David A. Adler
author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers

Cam Jansen
Biographies
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
THE ANDY RUSSELL SERIES
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.
The latest Young Cam Jansen

CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE BABE RUTH BASEBALL
From School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--Fans of the series will not be disappointed with this new title. Cam, her friend Eric, and her mother are visiting a city museum when a woman lets her pet snake out of a bag on the museum steps. Mrs. Jansen is videotaping the children and, in surprise, turns the still-running camera toward the incident. Then her camcorder is stolen. When they find it, the tape is missing. Then they see the video of the incident on TV for the "News Scoop" contest and go to the station to track down the thief. This is an easy-to-read chapter book that solves a believable mystery in a satisfying way. Black-and-white line drawings enliven the text.--Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT

YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE BASEBALL MYSTERY
From Children's Literature
Young Cam Jansen and her friends are looking for a lost baseball in this entertaining chapter book. Cam's real name is Jennifer, but she earned this nickname because of her great memory¾Cam is short for "the Camera." A number on the camera in the lower right hand corner of the book's cover tells readers that this is Young Cam Jansen's fifth mystery book. Cam uses her amazing memory to help solve mysteries in all of her books. Illustrations showing a diverse group of children playing ball in a park complement an engaging story spread over five well-written chapters. Cam, a confident, kind-hearted young girl, is an admirable role model for children. A Cam Jansen "Memory Game" is included in all of her books. This title is one in the publisher's "Easy to Read" series. More advanced readers should check out the "Cam Jansen Adventure" series, in which a more mature Cam solves mysteries with her friend Eric. 1999, Puffin Books/​Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, $3.99. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

The Cam Jansen and Young Cam Jansen Mysteries

CAM JANSEN NEWS!
The next Young Cam Jansen is written but I'm struggling with the title. Which do you prefer, YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE MISSING GIRL MYSTERY, YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE NEW GIRL MYSTERY, or YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE JENNY GONE MYSTERY?
Please, e-mail me your preference.

#1- Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game
#2- Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie
#3- Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth
#4- Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery
#5- Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery
#6- Young Cam Jansen the the Pizza Shop Mystery
#7- Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery
#8- Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery

This series, which first appeared in 1980, is for children just beginning to read, just ready for a "first chapter book."
#1-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
#2-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the UFO
#3-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
#4-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television
Dog
#5-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins
#6-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball
#7-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown
#8-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie
#9-Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize
#10-Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House
#11- Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper
#12- Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight Fifty-Four

#13- Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House
#14- Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery
#15- Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery
#16- Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery
#17- Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery
#18- Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery
#19- Cam Jansen and the Barking Treasure Mystery
#20- Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery
#21- Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery
#22- Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery

REVIEWS
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54
David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susannna Natti
The fifth-grade girl detective has to find a visiting French girl who doesn't speak a word of English and is lost in the airport. Using her photographic memory, Cam remembers seeing an older man who looked like the uncle whom the girl is to meet. Maybe she followed the wrong person. Readers will enjoy seeing Cam deduce the mystery while adults fluster around. Natti's line drawings, one to three per chapter, lighten the text and flesh out the characters in this twelfth entry of the "Cam Jansen" series. 1999 (orig. 1992), Puffin Chapters, Ages 7 to 10, $11.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
ISBN: 0-670-81841-0
ISBN: 0-14-130459-6
ISBN: 0-14-036104-9

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize
David A. Adler
Illustrations by Susanna Natti
Cam and her friends can't wait for the school carnival. This year her class is raising money to buy books for the school library. The children scope out all the cool rides and games as they walk through the gate to lock up their bikes. The Water Gun Shoot, the Boat Race, the Baseball Throw and even the Button Jar Guess made someone in the group a winner every time. The Dime Toss however, was impossible to win. Cam is sure there is something strange going on and is determined to figure out what it is. The mystery is revealed as the children go under cover to solve this case. This book is part of "The Cam Jansen Adventure Series" which offers a variety of action packed stories about a girl in the fifth grade and her classmates. Black and white illustrations highlight the excitement. 1999 (orig. 1992), Puffin Books, Ages 7 to 10, $3.99. Reviewer: Sharon Tolle
ISBN: 0-14-036022-0

