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James Patterson
Author Study
By: Elly Reinke
“I believe we should spend
less time worrying about the
quantity of books children
read and more time
introducing them to quality
books that will turn them on
to the joy of reading and turn
them into lifelong readers.”
-James Patterson
• Children's Choice Book Awards
• Author of the Year 2010 for Max
• Nominee, 2011 Teen Choice Book of the Year (Fang) and 2012
Author of the Year (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life)
• National Parenting Publications Honors Awards
• International Reading Association's Young Adults' Choices
• American Library Association "Teens Top Ten" Pick
• London Times Book Sense Children's Pick
• 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, Nominee
It is no surprise that in January, 2010, The New York Times Magazine featured James
Patterson on its cover and hailed him as having "transformed book publishing," and
that Time magazine hailed him as "The Man Who Can't Miss." Recently, NBC's Rock
Center with Brian Williams profiled Patterson's prolific career, AARP named him one of
the "50 Most Influential People Who Make Our Days a Little Brighter," and Variety
featured him in a cover story highlighting his adventures in Hollywood.
In 2011, it was estimated that one-in-four of all hardcover suspense/thriller novels sold
was written by James Patterson, he is the first author to achieve ten million ebook
sales, and he holds the Guinness record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of
any author. And his success isn't based solely on thrillers like the perennially popular
Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. Patterson is now also
the current bestselling author in the young adult and middle grade categories.
He's been called the busiest man in publishing, and that's not just because of his own
books. For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to
championing books and reading
ALL of James Patterson's Books
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club Series)
2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club Series)
3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club Series)
4th of July (Women's Murder Club Series)
The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club
The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club Series)
7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club Series)
The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club
The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club
10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club Series)
11th Hour (Women's Murder Club Series)
12th of Never (Women's Murder Club Series)
Against Medical Advice
Alex Cross Also published as Cross (Alex Cross Series)
Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross Series)
Alex Cross's Trial
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross Series)
Angel (Maximum Ride Series)
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Series)
Armageddon (Daniel X Series)
Beach House
Beach Road
The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross Series)
Black Friday
Burn (Michael Bennett Series)
Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross Series)
The Christmas Wedding
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
Confessions: The Private School Murders
Cradle & All
Cross Country (Alex Cross Series)
Cross Fire (Alex Cross Series)
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross Series)
Danger Down the Nile (Treasure Hunters Series)
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X Series)
Demons and Druids (Daniel X Series)
Don't Blink
Double Cross (Alex Cross Series)
• F-L
Fang (Maximum Ride Series)
The Final Warning (Maximum Ride Series)
The Fire (Witch & Wizard Series)
First Love
Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross Series)
Game Over (Daniel X Series)
Get Me Out of Here! (Middle School Series)
The Gift (Witch & Wizard Series)
Gone (Michael Bennett Series)
Guilty Wives
Hide & Seek
Homeroom Diaries
Hope to Die (Alex Cross Series)
How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School
I, Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series)
I Funny (I Funny Series)
I Even Funnier (I Funny Series)
I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett Series)
I Totally Funniest (I Funny Series)
Jack & Jill (Alex Cross Series)
The Jester
Judge & Jury
Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series)
Kill Me If You Can
The Kiss (Witch & Wizard Series)
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross Series)
The Lake House
London Bridges (Alex Cross Series)
The Lost (Witch & Wizard Series)
Mary, Mary (Alex Cross Series)
Max (Maximum Ride Series)
Med Head
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
The Midnight Club
Miracle on the 17th Green
The Murder of King Tut
My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School Series)
Nevermore (Maximum Ride Series)
Now You See Her
NYPD Red (NYPD Red Series)
NYPD Red 2 (NYPD Red Series)
NYPD Red 3 (NYPD Red Series)
Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Series)
The Postcard Killers
Private (Private Series)
Private: #1 Suspect (Private Series)
Private Berlin
Private Down Under
Private Games
Private India: City on Fire
Private L.A. (Private Series)
Private London
Private Vegas (Private Series)
Public School Superhero (Public School Superhero Series)
The Quickie
Roses Are Red (Alex Cross Series)
Run For Your Life (Michael Bennett Series)
• S-Z
Sam's Letters to Jennifer
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Save Rafe! (Middle School Series)
Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride Series)
School's Out-Forever (Maximum Ride Series)
Season of the Machete
Second Honeymoon
See How They Run
Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett Series)
Sundays at Tiffany's
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
The Thomas Berryman Number
Tick Tock (Michael Bennett Series)
Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series)
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club Series)
Ultimate Showdown (Middle School Series)
Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross Series)
Watch the Skies (Daniel X Series)
When the Wind Blows
Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard Series)
Worst Case (Michael Bennett Series)
The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School Series)
You've Been Warned
“People like to talk more than
they like to act. They like to sit
there and complain and vent.
Somehow they think that
changes things, when it doesn't.”
-James Patterson
“The best way to get kids reading more is to
give them books that they'll gobble up - and
that will make them ask for another.”
-James Patterson
Patterson Scholarships
Each year, The Patterson Family Foundation awards scholarships to students at
22 different colleges and universities around the country. The Patterson Family
Foundation funds multiple scholarships for students at the following schools,
which are also the alma maters of James and Sue Patterson:
• Vanderbilt University
• Manhattan College
• University of Wisconsin
The Patterson Family Foundation also funds James Patterson Teacher
Education Scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students that
are studying education and are committed to teaching careers. It
currently funds 19 colleges in the US.