WorldCat Identities

Roberts, David 1970-

Works: 407 works in 1,546 publications in 15 languages and 59,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Picture books  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fairy tales  Humor 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Actor, Artist, Performer, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PZ7.A6776, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Roberts
The dumpster diver by Janet S Wong( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a month--every week in the summer--Steve the electrician dons special gear and, with the help of youngsters who live in his building, dives into a dumpster seeking useful objects that they can transform into imaginative new ones
Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie's gizmos would astound - if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose who shows her that a first flop isn't something to fear - it's something to celebrate
Ada Twist, scientist by Andrea Beaty( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world
Mrs. Crump's cat by Linda Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranky Mrs. Crump has no use for cats, but when she finds a stray shivering on her doorstep her life is subtly--and pleasantly--transformed
Iggy Peck, architect by Andrea Beaty( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic
A house called Awful End by Philip Ardagh( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's sickly parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken in by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow
Dreadful acts by Philip Ardagh( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Eddie Dickens survives encounters with an escape artist in a runaway hearse's coffin, a hot air balloon bearing the escape artist's lovely assistant, a gas explosion, and a jewel thief on the run
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junkyard, Einstein, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, Hollywood, Spitball, Clips, and Google-Eyes team up to try to outwit their teacher Miss Breakbone
Terrible times by Philip Ardagh( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Russian and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I den tredje boka om Eddie Dickens drar han med båt til Amerika. Skipet er lastet med en haug av venstresko samt den verdensberømte kjøttbendiamanten. Om bord i båten må Eddie dele lugar med en svært beryktet person, som har som mål å finne ut mer om Dickensfamiliens avis Terrible Times. Tideligere passasjerer som har reist med det samme skipet som Eddie, har alle omkommet under mystiske omstendigheter, men det vet ikke Eddie. Når Eddies gamle erkefiende, den rømte straffangen Ken, kommer om bord blir ikke situasjonen noe enklere. Eddie blir bakbundet og satt i en lekk livbåt og det ser stygt ut for om Eddie noen gang vil komme levende til Amerika. Humor for mellomtrinnet
Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A duckbilled dinosaur, accidentally raised by fierce tyrannosauruses who would eat duckbills if only they could reach them, tries to be like his "family" but finally gives up, runs away, and finds a real home with others of his kind
Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, it is up to her to battle a fairy-snatching witch and get to the bottom of Operation Bunny"--Page 4 of cover
The Bolds by Julian Clary( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hyenas from Africa find a pair of passports (memo: do not go swimming in a crocodile pool), and move to Teddington, England, where they live suburban lives, hold jobs, and raise their children to hide their tails and act human--the only trouble is old Mr. McNumpty, their nosy neighbor, who is hiding a secret of his own
The fall of Fergal, or, Not so dingly in the Dell by Philip Ardagh( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Le Fay McNally becomes a finalist in the Tap 'n' Type typewriting competition, she and her four unusual siblings stay at The Dell Hotel, where they encounter joy, tragedy, and a variety of interesting characters
The Dunderheads behind bars by Paul Fleischman( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dunderheads--a gang of misfits with unique and unusual talents--come to the aid of one of their own when Spider is falsely arrested for stealing jewelry
A beginner's guide to bear spotting by Michelle Robinson( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country. But coming face-to-face with the furry creatures themselves, whether black or brown, can be dangerous, and our protagonist, accompanied by a trusty teddy bear, might need to use some unconventional means to stay out of trouble and avoid being (gulp!) eaten"--
Uncle Montague's tales of terror by Chris Priestley( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence
Little Red : a fizzingly good yarn by Lynn Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this version of the Grimm fairy tale, Thomas--who is called Little Red--discovers a wolf in disguise at his grandmother's house and ingeniously uses ginger ale to save the day
The Bolds to the rescue by Julian Clary( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bolds are a family of hyenas living as humans in a suburban house. But now their kindness to animal waifs and strays has become legendary, and more and more animals keep turning up to stay!"--
Rapunzel : a groovy fairy tale by Lynn Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this updated version of the Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel has flaming red hair and is kept imprisoned by her Aunt Esme, a heartless school cafeteria worker, in a tenement apartment with a broken elevator
Heir of mystery, or, Four legs good by Philip Ardagh( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their second adventure, the four remaining McNally children are drawn to the mysterious Fishbone Forest in search of their dead brother's stolen brain, only to discover the terrifying Mr. Maggs and his sinister plan to change the world
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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.00 for The dumpst ... to 0.47 for Uncle Mont ...)

The dumpster diver
Mrs. Crump's catIggy Peck, architectA house called Awful EndDreadful actsThe DunderheadsTerrible timesTyrannosaurus DripThe fall of Fergal, or, Not so dingly in the Dell
Alternative Names
David Roberts auteur et illustrateur de livres pour enfants, né en 1970

David Roberts Britischer Illustrator, Jahrgang 1970

David Roberts Brits illustrator

Roberts, David

Roberts, David‏ 1970-

Roberts, David 1970- (David I.)

Roberts, David D.

Roberts, David (David I.)

Roberts, David‏ (David I.)‏, 1970-

Roberts, David Ian 1970-

Roberts, David, povjesničar

Robertss, Deivids 1970-

Давид Робертс

ראבערטס, דוד, 1970-

רוברטס, דיויד, 1970-

دايفيد روبرتس

로버츠, 데이비드 1970-

로버트, 데이비드 1970-

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