David Adler

Books by This Author

Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery

Age Level: 6-9

Cam Jansen's photographic memory once again foils the bad guy as she helps catch the thief who snitches her grandparents' luggage — along with birthday gifts for Cam's parents — at the airport. There is a lot to celebrate in this well-paced and engagingly narrated mystery.

Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery

Illustrated by: Susanna Natti
Age Level: 6-9

A theft occurs when the governor – a Presidential candidate escorted by the Secret Service – visits Cam's school to dedicate the new library. Cam and her friend Eric set out to solve the mystery of the missing pearls, recognizing those who help along the way.

Fraction Fun

Illustrated by: Nancy Tobin
Age Level: 6-9

Lighthearted illustrations help the straightforward text clarify a tough concept: fractions. Using things familiar to children, the hands-on activities illuminate the ideas while kids are having fun doing "pizza math" and weighing tissues and coins.

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 6-9

Lou Gehrig played 2130 consecutive games for the Yankees (a record that stood until Cal Ripkin many years later). His story as a baseball great is told simply and with humility, reflecting the man himself. As his health deteriorated, Gehrig gave his farewell to a filled Yankee Stadium, declaring he was indeed the "luckiest man on the face of the earth."

Mama Played Baseball

Illustrated by: Chris O'Leary
Age Level: 6-9

While her father is away, Amy's mother must get a job. But it's not the usual kind of employment; Amy's mom becomes a professional baseball player! Told from Amy's perspective, historical detail of the World War II period is conveyed through an engaging narrative and stylized paintings.

Millions, Billions and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers

Illustrated by: Edward Miller
Age Level: 3-6

A billion is a big number, bigger than a million. "It's written like this: 1,000,000,000 — one followed by nine zeroes." There aren't even that many hairs on your head! Colorful illustrations and child-friendly comparisons bring these huge numbers into clearer focus in both words and numerals enhanced by bright, cheery illustrations.

Perimeter, Area and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions

Illustrated by: Edward Miller
Age Level: 3-6

A group of movie-making monsters introduce the concepts needed to make a 3-dimensional film: width, height, depth. Related ideas and vocabulary follow (e.g., circumference, area, etc.) also presented with the same light touch. Flat, silly-but-colorful monsters lead the exploration to its conclusion.

Satchel Paige: Don’t Look Back

Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Age Level: 6-9

Baseball great Satchel Paige was a successful pitcher in the Negro Leagues and went on to play in the Major Leagues for several teams. Stylized illustrations increase the Paige legend using exaggerated poses and unique perspective.

Time Zones

Illustrated by: Edward Miller
Age Level: 6-9

Why is the time different in New York and in Tokyo at the same moment? How time zones were developed and standardized are clearly presented in this lighthearted but informative look at the science and history of time and travel.

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