GARY’S BOOKS

Pre-Teen Novels

Pre-Teen Novels

Popcorn

Popcorn (by Gary and Gail)

  • Hardcover
  • Paperback
  • Kindle

(Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

Notable Book in the field of Social Studies

Twelve-year-old singer/songwriter Mark Newman, Popcorn's leader and keyboardist, has dreamed of a recording contract for so long it already seems real. His best friends—Missy, on drums, and Richard, on guitar—not so much. With a class bully waiting in the wings, Markie is determined to make it to the top.

David and Max

David and Max (by Gary and Gail)

  • Paperback
  • Kindle

(Jewish Publication Society)

National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature
Newbery Honor Nominee
Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner for Multi-Cultural Awareness

During a summertime vacation on Plum Island, the chatty, humorous duo become caught up in a search for a man Max believed had died in World War II. “Defines the Holocaust in terms a pre-teen can understand. There are all too few few books of this type and this one is a gem.” (Association of Jewish Libraries)

DAVID AND MAX’ TO INTRODUCE MIDDLE-SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HOLOCAUST STUDIES” — A Complimentary Study Guide Developed by Holocaust Educator, Ann Miracle and adapted by the Jewish Publication Society

Good If It Goes

Good If It Goes (by Gary and Gail)

  • Hardcover
  • Paperback
  • Kindle

(Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

1985 National Jewish Book Award Winner for Children's Literature

Notable Book in the field of Social Studies

Basketball, bar mitzvah, and a beautiful new girlfriend who definitely is not Jewish. David’s got a lot on his mind! The approaching bar-mitzvah date is more than a rite of passage—it's a comedy routine.

The Pork Chop War

The Pork Chop War (Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

  • Hardcover
  • Kindle

'Parent's Choice', and 'Children's Choice' Awards

Three brothers and four pork chops make for trouble. As Brian sees it, there are too many brothers and not enough chops.