Gary Soto

Gary Soto

This is a complete list of Gary Soto books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Poetry in Publication Order (with David Díaz)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Elements of San Joaquin
1976
2
The Tale Of Sunlight
1978
3
Father Is a Pillow Tied to a Broom
1980
4
Where Sparrows Work Hard
1981
5
Black Hair
1984
6
Who Will Know Us?
1990
7
A Fire in My Hands
1990
8
Home Course in Religion
1991
9
Neighborhood Odes
1992
10
Oranges/ Ode to Family Photographs
1995
11
Everyday Seductions
1995
12
New and Selected Poems
1995
13
Junior College
1997
14
A Natural Man
1999
15
One Kind of Faith
2003
16
Partly Cloudy
2009
17
Human Nature
2010
18
What Poets Are Like
2013
19
Sudden Loss of Dignity
2013
20
You Kiss by th' Book
2016
21
Downtime
2023

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Gary Soto Teen & Young Adult in Publication Order (with Regan Dunnick)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Living Up the Street
1985
2
Jesse
1994
3
Crazy Weekend
1994
4
Summer On Wheels
1995
5
Buried Onions
1997
6
Petty Crimes
1998
7
Nerdlandia
1999
8
Jessie de la Cruz
2001
9
Fearless Fernie
2002
10
The Afterlife
2003
11
Help Wanted: Stories
2005
12
Accidental Love
2006
13
Mercy on These Teenage Chimps
2007
14
A Simple Plan
2007
15
Facts of Life: Stories
2008
16
When Dad Came Back - Gabe
2011
17
Hey 13!
2011
18
Instant Winner
2013
19
The Spark and Fire of It
2017

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Heaven
1970
2
The Cat's Meow (With: Joe Cepeda, Carolyn Soto)
The Cat's Meow (With: Joe Cepeda, Carolyn Soto)
1987
3
Taking Sides
1991
4
Pacific Crossing
1992
5
8
Too Many Tamales (With: Ed Martinez)
Too Many Tamales (With: Ed Martinez)
1993
6
The Pool Party (With: Robert Casilla)
The Pool Party (With: Robert Casilla)
1993
7
The Skirt
1993
8
Boys at Work
1995
9
Off and Running
1996
10
The Old Man and His Door (With: Joe Cepeda)
The Old Man and His Door (With: Joe Cepeda)
1996
11
Novio Boy: A Play
1997
12
Big Bushy Mustache
1998
13
If the Shoe Fits (With: Terry Widener)
If the Shoe Fits (With: Terry Widener)
2002
14
Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone (With: Lori Lohstoeter)
Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone (With: Lori Lohstoeter)
2003
15
Worlds Apart: Fernie and Me (With: Greg Clarke)
Worlds Apart: Fernie and Me (With: Greg Clarke)
2005
16
Lucky Luis (With: Rhode Montijo)
Lucky Luis (With: Rhode Montijo)
2012
17
Puppy Love
2023

List of Biographies & Memoirs in Publication Order

List of Chato Books in Publication Order (with Susan Guevara)

