Series: Alice McKinley

NOW I'LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Still, as a steady, dependable guide through the perils of adolescence, Alice is unexcelled, and her legions of fans will be pleased to see her so well rewarded. (Fiction. 12-16, adult)"
The 28th and last novel in this essential series is addressed to fans who want to know what happens to Alice. Read full book review >
ALICE ON BOARD by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: May 22, 2012

"Readers who have been along with Alice on her journey from the start will enjoy this latest installment in a reliable series as it begins to wind down. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Alice and her friends take summer jobs aboard a cruise ship on the Chesapeake Bay following graduation. Read full book review >
INCREDIBLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: May 10, 2011

"The author leaves Alice and friends posing for graduation pictures and looking forward to pre-college summer jobs aboard a cruise ship that will frame the next few volumes in this richly entertaining, reliable and informative guide to growing up. (Fiction. 13-15)"
The newest entry in a series that sits proudly in second place on the ALA's list of Most Banned/Challenged titles of the 21st century (behind Harry) takes its insecure but sensible 17-year-old narrator through her final semester of high school. Read full book review >
ALICE ON HER WAY by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: June 1, 2005

"The 17th installment in the series, and more than twice as long as the first, this will be most satisfying to readers already familiar with the cast of characters and involved in Alice's ups and downs, which echo the lives of many teenage girls. (Fiction. 13+)"
Alice has come a long ways since The Agony of Alice (1985) introduced her as a sixth-grader. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Nevertheless, this cheerful addition will find a ready audience among the younger siblings of Alice fans as well as the devoted older fans themselves, to whom Alice feels like a friend. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Alice is back again, but this time she's younger. Read full book review >
SIMPLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may not be pleased, however, with the cover photograph of a too-young-looking girl that isn't likely to match the image of Alice they've created for themselves over the years. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The 14th in a series finds Alice (Alice Alone, 2001, etc.) almost overwhelmed by the busy second half of ninth grade. Read full book review >
ALICE ALONE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: May 1, 2001

"Her fans will welcome her back while new readers are in for a treat. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this 13th book about Alice (The Grooming of Alice, 2000, etc.), her romance with Patrick hits rocky ground, depicted in the gently realistic, often humorous, style that characterizes the series. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sailing through her 12th 'Alice' with nary a sign of series fatigue, Naylor, as usual, masterfully imparts physical, social, and emotional information while bringing readers to tears and laughter. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Alice continues to model safe, commonsensical ways of navigating the foggy shoals of adolescence, as the summer before high school brings crises, comedy, beginnings, endings, and new life skills. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1999

"Sail on, Alice. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Still alertly navigating the shoals of early adolescence, Alice turns 14 in the 11th installment of her often hilarious, always perceptive odyssey. Read full book review >
ACHINGLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: June 1, 1998

"Naylor continues to usher Alice, and readers, toward adolescence with this well-knit, frequently hilarious story, cemented with buckets full of information, reassurance, and common sense. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Readers who have, with Alice, been waiting impatiently for her widowed father and favorite teacher, Miss Summers, to pick a date will have to wait some more; the Alice series (Outrageously Alice, 1997, etc.) continues to feature comic twists, comfortably familiar characters who still have surprises to reveal, and a plot that includes some serious issues. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1997

"As usual, her story is told with grace and economy, liberally laced with humor, and brimming with serious feelings as well. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At 13, Alice thinks her life deserves a prize for "most boring"; she can't see anything special or interesting about herself. Read full book review >
ALICE IN LACE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pleasure and purpose are seamlessly combined in this comic, expertly crafted episode. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An eighth-grade health class assignment gets Alice McKinley and friends thinking about choices and consequences in this eighth installment of one of the best series running. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1995

"Fans of the series or those undergoing their own suburban teen angst will not be disappointed; others will find Alice unchallenging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Following Naylor's six earlier books about this heroine (Alice In Between, 1994, etc.), this installment finds Alice and friends Pamela and Elizabeth on the eve of eighth grade, and smoothly chronicles their twelfth summer. Read full book review >
ALICE IN-BETWEEN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, a casual but unexpectedly warm kiss from old friend Patrick at book's end suggests that the new teenager — as thoughtful and lively as ever — will soon be on to the next stage. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The fifth book about Alice slips comfortably into formula, but fans of the motherless preteen(now completing seventh grade) won't object. Read full book review >
ALICE IN APRIL by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: April 30, 1993

"Next installment impatiently awaited. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Building on her earlier books about the motherless, independent-minded Alice, Naylor flawlessly weaves concerns prompted by two birthdays—Alice's 13th, which prompts the girl to experiment with the role of "homemaker"; and Dad's 50th, which gives her a chance to try out new skills with a surprise party—into another delightful chronicle, as perceptive as it is hilarious. Read full book review >
ALL BUT ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: April 30, 1992

"Fans can rejoice: Naylor plans to take Alice 'to her eighteenth year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Naylor is a versatile, prolific author whose achievements have just been crowned with a Newbery; her books about Alice (this is the fourth) are many readers' favorites, with good reason: laugh-aloud funny, they also explore real concerns with unusual frankness and compassion. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1989

"A lively, authentic story, with refreshingly pleasant characters—one that may help readers to realize (as Alice does at summer's end) that adapting to everyone else's prescriptions is less important than being oneself."
A wide-ranging author—who has proved herself adept at fantasy, the teen-age novel, humor, and historical fiction—writes a funny, perceptive story about the summer before junior high: 12-year-old Alice's Dad calls it "The Summer of the First Boyfriend." Read full book review >