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Dave Barry


Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s recent bestselling books include LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (ALTHOUGH BEER IS MUCH FASTER); YOU CAN DATE BOYS WHEN YOU'RE FORTY; INSANE CITY; I'LL MATURE WHEN I'M DEAD; his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; and DAVE BARRY'S HISTORY OF THE MILLENNIUM (SO FAR)From 1983 to 2004, Barry wrote a weekly column for The Miami Herald that in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

Dave Barry

Books by Dave Barry

by Dave Barry and Jon Cannell - Children's 8 - 12, Adventure, Friendship, Humor


Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school.

by Dave Barry - Youth Fiction

On a class trip to Washington, DC, Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble --- not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them --- but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack --- or maybe not.

by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

One afternoon, Aidan and Sarah Cooper discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. The document seems to be referring to some books she has read --- the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan.