Arlene Erlbach

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General Information

Name: Arlene Erlbach

Pen Name: None

Born: 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Erlbach lives in Morton Grove, Illinois. She received her Masters from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Erlbach is a writer and aan elementary school teacher for 17 years. She is currently working on a second masters degree in education. She was the teen advice columnist for CompuServe’s Wow! and is a frequent speaker at schools.

Published Works

  • Does Your Nose Get in the Way Too?, Crosswinds, 1987
  • Guys, Dating, and Other Disasters, Crosswinds, 1987
  • Drop out Blues, Crosswinds, 1988
  • Hurricanes, Childrens Press, 1993
  • Peanut Butter, Lerner Publications, 1994
  • Tornadoes, Childrens Press, 1994
  • Soda Pop, Lerner Publications, 1994
  • Floods, Childrens Press, 1994
  • Bicycles, Lerner Publications, 1994
  • A Little More to Love, Bantam, 1994
  • The Best Friends Book: True Stories about Real Best Friends ..., Free Spirit, 1994
  • Video Games, Lerner Publications, 1995
  • The Herbie Hummerston Homework Haters' Club, Willowisp Press, 1995
  • Forest Fires, Childrens Press, 1995
  • Blizzards, Childrens Press, 1995
  • The Families Book: True Stories about Real Kids and the People the Live With and Love, Free Spirit, 1996
  • Wonderful Wolves of the Wild, Willowisp Press, 1996
  • Teddy Bears, Carolrhoda, 1997
  • The Kids' Invention Book, Lerner Pulblications, 1997
  • Sidewalk Games Around the World, Millbrook Press, 1997
  • Happy Birthday, Everywhere!, Millbrook Press, 1997
  • The Kids' Volunteering Book, Lerner Pulbications, 1998
  • The Kids' Business Book, Lerner, 1998
  • My Pet Rat, Lerner Publications, 1998
  • Kent State, Childrens Press, 1998
  • Bubble Gum, Lerner Publications, 1998
  • Comic Books, Lerner Publications, 1998
  • Everything you Need to Know if your Family is on Welfare, Rosen Publishing, 1998
  • Worth the Risk: True Stories about Risk Takers Plus How you Can be one, Free Spirit, 1999
  • T-Shirts, Lerner Publications, 1999
  • Working in Education, Lerner, 1999
  • Happy New Year, Everywhere!, Millbrook Press, 2000
  • Christmas - Celebrating Life, Giving and Kindness, Enslow Publishers, 2001
  • Hanukkah: Celebrating the Holiday of Lights, Enslow Publishers, 2001
  • Merry Christmas, Everywhere!, Millbrook Press, 2002
  • The Middle School Survival Guide, Walker, 2003
  • Thanksgiving Day Crafts, Enslow Publishers, 2004
  • Valnetine's Day Crafts, Enslow Publishers, 2004
  • Mother's Day Crafts, Enslow Publishers, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Dropout Blues (Crosswinds)

ISBN: 0373980205
Release Date: 1988-02-01

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Tornadoes (New True Books)

ISBN: 0516410717
Release Date: 1995-03

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Soda Pop (How It's Made)

ISBN: 0822597101
Release Date: 1995-09

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Floods (New True Books)

ISBN: 0516410679
Release Date: 1995-03

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Bicycles (How It's Made)

ISBN: 0822597403
Release Date: 1996-12

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A Little More to Love (Sweet Dreams Series #221)

ISBN: 0553564862
Release Date: 1994-11-01

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Forest Fires

ISBN: 0788197355
Release Date: 1995-06-01

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Blizzards (New True Books)

ISBN: 0516410733
Release Date: 1995-09

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The Families Book: True Stories About Real Kids and the People They Live With and Love

ISBN: 1575420023
Release Date: 1996-04

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Wonderful wolves of the wild

ISBN: 0874067235
Release Date: 1996-08-01

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Teddy Bears (Household History Series)

ISBN: 1575052229
Release Date: 1997-09

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The Kids' Volunteering Book (Kids' Ventures)

ISBN: 0822598205
Release Date: 1998-04

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The Kids' Business Book (Kids' Ventures)

ISBN: 0822598213
Release Date: 1998-04-01

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Kent State (Cornerstones of Freedom)

ISBN: 0516207873
Release Date: 1998-03

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Happy New Year Everywhere!

ISBN: 0761314881
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Christmas: Celebrating Life, Giving, Kindness (Finding Out about Holidays)

ISBN: 0766015769
Release Date: 2001-06

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Merry Christmas, Everywhere! (Single Titles)

ISBN: 076131699X
Release Date: 2002-09-01

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The Middle School Survival Guide: How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins

ISBN: 0802788521
Release Date: 2003-09-01

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Thanksgiving Day Crafts (Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do!)

ISBN: 0766023451
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Mother's Day Crafts (Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do!)

ISBN: 0766023486
Release Date: 2005-03-01

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Literary Awards

Golden Medallion for best young adult novel by Romance Writers of America for Does Your Nose Get in the Way Too? in 1987

Parent Council selection, for:

  • The Best Friends Book
  • The Families Book
  • Worth the Risk

International Reading Association recommended title, for The Best Friends Book

Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, for The Kids' Invention Book and The Kids' Business Book

New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age selection for The Middle School Survival Guide in 2004

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Agent: Lettie Lee

The Ann Elmo Agency, Inc.

60 East 42nd St.

New York, NY 10165

External Links

Arlene Erlbach on WorldCat

Arlene Erlbach on Amazon


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