Rebecca C. Jones

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Rebecca C. JonesWelcome, readers!

My name is Rebecca C. Jones, and I like to tell stories -- often in books for kids and young adults. Some of my books are picture books, where I write the words, but someone else draws the pictures. Some are novels, with no pictures and lots of chapters. But my most recent books are nonfiction, with photographs of things that really did happen. I hope you find something you like!


The School's on Fire! The School’s On Fire!
A True Story of Bravery, Tragedy, and Determination

Chicago Review Press, 2019.

Ages 10 and up

Coming soon -- just in time for the 60th anniversary of the blaze that changed American fire laws. The School’s on Fire! follows the path of the December 1958 fire that killed 92 kids and 3 teachers at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago. Recounted in a fast-paced, blow-by-blow and classroom-by-classroom narrative, the tragedy is made accessible to kids by focusing on the survivors’ stories of courage, quick thinking, and luck. – Chicago Review Press

Rare Kids: Living with Cavernous Angioma
. Angioma Alliance, 2015

The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew, illustrated by Charles Greer. Tidewater Publishers, 1988, 1993; Schiffer Books, 2012

Captain John Smith's Big and Beautiful Bay, illustrated by Linda Shute. Schiffer Books, 2011

The Mystery of Mary Surratt: The Plot to Kill President Lincoln. Tidewater Publishers, 2004; Schiffer Books, 2013

The President Has Been Shot! True Stories of the Attacks on Ten U.S. Presidents. Dutton, 1996:

Picture Books

Matthew and Tilly, illustrated by Beth Peck. Dutton, 1991

Great-Aunt Martha, illustrated by Shirley Jackson. Dutton, 1995

Down at the Bottom of the Deep Dark Sea, illustrated by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Bradbury Press, 1991

I Am Not Afraid, illustrated by Patricia Mattozi. Concordia, 1986

The Biggest, Meanest, Ugliest Dog in the Whole Wide World, illustrated by Wendy Watson. Macmillan, 1982


The Believers. Arcade, 1989

Germy Blew It. Dutton, 1987

Germy Blew It--Again! Holt, 1988

Germy Blew the Bugle. Arcade, 1990

Germy in Charge. Dutton 1993

Madeline and the Great (Old) Escape Artist. Dutton, 1983

Angie and Me. Macmillan, 1981



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