Paula Danziger
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Paula Danziger

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards. Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children's Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. "I want people who want to become writers to read lots, write and rewrite lots, take acting lessons to learn about character development, observe people and not to be afraid of not being perfect. As for those people who don't want to be writers, I hope that you will always continue to read and also not be afraid of not being perfect." "I have two sets of heroes: One--bright, creative teachers, who manage to stay in the classroom. And, two--people who have difficult childhoods and manage to use the experiences to grow into caring, understanding adults."

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Best Sellers

    • Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Alica Witt
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends, but when Justin finds out that he is moving away, everything begins to change....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my kids loved it.

    • By sahm on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $13.27

    • You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Alicia Witt
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Amber Brown is going to visit her Aunt Pam in London! She's all set for the best vacation ever. All set, that is, until she gets the chicken pox....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Amber Brown Sees Red

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dana Lubotsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Meet Amber Brown, the unforgettable third-grader whose spunk and good humor help her survive the joys and sorrows that life delivers....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • I, Amber Brown

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dana Lubotsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Amber Brown's mom says Amber can't get her ears pierced, Amber makes a decision. Her ears belong to her, after all....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Marcy's life is a mess. Her parents don't understand her, she feels like a fat blimp with no friends, and her favorite teacher just got fired. Ms. Finney wasn't like the other teachers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like it

    • By charro on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dana Lubotsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Nine-year-old Amber Brown faces further complications because of her parents' divorce....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dana Lubotsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn't enough....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Forever Amber Brown

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Dana Lubotsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Amber's life has changed dramatically: her parents are divorced, her father lives in France....

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Amber Brown Goes Fourth

    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: Alica Witt
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Is Amber Brown ready for fourth grade? She has new sneakers, new notebooks and pencils, but she doesn't have what she really needs - a new best friend....

    Regular price: $13.27

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    • The Story and the Scrapbook
    • By: Paula Danziger
    • Narrated by: A Full Cast, Featuring Paula Danziger as Ms.Lipschitz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Skate Tate has a good life. She has close friends, a loving family, and her beloved Great Uncle Mort (GUM for short)...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Grace on 11-21-09

    Regular price: $23.95

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