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"Kelsey the Author" is the 11th episode of the second season of Craig of the Creek and the 51st episode overall.


Craig and Stacks help Kelsey become a real author turning her story into a book.


The episode starts in Kelsey's home, where she finishes her novel, Robyn and the Snow Sword. In particular, she rewrites one line of detail to make it sound more interesting.

At the Herkleton Library, she reads her book to Craig, J.P, and Stacks. Craig and J.P. like the book, but Stacks loves it. Kelsey hopes to become a real author, but Craig believes that she can be a real author now.

They decide to publish the book themselves. Craig makes the cover art while Kelsey does a photoshoot. After finishing the book, Stacks is speechless, but before her book can be put on library shelves, Stacks puts barcodes on the books to get them in circulation.

They spot a girl walking through the aisles and Craig pulls a string to drop a copy of Kelsey's book to the ground. She decides to check it out, making the others anxiously wait for Harold to scan the books. The barcode successfully checks and the group must now wait for kids to read the book.

Some time passes, and the group finds out that Danny and Scooter Girl read her book. Kelsey wants to introduce herself to them, but Craig and J.P do it for her. They find out that they do not like the book. Rather, they ridicule it for sounding like a boring poem. Craig attempts to convince them that the book has merit, but fails.

Kelsey cries out of shame and humiliation, but Stacks attempts to console her. However, Kelsey does not want anybody else reading her book or ridiculing it, so they find every copy of the book so that they can destroy it, but there is one they have not found. It is sitting on top of a bin of books, and in order to retrieve it, they have to sneak past Harold.

The others distract Harold while Kelsey goes to retrieve the last copy. She jumps into the bin of DVDs before jumping into the bin containing her book. She grabs the book and jumps back into the DVD bin, but knocks it down and tips it over, which alerts Harold.

Harold takes all four kids into the breakroom and orders them to surrender their library cards. Stacks is particularly upset. However, Kelsey pleads him not to punish her friends, given that she is the author of the book, but Harold wonders what he will do about the copies of Para Llamar Mi Propia Estrella. Kelsey does not recognize these books; rather, they were written by Isabella Alvarado. Stacks reveals that she authored the book. Stacks was so inspired by Kelsey's book, she decided to finish her own. She was hoping that Kelsey would find the book on her own and read it to wonder who the author is. Kelsey is delighted over this.

Nonetheless, Harold proceeds with cutting their library cards anyways, but Craig stops him. Craig says that they cannot be stopped. The books that they write will influence other young authors to write their own books. This will force Harold to track down every copy that they produce; thus, he will not succeed. Harold realizes the implications of his plan, and returns their library cards back to them, but he wonders how he will manage books written by kids, for kids.

He and the kids create a Young Author's Collection section in the library. Craig thinks he too will publish his own book, an atlas of the creek. J.P also wants to write his own book, named Robbie and the Frost Blade. Kelsey and Stacks are flattered by his rip-off, and the episode ends with the girls happy over their success, just before a girl nearby takes Kelsey's book off the shelf.







  • The title card uses the same font as Harry Potter.
  • A library book on one of the shelves is titled War and Keesh, referencing War and Peace.



ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers" • "The Champion's Hike" • "Bored Games" • "Scoutguest" • "My Stare Lady" • "Silver Fist Returns"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"