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General Information

Name:  Debbie Dadey  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1959 in Morganfield, Kentucky


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Illinois Connection

Dadey lived in Aurora.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dadey was a teacher in Kentucky, became a librarian. Was a Freelance writer with Argus Communications; was an instructor at University of Kentucky; a contributing editor for Writer's Digest from 1998-2002. She currently resides in Tennessee.


Published Works

    Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series – written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots, 1990
  • Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp, 1991
  • Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors, 1991
  • Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball, 1992
  • Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips, 1992
  • Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias, 1993
  • Aliens Don't Wear Braces, 1993
  • Genies Don't Ride Bicycles, 1994
  • Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses, 1994
  • Witches Don't Do Backflips, 1994
  • Skeletons Dont Play Tubas, 1994
  • Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers, 1995
  • Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum, 1995
  • Monsters Don't Scuba Dive, 1995
  • Zombies Don't Play Soccer, 1995
  • Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade, 1995
  • Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats, 1995
  • Martians Don't Take Temperatures, 1996
  • Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses, 1996
  • Wizards Don't Need Computers, 1996
  • Mummies Don't Coach Softball, 1996
  • Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate, 1996
  • Angels Don't Know Karate, 1996
  • Dragons Don't Cook Pizza, 1997
  • Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance, 1997
  • Mermaids Don't Run Track, 1997
  • Bogeymen Don't Play Football, 1997
  • Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides, 1997
  • Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars, 1997
  • Giants Don't Go Snowboarding, 1997
  • Knights Don't Teach Piano, 1998
  • Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth, 1998
  • Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream, 1998
  • Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks, 1999
  • Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters, 1999
  • Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance, 1999
  • Goblins Don't Play Video Games, 1999
  • Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies, 1999
  • Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll, 2000
  • Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles, 2000
  • The Bride of Frankestein Doesn't Bake Cookies, 2000
  • Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox, 2001
  • Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts, 2001
  • Ghosts Don't Ride Wild Horses, 2001
  • Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns, 2002
  • Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons, 2002
  • Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights, 2003
  • Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball, 2004
  • Werewolves Don't Run For President, 2004
  • The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows, 2005
  • Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs, 2005Triplet Trouble Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • The Runaway Reindeer, 1995
  • The Red Heart Race, 1996
  • The Cookie Contest, 1996
  • The Pizza Party, 1996
  • The Talen Show Mess, 1996
  • The Class Trip, 1997
  • The Bicycle Race, 1997
  • The Field Day Disaster, 1999Marty the… Books
  • Marty the Maniac, 1996
  • Marty the Mudwrestler, 1997
  • Marty the Millionaire, 1997Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Special Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing!, 1996
  • Mrs. Jeepers' Batty Vacation, 1997
  • Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave, 1998
  • Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space, 1999
  • Mrs. Jeepers' Monster Class Trip, 2000
  • Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island, 2002
  • Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever, 2005Bobby and the… Books
  • Bobby and the Great, Green Booger, 1997
  • Bobby and the Big, Blue Bulldog, 1998Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Special Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Bailey School Kids Joke Book, 1997
  • Swampmonsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys, 2001
