Books by John David Anderson

GRANTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A faithful dog, a good friend, and pinch of magic work wonders in this modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Wish-fulfillment can be hard work. Read full book review >
POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >
INSERT COIN TO CONTINUE by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The last thing video game nerds need is a reinforcement of a regressive view of women as objects instead of individuals. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A video game fanatic turns his world upside down. Read full book review >
MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sad and satisfying in just the right amounts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Determined to give their hospitalized teacher a worthy "last day," three sixth-grade boys skip school and persevere on an impossible quest, deepening their friendship and discovering inner courage they didn't know they had. Read full book review >
THE DUNGEONEERS by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Readers may well feel that the wait in between battles and heists feels a little too much like school. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Even a school for rogues is, at its core, a school. Read full book review >
MINION by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This novel should make Anderson's parents proud, even if they threw away his comics when he was little. His readers will just be happy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Parents: Be warned. Read full book review >
SIDEKICKED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"In the end, the tale is so heartbreaking that it's the perfect training manual for superheroes everywhere. And that means all of us. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Comic-book fans like to talk about how much they hate sidekicks. No one dreams about being Robin. They want to grow up to be Batman. But it turns out that a sidekick is the perfect metaphor for adolescence. Read full book review >
STANDARD HERO BEHAVIOR by John David Anderson
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"Take this Easy Quiz and Find Out') and inept but promising verse, Anderson dishes up a debut that's in the same vein as Gerald Morris's Arthurian tales, though less polished. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A light tone overlays serious undercurrents in this leisurely but entertaining fantasy. Read full book review >