List of American Girl Today: Marisol in Publication Order

List of Laurel-Leaf Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (By: Nat Hentoff)
1982
2
The Outside Shot (By: Walter Dean Myers)
The Outside Shot (By: Walter Dean Myers)
1984
3
Living Up the Street
1985
4
Father Water, Mother Woods (By: Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen)
Father Water, Mother Woods (By: Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen)
1994
5
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (By: Louise Plummer)
1995
6
No Easy Answers (By: Johnny Heller, Jeff Woodman, Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Donald R. Gallo, M.E. Kerr)
No Easy Answers (By: Johnny Heller, Jeff Woodman, Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Donald R. Gallo, M.E. Kerr)
1997
7
Anna of Byzantium (By: Tracy Barrett)
1999
8
Heaven Eyes (By: David Almond)
2000
9
Ghost Boy (By: Iain Lawrence)
2000
10
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.)
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.)
2009
11
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore)
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore)
2009
12
Shots on Goal (By: Rich Wallace)
2010
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List of Mondo Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Mondo Barbie (With: John Varley, Lynne Barrett, Julia Alvarez, Philip Levine, A.M. Homes, David Trinidad, Sandra Cisneros, Marge Piercy, Roberta Allen, Alice McDermott, Hilary Tham, Lyn Lifshin, Rebecca Brown, Denise Duhamel, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Lynne McMahon, Kathryn Harrison, Patricia Storace, Richard Grayson, Leslie Shiel, Laura Costas, Sharon Henry, Cookie Lupton, Lisa B. Herskovits, Belinda Subraman, Ellie Schoenfeld, Sparrow ., Gregg Shapiro, Cathryn Hankla, Wayne E. Kline, Jose Padua, Jeff Weddle)
Mondo Barbie (With: John Varley, Lynne Barrett, Julia Alvarez, Philip Levine, A.M. Homes, David Trinidad, Sandra Cisneros, Marge Piercy, Roberta Allen, Alice McDermott, Hilary Tham, Lyn Lifshin, Rebecca Brown, Denise Duhamel, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Lynne McMahon, Kathryn Harrison, Patricia Storace, Richard Grayson, Leslie Shiel, Laura Costas, Sharon Henry, Cookie Lupton, Lisa B. Herskovits, Belinda Subraman, Ellie Schoenfeld, Sparrow ., Gregg Shapiro, Cathryn Hankla, Wayne E. Kline, Jose Padua, Jeff Weddle)
1993
2
Mondo Elvis (By: Howard Waldrop, Cornelius Eady, Mark Childress, Susie Mee, Nick Cave, Mark Winegardner, Rafael Alvarez, Greil Marcus, Pagan Kennedy, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Lynne McMahon, Cathryn Hankla, Samuel Charters, Rachel Salazar, Eleanor Earle Crockett, Diane Wakoski, Judy Vernon, David Wojahn, William McCranor Henderson, Janice Eidus, Elizabeth Ash Vélez, Laura Kalpakian, Eri Makino, Ai, Michael Wilkerson, Brian Gilmore)
Mondo Elvis (By: Howard Waldrop, Cornelius Eady, Mark Childress, Susie Mee, Nick Cave, Mark Winegardner, Rafael Alvarez, Greil Marcus, Pagan Kennedy, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Lynne McMahon, Cathryn Hankla, Samuel Charters, Rachel Salazar, Eleanor Earle Crockett, Diane Wakoski, Judy Vernon, David Wojahn, William McCranor Henderson, Janice Eidus, Elizabeth Ash Vélez, Laura Kalpakian, Eri Makino, Ai, Michael Wilkerson, Brian Gilmore)
1994
3
Mondo Marilyn (By: J.G. Ballard, Michael Hemmingson, Clive Barker, Doris Grumbach, Beth Meacham, Lynne Tillman, Charles Bukowski, David Trinidad, Tom Whalen, Sharon Olds, Leslie Pietrzyk, Lyn Lifshin, Nanci Griffith, Robert Peters, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Gregg Shapiro, Judy Grahn, Sam Toperoff, Julia P. Dubner, Bill Morris, John Rechy, L.A. Lantz, Phyllis Burke, Hillary Johnson, Rita Valencia, Michael Lally, Eleanor E. Crocket, Taylor Mead, Susan Compo, Rosanne Daryl Thomas)
Mondo Marilyn (By: J.G. Ballard, Michael Hemmingson, Clive Barker, Doris Grumbach, Beth Meacham, Lynne Tillman, Charles Bukowski, David Trinidad, Tom Whalen, Sharon Olds, Leslie Pietrzyk, Lyn Lifshin, Nanci Griffith, Robert Peters, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Jeanne Beaumont, Gregg Shapiro, Judy Grahn, Sam Toperoff, Julia P. Dubner, Bill Morris, John Rechy, L.A. Lantz, Phyllis Burke, Hillary Johnson, Rita Valencia, Michael Lally, Eleanor E. Crocket, Taylor Mead, Susan Compo, Rosanne Daryl Thomas)
1995
4
Mondo James Dean (By: Lewis Shiner, Jack C. Haldeman II, Bentley Little, Michael Hemmingson, Chuck Taylor, Michael Martone, Louisa Ermelino, Terence Winch, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Sparrow ., Janice Eidus, Ai, Tino Villanueva, Edwin Corley, Robert Ready, Reuben Jackson, Stephanie Hart, D.E. Steward, David Plumb, Ed Graczyk, Hilary Howard, James Finney Boylan, Miranda Schwartz)
Mondo James Dean (By: Lewis Shiner, Jack C. Haldeman II, Bentley Little, Michael Hemmingson, Chuck Taylor, Michael Martone, Louisa Ermelino, Terence Winch, Lucinda Ebersole, Richard Peabody, Sparrow ., Janice Eidus, Ai, Tino Villanueva, Edwin Corley, Robert Ready, Reuben Jackson, Stephanie Hart, D.E. Steward, David Plumb, Ed Graczyk, Hilary Howard, James Finney Boylan, Miranda Schwartz)
1996
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List of Gary Soto Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
California Childhood: Recollections and Stories of the Golden State
1988
2
Funny You Should Ask
1992
3
America Street
1993
4
Mondo Barbie
1993
5
8
Don't Give Up the Ghost
1993
6
Mondo Elvis
1994
7
Mondo Marilyn
1995
8
Letters to America
1995
9
Mondo James Dean
1996
10
No Easy Answers
1997
11
Where the Red Fern Grows and Related Readings
1997
12
Survival: How We Prevail
1998
13
Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry
1999
14
Nickel and Dime
2000
15
Drama for Reading and Performance
2000
16
Truth and Dare: 20 Tales of Heartbreak and Happiness
2011
17
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur
2011
18
Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies
2019
19
What Saves Us
2019
20
A Path to the World
2022
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Gary Soto: Biography

