2001 Identification Record
Merri Lindgren and Megan Schliesman
Cooperative Children's Book Center
School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison
An annotated listing of Books for Children and Young Adults about Wisconsin People, Places, and Topics of Interest features books published from 1996 to the present that have been received by the CCBC and are about Wisconsin-related topics.
The CCBC always welcomes information about Wisconsin creators of children's books. If you are a Wisconsin author or illustrator who had a book published in 2001 and it is not on this list, or if you have additional information about your connection to the state of Wisconsin, please contact Merri Lindgren.
The 2001 Identification Record lists book citations alphabetically by their Wisconsin creator (author, illustrator, compiler or translator), includes a brief annotation, and offers a suggested age range.
This CCBC 2001 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published during 2001 that were identified and received at the CCBC through November 2003. A listing in this document does not represent a recommendation by the CCBC staff.
Historian Stephen Ambrose provides a condensed overview of World War II, from its origins in Europe and Asia and the attack on Pearl Harbor, through several major military campaigns, to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Information is included on the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese-Americans in the United States, and the Nuremberg trials. (Ages 8-13)
Stephen Ambrose attended the University of Wisconsin. He now lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Helena, Montana.
Howie loves his fifth grade teacher, and is devastated when he overhears that she is about to be fired for "moral" reasons. When he discovers that pregnancy is the reason for her planned dismissal, he devises a plan and works to save her job with the help of his classmates, in this wartime novel set in Brooklyn in 1943. (Ages 11-14)
Jack's malamute, McKinley, is head of the dog pack, until an enterprising female wolf tries to recruit dogs to help the wolf community boost their diminishing population. McKinley must choose between the wolves' pleas and his loyalty to his human companions. (Ages 9-12)
In the year 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida wants to become a teacher, but when her Colorado school is unexpectedly shut down, her ambitions appear to be stymied. Determined to pursue her goal, Ida secretly takes over as teacher of the one-room schoolhouse. (Ages 11-14)
Noah can't imagine how reading could be of any use, as he spends his days working outdoors helping his parents establish their Colorado homestead in 1880. Noah rejects his Aunt Dora's efforts to teach him to read, until she links her lessons with the land on which they live. As he pushes Aunt Dora's wheelchair around the prairie, she identifies plants in her books, and Noah discovers that reading can be useful after all. (Ages 6-8)
Avi Wortis currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and writes under the pen name "Avi." He earned his Bachelor of Arts (1959) and Master of Arts in Communications (1962) from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
A girl imagines the advantages of possessing characteristics of a variety of animals, including the wings of an eagle, the mouth of a mosquito, the tail of a porcupine, and the cheeks of a chipmunk. (Ages 3-6)
"My mother is soft. / My mother is strong. / My mother watches me long and long." Illustrations of animal mothers and their children accompany a rhyming test in praise of motherhood. A greeting card featuring one of the book's illustrations is included. (Ages 3-6)
Marion Dane Bauer is a former resident of Delafield and Waukesha. She currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Farmer's Market focuses on two Minnesota families who grow vegetables and flowers that they sell at the St. Paul Farmer's Market. The Thaos are a Hmong family whose first members came to the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The Kornder's German and Polish ancestors first came to this country in the 1890s. For both families, farming involves multiple generations, with everyone from children to elders sharing in the year-round work. The text affirms the strong sense of cooperation and commitment present in each of the farming families. Information about farm equipment and techniques is a part of the narrative, accompanied by color photographs. (Ages 7-11)
Cheryl Walsh Bellville has lived in Dunn, St. Croix, and Pierce counties. She currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Gold Rush of 1848 brought over 100,000 people west to stake claims and mine for the precious metal. This influx of settlers and the others who came to provide supplies and services for the miners provided the population needed to make California a state in 1850. (Ages 7-10)
The Oregon Trail allowed over 300,000 pioneers to cross the Continental Divide as they traveled from the eastern United States to Oregon Country in the mid-1800's. The author describes the Conestoga wagon often used for the journey and the events of a typical day's travel along the Oregon Trail. (Ages 7-10)
Established to provide a route to the city of Santa Fe for traders seeking the huge profits available for North American goods sold in that area, the Santa Fe Trail stretched from Independence, Missouri to the Plaza of Santa Fe. The Journey took two to three months to make, with most traders managing only one trip each year. (Ages 7-10)
The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad is described from when it was first proposed in 1838, followed many years later by the laying of the first rail in 1865, to its completion in 1869. (Ages 7-10)
Jean F. Blashfield lives in Delavan.
