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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlotte Herman  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlotte Herman, a former teacher, lives in the Chicago area and is the author of twenty-three children's books.

Published Works

  • Millie Cooper, 3B, Puffin, 1986
  • Millie Cooper Take a Chance, Puffin, 1990
  • A Summer on Thirteenth Street, Dutton Juvenile, 1991
  • Max Malone Makes a Million, Henry Holt, 1992
  • Max Malone, Superstar, Henry Holt and Co., 1992
  • What Happened to Heather Hopkowitz?, Jewish Publications Society, 1994
  • Millie Cooper and Friends, Viking Juvenile, 1995
  • Max Malone and the Great Cereal Rip Off, Scholastic, 1995
  • Max Malone the Magnificent, Scholastic, 1996
  • How Yussel Caught the Gefilte Fish, Dutton Juvenile, 1999
  • The House on Walenska Street, Bt Bound, 1999
  • The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story, Albert Whitman & Company, 2003
  • My Chocolate Year, Simon & Schuster, 2008
  • First Rain'', Albert Whitman & Company, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Millie Cooper, 3B /
ISBN: 0140320725. OCLC Number:

Puffin Books,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. 1986, ©1985.

As she tries to cope with school and other problems, third-grader Millie discovers some special things about herself.

Millie Cooper, take a chance /
ISBN: 0140341196. OCLC Number:

Puffin Books,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. 1990, ©1988.

In 1947, after trying two different ways to win a bicycle and forcing herself to read a poem in front of her third grade class, Millie recognizes the importance of taking chances to make her life more interesting and satisfying.

A summer on Thirteenth Street /
ISBN: 0525446427. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©1991.

World War II affects Shirley Frances Cohen and her buddy Morton, Manny who joins the army, their parents, a German immigrant suspected of being a spy, and the other people in their Chicago neighborhood.

Max Malone makes a million /
ISBN: 0805023283. OCLC Number:

H. Holt,. New York :. ©1991.

Max Malone, along with his best friend Gordy, is continually frustrated in his attempts to get rich, while his neighbor, little Austin Healy, makes money at every turn.

Max Malone, superstar /
ISBN: 080501375X. OCLC Number:

H. Holt,. New York :. ©1992.

After losing a part in an audition for a Peppy Peanut Butter commercial, Max decides his true role in show business is to manage the career of his friend Austin Healy.

What happened to Heather Hopkowitz? /
ISBN: 082760520X. OCLC Number:

Jewish Publication Society,. Philadelphia :. 1994.

When the parents of fourteen-year-old Heather go on a month-long cruise, she goes to stay with Orthodox family friends and decides to change her life.

Millie Cooper and friends /
ISBN: 0670860433. OCLC Number:

Viking,. New York :. 1995.

Millie, a fourth-grader in 1947, struggles with her feelings and choices when her best friend seems to prefer the company of a new classmate.

Max Malone and the great cereal rip-off /
ISBN: 0590623478. OCLC Number:

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Tired of being cheated by the cereal companies, Max decides to fight back after not receiving a free glow-in-the-dark sticker in his box of Choco-Fish.

Max Malone the Magnificent /
ISBN: 0590629697. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. 1996.

After seeing the Great Butoni perform at the local public library, Max decides he wants to become a magician.

How Yussel caught the gefilte fish :
ISBN: 0525454497. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©1999.

When he goes fishing with his father for the first time, a young boy hopes to catch the gefilte fish for his family's Shabbos dinner, but instead he catches a carp, a trout, and a pike.

The memory cupboard :
ISBN: 0807550558. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman & Co.,. Morton Grove, Ill. :. 2003.

When Katie breaks a gravy boat at Thanksgiving dinner, her grandmother shows her that love is more important than objects.

My chocolate year :
ISBN: 1416933417. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2008.

In 1945 Chicago, as her Jewish family anxiously awaits news of relatives left behind in Europe, ten-year-old Dorrie learns new recipes in the hope of winning a baking competition at school. Includes recipes for various foods, from chocolate pudding to chocolate mandelbread.


Society of Midland Authors Award in 1978 for

Our Snowman Had Olive Eyes

Carl Sandburg Literary award in 1990 for

The House on Walenska Street

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