Pick a book for that "Hard-to-Please" reader in your family!

You want books? We've got books! Below, you'll find all kinds of interesting MASTERWORKS from Randall P. Girdner, ranging from the middle-grade excitement of the Boyd McCloyd series, to the terrors of the young adult Wizard of New York City!

For Middle-Grade Readers

Boyd McCloyd & the Time Travelling King

How can two Boyd McCloyds exist in the exact same place at the exact same time? The answer: A TIME MACHINE! But a time machine in the wrong hands can be a dangerous thing! So, of course, someone has upset the laws of physics and gone back in time to cause a bit of a ruckus. That someone happens to be a singer that everyone thought was dead. Thus, Boyd and the rest of the Acclimated Spooks crew has to stop him. The only problem is that with every instance in which they travel back, the future becomes more and more jumbled. Can you fix the future by going back into the past? A thirteen-year old, the world’s smartest fifth grader, a yeti, a crocodile, and an Amazon are about to find out...

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Boyd McCloyd & the Perpetual Motion Machine

On the day that the meanest man in Hong Kong kidnapped his parents, thirteen-year-old Boyd McCloyd found out he had a new job from an eight-foot tall yeti in a pinstripe suite and a stoic Chinese android. The job in question: Boyd was to continue to produce yearly editions of The Almanac of the Twisted and Weird (the world’s number one printed resource for the odd and unusual, macabre and profane, twisted and…weird). The book that started it all! Join the adventures of Boyd McCloyd and a zany cast of characters as they search for the mythical Perpetual Motion Machine!

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Boyd McCloyd & the Atomic Baby from Mars

Ever babysit a kid from Mars? Boyd, Reggie, Smelts, and Cindy are about to find out that it’s not as easy as one might think. When a rocket containing a baby lands in a field in Kansas, the gang from Acclimated Spooks are going to have a hard time taking care of that little one. What they don’t know, however, is that there’s more to this baby than they ever imagined. When the kid starts to age at a rapid pace and attract the interest of the Conspiricetti, everyone soon realizes that this kid might be the key to saving the world…or ending it.

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Boyd McCloyd & the Black Ooze, Part 1

A thirteen-year old kid. A yeti. A crocodile named “Smelts”. It sounds like the beginnings of a bad joke until one realizes that these three reluctant heroes are all that stands in the way of a nefarious plan to rob a museum, cure an illness, and, perhaps, enslave the entirety of the human race. What is the Golden Lotus and why is it important? They’ll soon find out…MEANWHILE…The World’s Smartest Fifth-Grader is now friends with a hyper-intelligent chimpanzee and a man with the biggest brain on the planet. So why would someone be dead set on killing her? Cindy McCloyd is running from enemies that she didn’t even know she had. Will she survive her first few days at Mr. Ping’s Institute? Only time will tell…

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Boyd McCloyd and the Black Ooze, Part 2

If everything evil in the world is headed to the same place, then why would Boyd, Reggie, and Smelts be going there, too? Saving the world is a real hassle when confronted by rabid vampires, flying monkey-wolves, and zombies with a vendetta. Boyd just wants to go home, but that isn’t going to happen when the fate of the world is at stake…

MEANWHILE…

Cindy McCloyd has found herself smack dab in the middle of a revolution featuring robots that want nothing more than the death of everything on the planet. Throw in a bunch of dwarves and a beast known as the Ragnathorik and you’ve got a disaster. Journey to the center of the Earth with a fifth grader, a chimpanzee, and the Grand Artimithian!

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Boyd McCloyd and the Black Ooze, Part 3

Boyd, Reggie, and Smelts are about to get some very reluctant allies on their way to the Institute! The Conspiricetti’s hired goons are after the same thing and the only way anyone is going to get it is if they team up against a dream demon, zombie Nazis, and a whole lot of evil. Who will betray who? And how does Dracula fit into all of this?

MEANWHILE…

It’s an all-out siege against the underground city of Garnithia, and the city’s only hope is Cindy McCloyd, or as the dwarves call her, “The Chosen One”. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance as Cindy and the Doctors battle giant spiders, evil robots, and the evil and deadly Ragnathorik. Will Cindy ever see the light of day again?

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Boyd McCloyd and the Black Ooze, Part 4

It all seems so simple, but when Boyd McCloyd, the Conspiricetti, Cindy McCloyd, Madame Hookworm and every evil creature on the planet converge on the Institute with different agendas, something’s gotta give! The Obsidian Nectar’s ancient curse could destroy everything we know and only Boyd and Cindy can stop it.

Bloodthirsty Vampires, Brain-Eating Zombies, Rabid Hyenas, Double-Crossing Hunchbacks, Skeletal G.I.s, Bat-Winged Monkeys, and a thirteen-year old boyd who just wants to go home and eat a cheeseburger…

…In the end, it’s Good versus Evil, and Evil seems to have the advantage!

