Category Archives: Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman is the author of over 100 books, including the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventure series. He also edited Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Authors Tell You How To Go Green. Learn more at www.dangutman.com

BOOK, PAPER, TREE by best-seller Dan Gutman (who interviewed his author and illustrator friends for this blog)

Books are made out of paper. Paper is made out of trees. Duh. As an author who cares about the environment, I can’t help but wonder how many trees get cut down to produce my books. Of course, it’s impossible … Continue reading

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MY NEW OFFICE by Dan Gutman, pop-author of The Genius Files and My Weird School series

In August, my wife and I moved from our house in the suburbs of Philadelphia to the wild streets of New York City. We did it for two reasons. One, our youngest is in college now and we didn’t need … Continue reading

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ECO-MOWERS by Dan Gutman, author of 117 books, including the uber-popular My Weird School series

I like to think that I’m not mowing my lawn—I’m giving it a haircut. That’s what it feels like with my push mower.  When I used to have a power mower, I felt like I was annihilating each blade of … Continue reading

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Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventures books talks straight in this special Earth Day series. PART 5: Get Started!

Change is hard. When the automobile was invented, people who manufactured buggies and horse collars didn’t want to change. When the computer was invented, the typewriter companies didn’t want to change. But they had to. Human beings are going to … Continue reading

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Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventures books talks straight in this special Earth Day series. PART 4: How Can We Fix It?

WHAT CAN I DO [TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT]? First, educate your parents. When you were younger, your parents taught you how to ride a bike, how to tie your shoes, and how to catch a ball. Now, it’s up to … Continue reading

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Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventures books talks straight in this special Earth Day series. PART 3: Me? I’m Just a Kid!

What can a kid do [to fix environmental problems]? When you’re a kid, you sometimes feel powerless in a world run by grownups. You can’t even stay up past your bedtime. You can’t get your allowance raised. But kids CAN change … Continue reading

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Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventures books talks straight in this special Earth Day series. PART 2: Leave Me Alone!

I know what you’re thinking. Why is [global warming] MY problem? I’m just a kid. I didn’t cause it. Why should I have to solve it? I’ll tell you why. In ten short years, you’re going to be a young adult. … Continue reading

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Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School and Baseball Card Adventures books talks straight in this special Earth Day series. PART 1: The Problem

I was thinking—what is the biggest problem facing the world today? Terrorism? Poverty? Drugs? Crime? No. The biggest problem facing the world is the world itself. Because if we mess up Earth to the point that humans can’t live on … Continue reading

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