Henry Winkler Books in Order

The Henry Winkler books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Henry Winkler books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Hank Zipzer Books

Niagara Falls, Or Does It?

Winkler, Henry 2003

Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. It's science project time in Ms.

Adolf's class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what's on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl.

Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn't counting on was his sister's pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.

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I Got a D in Salami

Winkler, Henry 2003

Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. It's science project time in Ms.

Adolf's class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what's on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl.

Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn't counting on was his sister's pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.

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The Day of the Iguana

Winkler, Henry 2003

Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. It's science project time in Ms.

Adolf's class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what's on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl.

Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn't counting on was his sister's pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.

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The Zippity Zinger

Winkler, Henry 2003

Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. PS 87 is having multicultural week, and Ms.

Adolf's class is putting on a "Foods From Around the World" luncheon. Hank makes enchiladas, and at the luncheon, Ms. Adolf piles her plate with lots of food. But after a few bites, her face turns bright red-one of the dishes is super-spicy! Ms. Adolf accuses someone of playing a mean practical joke and punishes the entire class with no recess until the guilty party comes forward.

Hank realizes his trouble with numbers might have caused the problem-what if he accidentally used three cups of peppers instead of 1/3 cup? Will Hank be able to get recess back for everyone without getting detention for the rest of his life? Illustrated by Carol Heyer.

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The Night I Flunked My Field Trip

Winkler, Henry 2004

Hank is thrilled about the "Best Field Trip of the Year"-everyone from Ms. Adolph's class gets to spend the night on an old-fashioned three-mast sailing ship in New York Harbor!  And Hank gets even more excited when the ship's captain chooses him to be the first mate.

  But being first mate is not all it's cracked up to be, especially for a crazy captain who takes his job a little too seriously.  The best field trip of the year is becoming the worst night of Hank's life-how's he going to get out of this one?

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Holy Enchilada!

Winkler, Henry 2004

PS 87 is having multicultural week, and Ms. Adolf's class is putting on a "Foods from Around the World" luncheon. Hank is thrilled&150no reading, no outlining, and no review questions, just cooking! Hank makes enchiladas, and at the luncheon, Ms. Adolf piles her plate with lots of food.

But after a few bites, her face turns bright red&150one of the dishes is super-spicy! Ms. Adolf accuses someone of playing a mean practical joke, and punishes the entire class with no recess until the guilty party comes forward. Hank realizes his trouble with numbers might have caused the problem&150what if he accidentally used three cups of peppers instead of 1/3 cup? Will Hank be able to get recess back for everyone without getting detention for the rest of his life?

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Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade!

Winkler, Henry 2005

It’s time for the end of year parent-teacher conference, and Hank’s in a panic. He’s afraid that his teacher is going to tell his parents that he has to repeat the fourth grade. So Hank creates an elaborate scheme to have his parents win an out-of-town trip so they’re gone during the conference days.

Of course, the plan backfires. Will Hank have to stay in fourth grade forever?

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Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up?

Winkler, Henry 2005
Summer school are two words in the English language that Hank Zipzer doesn't want to learn. But there's no getting out of this one for Hank-summer school, here he comes! Will Hank have to spend the summer bored to death inside a sweltering classroom, or will he actually learn a cool lesson or two? Read More

My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard

Winkler, Henry 2005

Hank thought that getting through summer school to get to the fifth grade would be hard enough, but little did he know that it would get worse! Everyone in the fifth grade is starting to focus on a sport—and they’re really good. Everyone, that is, except Hank.

When Papa Pete suggests that Hank take up Ping-Pong, he decides to give it a try but keeps it top secret, as he thinks the other kids will tease him about it not being a "real" sport. Hank is so good that he manages to Ping-Pong his way to the championship! But when he finds out the contest is being held at "Nick the Tick" McKelty’s family bowling alley, will he risk being the laughingstock of the fifth grade?

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My Dog's a Scaredy-Cat

Winkler, Henry 2006

On Halloween day, Hank comes to school dressed in what he thinks is the perfect costume-a table in an Italian restaurant. Nick McKelty, the resident school bully (dressed in a total blood and guts costume), thinks Hank's costume is wimpy and that Hank wouldn't know how to be scary and gross if his life depended on it! So Hank decides to create the scariest haunted house ever and invite McKelty over to show him what scary really is.

The only problem is that Hank's dog, Cheerio, is scared of Hank's haunted house. So scared, in fact, that when Hank tries to find him, he's nowhere in sight! Have Hank's Halloween hijinks gone too far?

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The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down

Winkler, Henry 2007

Hank Zipzer is failing math, so he has to work with Heather Payne, resident class brain, to help get his grades up. At the same time, Hank’s school is putting on a production of The King and I. As coincidence would have it, Hank is cast as the King, and Heather as Anna.

But when Hank’s dad tells him he can only appear in the play if he gets a B on his next math test, Hank knows he has to hit the books. Can Hank pull through in time for the show?

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Barfing in the Backseat

Winkler, Henry 2007

Hank's dad has decided to enter a crossword-puzzle tournament, and he wants to make a family road trip of it! So the family piles into the car—along with Frankie and Katherine the iguana (Hank and Emily each get to bring a "friend"). When they reach their destination, they'll get to spend the day at a roller-coaster park during Hank's dad's tournament! The only caveat is that Hank has a homework packet to finish before they get there .

. . which he somehow manages to lose at a stop along the way. Suddenly, Hank doesn't feel so good . . . Can Hank and Frankie rescue the lost packet and get Hank on a roller coaster?

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Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!

Winkler, Henry 2007

One afternoon, Hank overhears his mom and Frankie's mom talking about having a baby. Having a baby!? It must be Frankie's mom that they're talking about! Frankie will go crazy when he hears about this! Hank worries about how to break the news to his best friend, until he finds out that it's his own mother who is pregnant! How could she do this to him? One annoying sibling is enough.

Hank definitely did not order this baby!

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The Life of Me

Winkler, Henry 2008

When Ms. Adolf hurts her back in a tango contest and goes on longterm leave, Mr. Rock (the music teacher) is called in as the sub. Hank is psyched . . . until Mr. Rock suggests that Hank attend an after-school reading program, which means he'll miss tae kwon do.

But when Hank gets a crush on a girl in the reading program, and when Mr. Rock says that instead of writing his autobiography (a class assignment), Hank can present his life in scrapbook form, well . . . life's looking good. Then Hank finds out that his crush is actually the cousin of his nemesis, McKelty!Readers will love Hank's newest adventure, plus they will adore reading Hank's scrapbook, which includes black-and-white photos of his school and neighborhood, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and more!

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A Tale of Two Tails

Winkler, Henry 2008
Hank enters his dog Cheerio in a show, hoping to win the big prize. Unfortunately for Hank, Nick McKelty and his gassy little Chihuahua have the same thing in mind. Will Hank and Cheerio be able to take home the ribbon for Best in Show? Read More

Dump Trucks and Dogsleds

Winkler, Henry 2009

When Hank first heard that his mom was having a baby boy, he wasn't so thrilled. And when he finds out that the baby will be sharing his room, Hank is positively outraged! To make things easier, Dad suggests he take Hank and Emily away for some bonding.

But on the first day of their trip, a freak snowstorm arrives. And then they get a call that the baby is coming early! Hank, Dad, and Emily know they have to get home - and fast! They hop on a train, hitch a ride on a dump truck, jump on a snowmobile, and climb into a dogsled, all in a desperate attempt to get home in time for Baby Zipzer's birth.

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A Brand-New Me!

Winkler, Henry 2010

It’s graduation time for Hank Zipzer and all his friends— time to move on from PS 87 to middle school. Trouble is, there are tests Hank has to pass to get into the same middle schools as his friends, and his learning differences might get in the way.