A Wisconsin man shares many outdoor adventures throughout the year revolving around hunting, fishing and camping with a young friend. (Ages 11-15)
Dan Bonkamp lives in Muscoda.
Joanne Scholler Bowring lives in Wauwatosa.
Originally written for an adult audience, Flags of Our Fathers has been adapted for young adult readers. The author tells of the six men immortalized in the famous photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II, telling briefly of their lives before the war and then focusing on the military events in the Pacific during February, 1945, and their aftermath. (Age 14 and older)
James Bradley grew up in Appleton. He now lives in Rye, New York. His father, who was raised in Antigo and Appleton, was one of the men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II and is one of the subjects of Flags of Our Fathers.
The recent discovery of fossils of feathered birds from the Mesozoic Era has triggered research into the relationship between dinosaurs and contemporary birds. The evidence as presented in this book suggests that birds are the descendants of theropod dinosaurs, which evolved the ability to fly in the middle of the Mesozoic Era. Watercolor illustrations support the text, which is supplemented with a short further reading list. (Ages 7-10)
Laurie Caple lives in Rice Lake.
A girl and her grandfather enjoy fishing together, especially when they take a vacation to fish for bass on the lake at their summer cabin. (Ages 5-8)
Margaret Carney's family vacationed at a cabin in southern Wisconsin when she was a child.
Natalie tells how she and her family live with her diabetes. The large color photographs and brief text describe how Natalie maintains her health through diet, insulin injections, consistent blood sugar monitoring and exercise, while enjoying all the aspects of a typical childhood. (Ages 6-10)
Alden R. Carter has lived in Eau Claire, rural Park Falls, and Marshfield, where he currently resides. He is married to photographer Carol Shadis Carter.
Carol Shadis Carter has lived in Winter, Eau Claire, Spencer and Marshfield, where she currently resides. She is married to author Alden R. Carter.
When Larky Mavis discovers "something" in a peanut, no one in the village can agree what it is. The schoolmaster declares it a worm, the parson says it is a mouse, and the doctor thinks it is a bat. Larky Mavis knows that, whatever anyone else thinks, she has found her Heart's Delight and raises it as a well-loved child. The villagers underestimate Mavis, as her tender care results in an unexpected outcome. (Ages 5-9)
Brock Cole taught in the Philosophy Department at UW-Madison in the early 1970s.
At a reading level geared to older elementary school age children, the author explains how zoo nutritionists determine appropriate diets for animals of all kinds, as well as how the food is delivered to the animals. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations accompany the text. (Ages 9-12)
Rick Chrustowski lives in River Falls. He has a degree from UW-Madison.
Courtney, a vegan animal-rights activist, suffers from culture shock as she begins her freshman year at a small Wisconsin college. Not only does she miss her Colorado boyfriend, she feels overwhelmed by meat and dairy products. (Age 15 and older)
Catherine Clark lived in Wisconsin for 2 years and has spent many vacations in the state. She currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Experiments and an easy text that incorporates many humorous visual images introduce the reader to the mechanics of hearing. (Ages 5-8)
Vicki Cobb attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison from 1954 to 1957, and currently lives in White Plains, New York.
African-American Marcus is dismayed by the negative things he encounters in his urban neighborhood as he makes his first solo trip to the barbershop, but after the men at the shop provide their insight Marcus is able to see many positive images in his community during his walk home. (Ages 4-9)
Kenneth Cole is a clinical psychologist, writer and freelance illustrator who lives in Milwaukee.
Bored with his restrictive urban lifestyle, Morgan escapes in his imagination (or is it reality?) to the oceanic realm of a blue marlin. (Ages 11-14)
James DeVita is the Resident Playwright for First Stage Milwaukee Children's Theater. He has lived in Milwaukee and Spring Green.
