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.

Mysteries for Young Readers

Celebrate Cam Jansen's 25th Anniversary in print!

HERE'S A FUN ACTIVITY FOR YOUR CLASS: To be a great detective like Cam, you will need to have a keen eye for detail. Improve your detective skills with this fun and simple game designed to help you remember suspicious characters. You will need: pencils and paper, a watch or timer, various fun clothing and props. 1. Seat participants and give them each a pencil and sheet of writing paper. 2- Outside the party area, have one member of the group dress up. He/she can wear a funny hat, an unusual tie, a t-shirt with a slogan on it, old clothes that don't match, etc. Give him/her an interesting object to hold (a shopping bag, a baby doll, a flower, a newspaper). Try to include lots of colors, patterns, and other details in the outfits. 3-Instruct the others to pay careful attention when the costumes palyer enters the room. Position the person at the front of the room, in full view of the others. Set your times for 30 seconds and have the costumed player stand still in front of the room while the others look at him/her. No talking is allowed during this time. 4- When time is up, have the costumed player leave the room and have the others write down as many details as they remember. 5- When time is up, bring the costumed player into the room again. Check to see what each player remembered, and who remembered the most.