Featured books by Stephan Pastis

Beginning Pearls

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Each section of the first in the Pearls Before Swine collections is organized by each of the strip’s characters: Rat, Goat, Zebra, Croc and Pig. Understated humor is evident in the line drawings and minimal language create an accessible, offbeat humor just right for middle schoolers.

Skip School, Fly to Space: A Pearls Before Swine Collection

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

The cast of the Pastis syndicated comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, share adventures in this comic book collection of slightly irreverent, always funny strips.

The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

The Croc family is on a never-ending mission to eat Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra. Fans of graphic novels (or comic collections such as Calvin and Hobbes) and of the Timmy Failure series are sure to enjoy this collection.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Timmy is an imaginative (if delusional) 11-year old who fancies himself a stellar detective with his sidekick, Total (a 1500-pound polar bear) at his side. Fans of heavily illustrated, almost graphic novels are sure to respond to the dark humor in this first of a series about Timmy and his antics

Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Timmy Failure and his trusty sidekick, Total, are back for another adventure. Here, Timmy and Total are on the trail of a stolen globe.

Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Will Timmy and Total no longer be detecting partners? Readers will find out the fate of the dynamic duo in this fourth, funny, highly illustrated and certainly not final installment in the Timmy Failure series.

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

By: Stephan Pastis
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

In Timmy and Total Failure’s third adventure, the detective and his sidekick vie with their arch nemesis to find the mythical, magical, “Miracle Project.” The Miracle Project, they think, assures the finder of an “A” (with multiple pluses, of course) in all schoolwork.

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