Frank, a soft brown bear, and Louey, a slender white rabbit, are best friends, although they don't always see eye to eye. The two agree to make a boat out of an old shoe and sail out to sea, and the adventure begins when they come upon the perfect spot for a picnic: a big blue rock - or is it a whale? Louey insists that the whale is a rock, even when Frank points out the "rock" has a blow hole. "What luck!" says Louey. "We found a rock with a geyser!" After a somewhat idyllic picnic, the friends meet with misfortune when their boat sails away without them, a storm blows in, and their "rock" sinks. They save themselves by clinging to a log - or is it a fish? "It's got prickers," says Louey. "It's a fish." This time, it turns out, Louey is right but they do make it safely to shore on the fish's back, all the while arguing about whether they have seen a rock or a whale. The pair can agree on one thing, however: "It was an adventure." The brightly colored acrylic illustrations provide clues for young children as to which of the two friends is correct in his assertions. (Ages 4-7)
Laura Dronzek holds an M.F.A. degree from UW-Madison. She has lived in Middleton and Madison, where she currently resides.
The stages of butterfly chrysalis development are pictured on pages that vary in size from 7 x 6" to 121/4 x 101/2". A universal nature story begins on the inside cover of this book. Each double-page spread reveals a new stage of the cycle. The text, which begins only after the first several pages, offers what can't be shown visually: "Out in the fields, eggs are hidden from view / clinging to leaves with butterfly glue." Children watch as a chrysalis becomes the colorful insect they might see in fields, parks, or backyard gardens, or while visiting butterfly exhibits in public museums or conservatories. In the five final pages of this volume, readers will discover identification information and directions for growing a butterfly garden. (Ages 3-9)
Lois Ehlert grew up in Beaver Dam. She attended UW-Milwaukee and the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, where she now lives.
This visual introduction to the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is organized by the principles and ideas he followed in his design process: harmony, light, space, nature, materials, shapes, creativity, and beauty. Many color photographs of his well-known work illustrate the book, including Taliesin in Spring Green, the Unitarian Meeting House and Monona Terrace in Madison, Wingspread in Racine, and the Seth Peterson Cottage in Lake Delton. (Age 10 and older)
Diane Bresnan Fleming is an art teacher in the Madison schools.
The life of George Washington Carver is outlined in a simple text, from his childhood and education through his years at the Tuskegee Institute wh ere he focused on crop rotation and the promotion of peanuts as a viable cash crop. (Ages 7-10)
The thirty-fifth president of the United States is profiled from childhood through his assassination. His military service, early political career, Civil Rights agenda, and foreign policy are all touched on briefly. (Ages 7-10)
A very easy text describes characteristics possessed by all mammals, and outlines how species vary. Reproduction, eating habits and habitats are also covered. Several full-color photographs accompany the text. (Ages 4-8)
Vicky Franchino received her bachelor's degree in marketing from UW-Madison and currently lives in Wisconsin.
Seven classic Chinese folktales are arranged within three themes: Tales of Creation, Morality Tales and Tales of Love. A pronunciation guide and suggested sources for further reading are included. (Ages 8-12)
Shelley Fu has a B.A. in English from UW-Madison and an M.A. from Marquette University.
A boy imagines all the things he could do if the rabbit in his drawing was real. "You could dig a burrow / and I would line it with grass. [...] You could hide in my yard, / and I would find you." As his fantasy concludes, he realizes that "[...] if you were really real, what I would do / is let you go." (Ages 4-6)
Lindsay Barrett George received her Master of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison, where she studied with John Wilde. She currently lives in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Vintage and contemporary photographs of rural scenery and architecture are accompanied by poems paying tribute to agricultural life of the past century. (Age 12 and older)
Mary Rufledt Gladitsch is a teacher in Woodruff. She lives in Bloomer.
In the third book of "The Martha Years" series, eight-year-old Martha Morse detests the thought of being reined in by a governess. Martha loves to play on the Scottish moors near her home, but her mother feels it is time for her to settle down and learn sewing and etiquette. "The Martha Years" books are based on the life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother. (Ages 8-12)
Renée Graef received a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former resident of Milwaukee, she currently lives in Cedarburg.
Also see Laura Ingalls Wilder in this section.
This six-book series features selected stories and excerpts from longer works by Newbery Award-winning authors. Each volume contains seven to nine stories, from authors including Lois Lenski, Betsy Byars, Christopher Paul Curtis and Lloyd Alexander. (Ages 8-12)
Martin H. Greenberg was a professor of political science and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1969-1972. He currently lives in Miami, Florida.
