​ The 2019 National Picture Book Writing Week Guest Author Lineup announced!

Apr 4, 2019

I'm excited to be one of the seven authors chosen this year :)



Feb 28, 2019

After Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich read my picture book, The Universe Ate My Homework, he shared the following anecdote:

“When I was working on that Radiolab piece, doing the NPR version, Senator Barack Obama wandered into my NPR office, overheard me fussing around, playing Brian Greene bits out loud, sat down to talk about it and then, getting into it, he offered to help me edit it, which he then kinda sorta did, by having a real long conversation about my draft over lunch. A few months later, he began running for president. So to have had a cockamamie idea Brian Greene-ed, Barack Obama-ed and then David Zeltser-ed, I guess is a totally out-of-the-blue triple blessing.”


I wrote a guest blog about it here:

Categories: Picture books

Ninja Baby honored at the 2017 Magnolia Book Awards

Dec 27, 2017

The votes are in from the kids of Mississippi! Of all the picture books of 2017, their favorites were The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak, followed by Ninja Baby by David Zeltser. 

Categories: Picture books

Ninja Baby gets starred Publishers Weekly review & named Top Book of 2015 by Kid Lit Reviews

Nov 3, 2015

USA Today says "Watch out for Ninja Baby!" and Mini Magazine's Book Club features it as a 'must-read'

Categories: Picture books

LUG named one of 10 Best Novels for Kids of 2014 by national, regional and local press

Dec 13, 2014

Foreword Reviews, Cincinnati Family Magazine and Nashville Parent Magazine choose LUG as one of their best books of the year. (And Good Times gives it some local love in Santa Cruz!)

Categories: LUG novels Media