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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Latta  

Pen Name: Rich Latta

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1946 in East Chicago. Indiana


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Illinois Connection

Latta lives in Plainfield and teaches in Forest Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Latta graduated from Illinois Benedictine College with a B.S. in 1968. He lives in Plainfield, IL and has worked in Forest Park Public Schools as a junior high science teacher since 1968. He became a free lance writer in 1970.Along with the books listed, he is also the author of four books in "Games for Travel" series, author of four grammar puzzle books, four supplementary curriculum books and has been a contributor of poems, short stories, and articles to more than fifty-five journals. He was the advisor to ''Current Science'' from 1972-73.


Published Works

    Rain (poetry), Windless Orchard, 1970Concrete Poems, Cycle Press, 1972Creative Writing of Concrete Poetry for Schools, Mafex Publishing, 1974Science Puzzles, Business Stimulus, 1974Letter Recognition, Mafex Publishing, 1975Grammar Puzzles, Mafex Publishing, 1978Metric Puzzles, Mafex Publishing, 1978Art Activity Book, Gamco Publishing, 1979Word Find Puzzle Book, Q Publishing, 1980Mazes, Mazes, Mazes, Modern Promotions & Publishers, Nos. 1-6, 1982, Nos. 7-12, 1983This Little Pig Had a Riddle, Albert Whitman, 1984Puzzle Pick Search-a-Words (six volumes), Waldman Publishing, 1985Mother Goose Puzzles, Price, Stern, 1987More Mother Goose Puzzles, Price, Stern, 1990Dinosaur Mazes, Price, Stern, 1990State the Facts, Price, Stern, 1990The 40's Song Title Quiz Book, Price, Stern, 1990The 50`s Song Title Quiz Book, Price, Stern, 1990The 60`s Song Title Quiz Book, Price, Stern, 1990The 70`s Song Title Quiz Book, Price, Stern, 19901991 Word Find Calendar, Landmark Calendars, 19901992 Word Find Calendar, Landmark Calendars, 1991The 50`s TV Show Trivia Book, Price, Stern, 1991The 60`s TV Show Trivia Book, Price, Stern, 1991The 70`s TV Show Trivia Book, Price, Stern, 1991The 80`s TV Show Trivia Book, Price, Stern, 1991212 Puzzles on 24 Classic Children`s Books, Alleyside Press, 1993


Selected Titles At Your Library

This little pig had a riddle /
ISBN: 0807578932. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. 1984.

Includes more than ninety riddles involving pigs ranging in topic from pig celebrities to hit movies and pop songs, sports, foods, and geographical place names.

The 50's song title quiz book /
ISBN: 0843128755. OCLC Number:

Price Stern Sloan,. Los Angeles :. ©1991.

The 60's song title quiz book /
ISBN: 0843128763. OCLC Number:

Price Stern Sloan,. Los Angeles :. ©1991.


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