Gary Soto was born on April 12th, 1952 and is currently 72 years old. Gary Soto was born in Fresno.

Gary Soto is the author of the Gary Soto Poetry series which currently consists of 21 novels. The Gary Soto Poetry series started in 1976 with the novel The Elements of San Joaquin. The most recently released novel in the Gary Soto Poetry series was Downtime which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Gary Soto Poetry series.

Gary Soto has also written the Gary Soto Teen & Young Adult series which has 19 books including Living Up the Street and Jesse.

Gary Soto: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Gary Soto on Book Notification is Too Many Tamales, a Children's Book novel.

The most read book by Gary Soto on Book Notification is Too Many Tamales, a Children's Book novel.

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  1. Stephen King, author of the The Dark Tower Series.
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  4. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  5. C.J. Box, author of the Joe Pickett Series.

Gary Soto: F.A.Q

When was Gary Soto Born? How old is Gary Soto?

Gary Soto was born on April 12th, 1952. Gary Soto is currently 72 years old.

Where was Gary Soto Born?

Gary Soto was born in Fresno, .

What was the first book Gary Soto wrote?

The first novel written by Gary Soto was Heaven, published in 1970.

What was the most recent book Gary Soto wrote?

Their most recently released work was Puppy Love on June 13th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Gary Soto?

Gary Soto does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Gary Soto written?

Gary Soto has written 71 books across 12 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 1 Standalone Novels
  • 21 Poetry
  • 4 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 19 Gary Soto Teen & Young Adult
  • 17 Children's Books
  • 2 Biographies & Memoirs
  • 4 books in the Chato Series
  • 1 American Girl Today: Marisol
  • 1 book in the Laurel-Leaf Series

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