in order to change the outcome of the whole Civil War. Stonewall needs to use all of his knowledge of the battle to stop Dupree and save the course of American history as we know it.