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David Stabler


David Stabler

David Stabler is the kid-friendly alter ego of Robert Schnakenberg, the author of several books of pop history including SECRET LIVES OF GREAT AUTHORS, SECRET LIVES OF THE SUPREME COURT, and DISTORY: A Treasury of Historical Insults.

Books by David Stabler

Written by David Stabler with illustrations by Anoosha Seyd - Children's, Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Science

From the author who brought young readers KID ATHLETES, KID PRESIDENTS, KID ARTISTS, and KID AUTHORS comes KID SCIENTISTS, a lively look into the childhoods of the world's most brilliant scientists.

Written by David Stabler with illustrations by Doogie Horner - Art History, Biography, Children's 9-12

KID ARTISTS chronicles the childhoods of 16 celebrated artists --- everyone from Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh to Mary Cassat, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat and even Dr. Seuss! Readers will learn funs facts such as Georgia O’Keeffe was so enthralled by nature that she once ate dirt just to see what it tasted like and Jackson Pollock lost the top of his right index finger in a childhood accident (and the severed tip was eaten by a rooster!).

by David Stabler - Children's 10-12, Reference

The author and illustrator of KID PRESIDENTS have reteamed to share 20 true tales from the childhoods of famous athletes. From Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle), Kid Athletes is packed with inspirational stories from the world of sports. 

written by David Stabler, illustrated by Doogie Horner - Biography, History

The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom “museum” full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it’s the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.