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The following is a complete list of my published trade books. My original titles are listed first, followed by books I have adapted from other sources.

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Board and Novelty Books

I Like to Share! Abrams Appleseed, 2021 

Open Wide!, Scholastic, 2014

I Am So Brave!, Abrams Appleseed, 2014 

I Know a Lot!, Abrams Appleseed, 2013

I Can Do It Myself!, Abrams Appleseed, 2012

Now I Am Big!, Abrams Appleseed, 2012

Bunny Money, Simon and Schuster, 2011

What Do You See? Simon and Schuster, 2009

Jungle Gym, Simon and Schuster, 2008


Picture Books

Dinosaurs in Disguise, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016

The Last Christmas Tree, Dial, 2014

Pins and Needles Share a Dream, Grosset & Dunlap, 2014

Pins and Needles, Grosset & Dunlap, 2014

The Great Moon Hoax, Carolrhoda, 2011

Play Ball, Jackie!  Millbrook Press (Lerner), 2011

Mother's Day Surprise, Marshall Cavendish, 2010

Noah's Bark, Carolrhoda, 2010

Chaucer's First Winter, Simon and Schuster, 2009

Spark the Firefighter, Dutton, 2008

Big Bad Wolves at School, Simon and Schuster, 2007

Too Many Leprechauns, Simon and Schuster, 2007

Hanukkah at Valley Forge, Dutton, 2007, Apples and Honey Press, 2021

Milo, the Really Big Bunny, Simon and Schuster, 2006

My Dad Can Do Anything, Random House, 2004

How Santa Lost His Job, Simon and Schuster, 2001

The Youngest Fairy Godmother Ever, Simon and Schuster, 2000

How Santa Got His Job, Simon and Schuster, 1998

A Good Knight's Sleep, Shaw's Candlewick Press, 1996

My Teacher's Secret Life, Simon and Schuster, 1996

The Lion Upstairs, Atheneum, 1983


Leveled Readers

How Coyote Stole the Summer, Lerner, 2009

The Lion and the Hare, Lerner, 2009

Bokuden and the Bully, Lerner, 2009

Trucks, Aladdin, 2009

Snack Attack, Aladdin, 2008

Anansi and the Box of Stories, Lerner, 2006

Casey Jones, Lerner, 2006

John Henry, Lerner, 2006

Mike Fink, Lerner, 2006

Calamity Jane, Lerner, 2006

Pecos Bill, Lerner, 2006

Paul Bunyan, Lerner, 2006

George Washington's First Victory, Simon and Schuster, 2005

Bubble Trouble, Aladdin, 2004

Lionel's Birthday, Dial, 2003

Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed, Simon and Schuster, 2002

Ben Franklin and His First Kite, Simon and Schuster, 2002

Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig, Simon and Schuster, 2002

What a Mess! Random House, 2001

Lionel at School, Dial, 2000

My Loose Tooth, Random House, 1999

Lionel in the Summer, Dial, 1998

We Just Moved, Scholastic, 1998

Lionel and His Friends, Dial, 1996

The Three Blind Mice Mystery, Delacorte, 1995

Lionel in the Winter, Dial, 1994

Fraidy Cats, Scholastic, 1993

Lionel and Louise, Dial, 1992

Lionel in the Spring, Dial, 1990

Lionel in the Fall, Dial, 1987

Lionel at Large, Dial, 1986



There Once Was a Very Odd School, Dutton, 2004


Short Stories

Children of the Wind and Water,  Scholastic, 1994

Children of the Earth and Sky, Scholastic, 1991

The Missing Mother Goose, Doubleday, 1991

Castles in the Air, Atheneum, 1979

Woodland Crossings, Atheneum, 1978 


First Chapter Books

The Winter King (with Dean Morrissey), HarperCollins, 2002

The Moon Robber (with Dean Morrissey) , HarperCollins, 2001

Louise, Soccer Star?, Dial, 2000

Louise Goes Wild, Dial, 1999

Louise Takes Charge, Dial, 1988

The Printer's Apprentice,  Delacorte, 1995

The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps,  Delacorte, 1994


Chapter Books

A Ghostly Business, Atheneum, 1985

The Wilder Summer, Atheneum, 1983 

The Wilder Plot, Atheneum, 1982

The Witching Hour, Atheneum, 1981

A Troll in Passing, Atheneum, 1980

The Perils of Putney, Atheneum, 1978

The Dragon Circle, Atheneum, 1977 

A Big Day For Scepters, Atheneum, 1977




Picture Books

A Man for All Seasons:  The Life of George Washington Carver, HarperCollins, 2008