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Ghosts in the Magic Kingdom


When Claire and her little sister Annie visit Walt Disney World with their parents and wish Mom and Dad would disappear, that’s exactly what happens. But now they’re stuck forever in a bizarre version of the park, where the cast members and the characters are deadly, and the goal is staying alive.
Trapped in the theme park, Claire tries desperately to remove a MagicBand that suddenly glows red and has imprisoned her in a hellish alternate reality Disney World. She finds others wearing the same MagicBands, some of whom have been there since the park opened in 1971. The MagicBands provide for everything, except a way out.
The thrill of living in Disney World quickly fades as Claire discovers that the rides literally are to die for: the pirates in Pirates are murderous, the ghosts in Haunted Mansion are restless, and a brutish Injun Joe stalks Tom Sawyer Island. Even the Hall of Presidents wants her dead.With a small group of friends, Claire races to locate the key that will unlock her black MagicBand and break the spell. But to get that key, they must brave the most dangerous attraction of all: Cinderella Castle, where they find not friendly mice and fairies but demons, zombies, and an evil as old as time.
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For Young Adults

The Wizard of New York City, Book One

The latest novel from Randall P. Girdner finds a group of teenagers in a very unlikely situation. On the school trip to New York City, the wolves rounded up the people…

…Then the trolls sealed off the edges of the island with stacks of crushed cars, and the goblins set about constructing a portal; a portal that would bring something horrible to this world…and all of this happened before the students had even left the American Museum of Natural History. Now, armed with strange weapons they acquired in the museum, seven students find themselves on the run in a frightening urban environment overtaken with dragons, ogres, and an undead populace intent on changing the city into a fortress.

Nothing will ever be the same again.

The Wizard of New York City tells the tale of seven teenagers trapped in Manhattan as a world of fantastic creatures and bizarre beings invade the island. As they struggle to stay alive in the face of dangers they can barely comprehend, the students soon realize that there is a reason they are still alive, and that reason will place a heavy burden on not just them, but the whole world…

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The Wizard of New York City, Book Two

New York City has forever been changed by the arrival of the Wizard...

...And Peter and Min Je; Julia, Ryan, and Anne; and Bernard and Carol are all trying to adjust to their new lives with the stange, new inhabitants of Manhattan. Magicians, zombies, werewolves, dwarfs, and every creature imaginable are now face to face with these teenagers, and because each of the kids are not supposed to be there, there’s a price on their heads; one that any of the “Old Worlders” would love to take.

Then, the Gilding arrive.

The Wizard of New York City tells the tale of seven teenagers trapped in Manhattan as a world of fantastic creatures and bizarre beings invade the island. As they struggle to stay alive in the face of dangers they can barely comprehend, the students soon realize that there is a reason they are still alive, and that reason will place a heavy burden on not just them, but the whole world...

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The Wizard of New York City, Book Three

Their arrival is imminent. Only the Wizard and his army of malcontents can stop them...


...But what can the Wizard and the teenagers do to end it? And whose side should they be on in the first place? A terrifying evil is coming to the castle of Manhattan, and when it arrives, it could very well change the world as we know it.


The battle for New York City has begun. Not everyone will survive.


The Wizard of New York City tells the tale of seven teenagers trapped in Manhattan as a world of fantastic creatures and bizarre beings invade the island. As they struggle to stay alive in the face of dangers they can barely comprehend, the students soon realize that there is a reason they are still alive, and that reason will place a heavy burden on not just them, but the whole world...

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My Dad, the Superhero

BOOK 1: Kimmy’s father has died.But for Kimmy, the grieving process is made worse by the fact that she is discovering things about him that she didn’t understand......for her father led two lives.One was the life that Kimmy knew; that of a loving man who was devoted to his daughter in ways that other fathers weren’t. This version of her father was warm and kind. This version was there for her when she needed him. This version of her father woke up with her in the morning and put her to bed at night.But there was another life that her father lived; one that he could never reveal to her. Her father was not who he said he was. Her father had secrets......and one of those secrets was that he had super powers.

BOOK 2: Vincent isn’t close to his father.But how could he be? His father is cold and distant; his father is demanding and exacting......and his father prowls the night, looking to punish his adversaries.Sometimes the choices that a parent makes for their child aren’t what the child wants, and Vincent is having a crisis of confidence in terms of what his father expects of him, especially when it comes to the girl he has just met...Kimmy.Vincent’s father lives one life, and Vincent shares that life with him. But how can he convince his father that he no longer wants to live that life? How can he tell his father that the life that he wants him to have isn’t the life that he wants? How can he convince his father......that he doesn’t want to be a superhero?

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