Nancy E. Krulik

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Nancy Krulik
Born Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Period 1967–present
Genre Children's fiction
Spouse Daniel Burwasser
Children 2

Nancy E. Krulik (born in Brooklyn, New York) is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults,[1] including three New York Times bestsellers.


Krulik is the author and creator of several book series, beginning with Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo in 2002. The How I Survived Middle School series launched in June 2007.[2] In July 2008, Grosset and Dunlap (a division of Penguin Young Readers) launched the George Brown, Class Clown series, a spin-off of Katie Kazoo, with the book Super Burp.[3] Her mystery series for kids, Jack Gets a Clue launched in 2011. In 2013, she published the Magic Bone series, which follows the adventures of Sparky, a sheepdog puppy, who travels the world thanks to the magic he finds in a very special chew toy. The first two books in the series: Be Careful What You Sniff For and Catch that Wave were published in May. Krulik followed that series with Project Droid, a science fiction series of six books written with her daughter Amanda Burwasser, The Kid From Planet Z (a young chapter book series about a family who crashes down on earth and must follow the instructions of their leader, a talking cat named Zeus), and Princess Pulverizer, a series about a princess who wants to be a knight and must go on a Quest of Kindness to prove that she is up to the task. Along the way Princess Pulverizer meets up with a dragon who uses his fire to make grilled cheese, and a timid knight-in-training who has been nicknamed Lucas the Lily-Livered.[4] [5]

She has also written a number of celebrity biographies for young readers, including a biography of Leonardo DiCaprio that made the New York Times bestseller list.[6][7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Nancy Krulik graduated with a degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser and their beagle mix. Her daughter Amanda is a writer and teacher in Northern California, and her son, Ian is a musician and voice actor in Los Angeles. [10]



Title Publication date Publisher
M.c. Hammer and Vanilla Ice: The Hip-hop Never Stops[11] January 1, 1991[11] Scholastic Inc.[11]
Dawn's Early Light March 8, 2006 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo[edit]

  1. Anyone But Me
  2. Out to Lunch
  3. Oh, Baby!
  4. Girls Don't Have Cooties
  5. I Hate Rules!
  6. Get Lost!
  7. Drat! You Copycat!
  8. Doggone!
  9. Any Way You Slice It
  10. Quiet on the Set!
  11. No Messin' with My Lesson
  12. No Bones About It
  13. On Your Mark, Get Set, Laugh!
  14. Friends for Never
  15. Love Stinks!
  16. Bad Rap
  17. Write On!
  18. Karate Katie
  19. Gotcha! Gotcha Back!
  20. Be Nice to Mice
  21. I'm Game!
  22. It's Snow Joke
  23. Open Wide
  24. No Biz Like Show Biz
  25. My Pops Is Tops!
  26. Something's Fishy
  27. Flower Power
  28. Free the Worms!
  29. Major League Mess-Up
  30. Vote for Suzanne
  31. Horsing Around
  32. Tip-Top Tappin' Mom!
  33. Going Batty
  34. Red, White and-Achoo!
  35. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
  36. Three Cheers for...Who?

Super Special[edit]

  1. Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade?
  2. A Whirlwind Vacation
  3. A Katie Kazoo Christmas
  4. Witch Switch
  5. Camp Rules!
  6. On Thin Ice
  7. Holly's Jolly Christmas!
  8. Don't Be Such a Turkey!

How I Survived Middle School[edit]

  1. Can You Get an F in Lunch?
  2. Madame President
  3. I Heard a Rumor
  4. The New Girl
  5. Cheat Sheet
  6. P.S. I Really Like You
  7. Who's Got Spirit?
  8. It's All Downhill from Here
  9. Caught in the Web
  10. Into the Woods
  11. Wish Upon a Star
  12. I Thought We Were Friends!

