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David A. Adler (1947-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings, Work in Progress

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Born 1947, in New York, NY; Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1968; New York University, M.B.A., 1971; doctoral study, c. 1971-72. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, reading, photography, political memorabilia, baseball, art.

Agent—c/o Writers House, 21 West 26th St., New York, NY 10010.

Math teacher in New York, NY, 1968-77; children's author, 1972—; Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA, senior editor of books for young readers, 1979-91. Professional artist whose drawings and cartoons have appeared in magazines and newspapers.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, PEN, Authors Guild.

David A. Adler

PICTURE BOOKS

A Little at a Time, illustrated by N. M. Bodecker, Random House (New York, NY), 1976.

The House on the Roof, illustrated by Marilyn Hirsh, Bonim (New York, NY), 1976.

The Children of Chelm, illustrated by Arthur Friedman, Bonim (New York, NY), 1979.

You Think It's Fun to Be a Clown!, illustrated by Ray Cruz, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1980.

My Dog and the Key Mystery, illustrated by Byron Barton, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1982.

Bunny Rabbit Rebus, illustrated by Madelaine Gill Linden, Crowell (New York, NY), 1983.

A Picture Book of Israel, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1984.

My Dog and the Knock Knock Mystery, illustrated by Marsha Winborn, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1985.

My Dog and the Green Sock Mystery, illustrated by Dick Gackenbach, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1986.

My Dog and the Birthday Mystery, illustrated by Dick Gackenbach, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1987.

I Know I'm a Witch, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson, Holt (New York, NY), 1988.

Malke's Secret Recipe: A Hanukkah Story, illustrated by Joan Halpern, Viking (New York, NY), 1989.

Happy Hanukkah Rebus, illustrated by Jan Palmer, Viking (New York, NY), 1989.

Happy Thanksgiving Rebus, illustrated by Jan Palmer, Viking (New York, NY), 1991.

One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story, illustrated by Lloyd Bloom, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1995.

Chanukah in Chelm, illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (New York, NY), 1997.

The Babe and I, illustrated by Terry Widener, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1999.

Mama Played Baseball, illustrated by Chris O'Leary, Gulliver Books (San Diego, CA), 2003.

RIDDLE BOOKS

The Carsick Zebra and Other Animal Riddles, illustrated by Tomie de Paola, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1983.

The Twisted Witch and Other Spooky Riddles, illustrated by Victoria Chess, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1985.

The Purple Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Riddles, illustrated by Marylin Hafner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1986.

Remember Betsy Floss and Other Colonial American Riddles, illustrated by John Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1987.

Wild Pill Hickok and Other Old West Riddles, illustrated by Glen Rounds, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1988.

The Dinosaur Princess and Other Prehistoric Riddles, illustrated by Loreen Leedy, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1988.

A Teacher on Roller Skates, and Other School Riddles, illustrated by John Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1989.

Calculator Riddles, illustrated by Cynthia Fisher, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1995.

"CAM JANSEN" SERIES

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1980.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the UFO, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1980.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1981.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1981.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1982.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1982.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1983.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1984.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1984.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1985.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1986.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight Fifty-Four, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1989.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1992.

Cam Jansen Fun Book, Viking (New York, NY), 1992.

Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1993.

Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1995.

Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1996.

Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1997.

Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1998.

Cam Jansen and the Barking Treasure Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1999.

Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2000.

Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2001.

Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2002.

Cam Jansen and the Tennis Trophy Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2003.

Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2004.

"YOUNG CAM JANSEN" SERIES

Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1996.

Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1996.

Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1997.

Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1998.

Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 1999.

Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2000.

Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2001.

Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2002.

Young Cam Jansen and the Zoo Note Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2003.

Young Cam Jansen and the New Girl Mystery, illustrated by Susanna Natti, Viking (New York, NY), 2004.

"JEFFREY'S GHOST" ADVENTURE SERIES

Jeffrey's Ghost and the Leftover Baseball Team, illustrated by Jean Jenkins, Holt (New York, NY), 1984.

Jeffrey's Ghost and the Fifth Grade Dragon, illustrated by Jean Jenkins, Holt (New York, NY), 1985.

