Wendelin Van Draanen writes many books for children.

Photo of Wendelin Van Draanen

Meet her in person on:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cupertino Library
4:00 PM

Try some of her books...

Shredderman series: Great for grades 3-5, and now a Nickelodeon movie.
Book 1 is : Secret Identity         Shredderman: Secret Identity

Shredderman Rules! movie:

Gecko and Sticky series: Great for grades 3-5, fast-paced and funny.
Book 1 is: Villain's Lair  

Sammy Keyes mystery series: Great for grades 4-8. A fearless sleuth.
Book 1 is: Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief   

For grades 6-8, try these stand-alone titles:

Confessions of a Serial Kisser   

Flipped the book  

Flipped the movie from Warner Bros.  


Running Dream

Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, part of the 2018 Silicon Valley Reads book list

Swear to Howdy  

For grades 7-12, try this book:

Wild Bird
Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is presented by the Santa Clara County Library District, the San José Public Library and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Each year, the program collaborates with community organizations to promote reading and literacy and to engage the community in dialogue about themes in a selected book or books that are relevant to Silicon Valley.   Events will be scheduled throughout Santa Clara County with activities for all age groups.  For more information, visit the website

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