Janet Riehecky

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General Information

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Name: Janet Riehecky

Pen Name: None

Born: 1953 in Waukegan, Illinois

Website: www.janetriehecky.com

Email: jr@janetriehecky.com


Illinois Connection

Riehecky resides in Elgin, Illinois. She graduated from: Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy, in Bloomington, Illinois; Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and Northwestern Illinois University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet Riehecky is a full-time freelance writer for children, having published more than ninety books of both fiction and non-fiction. Her works range from preschool picture books to junior high social history and biography.

Riehecky has a BA in English education from Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy, an MA in Communication from Illinois State University and an MA in English Literature from Northwestern Illinois University. She has also been a teacher and an editor.

Published Works

Alphabet and Early Readers:

  • Polka-dot Puppy's Visitor: A Book About Opposites, Child's World, 1988
  • Polka-dot Puppy's Walk: A Book About Sequences, Child's World, 1988
  • Jack and Jill's Adventure in Alphabet Town, Children's Press, 1992
  • Little Lady's Adventure in Alphabet Town, Children's Press, 1992
  • Walrus's Adventure in Alphabet Town, Children's Press, 1992

Biographies:

  • Carolina Herrera: International Fashion Designer, Children's Press, 1991
  • George Lucas, Heinemeann Library, 2001
  • Daniel Boone, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2003
  • Benjamin Franklin, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2003
  • Ulysses S. Grant: America's 18th President, Children's Press, 2004
  • William McKincley: Amercia's 25th President, Children's Press, 2004

Countries, Places and Nations:

  • Irish Americans, Marshall Cavendish, 1995
  • China, Carolrhoda Books, 1999
  • A Ticket to China, Carolrhoda Books, 1999
  • Greece, Bridgestone Books, 2001
  • Sweden, Bridgestone Books, 2001
  • The Abolition of Slavery 1863: The Emancipation Proclamation, Heinemann Library, 2002
  • The Emancipation Proclamation: The Abolition of Slavery 1863, Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Indonesia, Bridgestone Books, 2002
  • Nicaragua, Bridgestone Books, 2002
  • The Plymouth Colony, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2002
  • The Plymouth Colony, World Almanac Library, 2002
  • The Settling of Jamestown, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2002
  • The Settling of Jamestown, World Almanac Library, 2002
  • The Siege of the Alamo, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2002
  • The Siege of the Alamo, World Almanac Library, 2002
  • The Cree Tribe, Bridgestone Books, 2003
  • The Osage, Bridgestone Books, 2003
  • The Settling of St. Augustine, World Almanac, 2003
  • The Settling of St. Augustine, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2003
  • The Wampanoag, The People of the First Light, Bridgestone Books, 2003
  • The Battle of the Alamo, World Alamanc Library, 2006
  • China, Lerner Publications Company, 2008

Dinosaurs:

  • Allosaurus, Child's World, 1988
  • Apatosaurus, Child's World, 1988
  • Iguanodon, Child's World, 1988
  • Stegosaurus, Child's World, 1988
  • Triceratops, Childs World, 1988
  • Tyrannosaurus, Childs World, 1988
  • Anatosaurus, Child's World, 1989
  • Brachiosaurus, Child's World, 1989
  • Maiosaura, Child's World, 1989
  • Ankylosaurus, Child's World, 1991
  • Baryonyx, Child's World, 1991
  • Coelophysis, Child's World, 1991
  • Compsognathus, Child's World, 1991
  • Deinonychus, Child's World, 1991
  • Dinosaur Relatives, Child's World, 1991
  • Diplodocus, Child's World, 1991
  • Hypsilophodon, Child's World, 1991
  • Oviraptor, Child's World, 1991
  • Troodon, Child's World, 1991
  • Oviraptor, Child's World, 1991
  • Pachycephalosaurus, Child's World, 1991
  • Parasaurolophus, Child's World, 1991
  • Protoceratops, Child's World, 1991
  • Saltasaurus, Child's World, 1991
  • Discovering Dinosaurs, Child's World, 1992
  • Stegosaurus, The Plated Dinosaur, Benchmark Books, 1998
  • Triceratops: The Horned Dinosaur, Benchmark Books, 1998
  • Tyrannosaurus: The Tyrant Lizard, Benchmark Books, 1998
  • Velociraptor: The Swift Hunter, Benchmark Books, 1998
  • Diplodocus, Capstone Press, 2006
  • Iguanodon, Capstone Press, 2006
  • Giganotosaurus, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Megalosaurus, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Show Me Dinosaurs, Capstone Press, 2013
  • Velociraptor, Capstone Press, 2014

