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Arlene Erlbach

Born: 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Erlbach lives in Morton Grove. She received her Masters from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biography: Arlene Erlbach is a writer and was an elementary school teacher at the William P. Gray School in Chicago for 17 years. She wrote forty-five books, a frequent speaker at schools, and was the teen advice columnist for ''CompuServeís Wow!''.


Awards:
    '''''Does Your Nose Get in the Way Too?'''''
  • -- Golden Medallion for best young adult novel, Romance Writers of America, 1987 '''''The Best Friends Book'''''
  • -- Parent Council selection
  • -- Recommended Title, International Reading Association '''''The Families Book'''''
  • -- Parent Council selection '''''Worth the Risk'''''
  • -- Parent Council selection '''''The Kids' Invention Book'''''
  • -- Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies '''''The Kids' Business Book'''''
  • -- Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies '''''The Middle School Survival Guide'''''
  • -- Book for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library, 2004

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Email: aerlbach@comcast.net
Website: http://www.themiddleschoolsurvivalguide.com/
Arlene Erlbach on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=arlene+erlbach


Selected Titles

A little more to love /
ISBN: 0553564862 OCLC: 31513335

Bantam Books, New York : ©1994.

Bicycles.
ISBN: 0822597403 OCLC: 948204976

Lerner Publications, [Place of publication not identified] : 1996.

Blizzards /
ISBN: 0516410733 OCLC: 31287797

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1995.

Tells about blizzards and discusses the causes and effects of winter weather.

  Bubble gum
ISBN: 0822523914 OCLC: 36761671

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN : 1998.

Traces the history of bubble gum, describes its ingredients and their sources, explains how this chewy substance is made, and concludes with facts and tips about its use.

Christmas--celebrating life, giving, and kindness /
ISBN: 0766015769 OCLC: 44632886

Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ : 2001.

Discusses the origins, symbols, decorations and costumes pertaining to Christmas, and includes a Christmas craft project.

  Comic books /
ISBN: 0822523906 OCLC: 36767648

Lerner, Minneapolis, Minn. : 1998.

Discusses the history of comic books and focuses on the steps taken to produce and distribute a finished comic book.

Does your nose get in the way, too? /
ISBN: 0373980019 OCLC: 16015536

Crosswinds, New York, N.Y. : ©1987.

  Dropout blues /
ISBN: 0373980205 OCLC: 17626893

Crosswinds, New York, N.Y. : ©1988.

  Everything you need to know if your family is on welfare
ISBN: 0585259259 OCLC: 45729559

Rosen Pub. Group, New York : 1998.

Provides basic information about the welfare system and dispels myths about welfare recipients.

Everything you need to know if your family is on welfare /
ISBN: 0823924335 OCLC: 35207696

Rosen Pub. Group, New York : 1998.

Provides basic information about the welfare system and dispels myths about welfare recipients.

Floods
ISBN: 0516010670 OCLC: 30356705

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1994.

  Floods /
ISBN: 0516410679 OCLC: 859025736

Children Press, Chicago : ©1994.

Forest fires
ISBN: 0516010859 OCLC: 32236238

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1995.

Examines the devastating effects of forest fires, the various techniques used to combat and prevent forest fires, and forest ecology.

  Forest fires.
ISBN: 0788197355 OCLC: 948302994

Diane Pub Co, [Place of publication not identified] : 1995.

Guys, dating and other disasters /
ISBN: 0373980051 OCLC: 16892939

Crosswinds, New York : ©1987.

Hanukkah :
ISBN: 0766015777 OCLC: 46385690

Explains the Jewish holiday and how it is celebrated in the United States today.

Happy birthday, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761300074 OCLC: 36133245

Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : ©1997.

Describes birthday greetings and celebration customs from nineteen countries with complete how-to-do-it descriptions of food, games, and crafts.

Happy New Year, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761317074 OCLC: 42866161

Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : ©2000.

Describes New Year greetings and customs from twenty countries and includes games, recipes, and craft projects.

Hurricanes /
ISBN: 0516413333 OCLC: 27034791

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1993.

Describes the movements and destructive power of hurricanes and explains how they are predicted and monitored.

Kent State /
ISBN: 0516207873 OCLC: 36590264

Children's Press, New York : [1998]

Records the historical event that took place May 4, 1970 at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio.

Merry Christmas, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761319565 OCLC: 47927652

Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : ©2002.

Presents Christmas greetings and traditions, with related activities, from around the world.

Mother's day crafts /
ISBN: 0766023486 OCLC: 56405144

Enslow Elementary, Berkeley Heights, NJ : ©2005.

Presents easy craft projects to make for Mother's Day. Provides information about the origins of Mother's Day, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and instructions for making cupcake magnets, a picture frame from a CD case, and a tulip sun catcher.

My pet rat /
ISBN: 0822522608 OCLC: 47008814

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis : ©1998.

Text and photographs follow a twelve-year-old girl as she learns to care for her pet rat.

Peanut butter
ISBN: 0822523876 OCLC: 27432455

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis : ©1994.

Describes how peanut butter is made, from the cultivation of the peanuts through filling the jars with the nutty spread. Includes simple, no-bake recipes.

Sidewalk games around the world
ISBN: 0761300082 OCLC: 34691343

Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : ©1997.

