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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Raymond Bial  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1948 in Danville, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Bial was born in Danville, Illinois and currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. He has published over eighty books for children and adults. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS.


Awards

Rescuing Rover

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes), contact author Raymond Bial P. O. Box 593 Urbana, IL 61803

Selected Titles At Your Library

A book comes together :
ISBN: 0971823820. OCLC Number: 642505503

Bound to Stay Bound Books,. .

A handful of dirt
ISBN: 9781338048056. OCLC Number: 1003291704

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Discusses the nature and importance of soil and the many forms of life it supports.

A handful of dirt /
ISBN: 0802786987. OCLC Number: 42812860

Walker,. .

Discusses the nature and importance of soil and the many forms of life it supports.

Amish home /
ISBN: 0395595045. OCLC Number: 25316264

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Text and photographs depict the way of life of the Amish.

Cajun home /
ISBN: 0395860954. OCLC Number: 36969729

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Discusses the history and culture of the Cajuns, French-speaking people who settled deep in the woods and bayous of Louisiana.

Cajun Home.
ISBN: 1299890504. OCLC Number: 858969062

HMH Books for Young Readers,. .

Champaign /
ISBN: 0738551880. OCLC Number: 182525830

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Champaign :
ISBN: 0943963354. OCLC Number: 29294857

G. Bradley Pub.,. .

Chigger :
ISBN: 9781934894385. OCLC Number: 788461739

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What happens when a mysterious 'new girl' moves into a quiet little town in southern Indiana? It's the late 1950s and folks aren't accustomed to change. The other kids don't know what to make of the scrappy newcomer who's not even starting school right. She insists on being called Eddie-though Eddie is a boy's name, as everyone in school knows. From the very start this girl already had a secret deep as her own name. Inspired by a true story and actual events, Chigger follows the struggles of the new girl as she raises quite a ruckus at school. Impoverished, always hungry, she nonetheless refuses help and won't be pitied. Fiercely independent, with plenty of pluck, she is clearly a fighter-with her mouth and her fists. Will she ever make a single friend as she battles for respect and a safe place for herself and her mother in the pleasant town of Roscoe? Will anyone ever stand up for her? And will folks do the right thing when they see it clearly, as the girl ultimately has to fight for her life? ...--Page 4 of cover.

Common ground :
ISBN: 0935153012. OCLC Number: 13721542

Stormline Press,. .

Corn Belt harvest /
ISBN: 0395811465. OCLC Number: 39038137

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Text and photographs describe the United States Corn Belt region and its harvest season.

Cow towns
ISBN: 0516237063. OCLC Number: 54611101

Children's Press,. .

Gives a pictorial and prose history of old towns in the West. Describes the history of cow towns, places where people would congregate to sell their herds.

Dripping Blood Cave & other ghostly stories /
ISBN: 1933987138. OCLC Number: 668197897

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A collection of ghost stories featuring the humorous adventures of young teen Hank Cantrell and his fleet-of-foot, 'fraidy-cat sidekick, Clifford Hopkins. together the two ghost magnets encounter a host of spooks, haunts, spectres, and just plain ornery folks who won't die and go away in the central midwestern town of Myrtleville, Indiana ... until Hank works out a solution.

Early American villages
ISBN: 0516237047. OCLC Number: 54670261

Children's Press,. .

Traces the history of Colonial life and social customs with authentic pictures and interesting text.

Ellis Island :
ISBN: 0618999434. OCLC Number: 244481684

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,. .

Since opening in 1892, Ellis Island has come to symbolize the waves of immigrants from a list of countries that seems endless. In this work, Bial tells the story of Ellis Island itself.

First frost /
ISBN: 0935153004. OCLC Number: 12890794

Stormline Press,. .

From the heart of the country :
ISBN: 0915611414. OCLC Number: 24762680

Sagamore Pub.,. .

Frontier settlements
ISBN: 0516237055. OCLC Number: 54542874

Children's Press,. .

Explains the migration of homesteaders from the East to west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Ghost towns of the American West
ISBN: 9780547561899. OCLC Number: 759581900

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Text and photographs describe some of the thirty thousand deserted towns in the U.S. The author also examines why people settled in these places and why they left.

Ghost towns of the American West /
ISBN: 0618065571. OCLC Number: 44587918

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Text and photographs describe some of the thirty thousand deserted towns in the U.S. The author also examines why people settled in these places and why they left.

In all my years :
ISBN: 0961207809. OCLC Number: 9985425

Champaign County Historical Museum,. .

Ivesdale, a photographic essay
ISBN: 0960964606. OCLC Number: 16758717

Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library,. .

Longhouses
ISBN: 0516250787. OCLC Number: 54611110

Children's Press,. .

Describes the history, social structure, and customs of the Iroquois Indians.

