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Debbie Dadey

Author of Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots

203+ Works 39,506 Members 241 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Debbie Dadey was born on May 18, 1959 in Kentucky. Prior to pursuing a full-time writing career, she was head librarian at an elementary school. She is known for co-authoring the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her co-author Marcia Thornton Jones was a teacher at the same elementary show more school when they started writing together. The first title they wrote together was Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and from this emerged The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Even though they no longer live near each other they are still collaborating on titles. They are also authors of several series including The Triplet Trouble series, the Bailey City Monsters series, and Keyholders series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Debbie Dadey, Debbie Et Al Dadey

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Works by Debbie Dadey

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (1990) 1,675 copies
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (1992) 1,210 copies
Aliens Don't Wear Braces (1993) 964 copies
Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (2009) — Author — 825 copies
Zombies Don't Play Soccer (1995) 703 copies
Witches Don't Do Backflips (1994) 701 copies
Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (1994) 680 copies
Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (1995) 673 copies
Mermaids Don't Run Track (1997) 640 copies
Skeletons Don't Play Tubas (1994) 630 copies
Angels Don't Know Karate (1996) 607 copies
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (1997) 558 copies
Wizards Don't Need Computers (1996) 523 copies
Dragons Do Eat Homework (2007) 465 copies
Monsters Don't Scuba Dive (1995) 451 copies
Mrs. Jeepers' Batty Vacation (1997) 434 copies
Mummies Don't Coach Softball (1996) 424 copies
Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (1998) 411 copies
Ghost Class (2002) — Author — 396 copies
Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (1997) 388 copies
Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream (1998) 359 copies
Bogeymen Don't Play Football (1997) 358 copies
School's In! (1997) 346 copies
Knights Don't Teach Piano (1998) 343 copies
Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space (1999) 327 copies
Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles (2006) — Author — 318 copies
Cyclops Doesn't Roller-Skate (1996) 302 copies
Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth (1998) 295 copies
Vampires Do Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies (2008) — Author — 261 copies
Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave (1998) 234 copies
Trouble at Trident Academy (2012) 227 copies
Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! (1996) 225 copies
Ghost Game (2003) — Author — 208 copies
The Monsters Next Door (1998) — Author — 193 copies
Stage Fright (2004) — Author — 191 copies
Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch (2003) 182 copies
New Ghoul in School (2003) — Author — 171 copies
Ninjas Don't Bake Pumkin Pie (1999) 169 copies
Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs (2003) 162 copies
Pirates Do Ride Scooters (2007) 151 copies
Howling at the Hauntlys' (1998) — Author — 137 copies
Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance (1999) 136 copies
A Very Haunted Holiday (2006) 133 copies
Happy Haunting! (2004) — Author — 130 copies
Playground Bully (2001) 128 copies
Beware of the Blabbermouth! (2005) 123 copies
Lizards in the Lunch Line (2004) 119 copies
Frights! Camera! Action! (2006) 118 copies
This Side of Magic (2009) 114 copies
Battle of the Best Friends (2012) 112 copies
Kilmer's Pet Monster (1998) 110 copies
Great Green Gator Graduation (2002) 106 copies
Guys and Ghouls (2006) 104 copies
Vampire Trouble (1998) 101 copies
Snow Day (2001) — Author — 90 copies
Hide-and-Spook (2004) — Author — 86 copies
Happy Boo-Day to You! (1802) 81 copies
A Whale of a Tale (2012) 81 copies
My Mom the Frog (1996) 80 copies
Double Trouble Monsters (1999) — Author — 74 copies
The Lost Princess (2013) 71 copies
Snow Monster Mystery (1999) 70 copies
The Treasure Haunt (2005) 69 copies
The Secret Sea Horse (2013) 63 copies
Ghosts Be Gone! (2005) 59 copies
The Slime Wars (2003) 59 copies
Wizards Do Roast Turkeys (2007) 54 copies
Blue Ribbon Blues (1664) 54 copies
Santa Dog (2002) 54 copies
Ghost Dog: Is Barkley's School for Dogs Haunted? (2001) — Author — 52 copies
Puppy Trouble (2001) — Author — 52 copies
Dream of the Blue Turtle (2014) 51 copies
Top Dog (2001) — Author — 50 copies
Sticks and Stones and Doggie Bones (2002) — Author — 50 copies
Vampire Baby (1999) — Author — 47 copies
Red, White, and Boo! (2007) 45 copies
A Tale of Two Sisters (2015) 43 copies
Buried Treasure (2002) 41 copies
Treasure in Trident City (2014) 41 copies
The Crook and the Crown (2015) 37 copies
The Polar Bear Express (2015) 36 copies
A Royal Tea (2014) 34 copies
The Other Side of Magic (2009) 31 copies
Happy Boo Day (2000) 30 copies
King of the Kooties (1999) 27 copies
No Haunting Zone! (2007) 23 copies
Cherokee Sister (2000) 23 copies
Twist and Shout (2016) 23 copies
Wish Upon a Starfish (2015) 23 copies
Slime Time (2004) 22 copies
Tattle Tails (2002) 22 copies
The Wrong Side of Magic (2009) 20 copies
Flower Girl Dreams (2017) 20 copies
Whistler's Hollow (2002) 19 copies
Inside the Magic (2009) 18 copies
Books vs. Looks (2016) 16 copies
The Narwhal Problem (2019) 16 copies
Ready, Set, Goal! (2017) 16 copies
Fairy Chase (2018) 14 copies
Puppies on Parade (2003) 11 copies
Marty the Millionaire (1997) 10 copies
Puppy Love (2002) — Author — 10 copies
The Winter Princess (2020) 9 copies
Marty the Mudwrestler (1997) 7 copies
Marty the Maniac (1996) 5 copies
A Titanic Friendship (2022) 3 copies
Rushmore 1 copy

Associated Works

Here Come the Holidays! Stories and Poems (2005) — Contributor — 369 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1959-05-18
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Morganfield, Kentucky, USA
Places of residence
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

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Works
203
Also by
1
Members
39,506
Popularity
#450
Rating
½ 3.4
Reviews
241
ISBNs
911
Languages
4
Favorited
1

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