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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  

Pen Name: Phyllis Reynolds

Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: January 4,1933 in Anderson, Indiana

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*Lived in Joliet and Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and twenty-five books, including the Alice series. She now lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Published Works

  • Sweet Strawberries, Atheneum, 1999
  • A Traitor Among the Boys, Delacorte, 1999
  • Walker`s Crossing, Atheneum, 1999
  • Shiloh Trilogy, Aladdin , 2000
  • The Grooming of Alice, Atheneum, 2000
  • Carlotta`s Kittens and the Club of Mysteries, Atheneum, 2000
  • A Spy Among the Girls , Delacorte, 2000
  • Alice Alone, Atheneum, 2001
  • The Great Chicken Debacle, Marshall Cavendish, 2001
  • The Picnic, Athenium, 2002
  • and hundreds more!

Selected Titles At Your Library

Sweet strawberries /
ISBN: 0689813384. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©1999.

A wife and her grumpy husband go to market.

A traitor among the boys /
ISBN: 0440413869. OCLC Number:

Delacorte Press,. New York :. 1999.

Despite a New Year's resolution to be nice to their neighbors the Malloy girls, the Hatford boys find themselves continuing their rivalry and war of practical jokes.

Walker's Crossing /
ISBN: 0689842619. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York, N.Y. :. ©1999.

While living on his family's ranch in Wyoming where he hopes to someday be a cowboy, Ryan faces conflicts with his older brother who becomes involved in a militia movement.

Shiloh /
ISBN: 0553526332. OCLC Number:

BDD Audio,. New York, NY :. ℗1997.

The grooming of Alice /
ISBN: 0689846185. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2000.

During the summer between eighth and ninth grades, Alice and her friends Pamela and Elizabeth decide to improve themselves through exercise.

Carlotta's kittens /
ISBN: 0689874057. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2005, ©2000.

"Continues the adventures of Marco, Polo, and other members of the Club of Mysteries as they care for Carlotta's kittens and search for a home for them."

A spy among the girls /
ISBN: 0440413907. OCLC Number:

Delacorte Press,. New York :. ©2000.

Are Beth and Josh really in love or just pretending to be in order to spy and continue the feud between the Malloy sisters and the Hatford brothers?

Alice alone /
ISBN: 0689851898. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2001.

Alice's first year in high school gets off to a difficult start when she and her boyfriend Patrick break up, but with the help of her father, older brother, and best friends, she gains a better sense of her own self-worth.

The great chicken debacle /
ISBN: 076145148X. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish,. New York :. 2003, ©2001.

Hoping to earn a trip to an amusement park, the three Morgan children agree to take care of a chicken that their father plans to give their mother as a birthday surprise.

The kind-hearted monster /
ISBN: See. OCLC Number:

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What do you do with a fire-breathing monster? Adore him! The Monster from Halfway to Nowhere ... When the people of a little town discover that the fire-breathing monster in their midst is really a kind-hearted mind mannered monster, they all have different ideas about what to do with him. But the ideas make Mervyn unhappy, until a professor has an idea that lightens everyone's mood, especially Mervyn's! The Monster from Halfway to Nowhere ... Robbers have kidnapped Mervyn the monster by baking him cakes full of sleeping powder. They think the heist is a success. But the robbers don't know Mervyn ... and the people from the town that's halfway to nowhere.


  • Newbery Medal
  • Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award
  • Child Study Award
  • Kerlan Award
  • Christopher Award
  • Society of School Librarians International Award
  • Hedda Seisler Mason Award
  • Appalachian Medallion
  • About 25 state awards
  • Various ALA notables

    Speaking Engagements

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    Contact Information

    John Hawkins & Associates Inc. 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1600 New York, New York 10010