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DOROTHY AND THOMAS HOOBLER are the authors of more than 100 trade books, including fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Their work has been cited for excellence by the Library of Congress, the Society for School Librarians International, the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, the Mystery Writers of America, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the International Reading Association, Bank Street College and the New York Public Library. They won an Edgar for their YA novel set in 18th-century Japan.

 

DOROTHY E. HOOBLER earned her bachelor of arts degree with a major in history at Wells College. She has a master’s degree in American history from New York University. She was an editor in the social studies school book department of Holt, Rinehart, and Winston before becoming a fulltime writer.

 

THOMAS W. HOOBLER graduated with a major in English from the University of Notre Dame. He has a master’s degree in education from Xavier University.  He was a teacher at a private school in Cincinnati for several years. Before becoming a fulltime freelance writer he was a school text editor for Globe Book Company and an editor on a trade magazine.

 

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

320 West 83rd Street

New York, NY 10024

(212) 724-0213

TandDHoob@aol.com

 

History Trade Books for General Audiences

by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

The Crimes of Paris (Little, Brown, 2009)

  • Paperback edition, Bison Books, (2010)
  • Excerpted in Vanity Fair, English and Spanish-language editions
  • Excerpted in GQ, Chinese-language edition
  • Optioned for motion-picture production by Parallel Holdings, Ltd.
  • Brazilian edition, Tres Estrelas (2013)
  •  In conjunction with this book, we appeared in a film documentary, The Mona Lisa Is Missing

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein (Little, Brown, 2006)

  • Paperback edition, Little, Brown (2010)
  • Chinese-language rights to Century Publishers, Beijing
  • In conjunction with this book, we appeared in Ridley Scott’s television production, Masters of Science Fiction.

Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the American Dream (Wiley, 2005)

  • Paperback edition, Wiley (2006)

 

Nonfiction Books for Children and Young Adults

by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler 

Where Are the Great Pyramids? (Grosset & Dunlap, 2015)

What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? (Grosset & Dunlap, 2016)

Where Is the Taj Mahal? (Grosset & Dunlap, 2017)

 

We Are Americans: Voices of the Immigrant Experience (Scholastic, 2003)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Starred review in ALA Booklist
  • Finalist for James Madison award
  • Chapman award for Best Classroom Read-Aloud Books

 

Vanity Rules: A History of American Beauty and Fashion (Millbrook, 2000)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

 

Real American Girls Tell Their Own Stories (Atheneum, 1999)

  • Paperback edition, Atheneum (2012)

 

The Pony Express: Fastest Mail in the West (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

 

THE AMERICAN FAMILY ALBUM series (Oxford University Press)

The Chinese American Family Album (1994)

  • Selected for Commonweal/National Conference of Christians and Jews “Human Family” list of recommended books for children and young adults
  • Nominated for best nonfiction children’s book by National Council of Teachers of English
  • Reviewed by New York Times, Chicago Tribune

The Italian American Family Album (1994)

  • Selected for Commonweal/National Conference of Christians and Jews “Human Family” list of recommended books for children and young adults
  • Nominated for best nonfiction book for children by American Council of Teachers of English
  • Reviewed by Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Mexican American Family Album (1994)

  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Irish American Family Album (1995)

  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The African American Family Album (1995)

  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Jewish American Family Album (1995)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Reviewed by The New York Times

The Japanese American Family Album (1996)

  • Carter G. Woodson Award of the National Council on the Social Studies
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The German American Family Album (1996)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Cuban American Family Album (1996)

  • Reviewed by Miami Herald, El Herald, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Scandinavian American Family Album (1997)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

 

The IMAGES ACROSS THE AGES series (Steck-Vaughn)

African Portraits (1993)

Chinese Portraits (1993)

Mexican Portraits (1993)

Italian Portraits (1993)

Japanese Portraits (1994)

Russian Portraits (1994)

South American Portraits (1994)

French Portraits (1994)

  • Series selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

 

Confucianism (Facts on File, 1993)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Czech-language edition (Nakladatelstvi Lidove Noviny, 1997)

