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Ruth Spiro

Born: 1964 in Chicago, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Spiro was born in Chicago and attended Stone Elementary School (now Stone Scholastic Academy) where she proudly served as Principal for a Day in 2008. She attended Highland Park High School. Ruth graduated with a BS in Communications/Advertising from the University of Illinois, and earned an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. She currently resides in Deerfield.

Biography: Ruth Spiro is a children’s book author and freelance writer. She is especially known for her Baby Loves Science board book series. Her writing has appeared in ''FamilyFun'', ''CHILD'', and ''The Writer'', and also in popular anthologies, notably ''The Right Words at the Right Time'' (Vol. II), edited by Marlo Thomas, and several ''Chicken Soup for the Soul'' titles. A frequent speaker at schools and conferences, Ruth’s previous appearances include the Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Book Fair, Millennium Park Family Fun Festival, Illinois Young Authors Conference, and the Virginia Festival of the Book.


Awards:
    '''''Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist'''''
  • -- Best Book of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
  • -- Liam Callen Award
  • '''''Baby Loves Quarks!'''''
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017
  • '''''Baby Loves Thermodynamics'''''
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

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Website: http://www.ruthspiro.com


Selected Titles

Baby loves aerospace engineering!
ISBN: 9781580895415 OCLC: 913957529

Introduces the basics of flight to readers with very simple explanations of why birds, planes, and rockets are able to fly.

Baby loves coding!
ISBN: 9781580898843 OCLC: 1003828364

Baby's train is in the toy box--all the way across the room. Can Baby think step-by-step like a coder to get it?--Back cover.

Baby Loves Democracy!
ISBN: 1623542278 OCLC: 1111639655

"A simple, fact-filled introduction for the smallest activists on how to participate in a democracy by making your voice heard and voting"--

Baby loves gravity! /
ISBN: 158089836X OCLC: 981907871

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the ups and downs of gravity. When baby drops food from a high chair, why does it fall? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

Baby loves green energy! /
ISBN: 1580899269 OCLC: 1015281330

"Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of global warming and shows how we can use green energy to help combat climate change."--

Baby Loves Hearing!
ISBN: 1623541026 OCLC: 1048057933

Explores the science behind the sense of hearing, and technical advances that can help people with impaired hearing.

Baby Loves Justice!
ISBN: 1623542286 OCLC: 1126353617

"A simple, fact-filled introduction for the smallest citizen on the judicial branch of the government"--

Baby loves quantum physics!
ISBN: 9781580897693 OCLC: 1019854121

The next two books in the Baby Loves series tackle the first law of thermodynamics (energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change forms) and Schrödinger's Cat, the famous thought experiment involving quantum theory (quantum physics states that a particle can exist in multiple places at once). Accurate enough to satisfy an expert and simple enough for the rest of us to comprehend, the Baby Loves board books are perfect for geeky moms and dads who want to share their love of science, for parents who want to give their infant a head start on Harvard, and for hipster aunts and uncles who want that oh-so-clever gift for the baby shower.--

Baby loves quarks! /
ISBN: 1580895409 OCLC: 913957656

Offers a simplified explanation of quarks, protons, neutrons, atoms, and molecules.

Baby loves scientists :
ISBN: 1623541492 OCLC: 1081384714

"Acurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the careers in science a baby can aspire to: Aerospace Engineer, Astronomer, Chemist, Environmental Scientist, Meteorologist, Software Engineer, Sound Engineer, Structural Engineer, Theoretical Physicist, Zoologist"--

Baby Loves Sight!
ISBN: 1623541034 OCLC: 1057242121

Explores the science behind the sense of sight, and technical advances that can help people with impaired vision.

Baby Loves Smell!
ISBN: 1623541530 OCLC: 1099542974

"Accurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of smell."--

Baby loves structural engineering! /
ISBN: 1580899277 OCLC: 1012635308

"A baby discovers structural engineering through play."--

Baby Loves Taste!
ISBN: 1623541549 OCLC: 1099539421

"Accurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of taste."--

Baby loves thermodynamics! /
ISBN: 1580897681 OCLC: 959371824

"The next two books in the Baby Loves series tackle the first law of thermodynamics (energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change forms) and Schrödinger's Cat, the famous thought experiment involving quantum theory (quantum physics states that a particle can exist in multiple places at once). Accurate enough to satisfy an expert and simple enough for the rest of us to comprehend, the Baby Loves board books are perfect for geeky moms and dads who want to share their love of science, for parents who want to give their infant a head start on Harvard, and for hipster aunts and uncles who want that oh-so-clever gift for the baby shower."--

Baby Loves Touch!
ISBN: 1623541557 OCLC: 1099543663

"Accurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of touch."--

Lester Fizz, bubble-gum artist /
ISBN: 0525478612 OCLC: 216938803

Everyone in the Fizz family is an artist. Everyone, that is, except Lester, whose paintings are pitiful and doodles are drab. He can't seem to find a way to fit in with the illustrious Fizzes, until one day a mouthful of gum becomes a work of art in Lester's talented lips.

Made by Maxine
ISBN: 9780525553168 OCLC: 1056625533

When Maxine's school puts on a pet parade, she creates a unique contraption to allow her very special pet fish, Milton, to participate.

Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever!
ISBN: 0399186301 OCLC: 1155069028

 

 

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