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Rachel Renée Russell

Biography

Rachel Renée Russell

Rachel Renée Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children’s books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) She lives in Aldie, Virginia.

Rachel Renée Russell

Books by Rachel Renée Russell

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School --- and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Comic Books, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she’s stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister’s new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie! At least Nikki can write about every moment of drama in her diary, so readers won’t miss a moment of it.

 
 
Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she’s stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister’s new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie!
 
by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

Max is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been --- South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he’s begged his parents to finally let him start attending public middle school. He’s starting to question that choice, though, with the Thomas Silver Problem. As in, Thomas Silver keeps stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read --- or the ones he draws --- and magically escape the locker and defeat Tommy. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship

Nikki has to hide seven ADORKABLE puppies from two parents, one nosy little sister, an entire middle school and...one mean girl out for revenge, Mackenzie Hollister. If anyone can do it, it’s Nikki...but not without some hilarious challenges along the way!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's, Youth Fiction

Nikki’s diary is up to the month of April, and springtime is sure to bring more wacky adventures with Nikki and her friends Chloe, Zoey and Brandon!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Graphic Novel

After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected --- because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin!

by Rachel Renée Russell

Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes?

by Rachel Renée Russell - Youth Fiction

It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse --- what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's, Fiction

Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff --- and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself.

by Rachel Renée Russell - Fiction, Young Adult 9+

Nikki Maxwell isn’t at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s such a sweet guy! Then he tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can’t let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever.

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship

Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth --- that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and --- worst case scenario --- her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. 

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship
Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner --- a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon’s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids’ party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle...plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way! 
by Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition.