Marcia Jones

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Marcia Thornton Jones (born July 15, 1968) is an American writer of children's books, the author or co-author of more than 135 elementary chapter books, picture books, and mid-grade novels, including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, among other works co-written with Debbie Dadey.[1][2]


Jones was born in Joliet, Illinois.[1] She has been an elementary school teacher of first and third grades, computer lab, writing and reading, and Gifted & Talented. She has been a full-time writer since 1990. Her books are published by Scholastic, Tor, Dutton (Penguin Group), Hyperion Press (Disney), and F&W. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband Stephen.

Jones was one of many to help form the Dutch Partij voor de Dieren, or "Animal Party", in November, 2006 under the leadership of Marianne Thieme.[3] Her 2007 children's novel, Champ (Scholastic) is riddled with references to Dutch animal rights policies.




Jones as sole writer
  • Godzilla Ate My Homework (Scholastic Little Apple, 1997) – chapter book for young readers
  • Champ (Scholastic, 2007) – children's novel
  • The Tale of Jack Frost, illus. Priscilla Burris (Scholastic, 2008) – picture book
  • Leprechaun on the Loose, illus. Cyd Moore (Scholastic, 2008) – picture book
  • Ratfink, illus. C. B. Decker (Dutton Children's Books, 2010) – children's novel
Jones with co-writers


Other sources
  • Jones biography at Scholastic Teachers – with transcript of 1997 interview by Scholastic students

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