Jeffrey's Ghost and the Ziffel Fair Mystery, illustrated by Jean Jenkins, Holt (New York, NY), 1987.

"FOURTH FLOOR TWINS" ADVENTURE SERIES

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Fortune Cookie Chase, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1985.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Fish Snitch Mystery, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1985.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Disappearing Parrot Trick, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1986.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Silver Ghost Express, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1986.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Skyscraper Parade, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1987.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Sand Castle Contest, illustrated by Irene Trivas, Viking (New York, NY), 1988.

"T. F. BENSON" MYSTERY SERIES

T. F. Benson and the Funny Money Mystery, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

T. F. Benson and the Dinosaur Madness Mystery, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

T. F. Benson and the Jewelry Spy Mystery, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

T. F. Benson and the Detective Dog Mystery, Bantam (New York, NY), 1993.

"HOUDINI CLUB MAGIC" MYSTERY SERIES

Onion Sundaes, illustrated by Heather Harms Maione, Random House (New York, NY), 1994.

Wacky Jacks, illustrated by Heather Harms Maione, Random House (New York, NY), 1994.

Lucky Stars, illustrated by Heather Harms Maione, Random House (New York, NY), 1996.

Magic Money, illustrated by Heather Harms Maione, Random House (New York, NY), 1997.

"ANDY RUSSELL" SERIES

The Many Troubles of Andy Russell, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1998.

Andy and Tamika, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1999.

School Trouble for Andy Russell, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1999.

Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2000.

Andy Russell, NOT Wanted by the Police, illustrated by Leanne Franson, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2001.

"DETECTIVE JEFFREY BONES" SERIES

Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman, Viking (New York, NY), 2004.

Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman, Viking (New York, NY), 2004.

Bones and the Cupcake Mystery, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman, Viking (New York, NY), in press.

Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman, Viking (New York, NY), in press.

BIOGRAPHIES

Our Golda: The Story of Golda Meir, illustrated by Donna Ruff, Viking (New York, NY), 1984.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at Last, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1986.

Thomas Jefferson: Father of Our Democracy, illustrated by Jacqueline Garrick, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1987.

George Washington: Father of Our Country, illustrated by Jacqueline Garrick, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1988.

Jackie Robinson: He Was the First, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1989.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1989.

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1989.

A Picture Book of George Washington, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1989.

A Picture Book of Helen Keller, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1990.

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1990.

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1990.

Thomas Alva Edison: Great Inventor, illustrated by Lyle Miller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1990.

Christopher Columbus: Great Explorer, illustrated by Lyle Miller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1991.

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1991.

A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1991.

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1991.

Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, Statesman, Printer, illustrated by Lyle Miller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1992.

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1992.

A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1992.

A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1992.

A Picture Book of Jesse Owens, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1992.

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1993.

A Picture Book of Anne Frank, illustrated by Karen Ritz, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1993.

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1993.

A Picture Book of Sitting Bull, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1993.

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth, illustrated by Gershom Griffith, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1994.

A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1994.

A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1994.

Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, illustrated by Karen Ritz, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1995.

A Picture Book of Paul Revere, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1995.

A Picture Book of Patrick Henry, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1995.

A Picture Book of Davy Crockett, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1996.

A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1996.

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, illustrated by Terry Widener, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1997.

A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall, illustrated by Robert Casilla, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1997.

A Picture Book of Louis Braille, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1997.

A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart, illustrated by Jeff Fisher, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1998.

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver, illustrated by Dan Brown, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1999.

My Writing Day, photographs by Nina Crews, R. C. Owen (Katonah, NY), 1999.

A Picture Book of Sacagawea, illustrated by Dan Brown, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2000.

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, illustrated by Terry Widener, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2000.

B. Franklin, Printer, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2001.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Colin Bootman, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2001.

A Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2002.

A Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children, illustrated by Bill Farsworth, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2002.

Heroes of the Revolution, illustrated by Don A. Smith, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe, illustrated by Colin Bootman, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark, illustrated by Ronald Himler, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

Hellen Keller, illustrated by John Wallner, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

Heroes of the Revolution, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2003.

George Washington: An Illustrated Biography, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2004.

