Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Crawford  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1966 in Geneva, Illinois

Died: September 30, 2013 in Geneva, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/Crawford.html
-- Laura Crawford on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura+crawford


Illinois Connection

Crawford lived in Geneva, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Crawford was a longtime dedicated teacher and reading specialist. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She loved science and social studies, especially American history and animals and one of her passions was writing children's books. As a second and third grade teacher at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School for 20 years, Laura enjoyed exploring these subjects with her students.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Postcards From Washington Dc:P
ISBN: 0979547717

Raven Tree Press,Csi. 2008

Join Anna in her travels to cities in the US. Interesting facts are presented in English and Spanish. A postcard home in English only provides a child's unique point of view.

Postcards From Chicago:Postale (Spanish and English Edition)
ISBN: 097954775X

Raven Tree Press. 2008

Join Anna in her travels to cities in the US. Interesting facts are presented in English and Spanish. A postcard home in English only provides a child's unique point of view.

Postcards From New York City:P (Traveling with Anna)
ISBN: 0979547733

Raven Tree Press,Csi. 2008

Join Anna in her travels to cities in the US. Interesting facts are presented in English and Spanish. A postcard home in English only provides a child's unique point of view.

Pilgrims' Thanksgiving From A To Z, The
ISBN: 1589802381

Pelican Publishing. 2005

In this alphabet picture book, author Laura Crawford brings the Pilgrims� story to light by balancing classic Thanksgiving themes with clever lessons about the Pilgrims� trials and triumphs. Noting American ideals like �F is for freedom� alongside the realities of Pilgrim life, such as �H is for hardship,� as well as teaching geography (�A is for Atlantic Ocean�), cultural facts (�W is for Wampanoag tribe�), and historical names (�M is for Miles Standish�), this book is a wonderful vocabulary builder and a fun way to pass the Pilgrims� story on to another generation.

American Revolution from A to Z, The
ISBN: 1589805151

Pelican Publishing. 2009

This alphabet book offers A is for the American Revolution, B is for the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and more. Each entry in this picture book for young readers includes one paragraph of relevant facts.

In Arctic Waters
ISBN: 1934359343

Sylvan Dell Publishing. 2007

An arctic variation of "This is the House that Jack Built," In Arctic Waters follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers

it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.

Benjamin Franklin from A to Z
ISBN: 145561713X

Pelican Publishing. 2013

Experience the life of a revolutionary American! With the alphabet as a guide, explore the exciting accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and facts from the American Revolution. From A is for American hero, to K is for kite experiment, to U is for United States Constitution, this book contains both written explanations and beautiful illustrations expounding on each letter.