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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan Kalbacken  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Joan Kalbacken on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Joan Kalbacken lives in the Bloomington Normal area of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joan is a retired teacher. In addition to writing children's books she enjoyes writing poetry.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Peacocks and Peahens (New True Books)
ISBN: 0516410709

Childrens Pr. 1995

Introduces the various types of peacocks and peahens, surveys their history, describes their life cycle and behavior, and discusses the dangers they face and their relationship with humans

ISBN: 0613372794

Rebound By Sagebrush. 2001

Describes the physical characteristics and habits of these nocturnal mammals, the largest number of which is found in the prairies of western United States and Canada.

Sheepskin and Morning Star
ISBN: 1560025271

Univ Editions. 1996

Isle Royale National Park (True Books: National Parks (Sagebrush))
ISBN: 0613390334

San Val. 1997

Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

The Food Pyramid (True Books: Food and Nutrition)
ISBN: 0606228977

Demco Media. 2002

Introduces the food pyramid, describing each level in detail, and discusses nutrition, serving sizes, snacking, and the benefits of healthy eating

Vitamins and Minerals (True Books: Food and Nutrition)
ISBN: 0613375785

San Val. 1998

Introduces the major vitamins and minerals found in various foods, and discusses them in relation to nutrition and healthy eating.

Food Safety (True Books: Food & Nutrition)
ISBN: 0606228969

Demco Media. 2002

Discusses various health concerns related to the foods we eat and tells how to avoid them


Distinguished Illinois Author`s Award, Illinois Reading Council, 1994

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