Books by William Alexander

A PROPERLY UNHAUNTED PLACE by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A fun and fast-paced supernatural mystery with secret depths for those who dare explore them. (Paranormal adventure. 8-12)"
In a world where hauntings are endemic, Rosa Díaz finds herself in a town suspiciously devoid of ghostly activity in Alexander's (Nomad, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
NOMAD by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Alexander is clearly passionate about science, space exploration, and social justice, but he never allows that passion to shortchange the crackerjack adventure. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Gabriel Sandro Fuentes, 11-year-old ambassador of Earth, fends off an alien invasion. Read full book review >
AMBASSADOR by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Physics lovers will enjoy this clever series opener—but so will those who enjoy comedy, politics, diplomacy or strange-looking aliens. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
An interstellar embassy, alien assassins, galactic mass extinctions: These are Gabe's small problems. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Alexander's love affair with French, he concludes in this wry and warmhearted memoir, has reaped unexpected rewards."
A charming memoir by a passionate Francophile. Read full book review >
GHOULISH SONG by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Alexander's storytelling is compelling and clever, and this tale of courage is by turns humorous, poignant and convincing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young girl confronts her own death in the river city of Zombay with its ancient magic and new gearwork in a stand-alone companion to National Book Award-winning Goblin Secrets (2012). Read full book review >
GOBLIN SECRETS by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"The result is wryly humorous and bearably yet excitingly menacing: Even while much is left unexplained, Rownie's triumph is both gripping and tantalizing. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Rownie's search for his brother turns into an unlikely heroic quest. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Entertaining and educative."
A clever weekend baker learns some life lessons, loaf by loaf. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2006

"An amusing compilation of do's and don'ts for aspiring gardeners afflicted with hubris."
Perfectionist, aiming to subdue nature with constant gardening, reaps object lessons by the bushel. Read full book review >