Holiday Books:

  • Cinco De Mayo, Children's Press, 1993
  • Kwanzaa, Children's Press, 1993
  • Japanese Boys' Festival, Children's Press, 1994
  • St. Patrick's Day, Children's Press, 1994

Killer Animals:

  • Cobras: On the Hunt, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Great White Sharks: On the Hunt, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Komodo Dragons: On the Hunt, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Killer Whales, Capstone Press, 2010
  • Scorpions: On the Hunt, Capstone Press, 2010

Mystery and the Unknown:

  • Haunted Houses, Child's World, 1989
  • UFO's, Child's World, 1989
  • The Mystery of the UFO, Forest House Publishing, 1996
  • The Mystery of the Missing Money, Forest House Publishing, 1996

Prehistoric Animals and Extinct Monsters:

  • Megalodon, Capstone Press, 2006
  • Pteranodon, Capstone Press, 2006
  • Cave Bear, Capstone Press, 2008
  • Sabertooth Cat, Capstone Press, 2008
  • Tasmanian Tiger, Capstone Press, 2008
  • Giant Ground Sloth, Capstone Press, 2009
  • Giant Rhinoceros, Capstone Press, 2009

Science, the Environment and Nature

  • Robots: Here They Come!, Child's World, 1990
  • Saving the Forests: A Rabbit's Story, Child's World, 1990
  • Snow: When Will it Fall?, child's World, 1990
  • What Plants Give Us: The Gift of Life, Child's World, 1990
  • Television, Benchmark Books, 1996
  • Flight of the Monarch, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, 1997
  • Camouflage and Mimicry, Capstone Press, 2012
  • Poisons and Venom, Capstone Press, 2012
  • Slime, Poop, and Other Wacky Animal Defenses, Capstone Press, 2012
  • Teeth, Claws, and Jaws, Capstone Press, 2012
  • Orangutans, Capstone Press, 2013

Values, Character and Manners:

  • Responsibility, Child's World, 1988
  • Sharing, Child's World, 1988
  • Thank You, Child's World, 1989
  • After You, Child's World, 1989
  • I'm Sorry, Child's World, 1989
  • May I, Child's World, 1989
  • Please, Child's World, 1989
  • Excuse Me, Child's World, 1989
  • Carefulness, Child's World, 1990
  • Cooperation, Child's World, 1990
  • Good Sportsmanship, Child's World, 1990
  • The Child's World of Carefulness, Child's World, 1998
  • The Child's World of Responsibility, Child's World, 1998
  • Citizenship, Capstone Press, 2005
  • Cooperation, Capstone Press, 2005
  • Respect, Capstone Press, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Baryonyx : Dinosaurs Series

ISBN: 0895656221
Release Date: 1990-09

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The Settling of St. Augustine (Events That Shaped America)

ISBN: 0836833953
Release Date: 2003-05-01

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Velociraptor (Little Paleontologist)

ISBN: 1491408197
Release Date: 2014-08-01

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China (Country Explorers)

ISBN: 0822585073
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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George Lucas (Heinemann Profiles)

ISBN: 0431086435
Release Date: 2001-04-05

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Great White Sharks: On the Hunt (Killer Animals)

ISBN: 1429623152
Release Date: 2009-01-01

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Respect (Everyday Character Education)

ISBN: 0736836829
Release Date: 2005-01-01

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Literary Awards

Summit Award for Best Children`s Non-fiction

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

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