J Richard Knapp

 retired educator (teacher, elementary principal). His education includes degrees from the University of Oregon and Boise State University with specialties in early childhood and reading. 

     Knapp is internationally recognized as a leader in education, bully prevention, and an author of many tween and young adult fiction books. Each of the author's books represent family values and relevant to today's lives of our youth.
     J Richard Knapp is the Founder and CEO of Stop-Bullies.com, Magpye Publishing,and KnappStory.com.


Book Details

Pages: 136
Ages: 11-14
Grade Level:  5-7
Fiction: Relationships, Self-Help, Friendship, Growing Up, Social Skills, School Life, Girls, Women, Action, Adventure
ATOS: 6.3

J Richard Knapp
​books for children and teens

About the Author
     J Richard Knapp is an internationally recognized American author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. Knapp is a

J Richard Knapp Charities
     Knapp has served as a community volunteer most of his adult life to help children in need. The author's first significant efforts occurred in 1975, when he designed and organized a summer sports program for boys and girls in his community.
     J Richard moved his family to Oregon in 1978, where he immediately began volunteer work with children in poverty. His own experiences with poverty as a teen constantly motivated his efforts. Knapp founded a non-profit organization in the mid 1990's which focused on children in two categories. The first targeted children in poverty by providing coats and shoes for the needy. The second area was children and teens dealing with cancer. The non-profit organization continued its work for over a decade and is now a community program.


     Over six years ago Kati's father disappeared from her family's life and then he suddenly shows up with a surprise of his own. How will Kati and her brother react?

     As if things weren't more complicated, Oliver may have found his first girlfriend.

Notes From J Richard Knapp

     Shona and I were talking about a variety of issues that kids are faced with in today's world for our fourth book in The Book of Kati series. It is unfortunate in today's society that so many of our youth are faced with parents divorcing. As educators, we were both all too familiar with parents that rejected their current children in order to start new families. This became the heart of Forgotten manuscript.
     As with the entire series, Forgotten was tested in classrooms across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In each case the Forgotten was reviewed as highly successful.