David A. Adler

author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers

Cam Jansen
Holocaust Books
Andy Russell
Math Books

A moving picture book biography of the Yankee great and his courage.
We Remember The Holocaust (Holt, publisher) The Number on My Grandfather's Arm (UAHC Press, publisher) A Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of Janusz and His Children (Holiday House, publisher) Child of the Warsaw Ghetto (Holiday House, publisher) Hiding From the Nazis (Holiday House, publisher)
An award winning picture book -- historical fiction
It's 1932. The Great Depression has made jobs scarce and money hard to come by. But life isn't terrible. America still loves baseball and two boys are about to discover that with some creativity, hard work, and a little help from the Babe himself, they can do their part to help out their own teams!
The story of the first woman to swim the English Channel
An award winning picture book biography
Funny books for readers who have graduated from the Cam Jansens and other "First Chapter" books.
Books for young readers
Cam Jansen, the girl with the photographic memory, has been solving mysteries and helping children learn to love reading for almost twenty-five years.


"Moving . . . It's hard not to shed a tear." -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Inspirational." -- USA Today Baseball Weekly

"Well told and handsomely illustrated." -- The New York Times

Review from BOOKLIST
Gr. 3-5. Kids of today may not immediately recognize the name Lou Gehrig, but they will be immediately drawn into this picture book for older children about the "Iron Horse." Adler sets his narrative stage by telling readers that in 1903, Henry Ford sold his first auto, the Wright brothers took their first flight, and Lou Gehrig was born. Young Lou, who never missed a day of school, became a baseball player who never missed a game. Crisply and concisely, Adler covers the many high points of Gehrig's career, at the same time giving readers a real sense of the man and his shining spirit. Gehrig's illness and eventual death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are handled with dignity and in a way youngsters will understand. The picture-book format gets a lift here from Widener's impressive artwork. Reminiscent of WPA art with its rounded shapes and potent energy, these pictures project a zest for life on and off the playing field. The last spread, showing Yankee Stadium on the day of Gehrig's funeral, awash in rain, provides a silent but powerful ending to Gehrig's story.--Ilene Cooper

1997 Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Book for nonfiction

Chosen by the New York Times as one of the year's top ten books for children -- 1997

Winner of the Garden State Book Award

San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

ALA Notable Book for Children

Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

National Parenting Gold Award

International Readers' Association Teachers' Choice

A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

A Marion Vannett Ridgway Award

A Paterson Prize Book for Young People (K-3)

The boxing champion who became a nation's hero!