Books Jim Rugg Books by Jim Rugg Jim Rugg has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jim Rugg Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Summer Reads for Former Recess Rebels June 4, 2007 As kids we preferred indoor recess to the playground hullabaloo. As adults we're film dorks, comic book geeks and indie-music nerds. We do not, as a general rule, jet-ski. This is what we'll be reading as we try to avoid the sun. Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Plain Janes' June 4, 2007 Cecil Castellucci's tale of Jane, a city teen who finds herself exiled to a suburban high school, is "hopeful but never saccharine, urbane but never pretentious." Illustrated by Jim Rugg, it's "filled with unforced insights about the role of art in our lives." Read the first five pages.