Shannon Hale

Author Type: 
Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in nonsensical baby-talk. Once she could speak, she made up stories and bribed younger siblings to perform them in mini-plays until, thankfully, an elementary school teacher introduced her to the wonder of written fiction. At age 10, she began to write books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine.

A good friend to our bookstore for many years now, she currently lives in Utah with her four children and husband. She's received several awards for her books, including the Newbery Honor for Princess Academy. Many of Shannon's books are available in Spanish. Please call the bookshop at 801-484-9100 for details.

Signed copies of Shannon's books are available on our shelves. To order a personalized copy, specify in the "notes" field when ordering through our website. Personalized orders will be filled as quickly as possible. 

Books: 
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Tales of the Titans By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (Illustrator), Javier Rodríguez (Illustrator), Steve Orlando, Various (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (Illustrator), Javier Rodríguez (Illustrator), Steve Orlando, Various (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779527141
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: DC Comics - April 9th, 2024

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Diana: Princess of the Amazons By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Victoria Ying (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781401291112
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - January 7th, 2020

Diana and Nubia: Princesses of the Amazons By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Victoria Ying (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781779507693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - November 8th, 2022

Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Asiah Fulmore (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Asiah Fulmore (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781779501226
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Published: DC Comics - November 9th, 2021

Kind of a Big Deal By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250206237
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 25th, 2020

Kind of a Big Deal By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250206251
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Published: Square Fish - October 18th, 2022

This Book Is Not for You! By Shannon Hale, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984816856
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Published: Dial Books - April 19th, 2022

Real Friends By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781626724167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

Real Friends By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727854
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

Best Friends By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250317452
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Best Friends By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Friends Forever By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250317551
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: First Second - August 31st, 2021

Friends Forever By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317568
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Published: First Second - August 31st, 2021

Fire and Ice (Spirit Animals, Book 4) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545522465
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

Princess Academy By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619636132
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 24th, 2015

Princess Academy By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582349930
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 1st, 2005

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781599908731
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - August 21st, 2012

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781619632578
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 24th, 2015

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781619634855
Availability: Not currently available
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 24th, 2015

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619639331
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 2nd, 2016

Austenland: A Novel By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781596912861
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 8th, 2008

Midnight in Austenland: A Novel By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781596912892
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 4th, 2012

Rapunzel's Revenge By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781599902883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 1st, 2008

Calamity Jack By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781599903736
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 1st, 2010

Book of a Thousand Days By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681193151
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 10th, 2017

The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781681193168
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 25th, 2017

The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781582348438
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - August 4th, 2003

Enna Burning (Books of Bayern) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681193175
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 25th, 2017

River Secrets (Books of Bayern) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681193182
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - August 29th, 2017

Forest Born (Books of Bayern) By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681193199
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - August 29th, 2017

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Dangerous By Shannon Hale Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619638198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 5th, 2015

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The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665111
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2015

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763687588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2016

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 9th, 2016

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763690892
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Published: Candlewick - December 13th, 2016

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665128
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2016

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763694517
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Published: Candlewick - March 21st, 2017

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763688264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2017

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536200515
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763688271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536206869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 14th, 2019

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536202212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - November 26th, 2019

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536215755
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536202229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536217865
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536209778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 1st, 2022

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536225792
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2022

The Princess in Black and the Prince in Pink By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536209785
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023

The Princess in Black and the Prince in Pink By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536232493
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Published: Candlewick - March 26th, 2024

The Princess in Black: Three Monster-Battling Adventures: Books 4-6 By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$20.97
ISBN: 9781536209532
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn: A Picture Book By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn: A Picture Book By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

Party Hearty Kitty-Corn By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750953
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 28th, 2023