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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janet Piehl  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

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The author lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Piehl grew up in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and attended Macalester College. She got her start as a writer working in the editorial department of Lerner. Janet liked the research aspect of writing and editing so much that she became a librarian. She has worked at the Wilmette, Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin public libraries and has written several children's books.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Harry Houdini (History Maker Bios)
ISBN: 1580137059

Lerner Pub Group. 2009

Each book in this middle-grade series is illustrated with photographs and illustrations while sidebars, a timeline, and entertaining cartoons further illuminate each subject's personality.

Humvees (Pull Ahead Books)
ISBN: 0822528746

Lerner Publishing Group. 2005

Introduces the Humvee, a military vehicle, and tells where it can go, what it is used for, and why it is such a great truck for the military.

Let's Look at Sloths (Lightning Bolt Books)
ISBN: 0761360425

Lernerclassroom. 2010

What animal has shaggy fur and long claws and sleeps in a tree? Sloths! But do you know how sloths find food? Or why their fun can look green? Read this book to find out!

Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

Indy Race Cars (Motor Mania)
ISBN: 0822568705

Lernerclassroom. 2007

Book by Piehl, Janet

Formula One Race Cars on the Move (Lightning Bolt Books)
ISBN: 0761361170

Lernerclassroom. 2010

Gives an overview of Formula One cars, including their design, parts, races, and drivers.

Chattering Chipmunks (Pull Ahead Books)
ISBN: 0822524392

Lerner Publishing Group. 2005

Examines chipmunks, including their appearance, eating habits, predators, and habitats.

Let's Look at Pigeons (Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups)
ISBN: 1580138632

Lernerclassroom. 2009

What animal has feathers, a round body, and a head that bobs when it walks? Pigeons! But do you know how fast pigeons fly? Or where pigeons build their nests? Read this book to find out!

Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

Sanitation Workers (Pull Ahead Books)
ISBN: 0822558092

Lernerclassroom. 2006

Who keeps our communities clean and clear of trash? Sanitation workers do! Early in the morning sanitation workers get in their trucks and drive to people’s homes to haul away the trash in their garbage cans. After cleaning up the neighborhood, they dump their loads in a landfill and clean up their trucks. Sanitation workers help make our community better!

Forest Fires (Pull Ahead Books)
ISBN: 0822590166

Lernerclassroom. 2008

How do forest fires start? How do firefighters put out forest fires? How can we prevent forest fires? Read this book to discover the answers!

Northern Lights (Pull Ahead Books)
ISBN: 1580138705

Lernerclassroom. 2009

Do you know what causes the northern lights? Where the northern lights are seen? Why the northern lights are so colorful? Read this book to discover the answers!