Looking good :
ISBN: 0838905757. OCLC Number: 24066301

American Library Association,. .

Marcia Adam's heirloom recipes :
ISBN: 0517593475. OCLC Number: 30031956

Clarkson Potter,. .

Brings together more than 250 homegrown recipes from around the U.S., plus some new favorites.

Missions and presidios
ISBN: 0516250795. OCLC Number: 54670270

Children's Press,. .

Explains how missions came to be, and what their purpose was.

Mist over the mountains :
ISBN: 0395735696. OCLC Number: 34412945

Houghton Mifflin,. .

An overview of life past and present in the geographic region known as Appalachia.

Nauvoo :
ISBN: 0618396853. OCLC Number: 62152742

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Learn about this city that many Mormons consider the birthplace of their religion.

One-room school /
ISBN: 0395905141. OCLC Number: 40163467

Houghton Mifflin Co.,. .

Presents a brief history of the one-room schools that existed in the United States from the 1700s to the 1950s.

Portrait of a farm family /
ISBN: 0395699363. OCLC Number: 31290235

Houghton Mifflin,. .

At five o'clock every morning and five o'clock every evening the fifty-five cows on the Steidinger farm are milked. Milking is one of the dozens of chores, day in and day out, that are part of life for a farm family. But it's not all work; there is the satisfaction of self-sufficiency and a life lived independently for Dennis and Jane Steidinger and their eight children. Telling the Steidingers' story in both words and spirited photographs, Raymond Bial portrays a way of life and the individual lives of the members of this farm family.

Rescuing Rover :
ISBN: 9780547573625. OCLC Number: 774281056

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Depicts the problem of the dog overpopulation crisis and describes the grim realities of puppy mills and the lives of abandoned dogs. Demonstrates the filthy conditions many animals have been subjected to and profiles the work of the ASPCA in placing them in shelters to be adopted.

Rescuing Rover :
ISBN: 0547341253. OCLC Number: 651911415

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Looks at the problem of dog overpopulation in America; discusses the role of puppy mills, pet stores, and independent breeders; and includes a profile of a local animal shelter.

Shadow Island :
ISBN: 1883953375. OCLC Number: 70911103

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When she is warned of ghosts inhabiting Shadow Island, twelve-year-old Amanda finds she is strangely drawn there and decides to explore it with her sister Sally and best friend Roxanne, but what they find surprises everyone.

Shaker home /
ISBN: 0395640474. OCLC Number: 28587438

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Shaker traditions and lifestyle are brought to life through informative text and full-color photographs of authentic homes, furnishings, and handicrafts. The photographs were taken at The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, a community restored to its original pristine condition.

Stopping by :
ISBN: 0252015878. OCLC Number: 18106362

University of Illinois Press,. .

Super Soybean.
ISBN: 1322182647. OCLC Number: 893189080

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

If there is any such thing as a & ldquo;super & rdquo; plant, that plant is the soybean. Used for an amazing variety of things & mdash;plastics, fuel, soap, and medicine & mdash;soybeans are also a healthy food source for animals and people.

Tenement :
ISBN: 0618138498. OCLC Number: 50291002

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Presents a view of New York City's tenements during the peak years of foreign immigration, discussing living conditions, laws pertaining to tenements, and the occupations of their residents.

Tenement :
ISBN: 9780547561981. OCLC Number: 759835533

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Presents a view of New York City's tenements during the peak years of foreign immigration, discussing living conditions, laws pertaining to tenements, and the occupations of their residents.

The Apache
ISBN: 076140936X. OCLC Number: 1003690658

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Apache.

The Arapaho
ISBN: 0761416846. OCLC Number: 52208587

Benchmark Books,. .

Presents information on the past and present culture of the Arapaho Indians.

The Blackfeet
ISBN: 0761414169. OCLC Number: 48964739

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Blackfeet who, as the Lords of the Plains, lived for hundreds of years on the Great Plains of the United States and Canada.

The canals
ISBN: 0761413367. OCLC Number: 45487221

Benchmark Books,. .

In Building America, noted author-photographer Raymond Bial provides an absorbing account of how technology helped shape and define the American landscape from colonial through frontier times. Under discussion are forts, mills, canals, farms and houses -- their form, purpose and significance in United States history. Of particular note are the ways in which each structure contributed to the survival and growth of America, be it as a method of defense, manufacture, transportation or housing. A medley of the author's and period photographs, archival paintings and line drawings from artist Eric Sloane's celebrated works further enhance a distinguished achievement of historical, architectural and technological interest.

The Carnegie library in Illinois
ISBN: 0252018222. OCLC Number: 22952700

University of Illinois Press,. .

The Cheyenne
ISBN: 0761409386. OCLC Number: 43598964

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Cheyenne.

