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Rachel Renée Russell

Biography

Rachel Renée Russell

Rachel Renée Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children’s books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) She lives in Aldie, Virginia.

Rachel Renée Russell

Books by Rachel Renée Russell

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School --- and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

Max is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been --- South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he’s begged his parents to finally let him start attending public middle school. He’s starting to question that choice, though, with the Thomas Silver Problem. As in, Thomas Silver keeps stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read --- or the ones he draws --- and magically escape the locker and defeat Tommy. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Graphic Novel

After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected --- because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin!

by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's, Fiction

Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff --- and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself.

by Rachel Renée Russell - Fiction, Young Adult 9+

Nikki Maxwell isn’t at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s such a sweet guy! Then he tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can’t let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever.

by Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition.