WorldCat Identities

McKinley, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 251 publications in 3 languages and 25,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  High interest-low vocabulary books  Sports fiction  Christmas fiction  Hockey stories  Christmas stories 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PZ73, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John McKinley
The king of show-and-tell by Abby Klein( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envious because Robbie always brings the most exciting things to school for show-and-tell, Freddy rescues a baby bird that has fallen from its nest and has to find a way to get it to school without his mother or teacher noticing
Tooth trouble by Abby Klein( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy to be the only one in his class who still has not lost a tooth, first-grader Freddy tries to find a way to expedite matters but then is faced with another problem
Homework hassles by Abby Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Freddy falls out of a tree and breaks his arm, he finds inspiration for his oral report on nocturnal animals
Don't sit on my lunch! by Abby Klein( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first-grader Freddy decides to try out for peewee hockey, his archenemy and school bully Max decides to also try out for the one slot left on the team
Help! A vampire's coming! by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first-grader Freddy is exhausted because of nightmares, his friends and family give him suggestions on how to deal with them
Halloween fraidy cat by Abby Klein( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy is apprehensive about the haunted house that Chloe plans to have at her Halloween party but tries to hide his fear from his classmates
Thanksgiving turkey trouble by Abby Klein( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Persian and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than two million copies sold, READY, FREDDY! is a huge success with first-grade readers! It's a Thanksgiving disaster for Freddy Thresher! When his first-grade class begins planning the annual Thanksgiving play, everyone will have a role. Freddy's friends are all happy to be Pilgrims and Indians, but there is one part that nobody wants to be-the turkey! Freddy hopes he won't get the part, but-you guessed it-he gets the unlucky role. Now Freddy has to find a way to play the turkey while everyone is laughing at him
Ready, set, snow! by Abby Klein( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Persian and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the first grade has a Winter Olympics contest, Freddy helps his class win--and shows good sportsmanship at the same time
Yikes! Bikes! by Abby Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy and his classmates are going to participate in a Bike-a-Thon to help raise money for a local animal shelter, and Freddy needs to learn how to ride a two-wheeler
Shark tooth tale by Abby Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy has found the fossilized shark tooth of his dreams but it costs fifty dollars. Freddy sets out to earn the money all on his own
Talent show scaredy-pants by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy is nervous about the first-grade Grandparent's Day talent show, especially with Max bullying and teasing him, but Freddy's dad has an idea that might make Freddy a star and get Max to back off, too
Camping catastrophe by Abby Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-grader Freddy, who is afraid of the dark, is apprehensive about going on a wilderness camping trip
Stop that hamster! by Abby Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Freddy's mother finally allows him to bring Harold, the class hamster, home for the weekend, Freddy has his hands full making sure that Harold does not escape
The one hundredth day of school! by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy decides to bake one hundred cookies for the one hundredth day of school celebration, but his father accidentally eats one and then Freddy has to come up with another idea at the last minute
The Pumpkin Elf mystery by Abby Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of their good behavior, Freddy and his classmates receive a special treat from the Pumpkin Elf--pumpkins to decorate for Halloween--but when Freddy's creation disappears before the contest, he is too sad to start anew
The penguin problem by Abby Klein( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy's first grade class is learning all about penguins. When the class discovers some are endangered, they want to help. Can Freddy come up with a good plan to save the penguins?
Super-secret valentine by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-grader Freddy wants to give his best friend Jessie a special, secret valentine, but to do that he must break some rules at home and avoid the bully at school
Going batty by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Persian and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's almost Halloween and Freddy thinks that there are monsters in his attic
Apple orchard race by Abby Klein( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy's first grade class is visiting an apple orchard where they will pick apples and search for a special hidden apple. Will sneaky Max cheat his way to the $5 prize?
The perfect present by Abby Klein( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy can't wait for his Christmas presents, but what about the children who are less fortunate than Freddy?
 
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The king of show-and-tell
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Tooth troubleHomework hasslesDon't sit on my lunch!Help! A vampire's coming!Halloween fraidy catThanksgiving turkey troubleReady, set, snow!Yikes! Bikes!
Languages
English (115)

Spanish (6)

Persian (4)