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David Zeltser is the author of Lug: Dawn of the Ice Age and its sequel, Lug: Blast from the North. The novels satirize mankind’s response to climate change and have been praised by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Al Gore, who called the first book “a great combination of humor and powerful insight.” David’s first picture book, Ninja Baby, was the Magnolia State Book Award runner-up, featured in USA Today, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a funny and pitch-perfect story.” It was illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Diane Goode and published by Chronicle Books.

Recent picture books include Codzilla (​illustrated by Jared Chapman) and The Night Library (illustrated by Raul Colón), which
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The Night Library

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3.98 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Codzilla

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The Universe Ate My Homework

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Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age

3.89 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Blast from the North

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"This book has it all, honestly. I can and will be reading it over and over. It has a library, it has cute cartoons, it has dark humor that will crack kids up (sensitive readers may be alarmed). It has facts about sharks and it has a "moral" that can " Read more of this review »
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"I totally judged this book by the cover and thought it was gonna be dumb, but it was actually cute and heartfelt and had a fun way to problem solve and of course I like Jared Chapman's illustrations. Also, it has a fun cover under the jacket and fun " Read more of this review »
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