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David A. Adler (1) (1947–)

Author of Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

For other authors named David A. Adler, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous show more awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (1900) 715 copies
A Picture Book of Anne Frank (1993) 699 copies
Don't Throw It to Mo! (2015) 560 copies
A Picture Book of Sacagawea (2000) 528 copies
Heroes of the Revolution (2003) 459 copies
The Babe & I (1999) 336 copies
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man (1997) 328 copies
Fraction Fun (1996) 319 copies
Money Madness (2009) 313 copies
A Picture Book of Hanukkah (1982) 313 copies
A Picture Book of Passover (1849) 292 copies
We Remember the Holocaust (1989) 288 copies
Place Value (2016) 250 copies
Fun with Roman Numerals (2008) 247 copies
Shape Up! (1998) 218 copies
Get a Hit, Mo! (2016) 210 copies
Working With Fractions (2007) 183 copies
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull (2017) 167 copies
Pass the Ball, Mo! (2018) 159 copies
Heroes for Civil Rights (2007) 149 copies
Mama Played Baseball (2003) 141 copies
The Story of Hanukkah (2011) 132 copies
B. Franklin, Printer (2001) 121 copies
Time Zones (2010) 114 copies
Chanukah in Chelm (1997) 112 copies
Calculator Riddles (1995) 107 copies
Hiding from the Nazis (1666) 102 copies
Triangles (2014) — Author — 96 copies
The Story of Passover (2014) 95 copies
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto (1995) 90 copies
Happy Hanukkah Rebus (1989) 84 copies
You Can, Toucan, Math (2006) 71 copies
Kick It, Mo! (2018) 66 copies
Circles (2016) 44 copies
The Children of Chelm (1979) 43 copies
A Little at a Time (1976) 38 copies
Light Waves (2018) 35 copies
Bunny Rabbit Rebus (1983) 28 copies
It's a Baby, Andy Russell (2005) 28 copies
Benny, Benny, Baseball Nut (1987) 27 copies
Remember Betsy Floss (1987) 26 copies
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt (2014) 25 copies
Easy Math Puzzles (1997) 21 copies
I Know I'm a Witch (1988) 20 copies
Jewish Holiday Fun (1987) 20 copies
Run, Mo, Run! (2020) 18 copies
Swim, Mo, Swim! (2020) 14 copies
A Picture Book of Israel (1984) 14 copies
My Writing Day (1999) 13 copies
Spike It, Mo! (2022) 11 copies
The Cam Jansen Fun Book (1992) 11 copies
The Metric System (2020) 9 copies
Cam Jansen Boxed Set #1-8 (2004) 9 copies
Yom Kippur Shortstop (2017) 8 copies
Hyperspace!: 2 (1982) 7 copies
Get on the Ice, Mo! (2022) 5 copies
Cam Jansen (1989) 5 copies
Inflation (1985) 3 copies


African American (213) African Americans (125) American history (347) baseball (234) biographies (277) biography (2,837) black history (177) Cam Jansen (1,642) chapter book (931) children (187) children's (340) civil rights (206) detective (188) easy reader (107) fiction (1,129) fractions (109) Grade 3 (113) Hanukkah (242) historical fiction (141) history (1,138) holidays (226) Holocaust (240) Jewish (128) kids (106) L (431) Level L (385) Martin Luther King (174) math (732) mysteries (116) mystery (2,765) non-fiction (1,273) picture book (1,036) presidents (260) realistic fiction (109) science (167) series (521) slavery (183) social studies (282) sports (266) WWII (166)

Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Adler, David A.
Legal name
Adler, David Abraham
Country (for map)
New York, New York, USA
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Woodmere, New York
Queens College (BA, Economics, Education, 1968)
New York University (MBA, Marketing, 1971)
Teacher (mathematics)
Children's Author
Adler, Michael S. (son)
Awards and honors
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Helen Keating Ott Award
Short biography
David A. Adler is an American children's author. He was born in New York City, New York in 1947. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.

Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.

Adler's son, Michael S. Adler, is now the co-author of several books with his father, including A Picture Book of Sam Adams, A Picture Book of John Hancock, and A Picture Book of James and Dolly Madison. Another son, Edward, was the inspiration for Adler's Andy Russell series, with the events described in the series loosely based on adventures the Adler family had with Edward's enthusiasm and his pets.

As of November 2008, Adler has three sons and two grandsons. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

(source: Wikipedia)




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