Mandela: the Man, the Struggle, the Triumph (Franklin Watts, 1992)

Lost Civilizations (Walker, 1992)

  • “Young Adults’ Choices for 1994” in International Reading Association poll

Vanished! (Walker, 1991)

  • Polish-language edition (Limbus, 1993)

Showa: the Age of Hirohito (Walker, 1990)

  • Best Book Award, Secondary Social Studies, Society of School Librarians International
  • Starred review, Kirkus Reviews
  • New York Public Library’s list of 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Outstanding Trade Books list of the National Council on the Social Studies

Vietnam: Why We Fought (Knopf, 1990)

  • Starred review, ALA Booklist
  • Starred review, School Library Journal
  • Honorable mention, Virginia Library Association Jefferson Cup
  • Outstanding Trade Books list of the National Council on the Social Studies
  • American Library Association “Best of the Best for Children”

George Washington (Silver Press, 1990)

Toussaint L’Ouverture (Chelsea House, 1990)

Drugs and Crime (Chelsea House, 1988)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

Nelson and Winnie Mandela (Franklin Watts, 1987)

  • Starred review, ALA Booklist
  • Starred review, School Library Journal

Cleopatra (Chelsea House, 1986)

Zhou Enlai (Chelsea House, 1986)

Your Right to Privacy (Franklin Watts, 1986)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Selected for list of recommended children’s books on the Constitution, by the National Council for the Social Studies/Children’s Book Council joint committee

Stalin (Chelsea House, 1985)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

The Voyages of Captain Cook (Putnam’s, 1983)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • Spanish-language version published by Atlantida, S.A.

The Social Security System (Franklin Watts, 1982)

An Album of the Seventies (Franklin Watts, 1982)

  • Listed in Best Books for Children, Bowker

U.S.- China Relations Since World War II  (Franklin Watts, 1981)

  • Listed in Best Books for Children, Bowker

Photographing the Frontier (Putnam’s, 1980)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • excerpted in Boys’ Life, January, 1980

The Trenches: Fighting on the Western Front During World War I (Putnam’s, 1978)

  • Selected as one of the “Best Children’s Books of 1978” by School Library Journal
  • Starred review in ALA Booklist
  • New York Public Library’s Children’s Books of the Year 1979

Photographing History: The Career of Mathew Brady (Putnam’s, 1977)

  • Selected for Notable Children’s Trade Books by the National Council for the Social Studies/Children’s Book Council
  • “Ambassador Book” of the English-Speaking Union
  • “Book of Outstanding Merit” in Children’s Books of the Year 1977 of the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College
  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

An Album of World War II (Franklin Watts, 1977)

An Album of World War I (Franklin Watts, 1976)

  • Selected for Library of Congress/CBS “Read More About It” project; mentioned on the air as part of CBS telecast of All Quiet on the Western Front.
  • Listed in Best Books for Children, Bowker

Margaret Mead: A Life in Science (Macmillan, 1975)

 

Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler 

 

The SAMURAI DETECTIVE series – 7 books

            first three books: Indonesian rights sold to Dastay

            first five books: German rights sold to Ravensburger Buchverlag

            first six books: Swedish rights sold to B. Wahlstroms

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (Philomel, 1999)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin Books (2001)
  • starred review, School Library Journal
  • featured book, New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age
  • nominee, Edgar award of Mystery Writers of America, Young Adult category
  • French language rights, Père Castor/Flammarion
  • Book-of-the-Month Club Children’s Selection
  • Scholastic Book Club Selection
  • International Reading Association Young Adults Choices 2001

 

The Demon in the Teahouse (Philomel, 2001)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin Books (2002)
  • Israeli rights sold to Kinneret/Zmora/Dvir
  • Russian rights sold to Firm
  • Junior Library Guild Selection

 

In Darkness, Death (Philomel, 2004)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin/Sleuth (2005)
  • winner of the Edgar award of Mystery Writers of America, Young Adult category
  • named one of the five best books for children, 2004, by the Washington Post
  • Voice of Youth Advocates’ Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Russian rights sold to Firm