The Comanche
ISBN: 0761408649. OCLC Number: 40940181

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Comanchee Indians.

The Cree
ISBN: 0761419020. OCLC Number: 56590630

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Cree.

The Crow
ISBN: 0761419012. OCLC Number: 56591856

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Learn about the Crow Indians and how they lived everyday life.

The farms
ISBN: 0761413324. OCLC Number: 45487206

Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish,. .

Discusses the history of the farm and all of the changes that life style has gone through.

The fresh grave and other ghostly stories /
ISBN: 1883953227. OCLC Number: 37345700

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Hank and his 'fraidy-cat sidekick Clifford explore old buildings and cemeteries around the central midwestern town of Myrtleville and encounter a number of ghosts.

The ghost of Honeymoon Creek /
ISBN: 1883953278. OCLC Number: 41991343

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Hank and his 'fraidy-cat buddy Clifford are chased by a host of ghosts through the countryside near Myrtleville and encounter a mysterious old lady who leads them to uncover the secret of the ghost of Honeymoon Creek.

The Houses
ISBN: 0761413359. OCLC Number: 45486866

Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish,. .

Describes the history of the different types of houses, emphasizing basic architecture, building techniques, and materials.

The Inuit /
ISBN: 0761412123. OCLC Number: 45486863

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Inuit people of the Arctic Circle.

The Iroquois
ISBN: 0761408029. OCLC Number: 37322232

Benchmark Books,. .

Describes the history, social structure, and customs of the People of the Longhouse.

The Long Walk :
ISBN: 0761413227. OCLC Number: 48383363

Benchmark Books,. .

Presents an overview of the history of the Navajo Indians, with a detailed account of how the United States Government, represented by Kit Carson, forced them on a 300-mile walk from their homeland in the Southwest to a prison camp at Bosque Redondo, New Mexico, in 1864, and their eventual return home after the United States-Navajo Treaty of 1868.

The Menominee
ISBN: 0761419039. OCLC Number: 56590624

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Menominee.

The Mills
ISBN: 0761413332. OCLC Number: 45493434

Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish,. .

Discusses the history of the mill, including sawmills, windmills, gristmills, and water mills, and describes millers and what it was like to live in a mill town.

The Nez Perce
ISBN: 0761412107. OCLC Number: 44768763

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Nez Perce Indians.

The Ojibwe
ISBN: 0761408630. OCLC Number: 40738879

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Ojibwa Indians.

The people and culture of the Apache
ISBN: 9781502610102. OCLC Number: 911199951

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For thousands of years, Native American tribes have roamed the North American landscape. Some followed the routes of their prey; others chose to settle in areas with plenty of food already at hand. One of the nomadic tribes was the Apache, a tribe still existing today. Their earliest ancestors came to settle in the southwestern United States thousands of years ago. Despite hardships, today they remain a tribe connected to the land and committed to keeping it safe. This is the story of the Apache, from the deepest past to the present day.

The people and culture of the Cherokee
ISBN: 9781502618863. OCLC Number: 927438986

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The people of the Cherokee Nation were descendants of the first Native Americans to live in North America. Over time, they developed their own culture, identity, language, beliefs, and customs. However, their lifestyles became threatened with the arrival of Europeans. By the 1830s, many people living in the United States wanted Native Americans moved onto reservations. One of the most difficult experiences for the Cherokee Nation was the forced removal of the Cherokee from their lands to Oklahoma. This was called the Trail of Tears. In this book, the history of the Cherokee people is told, from their earliest days to hardships during the nineteenth century, to how they have endured in the modern age. Bibliography, Biographies, Black-and-White Photographs, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Illustrations, Recipes.

The people and culture of the Chumash
ISBN: 9781502622556. OCLC Number: 955275369

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Explores the history and traditions of the Chumash from their settlement in North America to the modern day, describing their belief system, rituals, and notable figures.

The people and culture of the Delaware
ISBN: 9781502610058. OCLC Number: 911199994

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Over the course of its history, North America has been home to many different animals, including humans. The first humans to call North America home came over thousands of years ago from Russia. They traveled the earth looking for animals to provide meat and clothing. One of these groups contained the ancestors of the Delaware. The Delaware Nation was one of the first nations to encounter English settlers. Their story of triumph, hardship, and how they overcame obstacles to remain one of the standard communities today is told here.

The people and culture of the Huron
ISBN: 9781502610089. OCLC Number: 911004842

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Discusses Huron history, culture, civilization, and beliefs as well as the hardships they have endured and the struggles they continue to face.