Luckily, a life-altering audition at a performing arts middle school helps him find his true path.

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Publication Order of Hank Zipzer (TV Tie-In) Books

The Crazy Classroom Cascade

Winkler, Henry 2012
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The Mutant Moth

Winkler, Henry 2012
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The Lucky Monkey Socks

Henry Winkler;Lin Oliver 2012

This is the fourth book in the "New York Times" bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero. It's time for the annual school sports day: the most anticipated day of the school year. When Hank Zipzer is chosen for the school softball team, the pressure is on.

Can Hank lead his team to victory - even though he thinks he's the worst athlete in the history of the world? Yes, he can! Thanks to his lucky monkey socks. This is a "New York Times" bestselling series from actor-turned-writer Henry "The Fonz" Winkler and acclaimed children's writer Lin Oliver.

It features all new illustrations and fully Anglicized text, and an engaging, inventive hero for the reluctant boy reader. Henry is the ambassador of children's newspaper "First News'" My Way campaign, which aims to promote greater understanding of children with learning difficulties.

He was awarded an OBE in 2011.

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The Killer Chilli

Henry Winkler 2013
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The Parent-Teacher Trouble

Henry Winkler 2013
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The Best Worst Summer Ever

Henry Winkler 2013
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The House of Halloween Horrors

Henry Winkler 2013
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My Book of Pickles... Oops, I Mean Lists

Winkler, Henry 2014

Not only is Hank Zipzer the world's greatest underachiever, he's also a master at making lists. Now readers can revisit their favorites with this hilarious collection, which compiles some of the best lists from the books in the Hank Zipzer series. In one, Hank describes ten reasons why summer school stinks worse than his gym socks.

In another, he offers ten creative ways to retrieve the permission slip you left under the Chinese vase at home. This fun collection will also feature an introduction and several brand-new lists from authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. It even includes sixteen blank pages for kids to cut out and create their own book of lists!

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The Cow Poo Treasure

2015

Twelve-year-old Henry "Hank" Zipzer is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don't seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would.

..But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver - after all, tomorrow is another day! In The Cow Poo Treasure Hunt, Hank needs to prove to his parents how responsible he is and Miss Adolf's Camp Carnage is just the way to do it.

Disaster strikes when he is teamed up with his nemesis, McKelty. A muddy field, cowpats and Nick McKelty - can life get any worse?! Perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. The TV series is based on books by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

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Publication Order of Ghost Buddy Books

Zero to Hero

Winkler, Henry 2012

A hilarious new series from Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver, authors of the bestselling HANK ZIPZER books!Billy Broccoli is new to the neighborhood, and wants cool friends and a spot on the baseball team more than anything. But the one thing he never wanted is his own personal ghost.

So imagine his surprise when he ends up sharing a room with Hoover Porterhouse, a funny ghost with a whole lot of attitude.When an obnoxious school bully sets out to demolish Billy, the Hoove comes up with a plan for revenge. It’s all in the Hoove’s Rule Number Forty-Two: Stay cool.

And like it or not, Billy and the Hoove have to stick together if Billy ever wants to get in style, get even, and conquer the school.

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Mind If I Read Your Mind?

Winkler, Henry 2012

Billy and Hoover are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!It's time for Moorepark Middle School's annual Speak Out Challenge, and Billy Broccoli thinks he's got it made. With his best friend Hoover Porterhouse--the ghost with the most--by his side, Billy's got the competition in the bag.

Who wouldn't vote for a demonstration on mind reading?But when Billy lands a spot on the sixth grade team, he starts spending more time with his new teammates than he does with Hoover. And the Hoove plays second fiddle to no one! If Billy's not careful, his secret weapon might just vanish into thin air, leaving Billy to pick up the pieces of a demonstration day disaster!