 

The Sword That Cut the Burning Grass (Philomel, 2005)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin/Sleuth (2006)
  • Russian rights sold to Firm

 

A Samurai Never Fears Death (Philomel, 2007)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin (2008)
  • Junior Library Guild Selection

 

Seven Paths to Death (Philomel, 2008)

  • Paperback edition, Puffin (2009)

 

The Red-Headed Demon (CreateSpace, 2013)

 

THE CENTURY KIDS fiction series – 10 books (Millbrook Press)

  • The 1900s: Curtain Going Up (2000)
  • The 1910s: Voyages (2000)
  • The 1920s: Luck (2000)
  • The 1930s: Directions (2000)
  • The 1940s: Secrets (2001)
  • The 1950s: Music (2001)
  • The 1960s: Rebels (2001)
  • The 1970s: Arguments (2002)
  • The 1980s: Earthsong (2002)
  • The 1990s: Families (2002)

 

The HER STORY series – 12 books (Silver Burdett Press)

The Sign-Painter’s Secret (1991)

Next Stop: Freedom (1991)

Treasure in the Stream (1991)

Aloha Means Come Back (1991)

  • first four books “Pick of the List” in American Bookseller

And Now, A Word from Our Sponsor (1992)

A Promise At the Alamo (1992)

The Trail on Which They Wept (1992)

The Summer of Dreams (1992)

Julie Meyer: the Story of a Wagon Train Girl (1997)

Florence Robinson: the Story of a Jazz Age Girl (1997)

Priscilla Foster: the Story of a Salem Girl (1997)

Sally Bradford: the Story of a Rebel Girl (1997)

 

Other Books

The Day of the Rodeo (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

The Young Voyageur (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

Frontier Diary (Macmillan, 1975)

Business history by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler:

From Street Fair to Medical Home (Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, 2011)

 

Books for General Audiences by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler:

 

House Plants (Grosset & Dunlap, 1975)

Vegetable Gardening and Cooking (Grosset & Dunlap, 1976)

Pruning (Grosset & Dunlap, 1976)

The Year in Bloom (Bantam, 1976)

 

Textbooks by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler:

China: History, Culture, Geography (Globe, 1986)

Blacks in American History: 1877 to the Present (Globe, 1989)

The Pacific Rim (Scholastic, 1990)

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (Scholastic, 1990)

Latin America: Tradition and Change (Longmans, 1991)

 

Magazine articles by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler:

“Photographing the Frontier,” Boys’ Life, January, 1980

“Far-Out Facts,” National Geographic World, October, 1986

“Inflatable Art,” National Geographic World, April, 1988

“Writing History for Young People,” School Library Journal, January, 1992

 

The Hooblers have co-authored textbooks and ancillary materials for several major school publishers, both in-house and as freelancers. These include:

Prentice-Hall

Silver Burdett Ginn

Scholastic

Houghton Mifflin

Holt, Rinehart & Winston

Longmans

 

 

 

YA novels by Thomas Hoobler:

Dr. Chill’s Project (Putnam’s, 1987)

  • British edition (Pan Books, 1990)
  • Norwegian edition (Forlaget Thorup, 1990)

 

The Revenge of Ho-Tai (Walker, 1989)

  • Selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen-Age

 

Come Sit By Me (Booktrope, 2015)

                                                                           

Be Careful What You Witch For (Booktrope, 2015)

 

YA novel by Thomas Hoobler, published as e-book only:

 

Dr. Chill’s Task  (sequel to Dr. Chill’s Project)

 

Science-fiction novels by Thomas Hoobler and Burt Wetanson

 

The Hunters (Doubleday, 1978)

  • paperback edition (Playboy Press, 1979)
  • Selected as a favorite book by teenagers in English Journal’s 1979 “Books for Young Adults” popularity poll
  • Italian Edition (Mondadori, 1982)
  • optioned five times for motion-picture production, sold to movie producer Kismet Entertainment

 

The Treasure Hunters (Playboy Press, 1983)

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