Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

Books by Jacqueline West

Long Lost by Jacqueline West

Long Lost
(Middle Grade)

• 2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner
• A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"..a spooky middle grade love letter to libraries and the mystery genre..."
-Publishers Weekly

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Last Things by Jacqueline West

Last Things
(Young Adult)

- Selected for the preliminary ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards

"A suspenseful tale wrought from power chords, creeping darkness, and disquieting twists."
- Kirkus

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The Collectors by Jacqueline West

The Collectors
(Middle Grade)

- Schneider Family Honor Book
- Minnesota Book Awards finalist

"A brilliant fantasy adventure..."

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Digging Up Danger by Jacqueline West

Digging Up Danger
(Middle Grade)

- An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Month, January 2019

☆ "West’s tale, decorated with Aly’s eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own—the writing manual takes it to a whole other level."

- Kirkus, starred review

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The Books of Elsewhere

The Books of Elsewhere
(Middle Grade)

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Dreamers Often Lie

Dreamers Often Lie
(Young Adult)

"Both moving and humorous... Shakespeare's characters really shine as they come to life in the twenty-first century."

- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Starry Eyed


This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers.

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Been There Done That

Been There, Done That

School is in session as celebrated authors share their real-life academic experiences and turn them into fiction!

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