The people and culture of the Mandan
ISBN: 9781502622495. OCLC Number: 953927580

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People have inhabited North America for centuries. Among their descendants are many Native American tribes. Today, one tribe with a rich history is the Mandan. The Mandan have a vibrant culture and past, filled with challenges and triumphs. This book discusses the Mandan s beginnings, as well as their present-day happenings, and explores their future in an ever-changing world. Bibliography, Black-and-White Photographs, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Illustrations, Primary Sources, Recipes, Timelines.

The people and culture of the Navajo
ISBN: 9781502622433. OCLC Number: 949922917

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This book discusses the Navajo people beginnings, one of the most well-known and well-remembered tribes, their present-day happenings, and explores their future in an ever-changing world.

The people and culture of the Shawnee
ISBN: 9781502618924. OCLC Number: 933587959

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The Shawnee have lived for many centuries in North America. Their nomadic lifestyles brought them from the East Coast to the Midwest, and eventually to the South. Over time, their way of life changed. Today, the Shawnee continue their traditions and customs. This book explores the history of the Shawnee people and discusses what the various tribes of the Shawnee are like today. Bibliography, Biographies, Black-and-White Photographs, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Illustrations, Recipes.

The people and culture of the Shoshone
ISBN: 9781502618979. OCLC Number: 929985502

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The Powhatan
ISBN: 0761412093. OCLC Number: 44794816

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Powhatan Indians.

The Pueblo /
ISBN: 0761408614. OCLC Number: 40255937

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Pueblo.

The Seminole
ISBN: 0761408622. OCLC Number: 40510455

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Seminole people.

The Shaker village
ISBN: 0813124891. OCLC Number: 753968473

University Press of Kentucky,. .

Photographed at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, this volume introduces the traditional Shaker way of life in text and full-color photographs. The text describes the people as they lived, worked, and changed as well as the origins of the sect, their beliefs, activities, clothing, inventiveness, skills, and humanity. The author explains the Shaker ideal of functional simplicity, through descriptions of their mode of life, and devotion to productive work. This book is an introduction to the history and philosophy of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers.

The Sioux
ISBN: 0761408045. OCLC Number: 38504220

Benchmark Books,. .

Examines the origins, beliefs, language, and culture of the Sioux, also known as the Dakota Indians.

The strength of these arms :
ISBN: 0395773946. OCLC Number: 36037834

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Describes how slaves were able to preserve some elements of their African heritage despite the often brutal treatment they experienced on Southern plantations.

The super soybean /
ISBN: 0807575496. OCLC Number: 123136553

Albert Whitman,. .

A discussion of the history and uses of soybeans, and how they are planted and harvested.

The Tlingit
ISBN: 0761414142. OCLC Number: 48055526

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Tlingit.

The underground railroad /
ISBN: 0395979153. OCLC Number: 30671126

Houghton Mifflin,. .

By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of "stations" on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the "passengers" and "conductors."

The Wampanoag
ISBN: 0761416838. OCLC Number: 51637718

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Wampanoag.

There is a season
ISBN: 0961404302. OCLC Number: 11395759

Champaign County Nursing Home,. .

Townships
ISBN: 0877453543. OCLC Number: 44963762

University of Iowa Press,. .

It would not seem so important for southern writers to justify writing about the South--that region is defined. Midwestern writers, however, must first define their region, inhabit it, so that writing about it through fiction and poetry will become as natural as it is for writers in other necks of the national world. Townships seeks to prepare the ground for that work, using the very ground itself as a starting place. Each contributor has written about his or her specific township of childhood or a bordered region that defined a first notion of place in the world. Complementing this diversity in writer and subject are Raymond Bial's striking and evocative photographs, a visual essay that echoes the sensibility of the township with grace and precision.--[book jacket].

Visit to Amish country
ISBN: 1886154023. OCLC Number: 31882161

Phoenix Pub.,. .

What else you can do with a library degree :
ISBN: 1555702643. OCLC Number: 36824812

Neal-Schuman Publishers,. .

Where Lincoln walked
ISBN: 9780802786265. OCLC Number: 192082394

Walker and Co.,. .

Includes a brief biography of President Lincoln, a list of locations where he walked, and photographs of places, buildings, and objects significant in his life.

Where Lincoln walked /
ISBN: 0802786316. OCLC Number: 36509693

Walker and Co.,. .

Includes a brief biography of President Lincoln, a list of locations where he walked, and photographs of places, buildings, and objects significant in his life.

Where Washington walked /
ISBN: 0802788998. OCLC Number: 54461963

Walker & Co.,. .

A brief biography of President Washington, a list of locations where he walked, and photographs of places, buildings, and objects significant in his life.

With needle and thread :
ISBN: 0395735688. OCLC Number: 32467225

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Examines quilts and quiltmaking as an artistic expression, handed down through generations of women.

Zoom lens photography
ISBN: 0936262451. OCLC Number: 35698428

Amherst Media,. .