Super Special[edit]

  1. How the Pops Stole Christmas

George Brown, Class Clown[edit]

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 Super Burp! July 8, 2010 Penguin Random House
2 Trouble Magnet July 8, 2010 Penguin Random House
3 World's Worst Wedgie September 16, 2010 Penguin Random House
4 What's Black and White and Stinks All Over? February 17, 2011 Penguin Random House
5 Wet and Wild! June 30, 2011 Penguin Random House
6 Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril October 13, 2011 Penguin Random House
7 Attack of the Tighty Whities! February 16, 2012 Penguin Random House
8 Hey! Who Stole the Toilet? June 14, 2012 Penguin Random House
9 Dance Your Pants Off! February 7, 2013 Penguin Random House
10 Three Burps and You're Out June 13, 2013 Penguin Random House
11 Eww! What's That on My Shoe? October 17, 2013 Penguin Random House
12 Lice Check February 20, 2014 Penguin Random House
13 How Do You Pee in Space? November 13, 2014 Penguin Random House
14 'Snot Funny February 5, 2015 Penguin Random House
15 A Royal Pain in the Burp June 9, 2015 Penguin Random House
16 Revenge of the Killer Worms October 16, 2015 Penguin Random House
17 It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Toiletman! February 16, 2016 Penguin Random House
18 Dribble, Dribble, Drool September 27, 2016 Penguin Random House
19 Return to the Scene of the Burp April 11, 2017 Penguin Random House
Super Special
The Twelve Burps of Christmas October 11, 2012 Penguin Random House
Burp or Treat... Smell My Feet! August 14, 2014 Penguin Random House

Jack Gets a Clue[edit]

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 The Case of the Beagle Burglar July 1, 2011 Scholastic Publishing
2 The Case of the Tortoise in Trouble July 1, 2011 Scholastic Publishing
3 The Case of the Green Guinea Pig October 1, 2011 Scholastic Publishing
4 The Case of the Loose-Toothed Shark February 1, 2012 Scholastic Publishing

Magic Bone[edit]

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 Be Careful What You Sniff For May 16, 2013 Penguin Random House
2 Catch That Wave May 16, 2013 Penguin Random House
3 Follow That Furball November 14, 2013 Penguin Random House
4 Nice Snowing You February 2014 Penguin Random House
5 Go Fetch May 29, 2014 Penguin Random House
6 Don't Mess With the Ninja Puppy October 9, 2014 Penguin Random House
7 Dogs Don't Have Webbed Feet March 17, 2015 Penguin Random House
8 Rootin' Tootin Cow Dog June 30, 2015 Penguin Random House
9 Pup Art October 20, 2015 Penguin Random House
10 Broadway Doggie February 16, 2016 Penguin Random House
11 Never Box with a Kangaroo June 14, 2016 Penguin Random House
Super Special
Two Tales, One Dog October 18, 2016 Penguin Random House

Project Droid[edit]

(Series written with Amanda Burwasser)

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 Science No Fair! September 6, 2016 Sky Pony Press
2 Soccer Shocker September 6, 2016 Sky Pony Press
3 My Robot Ate My Homework March 28, 2017 Sky Pony Press
4 Phone-y Friends September 5, 2017 Sky Pony Press
5 Give a 'Bot a Bone March 6, 2018 Sky Pony Press

The Kid from Planet Z[edit]

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 Crash! May 9, 2017 Penguin Random House
2 Don't Sneeze! May 9, 2017 Penguin Random House

Princess Pulverizer[edit]

# Title Publication date Publisher
1 Grilled Cheese and Dragons January 16, 2018 Penguin Random House
2 Worse, Worser, Wurst January 16, 2018 Penguin Random House
3 Bad Moooove! May 15, 2018 Penguin Random House


  1. ^ "Nancy E. Krulik". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Review of Can You Get an F in Lunch?, Publishers Weekly, Jun 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Review of Super Burp, Publishers Weekly, July 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Krulik, Nancy. Nancy Krulik.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  5. ^ "Project Droid". Sky Pony Books. Skyhorse Publishing. 
  6. ^ Paige Smoron, "We love you Leo, oh yes we do ...", Chicago Sun-Times, March 29, 1998  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  7. ^ Diane White, "Leo Mania: Fathomable to Fans Only", The Boston Globe, March 30, 1998 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  8. ^ "Best Sellers Plus", The New York Times, May 17, 1998.
  9. ^ Jon Bream, Ricky Quickies", Star Tribune, December 3, 1999  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  10. ^ "Nancy E. Krulik: Biography". Scholastic. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "M.c. Hammer and Vanilla Ice: The Hip-hop Never Stops Paperback – January 1, 1991". Amazon. Retrieved 2018-06-03. 

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