Andrew Clements made news with his novel, Frindle, published in 1996. He still considers it his most successful book. Frindle tells the story of a smart boy who decides to coin a new word against the wishes of a domineering teacher. Clements is good at getting into the minds of both children and adults and his plots revolve around the concerns of children today.
A prolific author, Clements writes for all ages. He writes picture books and easy readers, such as Big Al and Shrimpy and Slippers at Home, and books that carry readers through grade school, and middle school such as Room One, Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet, and The Landry News.
Clements writes for teens as well, most notably, his series about a boy who becomes invisible and his relationship with a blind girl; Things Not Seen, and Things that Are. Widely acclaimed, continually entertaining, Clements has a new series planned that will begin with the book, We the Children, due out in April of 2010. Place a hold on that title today!