Holy Crackers and Cream Cheese! Oh, Mylanta! You’re here!

What’s up? My name is Crystal Allen and I write books for middle-graders. Go ahead and be nosey, that’s right, get all in my Kool-aid even if you don’t know the flavor! It’s okay.

Find everything, like how to get in touch with me, my events schedule and other things you may want to know. But seriously, chil’ax, lean back, and enjoy my website, especially since I built it for you!


All Books


Spring 2011 Junior Library Guild Selection of How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy
2024 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection of Between Two Brothers
2021 Induction into the Texas Institute of Letters
2020 Indiana Author Awards Shortlist
2018 SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor Winner
2018 Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
2016 Spirit of Texas Reading Program Author
Kirkus List for Best Books of 2016
Chicago Public Library List for Best Books of 2016
Starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus
2015 HAISLN Recommended Reading List
2014 Summer Reading List (for numerous counties)
2012 Florida’s Sunshine State Reading List