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Mike Thaler


USA flag (b.1936)

Mike Thaler, born in Los Angeles, started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults. A children's book editor saw one of his cartoon stories in a national magazine and encouraged Mike to try writing for children. His first attempt met with success, and "The Magic Boy" was published in 1961. Mike has produced over 180 published books and is known as "America's Riddle King." He has also been called "The Court Jester of Children's Literature."
 
Series
Black Lagoon Adventures
1. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (1989)
1. The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon (2004)
2. The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon (2004)
3. The Class Election from the Black Lagoon (2004)
4. The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon (2004)
5. The Halloween Party from the Black Lagoon (2004)
6. Field Day from the Black Lagoon (2008)
7. The School Carnival from the Black Lagoon (2005)
8. Valentine's Day from the Black Lagoon (2006)
9. The Christmas Party from the Black Lagoon (2006)
10. The Little League Team from the Black Lagoon (2009)
11. The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon (2008)
12. April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon (2012)
13. Back-to-School Fright from the Black Lagoon (2008)
14. The New Year's Eve Sleepover from the Black Lagoon (2008)
15. The Spring Dance from the Black Lagoon (2009)
16. The Thanksgiving Day from the Black Lagoon (2009)
23. Earth Day from the Black Lagoon (2013)
24. The Summer Camp from the Black Lagoon (2014)
25. Friday the 13th from the Black Lagoon (2014)
26. The Big Game from the Black Lagoon (2014)
27. The Amusement Park from the Black Lagoon (2014)
29. Ground Hog Day From The Black Lagoon (2015)
Principal from the Black Lagoon (1993)
Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon (1994)
The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon (1995)
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon (1997)
Cafeteria Lady from the Black Lagoon (1998)
School Bus Driver from the Black Lagoon (1999)
Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon (2000)
The Custodian from the Black Lagoon (2001)
The Class Pet from the Black Lagoon (2003)
The Art Teacher from the Black Lagoon (2003)
The Dentist from the Black Lagoon (2005)
The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon (2005)
The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon (2006)
The School Secretary from the Black Lagoon (2006)
The Computer Teacher from the Black Lagoon (2007)
The Vice Principal from the Black Lagoon (2007)
Bully From The Black Lagoon (2008)
The Class from the Black Lagoon (2009)
The New Kid from the Black Lagoon (2009)
The Author Visit from the Black Lagoon (2010)
The Summer Vacation from the Black Lagoon (2010)
100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon (2012)
School Play from the Black Lagoon (2014)
St. Patrick's Day from the Black Lagoon (2014)
The Class Picture Day from the Black Lagoon (2014)
The Secret Santa From the Black Lagoon (2014)
The Reading Challenge from the Black Lagoon (2015)
Trick or Treat from the Black Lagoon (2015)
Black Lagoon Adventures Set 4 (omnibus) (2016)
Hubie Cool: Super Spy (2016)
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Collections
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Picture Books
Magic Letter Riddles (1940)
Magic Boy (1961)
Penny Pencil (1963)
Moonboy (1964)
The Prince and the Seven Moons (1966)
The Rainbow (1967)
My Little Friend (1971)
Smiling Book (1971)
How Far Will a Rubber Band Stretch? (1974)
Riddle Riot (1975)
What Can a Hippopotamus be? (1975)
Soup with Quakers (1976)
Funny Bones (1976)
Never Tickle a Turtle (1977)
There's a Hippopotamus Under My Bed (1977)
Madge's Magic Show (1978)
The Chocolate Marshmelephant Sundae (1978)
What's Up Duck? (1978)
Yellow Brick Toad (1978)
Toucans On Two Cans (1979)
Do You Give Up? (1979)
Grin and Bear It (1979)
Screamers (1979)
Steer Wars (1979)
Unicorns On the Cob (1979)
My Puppy (1980)
Oinkers Away! (1981)
Moonkey (1981)
Owly (1982)
Monster Knock Knocks (1982)
Paws (1982)
Scared Silly (1982)
The Pac Man Riddle and Joke Book (1982)
The Moon and the Balloon (1982)
It's Me, Hippo (1983)
Stuffed Feet (1983)
Cream of Creature from the School Cafeteria (1985)
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (1985)
The Riddle King (1985)
Funny Side Up! (1985)
Montgomery Moose's Favorite Riddles (1985)
Hippo Lemonade (1986)
Riddle Rainbow (1986)
Mike Thaler's Complete Cootie Book (1986)
The Clown's Smile (1986)
King Kong's Underwear (1986)
Upside Down Day (1986)
Mr. Bananahead at Home (1987)
Hink Pink Monsters (1987)
In the Middle of the Puddle (1988)
The Riddle Kings Book of Jokes, Riddles and Activities (1988)
You Don't Scare Me (1989)
The Riddle King's Camp Riddles (1989)
The Riddle King's Food Riddles (1989)
The Riddle King's Pet Riddles (1989)
The Riddle King's School Riddles (1989)
Frankenstein's Pantyhose (1989)
Mole's New Cap (1990)
Fabulous Phonics Riddles (1990)
Catzilla (1991)
Come and Play, Hippo (1991)
Seven Little Hippos (1991)
Cannon the Librarian (1993)
Camp Rotten Time (1993)
Fang the Dentist (1993)
My Cat Is Going to the Dogs (1993)
Never Mail an Elephant (1993)
Uses for Mooses and Other Popular Pets (1993)
Earth Mirth (1994)
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (1994)
Colossal Fossil (1994)
The Schmo Must Go On (1994)
Bad Day at Monster Elementary (1995)
Never Give a Fish an Umbrella (1996)
Love Stinks (1996)
Moving to Mars (1996)
I'm Dracula, Who Are You? (1996)
Cinderella Bigfoot (1997)
Hanzel and Pretzel (1997)
The Princess and the Pea-Ano (1997)
Schmoe White and the Seven Dorfs (1997)
Make Your Beds, Bananaheads (1997)
The Puppet Club (1998)
Moses Take Two Tablets and Call Me in the Morning (2000)
The Prodigal Son: Oh, Brother! (2000)
Daniel Nice Kitty! (2000)
David: God's Rock Star (2000)
Paul: God's Message Sent Apostle Post (2000)
Cinderquacker (2000)
Elijah: Prophet Sharing (2000)
David & Bubblebath Sheba (2001)
John the Baptist: Wet & Wild (2001)
God's Anchorman (2001)
God's Fair Ladies (2001)
Little Dinosaur (2001)
The Sermonators (2001)
Pig Little (2006)
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