After a pandemic flu virus decimates the earth's population, small communities band together and then live in isolation to limit possible exposure to the deadly virus. Only the Survivors, the few people who survive the flu and develop immunity to it, are able to travel with ease, but are often viewed with suspicion by the remaining population. Ceej Kane lives a quiet life with his uncle and sister on the rim of the Grand Canyon, until the day they both disappear. Ceej must search for them while avoiding a band of renegade Survivors. (Ages 12-15)
Pete Hautman lives on the shore of Lake Pepin during the summer and in Arizona during the winter. He is married to author Mary Logue.
Struggling with his father's recent suicide, Gregory feels he may be losing his grip on reality. Vivid dreams that he experiences as "Gregor," a boy in an alternate world, are becoming more frequent, intruding on his waking moments as well as his sleep. When Gregor is selected as one of ten boys to travel on a mysterious journey to a distant place, Gregory becomes entangled in a dangerous situation that threatens both his real life and his dream world. (Ages 12-15)
John Herman grew up in Madison and currently lives in New York City.
Lyrics to three children's songs celebrate their common theme of love. Musical notation is included. (Ages 3-6)
A native of Green Bay, Darcy Anderson Hill received her B.A. from UW-Madison. She has worked extensively as an artist-in-the-schools. She now lives in Rockford, Illinois.
When a miserly farmer stores his hoard of gold coins in an old well, it remains hidden until years later when a cat stuck in the well is rescued with a gold coin in her mouth. The new farm owner is thrilled with his find, until an unscrupulous banker steals his treasure. (Ages 5-8)
Gene Shepard toured Wisconsin cities with his ferocious Hodag, a vicious creature that breathed fire, until closer inspection revealed that the monster was a fake. (Ages 5-8)
Snyder and Baldy were two of the elephants with the Ringling Brothers' Circus of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Small Snyder was famous for the elaborate tricks he could perform. Baldy, a large work elephant, rescued a child from an attacking circus bear. (Ages 5-8
For years, the residents of Ridgeway relished the pranks of their local ghost, until he finally left town via the nearly built railroad. (Ages 5-8)
William Horner, the publisher of Badger House, lives in Green Bay.
When their Aunt Lulu asks Laurie and J. Matthew to help her celebrate her birthday by returning to a special place the three had visited earlier in the summer, the children can't decide which locale would be best. The zoo, the beach, the ballet and the ballgame were all fun with Aunt Lulu. Although Aunt Lulu agrees to each of the ideas suggested by the children, she soon discovers that they already had made special birthday plans: a surprise party for their favorite Aunt. (Ages 4-7)
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard was a Milwaukee resident in the mid-1960s. She currently lives in Pittsburgh.
Over one hundred humorous poems cover a range of topics from gargoyles to bowling shoes.
Keith Huie lives in Sun Prairie.
Photographs of children in classrooms all over the world accompany this brief text that affirms the universal importance of education. "There are many kinds of schools" are the large-type words on one two-page spread containing photographs of Aboriginal children taking notes in an Australian classroom, children in Mali studying outdoors, children in India studying outside at night, and two home-schooled children in France. Subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, geography, language, physical education, and art all are included in the short narrative of this volume. (Ages 5-7)
John D. Ivanko lives in Browntown.
Inspired by her dream of a bountiful garden, Erin longs to care for her own plants. Her parents think it is too much work for a child, but a neighbor offers her space in his own plot, in exchange for her help with the garden work. As Erin and Mr. Martinez raise a bumper crop of vegetables they also develop a deep friendship, in this picture book with text provided in English and Spanish. (Ages 5-9)
Dawn Jeffers lives in Green Bay. She attended Lakeland College and UW-Green Bay.
Pearl Squirrel invites her friends to a housewarming party, but is upset when she finds that her new home isn't appropriate for her acquaintances of other species. Solomon the Raven explains to Pearl why each animal's habitat is best suited for his or her own needs. The text is provided in both English and Spanish. (Ages 4-7)
Amy Crane Johnson was born and raised in Green Bay and continues to live there. She has a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UW-Green Bay.
A picture book tribute to the tension and excitement of a tied score soccer game emphasizes teamwork in a poetic text. (Ages 6-10)
Stephen T. Johnson was born in Madison while his parents were attending the university. He was an infant when his family moved out of state.