Sisters of Scituate Light, Dutton, 2008

Dangerous Crossing, Dutton, 2005

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, HarperCollins, 2002

Shooting for the Moon:  The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley,

  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001

Breaking into Print, Little, Brown, 1996

Sharks Never Sleep, Shaw's Candlewick Press, 1996

The Pizza Book, Scholastic, 1992

All About Magnets, Scholastic, 1992

All About Snow and Ice, Scholastic 1988

Big Time Bears, Little, Brown, 1989

Perfect Pigs, Little, Brown, 1983

Dinosaurs, Beware! Little, Brown, 1982


Leveled Readers

The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate, Simon and Schuster, 2014

The Deep Dish on Pizza, Simon and Schuster, 2014

Egypt, Scholastic, 2001

Bones, Random House, 1999

Christopher Columbus, Random House, 1991


Chapter Books

Declaration of Independence, Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Constitution, Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Bill of Rights, Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Emancipation Proclamation, Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Vampires, Lerner, 2006

Werewolves, Lerner, 2006

Frankenstein, Lerner, 2006

The Mummy, Lerner, 2006

Bigfoot, Lerner, 2006

Dragons, Lerner, 2006

Ghosts, Lerner, 2006

The Bogeyman, Lerner, 2006

Creatures of the Deep, Lerner, 2006

Watchers in the Woods, Lerner, 2006

Zombies, Lerner, 2006

Comic Book Century: The History of American Comic Books, Lerner, 2006

Pearl Harbor,  Simon and Schuster, 2001

Taking Flight:  The Story of the Wright Brothers, Simon and Schuster, 2000

Striking It Rich: The Story of the California Gold Rush, Simon and

   Schuster, 1996

Witch Hunt: It Happened in Salem Village, Random House, 1989

Who Really Discovered America? Scholastic, 1987

Scoop After Scoop: A History of Ice Cream, Atheneum, 1986

Maiden Voyage: The Story of the Statue of Liberty, Atheneum, 1985




Leonardo da Vinci, Dorling Kindersley, 2020

Nelson Mandela, Dorling Kindersley, 2019

Anne Frank, Dorling Kindersley, 2019

Clara Barton, Dorling Kindersley, 2011

Barack Obama, Dorling Kindersley, 2010

Benjamin Franklin, Dorling Kindersley, 2007

Davy Crockett:  A Life on the Frontier, Aladdin, 2004

Nellie Bly: A Name to Be Reckoned With, Simon and Schuster, 2003

Four Against the Odds:  The Fight to Save the Environment

  Scholastic, 1992

George Washington: The Man Who Would Not Be King, Scholastic, 1991

Conqueror and Hero: The Search for Alexander, Little Brown, 1981


Reference Books

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures, Dorling Kindersley, 2020

American Heritage First Dictionary, Houghton Mifflin, 1980


For Teachers and Parents

50 Great Reproducible Writing Workouts, Scholastic, 1999

Write Away: One Author's Favorite Activities for Turning Ordinary Writers 

  into Extraordinary Writers, Scholastic, 1998


Winnie-the-Pooh Easy-to-Reads, by A. A. Milne, With decorations by Ernest H. Shepherd


     Six chapters from the original Pooh books adapted into six individual easy readers.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Dean Morrissey


     Adapted from the classic tale in a shorter, fully illustrated, format.

Arthur Chapter Books, Illustrated by Marc Brown

Little, Brown

     Thirty-three short chapter books adapted from episodes of the "Arthur" television show.

Arthur's Really Helpful Bedtime Stories, Illustrated by Marc Brown, Random House

     Ten bedtime stories adapted from classic tales by the Brothers Grimm,

     Hans Christian Andersen, and Aesop among others.

Arthur Good Sports, Illustrated by Marc Brown, Little, Brown

     Six short original chapter books with sports themes featuring Arthur, his family, and his         friends, written in collaboration with Marc Brown.

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