Enemies of Slavery, illustrated by Donald A. Smith, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2004.

A Picture Book of Samuel Adams, illustrated by Ronald Himler, Holiday House (New York, NY), in press.

Joe Louis: America's Fighter, illustrated by Terry Widener, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), in press.

NONFICTION

Base Five, illustrated by Larry Rose, Crowell (New York, NY), 1975.

3D, 2D, 1D, illustrated by Harvey Weiss, Crowell (New York, NY), 1975.

Roman Numerals, illustrated by Byron Barton, Crowell (New York, NY), 1977.

Redwoods Are the Tallest Trees in the World, illustrated by Kazue Mizumura, Crowell (New York, NY), 1978.

3-2-1 Number Fun, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1981.

A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays, illustrated by Linda Heller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1981.

Calculator Fun, illustrated by Arline and Marvin Oberman, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1981.

A Picture Book of Passover, illustrated by Linda Heller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1982.

A Picture Book of Hanukkah, illustrated by Linda Heller, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1982.

Hyperspace! Facts and Fun from All over the Universe, illustrated by Fred Winkowski, Viking (New York, NY), 1982.

Our Amazing Ocean, illustrated by Joseph Veno, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1983.

All about the Moon, illustrated by Raymond Burns, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1983.

World of Weather, illustrated by Raymond Burns, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1983.

Wonders of Energy, illustrated by Raymond Burns, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1983.

Amazing Magnets, illustrated by Dan Lawler, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1983.

All Kinds of Money, illustrated by Tom Huffman, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1984.

Prices Go Up, Prices Go Down: The Laws of Supply and Demand, illustrated by Tom Huffman, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1984.

Inflation: When Prices Go Up, Up, Up, illustrated by Tom Huffman, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1985.

Banks: Where the Money Is, illustrated by Tom Huffman, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1985.

The Number on My Grandfather's Arm, photographs by Rose Eichenbaum, Union of American Hebrew Congregations (New York, NY), 1987.

The Children's Book of Jewish Holidays, illustrated by Dovid Sears, Mesorah (Brooklyn, NY), 1987.

We Remember the Holocaust, Holt (New York, NY), 1989.

You Breathe In, Breathe Out: All about Your Lungs, illustrated by Diane Paterson, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1991.

Hilde and Eli, Children of the Holocaust, illustrated by Karen Ritz, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1994.

Fraction Fun, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1996.

The Kids' Catalog of Jewish Holidays, Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia, PA), 1996.

Easy Math Puzzles, illustrated by Cynthia Fisher, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1997.

Hiding from the Nazis, illustrated by Karen Ritz, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1997.

Shape Up!: Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1998.

How Tall, How Short, How Far Away, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1999.

The Kids' Catalog of Hanukkah, Jewish Publications Society (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

OTHER

Hanukkah Fun Book: Puzzles, Riddles, Magic, and More, Bonim (New York, NY), 1976.

Passover Fun Book: Puzzles, Riddles, Magic, and More, Bonim (New York, NY), 1978.

Hanukkah Game Book: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and More, Bonim (New York, NY), 1978.

Bible Fun Book: Puzzles, Riddles, Magic, and More, Bonim (New York, NY), 1979.

Finger Spelling Fun, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1980.

A Children's Treasure of Chassidic Tales, illustrated by Arie Haas, Mesorah (Brooklyn, NY), 1983.

Eaton Stanley and the Mind Control Experiment (young adult fiction), illustrated by Joan Drescher, Dutton (New York, NY), 1985.

Benny, Benny, Baseball Nut (young adult fiction), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1987.

Jewish Holiday Fun, Kar-Ben (Rockville, MD), 1987.

Rabbit Trouble and the Green Magician (young adult fiction), illustrated by Giora Carmi, Weekly Reader Books (Stamford, CT), 1987.

(Adapter) Brothers in Egypt (based on the motion picture Prince of Egypt, Dreamworks (Los Angeles, CA), 1998.

The Kids' Catalog of Hanukkah, Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

It's a Baby, Andy Russell, illustrated by Leanne Franson, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), expected 2005.

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