Books written by David Greenberg
Enchanted Lions (Gr. K-3)
At bedtime one evening, Rose rides on the back of an enchanted lion who takes her on a tour of outer
space, where they race with a unicorn, pass by Pegasus and Pisces, and are rescued from a black hole
by a whale.
A Tugging String: a Novel about Growing up During the Civil Rights Era (Gr. 5-8)
A fiction story that is based on David Greenberg’s own childhood, A Tugging String is a story about a boy
growing up during the 1950’s and 1960’s, when African Americans were fighting for equal rights with the
help of the author’s father, a lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Slugs (Gr. K-5)
A funny book of poetry about horrible things a person can do to a slug, and a warning about the horrible
things a slug can do back.
Bugs! (Gr. K-5)
Bugs! is a book filled with silly poems about peculiar uses for bugs such as stringing fireflies to light up a
Christmas tree or using millipedes as dental floss.
Skunks! (Gr. K-5)
Similar to Slugs and Bugs!, this book includes hilarious poems about strange situations in which one
might use a skunk.
Snakes (Gr. K-5)
A book of poetry about snakes who take over a small boy’s world. At first they are a nuisance, but later in
the story, many uses for the snakes appear: as garden hoses, for cleaning ears and as stethoscopes.
Crocs! (Gr. K-5)
After he moved from the city to a tropical island to escape such horrible creatures as bugs and cats, a
homeowner meets a horde of friendly crocodiles, who drink Tabasco sauce, get tangled in dental floss,
and turn the house into a swamp.
The Book of Boys for Girls — The Book of Girls for Boys (Gr. K-3)
This book has funny rhymes with opposite points of view on the many things that are wrong and some
things that are okay about girls and boys.
Don’t Forget Your Etiquette! The Essential Guide to Misbehavior (Gr. K-5)
In 20 clever poems, Miss Information provides children with some new and unusual rules for "modern"
manners. Framed with quotes from the likes of Emily Post and Miss Manners , the selections merrily turn
traditional advice upside down.