  • Aliens Don't Carve Jack-O'-Lanterns, 2002
  • Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles, 2002
  • Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch, 2003
  • Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs, 2003Bailey City Monsters Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • The Monsters Next Door, 1998
  • Howling at the Hauntlys', 1998
  • Vampire Trouble, 1998
  • Kilmer's Pet Monster, 1999
  • Double Trouble Monsters, 1999
  • Spooky Spells, 1999
  • Vampire Baby, 1999
  • Snow Monster Mystery, 1999
  • Happy Boo Day, 2000Bailey City Monsters Super Special - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • The Hauntlys' Hairy Surprise, 1998Barkley’s School for Dogs Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Playground Bully, 2001
  • Puppy Trouble, 2001
  • Top Dog, 2001
  • Ghost Dog, 2001
  • Snow Day, 2001
  • Sticks and Stones and Doggie Bones, 2002
  • Buried Treasure, 2002
  • Blue-Ribbon Blues, 2002
  • Santa Dog, 2002
  • Tattle Tails, 2002
  • Puppy Love, 2002
  • Puppies on Parade, 2003Ghostville Elementary Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Ghost Class, 2002
  • Ghost Game, 2003
  • New Ghoul in School, 2003
  • Happy Hunting!, 2004
  • Stage Fright, 2004
  • Happy Boo-Day to You!, 2004
  • Hide-And-Spook, 2004
  • Ghosts Be Gone!, 2005
  • Beware of the Blabbermouth!, 2005
  • Class Trip to the Haunted House, 2005
  • The Treasure Haunt, 2005
  • Frights, Camera, Action!, 2005
  • Guys and Ghouls, 2006
  • Frighting Like Cats and Dogs, 2006
  • A Very Haunted Holiday, 2006
  • Red, White, and Boo!, 2007
  • No Haunting Zone!, 2007Swamp Monster in the Third Grade Series
  • The Swamp Monster in the Third Grade,2003
  • Lizards in the Lunch Line, 2004
  • Great Green Gator Graduation, 2006Slime Wars Books
  • The Slime Wars, 2003
  • Slime Time, 2004Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles, 2006
  • Reindeer Do Wear Striped Underwear, 2006
  • Pirates do Ride Scooters, 2007
  • Wizards Do Roast Turkeys, 2007
  • Vampires Do Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies, 2008
  • Cavemen Do Drive School Buses, 2008
  • Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate, 2009Keyholders Series - written with Marcia Thornton Jones
  • This Side of Magic, 2009
  • The Other Side of Magic, 2009
  • Inside the Magic, 2009
  • The Wrong Side of Magic, 2009Mermaid Tales Books
  • Trouble at Trident Academy, 2012
  • Battle of the Best Friends, 2012
  • A Whale of a Tale, 2012
  • Danger in the Deep Blue Sea, 2013
  • The Lost Princess, 2013
  • The Secret Sea Horse, 2013
  • Dream of the Blue Turtle, 2014
  • Treasure in Trident City, 2014
  • A Royal Tea, 2014
  • A Tale of Two Sisters, 2015
  • The Polar Bear Express, 2015
  • Wish upon a Starfish, 2015
  • The Crook and the Crown, 2015
  • Twist and Shout, 2016
  • Books vs. Looks, 2016
  • Flower Girl Dreams, 2017
  • Ready, Set, Goal!, 2017Standalone Novels
  • Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express, 1994
  • My Mom the Frog, 1996
  • King of the Kooties, 1999
  • Cherokee Sister, 2000
  • Whistler's Hollow, 2002
  • Worst Name in Third Grade, 2007Non-Fiction Books
  • Shooting Star, 1997
  • Will Rogers: Larger Than Life, 1999
  • Story Sparkers, 2000


Selected Titles At Your Library

The other side of magic /
ISBN: 0765359839. OCLC Number:

Starscape,. New York :. ©2009.

Natalie is surprised to learn that her classmates Penny and Luke are apprentice Keyholders, protecting the border between the real and magical worlds from goblins sent by the evil Queen of the Boggarts. Natalie is even more surprised to find out that she could be a Keyholder, too, if she forms a link with a rat named Buttercup. Will Natalie choose to join the Keyholders?

The worst name in third grade /
ISBN: 0439720001. OCLC Number:

Scholastic Inc.,. New York :. [2007], ©2005.

Bridgett Butt is in a rut! Bridgett always gets teased about her name. And now to make things even worse, her favorite teacher is moving away. The new teacher, Miss Snotgrass, isn't nearly as nice. Bridgett's best friend has a new best friend. And something is wrong with Bridgett's dog.

Tattle tails /
ISBN: 0786816783. OCLC Number:

Volo,. New York :. ©2002.

"Harry is tattle-telling on the dogs at Barkley's School. He's getting all the dogs in trouble--especailly Jack. And Jack doesn't like that one bit. Then Harry tattle-tells on Sweetcakes, and things really get out of control"--Page 4 of cover.


Awards

IRA children's Choice Award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

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