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Ron Koertge

Biography

Ron Koertge

Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including Stoner & Spaz, Strays, and The Brimstone Journals, all American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, and American Library Association Top Ten Sports Books for Youth Selection; and The Arizona Kid, an  American Library Association pick for “one of the ten funniest books of the year.” A two-time winner of the PEN Literary Award for Children’s Literature, Ron lives in South Pasadena, California.

Ron Koertge

Books by Ron Koertge

Written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Maya has been preparing for the school spelling bee F-O-R-E-V-E-R. She spells every unusual word she hears, and even enlists her best friends, Sadie and Jess, to help her practice. But on the day of the bee, something terrible happens --- Maya loses. To Sadie. Enter Ms. M, who is substituting for the school librarian. Ms. M always knows just how to make everyone feel better...but she also always brings a little mischief. This time it involves a library poltergeist and an imaginary chicken!

Written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship
Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court. But she’s a disaster in the kitchen, much to the dismay of her chef mother. When Jess’s mom gets a chance to work in a famous kitchen for a week, Jess and her friends, Sadie and Maya, try to help out by making dinner. And...let’s just say that it goes up in flames. Enter Ms. M, the mysterious witch who appears right when you need her! Ms. M is a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. She doesn’t save the day herself, but she helps everyone save it for themselves.
written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero - Fantasy

What is that in Sadie's old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in! A kind and funny witch, who's looking for her two lost friends. Together, Sadie and the witch have a curious adventure, one that makes Sadie see her neighborhood --- and herself --- with new eyes.