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Anna Staniszewski


Anna Staniszewski

Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. Currently, she lives outside Boston with her husband and their crazy dog. When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time reading, daydreaming, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. She is the author of the My Very UnFairy Tale Life series and the Dirt Diary series. Her newest book, THE PRANK LIST, released on July 1st from Sourcebooks. You can visit Anna at

Anna Staniszewski

Books by Anna Staniszewski

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic, Youth Fiction

Lexi believes that if she does enough good things, then the bad things, like her brother needing surgery, won't happen. On an extra bad day, Lexi finds a bag of four wishing stones in an antique shop, and wishes that her BFF Cassa and the new girl would stop talking to each other. That night, Cassa calls Lexi, crying over the end of her friendship with Marina. But when she wishes on the Health stone, her little brother starts squeaking like a hamster. This isn't the first time those wishing stones have been wished on --- and secondhand wishes come with unexpected consequences!

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Lena is more than ready to spend a quiet winter break with her mom out in Arizona, even if that means saying a temporary good-bye to her boyfriend, Marcus. What she doesn't count on? A major power outage --- of the supernatural kind. Out of nowhere, Lena's soul-collecting powers disappear, as do Marcus's matchmaking powers, only to reappear elsewhere! Now school-loudmouth Connie Reynolds is making people fall in love left and right, and Marcus's sister is having visions...

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Rachel Lee thought that ninth grade would be different. That she would be different. Holding hands with Evan in the hallway, future president of the baking club...but it feels like she and BFF Marisol are drifting apart. At first, Rachel thought the Truth Game app would be a great way to do a little anonymous confessing, to see how others handle their friendship fails. But when her painful truths become public, Rachel's in danger of losing her best friend --- permanently.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 10-14

Lena's not ready for any more supernatural surprises. Her new boyfriend, Marcus, is a cupid. She's a soul collector ("reaper" just sound so harsh). And they just got their powers un-swapped. But things aren't as back to "normal" as they seem... On his next assignment, Marcus's "love boost" is a little too powerful. (Baby talk is so annoying.) And Lena's soul sort of...escapes. The cause? Lena and Marcus's powers are still intertwined! Their emotions are affecting each other's power. So, basically the fate of the world depends on them getting along in their brand new romance. (Okay, just love and death, but still.)

by Anna Staniszewski - Romance, Youth Fiction

When she's dared to kiss the adorkable Marcus Torelli at a party, Lena thinks it's the perfect opportunity to cross First Kiss off her list of "Things to Accomplish Before I Turn Fourteen." It's only when she gets sent on an assignment the next day that she realizes something went horribly wrong. That ZING she felt wasn't the thrill of her first kiss --- she and Marcus have swapped powers! 

written by Anna Staniszewski with illustrations by Tim Zeltner - Children's, Fiction, Picture

It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 10-14

Her dad's new girlfriend, Ellie, begs Rachel to help out at her short-staffed café. That's when Rachel kinda sorta adopts a new identity to impress the cool, older girls who work there. Ava is everything Rachel wishes she could be. But when the girls ask "Ava" to help add juicy resort gossip to their file, Rachel's not sure what to do...especially when one of the entries is a secret about Ellie.

by Anna Staniszewski - Youth Fiction

When a rival cleaning business starts stealing Rachel's mom's clients, she and her best friend Marisol will do whatever they can to save it. But when he series of pranks they  cook up to take down the competition totally backfires, Rachel worries that her recipe for success is a dud. You know what they say --- if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen...

by Anna Staniszewski - Fiction, Youth Fiction

Rachel Lee didn't think anything could be worse than her parents splitting up. She was wrong. Working for her mom's new house-cleaning business puts Rachel in the dirty bathrooms of the most popular kids in the eighth grade. Which does not help her already loser-ish reputation. But when the hottest guy in school pays her to spy on his girlfriend Rachel decides to get her hands dirty.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 9-12

This. Is. It. My most important mission as a magical adventurer ever. And probably my last. 'Cause I'm pretty sure if I defy the council and travel to Fairy Land to rescue my parents, I'm so fired. But none of that matters. And crazy fairy or no crazy fairy, I'll do whatever it takes to bring them home.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 9-12

Jenny has finally accepted her life of magic and mayhem as savior of fairy tale kingdoms, but that doesn't mean the job's any easier. Her new mission is to travel to the Land of Tales to defeat an evil witch and complete three Impossible Tasks. With her parents' fate on the line, this is one happy ending Jenny is determined to deliver.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 9-12

I've spent my life as an official adventurer. I travel across enchanted kingdoms saving magical creatures and fighting horrible beasts that most of you think are only myths and legends. I've never had a social life. And let's not even talk about trying to do my homework. So --- I'm done!! But then along comes "Prince Charming" asking for help, and, well, what's a tired girl like me supposed to do?