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown
David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
While on a trip to see the circus with Aunt Molly, Cam and her friend Eric end up searching for a pickpocket. Aunt Molly is always losing things, but when they realize that she isn't the only one missing a wallet, Cam's photographic memory comes in handy. She's sure a clown is the culprit, but is it one of the circus clowns? Another enjoyable mystery in the "Cam Jansen Adventure" series-as with all of them, the heroine teaches children to pay attention to the details. 1998 (orig. 1983), Puffin, Ages 7 to 10, $12.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Dr. Judy Rowen
ISBN: 0-670-20036-0
ISBN: 0-14-034897-2
ISBN: 0-14-130091-4

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
David A. Adler
Illustrations by Susanna Natti
"Cam" is short for "camera", a nickname earned because she has a photographic memory. On a field trip to the museum, Cam notes that the Coelophysis skeleton is missing three tailbones. No one believes her, but she and her friend Eric pedal off on their bicycles in an attempt to catch the crooks. The story is quickly paced, and the two friends involve the authorities rather than entirely taking matters into their own hands. The series certainly proves the value of paying close attention to detail; the clues that Cam uses are in the book, but I had to look back to see that they were there. 1997 (orig. 1981), Puffin, Ages 7 to 10, $13.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Dr. Judy Rowen
ISBN: 0-670-20040-9
ISBN: 0-14-034674-0
ISBN: 0-14-038715-3

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins
David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
The twists and turns in this fast-paced chapter book keep the reader guessing as well as reading. Cam has built a box camera for the science fair, only to have it stolen. Fortunately, her camera-like memory has kept a record of the many events preceding the theft. If she can unravel the facts, she hopes, the camera will reappear. She does, of course, and the second mystery of some stolen coins is resolved at the same time. A solid story, brisk and on target for the age group. 1998 (orig. 1982), Puffin, Ages 7 to 10, $11.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Janet Morgan Stoeke
ISBN: 0-670-20038-7
ISBN: 0-14-038954-7

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie
David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
In this reissue, another generation of kids will get to meet the intrepid and amazing Cam Jansen. This time the story takes place at a movie theater where the second reel of the Shoe Escape disappears. The major suspect is the owner of a competitive movie theater, but Cam with her photographic memory is able to deduce who the real thief is. Kids who dream of being detectives will enjoy the exploits of Cam and her friend Eric. Her very understanding and cooperative parents may be the only part that doesn't ring quite true. Part of the "Puffin Chapters" series. 1999 (orig. 1984), Puffin, Ages 7 to 10, $3.99. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
ISBN: 0-14-130460-X
ISBN: 0-440-41022-3
ISBN: 0-14-036021-2

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper
David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
The fifth-grade girl detective is shopping for school supplies when another customer discovers her shopping bag is missing. Cam and her friend Eric follow leads until they not only find the thief but discover what she is doing with what she steals. A quick and satisfying read, the book is well served by Natti's line drawings in this eleventh entry of the "Cam Jansen" series. 1999 (orig. 1986), Puffin Chapters, Ages 7 to 10, $3.99. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
ISBN: 0-14-130461-8
ISBN: 0-670-81118-1

Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery
David S. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
As in the other "Cam Jansen" series books for young readers, this brief chapter book capitalizes on Cam's expert photographic memory. Cam and her buddy stumble upon a mystery at a local mall music shop while in search of a Triceratops Pops CD. The two sleuths track down the criminal who stole the six CDs, and return the merchandise to the store. As a reward, the store owner grants them a few free CDs. Providing positive role models for young readers, this text features two strong child protagonists who solve a mystery with little adult assistance. Though neither text nor illustration is of outstanding quality, Adler makes the plot complex enough to offer several possible solutions to the problem, which keeps readers guessing. This book and others in the series provide entertaining mysteries for children who are beginning to read chapter books, which could spark an interest in other, more challenging mysteries. 1997 (orig. 1995), Viking, Ages 7 to 10, $12.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Michelle H. Martin
ISBN: 0-670-86027-1
ISBN: 0-14-037512-0