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How to Scare the Pants Off Your Pets

Winkler, Henry 2013

Billy and the Hoove are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!When Billy Broccoli finds out his personal ghost, Hoover Porterhouse, is failing Responsibility, Billy decides it's his mission to help Hoover turn his grade around.

But how?Then inspiration hits. Billy is going to get Hoover a pet. There's only one catch--the Hoove scares dogs out of their fur, birds out of their wings, and fish out of their gills. If Billy can't find the perfect pet, how will Hoover ever learn make the grade?

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Always Dance with a Hairy Buffalo!

Winkler, Henry 2013

Another hilarious adventure for Billy and the Hoove from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!Billy Broccoli is used to getting expert advice--wanted or not--from the ghost with the most, Hoover Porterhouse! The Hoove has smooth moves and a silver tongue.

..and he isn't shy about sharing his words of wisdom! But when a night at the museum finds Hoover face-to-face with the ghost of a powerful Chumash Indian princess, his brain turns into mashed potatoes. Now the tables are turned and it's up to Billy to help Hoover find the words he needs to make a new friend.

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Publication Order of Here's Hank Books

Bookmarks are People Too!

Winkler, Henry 2014

Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject.

(But so are math and reading!) In the first book in this new series, Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark.

This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to save the play!

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A Short Tale About a Long Dog

Winkler, Henry 2014

Here's Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject.

(But so are math and reading!) In the second book in this new series, Hank has finally persuaded his dad to get the family a dog, and Hank couldn't be more excited! Mesmerized by a little wiener dog chasing his tail (making him look like a Cheerio) at the animal shelter, Hank declares him to be the new Zipzer dog.

But when Cheerio gets loose in the park, Mr. Zipzer furiously announces that the dog must go. Can Hank convince his father that he wasn't the one who let Cheerio off his leash, or will he really lose his new pet and best friend?

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Stop That Frog!

Winkler, Henry 2014

Hank's class gets to take care of Principal Love's pet frog while he's away, and Hank is thrilled when he's selected to take it home for the weekend. But when he forgets to put the top back on the tank, Hank's excitement quickly turns to panic--the frog has escaped! The frog hunt is on, but time is running out.

Hank needs to find that frog, and fast!

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Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards

Winkler, Henry 2015

Hank’s sister Emily wants Ralph’s Reptile Show to perform at her birthday party more than anything, but Ralph is booked solid. So Hank comes up with a plan: he’ll disguise himself as a magician called The Westside Wizard and pull a snake from thin air! But when Hank’s true identity is revealed during his performance, his good deed might just turn into a huge disaster.

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There's a Zombie in My Bathtub

Winkler, Henry 2015

With Halloween approaching, Hank and his friends decide to watch a scary movie to get ready for the holiday. But the movie turns out to be a bit too scary for Hank, and suddenly he sees zombies every time he closes his eyes. Everyone says zombies aren’t real, but then people around him start moaning and acting like the undead, and he isn’t so sure.

Hank isn’t taking any chances—not when there might be zombies on the loose!

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How to Hug an Elephant

Winkler, Henry 2015

When Hank's class takes a field trip to the zoo, he quickly gets lost after his partner (and nemesis) ditches him. Unable to read the map, Hank wanders and finds himself locked in a habitat with Elsie, an elephant recently rescued and kept isolated. He begins a game of soccer with her, and they become fast friends.

But when Hank notices how lonely Elsie is, he's determined to help her find her own animal friends.

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You Can't Drink a Meatball Through a Straw

Winkler, Henry 2016

Find out what Hank cooks up in the seventh book of the series! Hank is nothing like his cousin Judith Ann. When she comes to stay with the Zipzer family while taking part in a junior chef competition, she gives off an air of perfection. She’s an excellent cook, and doesn’t let Hank forget it, either.

But when Hank enters the competition, too, he finds out that he and Judith Ann have more in common than he thinks—and it’s not cooking!