Describes various games played by children in countries around the world, describing the places where the games are played and the directions and equipment needed for each game.

  T-shirts
ISBN: 0822523922 OCLC: 36783764

Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, Minn : 1999.

Describes the process for manufacturing t-shirts, from growing the cotton through printing the design on the shirt. Includes directions for painting one's own t-shirt.

Teddy bears /
ISBN: 1575052229 OCLC: 35701195

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©1997.

Describes the history and popularity of teddy bears.

Thanksgiving Day crafts /
ISBN: 0766023451 OCLC: 55105103

Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ : ©2005.

Colorful presentation of craft projects relating to Thanksgiving. A great way for kids to participate in holidays, this series of craft books includes step-by-step instructions with photos and requires inexpensive materials that can be found at home or in the classroom.

The best friends book :
ISBN: 0915793776 OCLC: 30892476

Free Spirit, Minneapolis, MN : ©1995.

Presents true stories about real best friends and includes codes for secret messages, advice on handling arguments, things to do together, long-distance friendships, and how to find a new best friend.

The families book :
ISBN: 1575420023 OCLC: 33406515

Free Spirit Pub., Minneapolis, Minn. : ©1996.

Discusses, using case studies, what strengthens and weakens family life and how relatives interact.

  The Herbie Hummerston Homework Haters' Club /
ISBN: 0874067383 OCLC: 33012137

Willowisp Press, St. Petersburg, Fla. : ©1995.

Homework stinks! It should be illegal. That's why I came up with my radically awesome idea, a movement to stamp out homework for good.

  The kids' business book
ISBN: 015314436X OCLC: 45252887

Harcourt, Orlando, Fla. : [1999], ©1998.

Profiles business owners who began their businesses between the ages of seven and twelve, describes simple methods of starting a business, and includes tips on accounting and advertising.

The kids' business book /
ISBN: 0822598213 OCLC: 35184054

Lerner, Minneapolis : ©1998.

Profiles business owners who began their businesses between the ages of seven and twelve, describes simple methods of starting a business, and includes tips on accounting and advertising.

The kids' invention book
ISBN: 9780822506355 OCLC: 756944093

Lerner Publications Co., Minneapolis : c[1999]

The Kids' Invention Book takes you step-by-step through the invention process. You'll learn how to come up with an original idea, then how to test that idea and improve it until you have a product that really works. You'll even learn how to protect your invention so that no one else can make or sell it.--Cover.

The kids' invention book /
ISBN: 0822598442 OCLC: 35029580

Lerner Publications Co., Minneapolis : ©1997.

Profiles eleven inventors between the ages of eight and fourteen, describes the steps involved in inventing a new product, and discusses contests, patents, lawyers, and clubs.

The kids' volunteering book
ISBN: 0822524155 OCLC: 47008367

Lerner, Minneapolis : ©1998.

Presents some opportunities for young people to perform volunteer service, and briefly profiles some children who are volunteers.

The middle school survival guide
ISBN: 9780802721433 OCLC: 726885327

Walker & Co., New York : 2003.

A guidebook to help deal with changes in school, families, social lives, and bodies that come during the middle school years, with specific advice for a variety of situations.

The middle school survival guide /
ISBN: 0802788521 OCLC: 50684140

Walker & Co., New York : 2003.

A guidebook to help deal with changes in school, families, social lives, and bodies that come during the middle school years, with specific advice for a variety of situations.

Tornadoes
ISBN: 0516010719 OCLC: 30318695

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1994.

Discusses causes of tornadoes, what happens during one, and the predicting of tornadoes.

Valentine's day crafts /
ISBN: 0766022374 OCLC: 52386176

Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ : 2004.

Provides information about the origin and customs of St. Valentine's Day, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and directions for making such crafts as a bag of Valentine wishes, a friendship necklace, a lacy Valentine bookmark, and a love bug card. Hearts, candy, hugs, and kisses ... it's Valentine's Day, and it's a great time to show others you care! In Valentine's Day Crafts, authors Arlene and Herbert Erlbach present step-by-step instructions to make ten simple crafts with materials that can be found around the home or in the classroom. So get ready to create some fun crafts and make this Valentine's Day even more special!

Video games
ISBN: 0822523892 OCLC: 28889973

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN : ©1995.

A discussion of video games, focusing on their creation and manufacture.

Wonderful wolves of the wild /
ISBN: 0874067235 OCLC: 36075508

Willowisp Press, St. Petersburg, Fla. : ©1996.

  Working in education
ISBN: 0822517655 OCLC: 38485882

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN : ©2000.

Outlines the careers of twelve people who work in careers in the field of education, including a second grade teacher, a media specialist, a school counselor, and a high school principal.

Worth the risk :
ISBN: 1575420511 OCLC: 39695928

Free Spirit Pub., Minneapolis, Minn. : ©1999.

Discusses the value of taking risks and different kinds of risk-taking, both good and bad, and offers advice on and examples of this type of behavior and how to learn from both successes and mistakes.

Yasser Arafat
ISBN: 0822599023 OCLC: 50510854

Lerner Publications, Minneapolis : ©2004.

Chronicles the life and political career of Yasser Arafat, including his founding of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement and his time as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

 

 

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