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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy Jane Polette  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Richmond Heights, Missouri

-- Nancy Jane Polette on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Studied at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and taught there from 1968-1978.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nancy Polette is Adjunct Faculty at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

Published Works

  • The Book Bag, Book Lures, 1986
  • The Little Old Woman and the Hungry Cat, Greenwillow, 1992
  • The Hole By the Apple Tree, Greenwillow, 1992
  • Brainpower Through Books, McFarland & Company, 1992
  • Literature Based Reading, Book Lures, 1992
  • Two Way Booktalks to Read and to Perform, Book Lures , 1992
  • Novel Booktalks, Book Lures, 1993
  • Multi-cultural Readers Theater, Booktalks, Book Lures, 1994
  • U.S. History, Readers Theatre, 200+ of History Through Booktalks, Songs, Poetry and Creative Writing Activities, Book Lures, 1994
  • Gifted Books, Gifted Readers, Literature Activities to Excite Young Minds, LibrariesUnlimited, 2000
  • The Best of Nancy Polette: Strategies for reading, writing and thinking'', Pieces of Learning, 2003

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Book bag in Martha's attic /
ISBN: 0913839469. OCLC Number:

Book Lures,. O'Fallon, Mo. :. ©1986.

The little old woman and the hungry cat /
ISBN: 0688083153. OCLC Number:

Greenwillow Books,. New York :. ©1989.

A hungry cat eats everyone he sees, until he swallows the little old woman who owns him and she takes steps to put a stop to his gluttony.

The hole by the apple tree :
ISBN: 0688105580. OCLC Number:

Greenwillow Books,. New York :. ©1992.

Harold's imagination takes him on an adventurous romp through the alphabet with a number of familiar storybook characters.

Novel booktalks :
ISBN: 1879287188. OCLC Number:

Book Lures,. O'Fallon, MO :. ©1992.

Multi-cultural readers theatre :
ISBN: 1879287315. OCLC Number:

Book Lures,. O'Fallon, MO :. ©1994.

Contains book talk scripts for juvenile books which feature sensitive, positive, and accurate portrayals of one or more cultural groups.

Gifted books, gifted readers :
ISBN: 1563088223. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Englewood, Colo. :. 2000.

The best of Nancy Polette :
ISBN: 1931334153. OCLC Number:

Pieces of Learning,. Marion, IL :. 2003.



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