After her Grandmother's death, a Mexican girl finds it difficult to remember her, until the annual return of the migrating monarch butterflies triggers the missing memories. A description of the Days of the Dead holiday is included, as well as information about monarch butterflies. (Ages 5-8)
Barbara Joosse lives in Cedarburg. She has also lived in Grafton, Hartford, Wauwatosa, Madison and Wausau. She attended UW-Madison.
Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Sasha Kinens studied classical realism at Atelier Prohl in Milwaukee, where she currently resides.
Silent, withdrawn Buddy White, a new kid in Sam Keeperman's school, is an easy target for the other kids' teasing. But Sam won't join in. He knows Buddy's mom died over the summer in a car accident. Buddy's mother worked for his family as a cleaning woman. Sam can't imagine what it would be like to lose his mom, and he is not sure what to say to Buddy. But his first awkward gestures toward Buddy slowly blossom into friendship. At the same time, Sam's relationship with his own best friend - who doesn't like Buddy - is jeopardized. This novel set in Madison features a contemporary Jewish American child (and, in Buddy, a contemporary child whose family members are Jehovah's Witnesses) whose questions about death, life, religion, and the meaning of friendship are explored. (Ages 9-12)
Marc Kornblatt lives in Madison.
"Shopping carts clang. / Magic doors whiz open and shut. / Colors glow under bright white lights. / So many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners! / It's all at a special, necessary, very real place: / the supermarket." This picture book describes supermarkets from the first A&P in 1859, to the contemporary mega-store. Behind-the-scenes responsibilities are covered as well, from farmers, to truckers, to stockers and cleaners. (Ages 5-8)
Born in Missouri, Kathleen Krull earned her B.A. from Lawrence University in Appleton. She worked for Raintree Publishers in Milwaukee and Western Publishing in Racine in the 1970s. She now lives in San Diego.
After his father slips into an unexplained coma, Ebon begins to see and talk to his "ghost." As the days pass, the ghost-like version appears to Ebon's siblings as well, and together they try to reunite their father's spirit with his body. (Ages 10-13)
Alexandra LaFaye was born in Hudson and grew up in Hammond. She currently teaches creative writing and children's literature at California State University in San Bernadino.
Intimidated by some of the neighborhood noises outside his apartment window, Albert always finds an excuse for staying indoors. However, the day that a pair of cardinals begins building their nest in his momentarily outstretched hand, Albert is forced to truly observe life outside his home. By the time the fledglings are ready to leave the nest, Albert is ready to venture outdoors as well. (Ages 4-7)
Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum and received his B.A. degree from UW-Madison. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Patty Loew, an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, writes in her introduction, "This is by no means an exhaustive study of the tribes in the state. It is my earnest attempt, however, to explore Wisconsin's rich native heritage in a collection of compact tribal histories. . . . I confined my discussion to the twelve Indian nations . . . whose presence predated Wisconsin statehood and who have maintained a continuous residence here." Those nations are the Ho-Chunk, the Menominee, the Potawatomi, the Oneida, the Mohican, the Brothertown, and the six bands of Ojibwe. An opening chapter examines the early history of native peoples in the state, including the Effigy Mound Builders and the Mississippians, noting the connections of these cultures to contemporary Wisconsin native peoples. The book documents the impact of European arrival in a general way in the second chapter. Subsequent chapters discuss individual tribes and their histories, including the too-often-tragic impact of white settlement, but also the richness of tribal cultures and traditions. Loew emphasizes the uniqueness of each nation. She also addresses the challenge of documenting a chronological "history" of peoples who organize their pasts thematically and for whom "stories unfold in a circular fashion." (Age 14 to adult)
Patty Loew is an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a producer for WHA-TV (PBS) and co-host of a weekly news and public affairs program that airs on Wisconsin Public Television.
In 1826, Sarah Doty and her new husband boarded a steamboat in Buffalo, New York, and traveled to Mackinac Island. Sarah tells about the women she meets in her location, including Native American women, a twelve-year-old African American slave and other white pioneer women. This fictionalized account of life in early 19th century Wisconsin is based on real people and actual events. (Ages 10-14)
Carol March McLernon has lived in southeastern and southwestern Wisconsin. She received a B. S. degree from UW-Platteville and an M.S. from UW-Whitewater.
