W. Nikola-Lisa

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General Information

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Name: William Nikola-Lisa

Pen Name: None

Genre:Fiction

Born: 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey

Website: www.NikolaBooks.com

Email: nikolabooks@gmail.com


Photo Credit: Eileen Ryan





Illinois Connection

Nikola-Lisa teaches at National-Louis University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

W. Nikola-Lisa is a writer, storyteller and musician. He loves to entertain and share stories with audiences whether they are children, adults, educators or families. The author of numerous books for primary, upper elementary, and middle school readers, he has also written the award-winning books: Bein' With You This Way, Shake Dem Halloween Bones, and How We Are Smart. Some of his recent publications include Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir; Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, the Red Sox, and the Great War, a work of historical fiction set in Boston in 1918; and Hey, Aren't You the Janitor?, a collection of humorous stories about life on the road as a children's book author.

Published Works

  • Night Is Coming, Dutton, 1991
  • 1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving, Whitman, 1991
  • Storm, Atheneum, 1993
  • Bein` With You This Way, Lee and Low, 1994
  • No Babies Asleep, Atheneum, 1994
  • Wheels Go Round, Doubleday, 1994
  • One Hole in the Road, Henry Holt, 1996
  • America, My Land..., Lee and Low, 1997
  • Till Year`s Good End, Atheneum, 1997
  • Shake Dem Halloween Bones, Houghton Mifflin, 1997
  • Tangletalk, Dutton, 1997
  • Hallelujah: A Christmas Celebration, Atheneum, 2000
  • The Year With Grandma Moses, Henry Holt, 2000
  • Can You Top That?, Lee & Low, 2000
  • America: A Book of Opposites, Lee & Low, 2001
  • Summer Sun Risin', Lee & Low, 2002
  • To Hear the Angels Sing, Holiday House, 2002
  • My Teacher Can Teach...Anyone!, Lee & Low, 2004
  • Setting the Turkeys Free, Hyperion, 2004
  • How We Are Smart, Lee & Low, 2006
  • Magic in the Margins, Houghton Mifflin, 2007
  • My Teacher Can Teach... Anyone!, Lee and Low, 2008
  • Till Year's Good End, Atheneum Books, 2009
  • Hallelujah!: A Christmas Celebration, Atheneum Books, 2009
  • Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir, Gyroscope Books, 2010
  • Hey, Aren't You the Janitor?, Gyroscope Books, 2011
  • Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, the Red Sox and the Great War, Gyroscope Books, 2012
  • Gaya Lives in a Blue House, CreateSpace, 2013
  • America: My Land, Your Land, Our Land, Lee & Low Books, 2013
  • The Men Who Made the Yankees: The Odyssey of the World's Greatest Baseball Team from Baltimore to the Bronx, Gyroscope Books, 2014
  • Shark Man, Gyroscope Books, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Night Is Coming (Picture Puffins)

ISBN: 0140562281
Release Date: 1997-05-01

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1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving!

ISBN: 0613757165
Release Date: 1996-09

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Bein with You This Way with CD [With Hc Book]

ISBN: 1591124271
Release Date: 1999-11-30

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No Babies Asleep

ISBN: 0689318413
Release Date: 1995-05-01

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One Hole in the Road

ISBN: 0805042857
Release Date: 1996-09-15

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Till Year's Good End

ISBN: 0689800207
Release Date: 1997-10-01

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Shake D'Em Halloween Bones

ISBN: 0606220801
Release Date: 2002-02

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Tangletalk

ISBN: 0525453997
Release Date: 1997-05-01

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The Year with Grandma Moses

ISBN: 0805062432
Release Date: 2000-10-15

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Summer Sun Risin'

ISBN: 1584302526
Release Date: 2005-02-01

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How We Are Smart

ISBN: 1600604447
Release Date: 2009-09-01

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America: My Land, Your Land, Our Land

ISBN: 1880000377
Release Date: 1997-06

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The Men Who Made the Yankees: The Odyssey of the World's Greatest Baseball Team from Baltimore to the Bronx

ISBN: 0991218302
Release Date: 2014-07-02

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Shark Man

ISBN: 0991218353
Release Date: 2015-08-31

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Literary Awards

Bein' With You This Way

  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book, American Library Association (ALA)
  • Best Books of the Year, Parenting magazine
  • Best Children's Books Winner, Child Magazine
  • Close the Book on Hate Reading List, Anti-Defamation League
  • Pick of the List, American Bookseller's Association
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, the Red Sox, and the Great War

  • Literary Classics International Book Gold Award, 2013

How We Are Smart

  • Christopher Award

The Men Who Made the Yankees: The Odyssey of the World's Greatest Baseball Team from Baltimore to the Bronx

  • Lumen Award from Literary Classics
  • SPARK! Award from SCBWI for non-traditional publishing

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For more information about his speaking packages and Skype visits, visit the Rates Availability page of his website.


Author Contact Information:

W. Nikola-Lisa

National Louis University

2840 Sheridan Rd.

Evanston, Illinois 60201-1796

External Links

W. Nikola-Lisa on WorldCat

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