Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Bates  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1921 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Elizabeth Bates on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Elizabeth was born in Evanston and lives there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth began her career as a secretary before becoming a childrens author.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Ask me tomorrow /
ISBN: 0823406598. OCLC Number: 15521565

Holiday House,. .

Although fifteen-year-old Paige thinks he is determined to get away from home and pursue his own career goals in the big city, thirteen-year-old Abby confuses the issue by helping him see his Maine countryside in a more appreciative way.

Hey there, owlface /
ISBN: 082340868X. OCLC Number: 22345928

Holiday House,. .

Nine-year-old Brad forms a special relationship with the owls roosting in his family's barn, one that is threatened by a trigger-happy neighbor.

It must've been the fish sticks /
ISBN: 0671465406. OCLC Number: 10296016

Archway/Pocket Books,. .

Picking up the pieces.
ISBN: 0671531387. OCLC Number: 795277455

Simon & Schuster Books,. .

Nell has loved Dexter since first grade, but once they reach junior high and he begins to change, she must decide how strong her feelings really are.

Say cheese /
ISBN: 0823405400. OCLC Number: 10696886

Holiday House,. .

When Christy wins 100 dollars in a radio contest, she is torn between buying Christmas presents for her large family and buying a new dress for herself.

That's what T.J. says /
ISBN: 082340465X. OCLC Number: 8387932

Holiday House,. .

With her grandparents too busy to pay attention to her and her father traveling a lot, twelve-year-old Mouse is heavily dependent upon her brother T.J. until she befriends another misfit like herself.

Thatcher Payne-in-the-neck /
ISBN: 0823405842. OCLC Number: 11972696

Holiday House,. .

Two friends with one parent each decide to do some matchmaking, only to later wonder if they've been too successful.

Tough beans /
ISBN: 0440406897. OCLC Number: 26987762

Dell,. .

With the help of his best friend Cassie, fourth-grader Nat comes to terms with his diabetes and a bully named Jasper.