Search - List of Books by Daniel Pinkwater

"I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him." -- Daniel Pinkwater
Daniel Manus Pinkwater (born November 15, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. His collections of NPR essays (most notably Fish Whistle) explain that many elements of his fiction are based on real events and people he encountered in his youth. Pinkwater is a trained artist and has illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that task has passed to his wife Jill Pinkwater. His artistic style varies from work to work, with some books illustrated in computer drawings, others in woodcuts and others in Magic Marker. He does not work in any set category, rather his work is intended for a wide variety of ages from picture books to adult fiction.

Pinkwater varies his name slightly between books ("Daniel Pinkwater", "Daniel M. Pinkwater", "Daniel Manus Pinkwater", "D. Manus Pinkwater", etc.); allegedly, he claims that he does this in order to annoy the librarians who have to catalogue his books. His parents were Jewish and emigrated from Poland before he was born; he describes his father as "a sport" and a "ham-eating, iconoclastic Jew."

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Total Books: 147
Four Hoboken Stories
2017 - Four Hoboken Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486815718
ISBN-10: 0486815714
Genre: Children's Books
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Lizard Music
2017 - Lizard Music (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781681371849
ISBN-10: 1681371847
Genre: Children's Books
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Mrs Noodlekugel and Drooly the Bear
2016 - Mrs Noodlekugel and Drooly the Bear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780763690755
ISBN-10: 0763690759
Genre: Children's Books
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Bear and Bunny
2015 - Bear and Bunny (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780763671532
ISBN-10: 0763671533
Genre: Children's Books
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Mrs Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice
2015 - Mrs Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780763676582
ISBN-10: 0763676586
Genre: Children's Books
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Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten
2014 - Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312621346
ISBN-10: 0312621345
Genre: Children's Books
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Sleepover Larry
2013 - Sleepover Larry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781477847657
ISBN-10: 1477847650
Genre: Children's Books
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Mrs Noodlekugel
2013 - Mrs Noodlekugel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780763664527
ISBN-10: 0763664529
Genre: Children's Books
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Bushman Lives
2012 - Bushman Lives (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547385396
ISBN-10: 0547385390
Genre: Children's Books
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Bear in Love
2012 - Bear in Love (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780763645694
ISBN-10: 0763645699
Genre: Children's Books
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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
2011 - Adventures of a Cat-whiskered Girl (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780547550022
ISBN-10: 0547550022
Genre: Children's Books
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Uncle Boris in the Yukon and Other Shaggy Dog Stor
I Am the Dog
2010 - I Am the Dog (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060555054
ISBN-10: 006055505X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Beautiful Yetta The Yiddish Chicken
2010 - Beautiful Yetta the Yiddish Chicken (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312644413
ISBN-10: 0312644418
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Yggyssey How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts Found Out Where They Went and Went There
The Neddiad How Neddie Took the Train Went to Hollywood and SavedCivilization
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
2007 - The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416928096
ISBN-10: 141692809X
Genre: Children's Books
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Yo-yo Man
2007 - Yo-yo Man (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060555023
ISBN-10: 0060555025
Genre: Children's Books
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The Neddiad How Neddie Took the Train Went to Hollywood and Saved Civilization
2007 - The Neddiad How Neddie Took the Train Went to Hollywood and Saved Civilization [Neddie and Friends, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780618594443
ISBN-10: 0618594442
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Neddiad
2007 - The Neddiad (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781428148697
ISBN-10: 1428148698
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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2006 - Bad Bears in the Big City [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
Looking for Bobowicz A Hoboken Chicken Story
2006 - Looking for Bobowicz a Hoboken Chicken Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060535568
ISBN-10: 0060535563
Genre: Children's Books
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2006 - Looking for Bobowicz [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
2002 - Werewolf Club Meets Oliver Twit [Werewolf Club Ready for Chapters Paperback] (Other)
2002 - Fat Camp Commandos Go West [Fat Camp Commandos] (Hardcover)
2002 - Trakula (Paperback)
2002 - Cone Kong [Hello Reader, L2] (Paperback)
2001 - Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula [Werewolf Club Ready for Chapters Paperback] (Other)
2001 - Werewolf Club Meets the Hound of the Basketballs [Werewolf Club Ready for Chapters Paperback] (Other)
2001 - The Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula [Werewolf Club] (Hardcover)
2001 - The Lunchroom of Doom [Werewolf Club Ready for Chapters Paperback] (Other)
2000 - The Magic Pretzel [Werewolf Club Ready for Chapters Hardcover] (Other)
2000 - Borgel [Ab 12 J.] (Hardcover)
1999 - Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potato [Hello Reader!, Level 3] (Paperback)
1999 - Five Novels (Other)
1999 - Magic Goose (Other)
1999 - Second-grade Ape [Hello Reader! DO NOT USE, please choose level and binding] (Other)
1998 - Second-grade Ape [Hello Reader, L4] (Paperback)
1995 - I Was a Second Grade Werewolf [Picture Puffins] (Paperback)
1991 - Wempires (Other)