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Steve Metzger

Full Name: Steve Metzger
Gender: Male
Hometown: Queens, New York
Number of Works: 84
I grew up in Queens, NY in the 1950s with my “baby” sister, Lois. She is now a wonderful writer of young adult novels and nonfiction. My mother was born in Vienna, Austria, and my father came from Brooklyn – an interesting match! My best friends were Neil, Robbie, Krebs, and Paul. I’m still good friends with most of these guys. It was less hectic in those days – no computers, no emails, fewer TV channels (MANY fewer!) We had lots of fun playing ball and listening to records. I’ll never forget when the Beatles came to America – Beatlemania!
After graduating from Baruch College in NYC, I didn’t know what to do with my life. I bounced around doing odd jobs, including taxi driver, dishwasher, and hotel desk clerk. One day, while relaxing in Central Park (OK, I was unemployed), I saw a group of children from a local daycare center. It struck me that I always liked children -- perhaps I could make a career out of something I liked. Eureka! Ever since then, I’ve been involved, in one way or another, with the lives of young children.

I received my Masters in Education from Bank Street College and taught preschool kids for a bunch of years. I loved the childrens' innocence and vivid imaginations. After moving into school administration for a few years, I began working at Scholastic, where I have been ever since.

At Scholastic, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to write children’s books. The first book that I wrote was "The Dinofours: I’m Super Dino!" Twenty-seven other Dinofours’ books followed. I hope my respect and appreciation for young children shines through in my stories.

Nowadays, I’m lucky to be married to my beautiful and talented wife, Nancy (she’s also a writer). In 1998, we were blessed with a terrific daughter, Julia, who helps criticize my story ideas and lets me play with her once in a while.

And furthermore…any recollections of my life would not be complete without mentioning my grandmother, Mutti. She was an ever present source of love, appreciation, and wisdom.

ISBN: 0545172861, 9780545172868
Keywords: blue, detective
Pages: 32
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0545112818, 9780545112819
Keywords: blew, leaf
Pages: 32
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 043946577X, 9780439465779
Keywords: ice, slipping, penguins, little, five
Pages: 32
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 60%

"Five little penguins slipping on the ice. One fell down. Ouch! That's not nice!" Oh, no! Now there are only four penguins left! What will mother do?
ISBN: 0439859301, 9780439859301
Keywords: race, turkey
Pages: 34
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

Cassie, Wing, and Olie all want to be the Thanksgiving Turkey! They decide to have a contest to see which of them Farmer Joe should pick. Is it going to be a happy Thanksgiving for all?
ISBN: 0439873770, 9780439873772
Keywords: hunt, leaf, going
Pages: 32
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1589250966, 9781589250963
Keywords: king, cream, ice
Pages: 32
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0545311918, 9780545311915
Keywords: book, mummy, meets, skeleton
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%