N.E. Bode and Baggott

Books for 8-13 year olds

Under her own name and pen name N.E. Bode, Baggott has published seven novels for younger readers, aged 8 to 13, including award-winners and critics’ favorites.

 

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The Anybodies

Julianna Baggott as N.E. Bode, HarperCollins

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The first installment of The Anybodies Trilogy which follows the adventures of a young girl in the tradition of magical realism.

 

  • Previously in development with Nickelodeon Movies at Paramount Pictures
  • A Washington Post Book-of-the-Week
  • A People Magazine Pick for ‘What’s Cool This Summer,’ a top-five pick, alongside Bill Clinton and David Sedaris
  • A Booksense Pick
  • A Girls’ Life Magazine Top Ten
  • The Year’s Top Books, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
  • School Library Journal, Starred Review
  • A Notable Book, San Diego Pages
  • A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
  • Short-listed for State Awards – the Mark Twain Award (Missouri), The Diamond State Award (Delaware), The Maine Student Book Award, The Master List for the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, Massachusetts’  Children’s Book Award, The Sunshine State Award in Florida, Alaska Battle of the Books 2009, and The Nene Award (Hawaii)
  • Book Club Selection for Middle Schools in Florida, Florida Department of Education, Just Read, Florida!, Literacy Week

 

“Potter-style magic meets Snicket-y irreverence …” – People Magazine

…a loveable, fun read for children – and for those who never really grew up … whimsical, unique …”  – Boston Herald

“…[a] witty, sometimes hilarious tale, punctuated with authorial asides and featuring switched babies, hidden identities, magical transformations, and allusions to literary classics…. [Bode] concocts a tangled plot with a clever twist at the end…” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“…There’s laugh-out-loud humor, fantasy, mystery, real-life drama, and potential for a sequel. What more could a reader want?” — School Library Journal, starred review

 

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The Prince of Fenway Park

HarperCollins

There was a curse on the Boston Red Sox; it was reversed, and this is the boy who did it – a novel for younger readers and Red Sox fans of all ages.

 

  • Short-listed for The Sunshine State Book Awards and The Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards
  • Scholastic’s Top 5 List of Best Baseball Reads

 

“Richly imagined … young sports fans will revel in Baggott’s underworld … especially young residents of Red Sox Nation, [who] will dig their cleats in for a thoroughly involving tale.” – Kirkus Reviews 

“Julianna Baggott’s The Prince of Fenway Park is exceptional among children’s literature.” – Boston Globe

“[Baggott} pitches a gem with Fenway fairy tale… a delicious little fairy tale about the National Pastime.” –starnewsonline.com

“... brilliant premise ... Both whimsical and provocative, this story will engage readers who like clever tales, and also those who enjoy chewing over controversial themes.” – School Library Journal (John Peters, New York Public Library)

“If you have a young reader ... [The Prince of Fenway Park] should score a home run…. a wild adventure…” – Cape Cod Times

Audio version by Harper Audio.

 

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The Ever Breath

Delacorte Press/Random House

A novel based on a Muriel Rukeyser quote, “The world is made of stories, not atoms.” The narrative relies heavily on lost words from the English language and an invented landscape.

“Baggott’s inventiveness and whimsy never flag … it’s a dizzying, nonstop romp through the imagination.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fantasy aficionados will gobble up this fast-paced tale … Baggott’s brisk prose propels readers through a tale that feels like a stepping-stone between Spiderwick and Harry Potter.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced … charming … fanciful …” – Booklist

 

magcoverThe Amazing Compendium of Edward Magorium

Julianna Baggott as N.E. Bode, Scholastic

A literary prequel to the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Walden Media, starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman – a novel for younger readers that spans over 200 years.

 

 

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The Slippery Map

Julianna Baggott as N.E. Bode, HarperCollins

A novel for younger readers about a boy being raised in a nunnery who falls into an Imagined Other World.

 

  • Silver Medal, Florida Book Awards in Children’s Literature
  • Starred Review in Publishers Weekly

 

“…inventive and a whole lot of fun…” – Kirkus Reviews

“A fantastic and fun adventure…” – St. Petersburg Times

 

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The Somebodies

Julianna Baggott as N.E. Bode, HarperCollins

The final installment of The Anybodies Trilogy.

 

  •  First Place Gold Medal Winner, Florida Book Awards
  •  One of the Top Four Magical Reads, Instructor Magazine

 

“Narrow escapes, evil villains, and captured souls from books will keep kids turning pages through an imaginative kaleidoscope of transformations …” – School Library Journal

“As ever, readers will have to stay alert to pick up the plethora of literary references … All of this on the way to demonstrating that nobility of spirit and right beliefs will ever win out over selfishness … the series remains a delight for better-read audiences.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

 

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The Nobodies

Julianna Baggott as N.E. Bode, HarperCollins

The second installment of The Anybodies Trilogy.

 

“…charming, humorous, suspenseful and unique…” – Time for Kids

“…will have readers clamoring for another sequel.” – Booklist

“Heady stuff for kids, but effective…Baggott, as N.E. Bode, brings this intricate message to young readers in a style reminiscent of Roald Dahl, by way of P.L. Travers. There’s a snappy buoyancy to her prose, which is offset (but never overrun) by an eerie, dramatic undertone.” – Popmatters.com

“Hold onto your hats. N.E. Bode is back with another blockbuster … another magical, wild adventure.” – Greenbay Press-Gazette