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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lori Degman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Born in Chicago, Lori currently lives in Vernon Hills.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lori Degman use to be a teacher of deaf/hard of hearing children in Lake County. Lori's debut picture book, ''1 Zany Zoo'' was the winner of the 2008 Cheerios New Author Contest and was released by Simon & Schuster in July, 2010. It received the Gold Mother's Choice Award for Picture Book Humor in 2012. Teacher's Guides for both of Degman's books can be found on her [ website].


One Zany Zoo

-- Winner, Cheerios New Author Contest, 2010
-- Gold Mother's Choice Award for Picture Book Humor, 2012
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013


-- Honor Book for Primary Fiction, International Literacy Association, 2015

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Selected Titles At Your Library

1 zany zoo
ISBN: 9780616676233. OCLC Number: 1011712130

CNIB,. .

Have you ever wondered what happens at the zoo before the gates open? Foxes who steal keys, beavers who cook chilli, hyenas who play the blues - when no one is looking, anything can happen! Grades K-3. c2010.

1 zany zoo /
ISBN: 1416989900. OCLC Number: 303891606

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

When one fearless fox grabs the zookeeper's keys and opens all the cages, increasing numbers of animals behave in most unusual ways.

Cock-a-doodle oops!
ISBN: 9781939547071. OCLC Number: 861744806

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While the rooster is gone, the pig, cow, sheep, and other farm animals attempt to rouse Farmer McPeeper with cock-a-doodle SQUEAL, cock-a-doodle MOO, and cock-a-doodle BAAAA, with hilarious results--

Just read! /
ISBN: 1454925728. OCLC Number: 1085544799

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Rhyming text celebrates reading in its many forms as it follows a diverse group of children who read wherever and whenever they can.

Norbert's big dream /
ISBN: 1585369594. OCLC Number: 939426305

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Norbert has always dreamed of swimming the English Channel, and though he trains every day, he realizes he does not know where it is, but his pig friends help him succeed in his swimming quest.