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Avi’s work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the 2003 Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD. MURDER AT MIDNIGHT marks his 70th published book. He lives in Denver, Colorado.


Books by Avi

by Avi - Adventure, Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Crime Fiction, Mystery

Brooklyn, New York, 1951. Twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas, but when an FBI agent shows up at Pete’s doorstep accusing his father of being a Communist, Pete finds himself caught in a real-life mystery. At the same time, Pete’s class turns against him, thanks to similar rumors spread by his own teacher; even Kat, Pete’s best friend, feels the pressure to ditch him. As Pete follows the quickly accumulating clues, he begins to wonder if the truth could put his family’s livelihood--and even their freedom--at risk.

by Avi - Children's, Fiction

In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of General Clinton, the supreme commander of the British forces in America. Through her work she becomes aware that someone in the American army might be switching sides, and she uncovers a plot that will grievously damage the Americans if it succeeds.

by Avi - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Fiction, Historical Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Maura and twelve-year-old Patrick O'Connell are finally free from the impoverished conditions of their small Irish village and onto a ship heading to America, but there is still a treacherous journey ahead of them. The children are in search of a better world and a new home. But will they find what they're looking for in America?

written by Avi , illustrated by Greg Ruth
by Avi - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 9+

Scholarly Mangus the magician and his faithful new servant boy have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within King Claudio’s court. They must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight...or face death!