Books by Michael Fry

BOBBIE MENDOZA SAVES THE WORLD (AGAIN) by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fun for fans of fantasy and flatulence. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Fry and Jackson team up again in this sequel to The Naughty List (2015).Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Entirely skippable. (Adventure. 7-10)"
A good kid trains to become a villain. Read full book review >
THE NAUGHTY LIST by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Readers of both genders will take to this original and hilarious story—so long as they do not still believe in Santa. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A zany take on how Christmas happens aims straight for the middle-grade humor sweet spot. Read full book review >
ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >
BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 15, 2007

"Rigorous history infused with boundless love."
Something of a Wild Scot himself, Fry (How the Scots Made America, 2005, etc.) proffers a magisterial, if not always limpid, history of his country and people. Read full book review >
HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. Read full book review >