Lemony Snicket

Books by Lemony Snicket


The Bad Mood and the Stick

Available in: Hardcover
New York Times-bestselling author Snicket is at his droll, perceptive best in this new picture book. Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake. Full color.

Goldfish Ghost

Available in: Hardcover
The adventures of a goldfish who just died.

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

Available in: Hardcover
Presents a collection of humorous stories featuring an array of characters... #27;swith and without capes.

"shouldn't You Be in School?"

Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
In this third book of the "New York Times"-bestselling series, young apprentice Lemony Snicket investigates a case of arson. He soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Illustrations.

13 Words

Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
From "New York Times"-bestselling author Snicket and celebrated artist Kalman comes an whimsical word book like no otherNa strikingly beautiful journey woven from an introduction to 13 wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words. Full color.

"who Could That Be at This Hour?": Also Published as "all the Wrong Questions: Question 1"

Available in: Paperback
Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.
Penned in signature style, "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (also published as All the Wrong Questions Question 1) invites readers to untangle the mysteries that surround young Lemony Snicket.

The Dark

Available in: Hardcover
Lazlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear. Full color.

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story

Available in: Hardcover
Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah, and Lemony Snicket is an alleged children's author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book. A particularly irate latke is the star of "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, " but many other holiday icons appear and even speak: flashing colored lights, cane-shaped candy, a pine tree. Santa Claus is briefly discussed as well. The ending is happy, at least for some. People who are interested in any or all of these things will find this book so enjoyable it will feel as though Hanukkah were being celebrated for several years, rather than eight nights.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

Available in: Paperback
Featuring awful new artwork, this third book in the horrifically popular series includes terrible bonus material containing the third part of the comic serial The Spoily Brats, an installment of the regular advice column What Shall I Do, Lemony Snicket? Illustrations.

The Reptile Room

Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
The second tale of the Baudelaire orphans may seem cheery at first, but don't be fooled. In fact, the three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odor, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the reappearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
The first tale of the Baudelaire orphans is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

The End

Available in: Hardcover
All things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The 13th and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers' most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? And if there's nothing out there, what was that noise?

The Penultimate Peril

Available in: Hardcover
Even less is known about Book the Twelfth in this alarming phenomenon. What is known is contained in the following brief list: In this book, things only get worse; Count Olaf is still evil; the Baudelaire orphans do not win a contest; and the title begins with the word "the." Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. Illustrations.

The Grim Grotto

Available in: Hardcover
In the 11th and most alarming volume yet in the phenomenally bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events, the intrepid Baudelaire siblings delve ever deeper into the mystery surrounding the death of their parents and the baffling organization of V.F.D.

The Slippery Slope

Available in: Hardcover
Lemony Snicket's woeful stories about the Baudelaire siblings continue with this wretched tenth installment of the bestselling series.

The Carnivorous Carnival

Available in: Hardcover
In this ninth installment of Lemony Snicket's serial, the Baudelaire orphans must confront a terrible lie, a lion untamer, an ambidextrous person, a caravan, and Chabo, the wolf baby. Illustrations.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital

Available in: Hardcover
In Lemony Snicket's eighth installment, the Baudelaire orphans look for a quiet refuge and find their way to Heimlich Hospital. But as they spend time in the hospital they encounter some scary and ghastly doings. Illustrations.

The Vile Village

Available in: Hardcover
The multi-talented Lemony Snicket spins another uproariously unhappy tale about three captivating and resilient orphans facing yet another bout of outrageous misfortune as they encounter a flock of crows, a strict council, a prison break, a censored library, a harpoon gun, and a hot-air balloon. 128 p.

The Ersatz Elevator

Available in: Hardcover
In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by a very rich couple whose penthouse apartment is located close to the place where the orphans' misfortune all began. This sixth book in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" finds the children experiencing a darkened staircase, a red herring, and more.

The Austere Academy

Available in: Hardcover
The fifth book in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series tells the wretched adventures of the charming Baudelaire orphans at boarding school where they face strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, a girl named Carmelita Spats, smelly sneakers, and the metric system.

The Miserable Mill

Available in: Hardcover
Accidents, evil plots, and general misfortune abound when, in their continuing search for a home, the Beaudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a sinister lumber mill. "Wicked good fun."--"Kirkus Reviews."

The Wide Window

Available in: Hardcover
Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.