This educational text focuses on the many waterways within the state of Wisconsin, both historically and at the present time, as used for transportation, industry, agriculture, and recreation. (Ages 9-12)
Bobbie Malone works in the Office of School Services of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
This collection of 21 Christmas stories intended to be read aloud is arranged by theme: Santa Claus, elves, Christmas trees, animals, children, and surprises. (Age 8 and older)
Glenn W. Martin grew up in Sheboygan. He attended Milwaukee State Teacher's College and the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a degree in Journalism in 1949. He currently lives in St. Anthony, Minnesota.
Nine-year-old Abby Cobb introduces readers to her grandmother, Vicki Cobb, author of over 80 science books for children. Using the first-person voice of Abby, the book tells how Vicki Cobb researches her books' subjects, writes the books, receives editorial direction, and makes school presentations. (Ages 5-8)
Vicki Cobb, the subject of this book written in her granddaughter's voice, is a former Wisconsin resident. Her granddaughter, Abigail Jane Cobb, lives in Racine.
Children celebrate "low" things that occur down at their level, like "Dachshunds' back / Sidewalk cracks" and "Somersault places / With upside-down faces." (Ages 3-6)
Eve Merriam attended graduate school at UW-Madison.
Robb Mommaerts lives in Ashwaubenon.
Piers dreads the thought of spending the rest of his life in his father's blacksmith shop, and so leaps at the chance to become a page to a passing knight. The relationship is short-lived when Parsifal, who is on his own quest to become a knight, kills Piers' mentor. Piers joins Parsifal in his travels, and the two discover that gaining knighthood has little do with armor and jousting contests, but rather requires an inner quest. (Ages 11-14)
Gerald Morris lives in Wausau.
Police cars are described for young readers, including early police cars as well as those in use today. A hands-on activity details how to make a siren using household materials. (Ages 4-8)
Large color and black-and-white photographs of rescue helicopters on every double-page spread accompany an explanation of how the helicopters work, the history of rescue helicopters, and a description of rescue crews. (Ages 4-8)
Becky Olien lives in Eau Claire.
This picture book biography tells the life story of Betty Brinn, from her childhood in the Milwaukee County Children's Home through her years in foster care, to her adulthood as a successful businesswoman with a family of her own. Betty Brinn's adult philanthropy helped to fund the Milwaukee children's museum and the children's room at the Milwaukee Public Library. (Ages 6-9)
Priscilla Pardini, a former reporter for The Milwaukee Journal, lives in Shorewood.
These simple overviews of Native American nations focus on their history, touching briefly on their housing, hunting and food-gathering traditions, and spiritual practices. Descriptions of battles, treaties and the formation of reservations are included. (Ages 7-10)
Petra Press lives in Milwaukee.
This biography of scientist Louis Pasteur outlines his breakthrough work on the role of the microbe, organic transformations, pasteurization, and vaccine development for anthrax and rabies. The author emphasizes the controversy that Pasteur's theories provoked, and the risks he was willing to take to prove his work. Appendices include a chronology, glossary, list of relevant museums and historic places, and suggested further readings. (Ages 12-16)
Louise E. Robbins received her doctorate in the history of science from UW-Madison.
Following a brief history of magazine publishing, the many possible occupations within this field are outlined, including publisher, editor, production worker, graphic artist, and sales representative. A concluding chapter describes the basics of launching E-Newsletters and E-Zines. (Ages 12-16)
The stories of two young people with cancer, a toddler and a teenager, are used to describe the steps of coping with a potentially terminal disease, from diagnosis through treatment, remission, and relapse, to eventual recovery or death. Chapters focus on how siblings will be affected by a family member's serious illness, emphasizing how individual responses will vary and suggesting ways to seek support. (Ages 12-16)
Toni L. Rocha was a police and fire reporter for the Beloit Daily News before retiring. She lives in Roscoe, Illinois.
Since its establishment in 1970 by former Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has served as a way to educate people on how to protect and preserve the earth. This picture book expands on the themes of Earth Day by defining endangered species, explaining why preservation matters, listing ways of recycling, and touching on global warming and consequences of fossil fuel use. (Ages 5-9)
The third Monday in February honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln together in the holiday designated as Presidents' Day. Brief biographies of both men are followed by facts about the position of president, family life in the White House, and famous First Ladies. (Ages 5-9)