Complete Works of James M Deem



 identifies books currently in print

The Prisoners of Breendonk, Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. 

 Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2012.

 Auschwitz: Voices from the Death Camp. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2011.

 Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2011.

Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Primary Source Accounts of the Revolutionary War. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2006.

Primary Source Accounts of the Mexican-American War. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2006.

 Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

The Vikings. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2004.

El Salvador. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2004.

Millard Fillmore. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2003.

Zachary Taylor. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2002.

 Bodies from the Bog. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, 2003.

3 NBs of Julian Drew. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Avon paperback edition, 1996. Harper paperback edition, 2000. Graphia paperback edition, 2004.

The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Dell paperback edition, 1998.

How to Make a Mummy Talk. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Dell paperback edition, 1997.

How to Read Your Mother's Mind. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Dell paperback edition, 1996.

Study Skills in Practice. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

How to Travel Through Time. New York: Avon, 1993.

Ghost Hunters. New York: Avon, 1992.

How to Hunt Buried Treasure. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Avon paperback edition, 1994.

How to Catch a Flying Saucer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Avon paperback edition, 1992.

How to Find a Ghost. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Avon paperback edition, 1990.

Frogburger at Large. Germany.

Frog Eyes Loves Pig. New York: Harlequin, 1998.




The Secrets of Vesuvius: Bringing the Dead Back to Life. Muse Magazine (September 2006), 18-27.

Tollund Man. DIG magazine (September 2005), 6-9.

Art-I-Facts: Windeby Girl. DIG magazine (September 2005), inside back cover.

Why I don't teach reading anymore. The Reading Instruction Journal, 32 (Winter 1989), 38-41.

Developing literacy through transcription. Journal of Basic Writing, 7 (Fall 1988), 99-107. With Sandra Engel.

The educational oral history: An approach to teaching basic writing. Teaching English in the Two-year College, 15 (May 1988), 105-109. With Sandra Engel.

Transcribing speech: An initial step in basic writing. College Composition and Communication, 36(October 1985), 290-292.

Using chapters: Reading and writing at different levels. In Classroom practices in teaching English, 1980-81: Dealing with differences. Urbana, Ill.: NCTE, 1980. With Sandra Engel.

Teaching a second language to Indochinese refugees when no program exists. Journal of Reading, 23(April 1980), 601-605. Condensed and reprinted in The Education Digest, 40 (1980), 31-33. With William J. Marshall.




The relationship of sociocultural distance to the reading and writing performance of community college basic skills students. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Michigan, 1981.