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The Soggy, Foggy Campout

Winkler, Henry 2016

Here's Hank, the bestselling series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, is the perfect series for the transitional reader—easy-to-read font, simple and funny stories, and characters every kid would want to be friends with."We Love Nature Day" is fast approaching, and everyone in Hank's class gets to write and perform a poem.

One problem: Hank has no idea where to start. Luckily his mom has a great idea—the family will go camping. Out in nature, Hank will be able to find plenty of inspiration. But when a rainstorm threatens to ruin their night, it's up to Hank to make sure the night doesn't turn into a soggy, foggy failure.

Can he find the words for his nature poem—and the courage to help his family survive the night?

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Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad!

Lin Oliver 2017

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Hank is back and gets to work in the ninth book in the series--this time, he finds himself in quite the pickle! When Hank goes with his mom to her deli for Take Your Child to Work Day, he learns that he doesn't have the greatest talent as a deli worker.

He messes up all the sandwiches and has to deal with one very unsatisfied customer--his arch-rival, Nick McKelty!So when an important order comes in, Hank only has one chance to get it right, or the eggs won't be the only things that are fried!

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Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench!

Winkler, Henry 2017

In this winning addition to the easy-to-read bestselling series, Hank has to hustle to prove he can be his basketball team’s secret weapon!For two years running, Hank's school has beaten their arch rivals at the annual second grade basketball game. When his friends try out, Hank is determined to play, too.

There's just one problem: Hank is terrible at basketball. Luckily Dr. Dunk (AKA Hank's dad) and Hank's friends have his back. With a little help, Hank just might be what the team needs to win their first three-peat in PS 87 history!This bestselling series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver is perfect for the transitional reader.

With a unique, easy-to-read font, endless humor, and characters every kid would want to be friends with, any story with Hank is a slam dunk!

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Robot on the Loose

Winkler, Henry 2018

Hank, the star of the bestselling easy-to-read series, is back! This time, he has to learn the nuts and bolts of making a robot--and making a friend!Hank's school is hosting its first-ever Build-a-Robot competition and Hank is ready to win. There's just one problem: he completely forgot about the contest! While other kids have been working on their robots for a month, Hank has just two days to create an amazing robot that will wow the judges and win him the trophy.

To make matters worse, there might be another problem, too. Hank has no idea how to build a robot! With help from Jaden, a robot expert at his school, Hank and his friends construct their robot, Stanley, just in time. But on the day of the competition, Stanley malfunctions! It will take Hank, Frankie, Ashley, and their new friend Jaden to get it back on track.

Forget winning the trophy--Hank has to stop a robot on the loose!

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Everybody is Somebody

Winkler, Henry 2019

In the final book of this bestselling easy-to-read series, Hank begins a new chapter!When a well-known author of a beloved book series visits Hank's school, he and his two best friends get the chance to be her guide for the day and introduce her at an assembly.

But Hank, embarrassed by his struggles with reading, tries to hide the fact that he's never actually finished reading the author's books--or any book, for that matter! So Hank gets creative and makes up his own version of the story. But will everyone be able to tell fact from fiction?This bestselling series written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver is perfect for the transitional reader.

With a unique, easy-to-read font, endless humor, and characters every kid would want to be friends with, any story with Hank is an adventure!

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

I've Never Met an Idiot on the River

Winkler, Henry 2011

In this delightful collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations, Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly fisherman. A accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout.

More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible. Winkler makes a habit of sharing his angling adventures with his wife, Stacey, and their three children, Jed, Zoe, and Max.

The Winklers’ annual trip, where they can escape the busyness of everyday life, has brought them together as a family. On the river, Henry has grown to appreciate the support his wife and children give him, learned to listen, and developed the confidence to publish his outdoor photography in his first non-fiction book.

An expression of the inherent optimism that stems from the simplicity of the outdoors, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River is an invitation to share in the realizations and achievements Winkler

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