Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Murphy  

Pen Name: Patricia J. Murphy

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1966 in Chicago, Illinois


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E-Mail: -- patricia@patriciajmurphy.com


Illinois Connection

Murphy lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Murphy is an award-winning children’s writer, author and poet. She is also a communications and marketing consultant, copywriter, and founder/​ chief creative officer of ''Pattycake Productions'', a creative services agency.She is the author of over 150 children's books, hundreds of magazine articles and a growing list of scripts for children's television. In addition to writing full-time, she viits schools and libraries and offers a variety of writing workshops to isnprire and motivate young readers/writers. In the Speaking Engagments section, you will find a small sampling of her hands-on, interactive workshops.


Awards

Bugs and Us


-- 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book
-- Dolly Parton Imagination Library Selection

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Murphy hosts a variety of workshops. Just a small sampling are listed here. Please feel free to contact the author for additional information and workshop ideas. *'''EVERYWHERE Ideas''' Discover the hows, ways and whys to grab great ideas for stories, non-fiction and poetry - and learn what to do with them when you have them! *'''POW-WOW-ER-FUL Words''' Explore what POW-WOW-ER-FUL words are, where to find + store them, and how to use them to create lasting images in readers' minds. *'''Ten Habits of Successful Writers''' Learn ten habits that ALL successful writers practice - and start incorporating them today! *'''Writing from the Inside Out''' Uncover how you can (and must) use your lfe experiences, gift these to your writing - and truly LIVE! *'''Writing WHAT YOU WANT + NEED TO KNOW''' Find out how to become an expert on ANYTHING you want (and need) to know through research, interviewing, first-hand experience and then write about it! *'''Truth is STRANGER than Fiction''' Mark Twain was right. Truth is stranger than fiction - and a whole lot of fun to write! Find out how to research and create the most creative non-fiction ever! *'''Writing that Matters''' Learn to use the "power of the pen" to change your life, your readers' lives - and the world! *'''Journey of a Pioneer''' Head your covered wagons westward along the Oregon Trail through Patricia's book ''Journey of a Pioneer'' and discover ways to write about your own journeys! *'''Writing all Summer Long''' Discover sure-fire ways to start, keep, and stay writing through the lazy days of summer - and other vacations, too.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Adding puppies and kittens
ISBN: 9780545666367. OCLC Number: 1054105443

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This visual guide aids readers in mastering the addition of numbers from 1 through 10. Includes puppy and kitten photos throughout the book.

Adding puppies and kittens /
ISBN: 0766027260. OCLC Number: 63705866

Enslow Elementary,. .

This visual guide aids readers in mastering the addition of numbers from 1 through 10. Includes puppy and kitten photos throughout the book.

Avoiding drugs
ISBN: 9780822563396. OCLC Number: 63831516

Lerner Publications,. .

Learn how to avoid harmful drugs.

Avoiding drugs /
ISBN: 0822527790. OCLC Number: 57193178

Lerner Publications,. .

Learn how to avoid harmful drugs.

Back and forth /
ISBN: 0516268651. OCLC Number: 46918116

Children's Press,. .

A simple introduction to back and forth movement.

Badgers /
ISBN: 073682071X. OCLC Number: 52720812

Capstone Press,. .

Simple text and photographs introduce badgers and their grasslands habitat.

Bugs and us
ISBN: 9780756693336. OCLC Number: 748329724

DK,. .

Helps your child to discover all about the lives of creepy crawlies--what they eat, where they live, and how they help humans.

Counting puppies and kittens
ISBN: 9780766027244. OCLC Number: 63705865

Enslow Publishers,. .

Learn to count with adorable puppies and kittens.

Death
ISBN: 9780431907833. OCLC Number: 212894277

Heinemann Library,. .

Discusses death, explaining the feelings many people experience when they are grieving for a loved one and the ways people remember their loved ones. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Denmark /
ISBN: 0736813713. OCLC Number: 48834697

Bridgestone Books,. .

Introduces the geography, food, and culture of Denmark, including information about the capital Copenhagen and author Hans Christian Andersen.

Discovering underwater secrets with a nature photographer
ISBN: 9780766028166. OCLC Number: 71223111

Enslow Elementary,. .

An introduction to underwater photography.

Earning money
ISBN: 9780822521495. OCLC Number: 56329903

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

Find out how to negotiate an allowance or start a business from kids who started their own enterprises.

Election day /
ISBN: 0516274880. OCLC Number: 49618777

Children's Press,. .

Explains the importance of voting, different methods of voting, and how voting helps us take part in our government.

Election Day.
ISBN: 9781439551905. OCLC Number: 246901435

Paw Prints. .

Exploring space with an astronaut /
ISBN: 0766022684. OCLC Number: 52430998

Enslow Publishers,. .

Briefly explains the work of astronauts, scientists who travel on the space shuttle to study outer space and to conduct experiments.

Garrett Morgan :
ISBN: 0766022749. OCLC Number: 53937831

Enslow Publishers,. .

Profiles the man responsible for inventing the traffic light and gas mask, both very important elements for safety.

Grace Hopper :
ISBN: 0766022730. OCLC Number: 54365160

Enslow Publishers,. .

A brief biography of the woman who pioneered advances in computer technology.

Hearing /
ISBN: 0516225995. OCLC Number: 48777388

Children's Press,. .

Sound off if you want to separate the noise from the nonsense about an important human sense that helps you recognize sounds, communicate, and even maintain balance--hearing!

Hope for the elephants
ISBN: 9781465428424. OCLC Number: 893931999

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Join David and his grandmother on an amazing trip to study [the elephants] in an Asian sanctuary and on an African reserve. Discover how people can give elephants a hopeful future.--Page 4 of cover.

Horse Club
ISBN: 9781465418111. OCLC Number: 852831306

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Emma adores horses almost as much as she idolizes her older sister. Emma dreams about riding in a show alongside her sister one day. The sisters go to horse-riding camp, where Emma's wish is about to come true, but it's not a smooth ride. WIll Emma save her sister, the show-- and the day?--Page 4 of cover.

How Does the Wind Blow?
ISBN: 9780761433637. OCLC Number: 225870604

Benchmark Books. .

I need you /
ISBN: 0516225952. OCLC Number: 50028519

Children's Press,. .

Illustrations and rhyming text describe things that complement each other, such as a soup and a spoon, a song and a tune, flowers and a vase, and a smile and a face.

Journey of a pioneer
ISBN: 9780756640057. OCLC Number: 199450362

DK Pub.,. .

Olivia Clark describes her family's journey as they move from their home in Missouri to the Oregon Territory while following the Oregon Trail through her diary.

Let's play soccer
ISBN: 9780756643379. OCLC Number: 241310997

DK Pub.,. .

Join Erik as he goes to his first soccer practice and learns how to play for the team.

Let's play soccer /
ISBN: 075663458x. OCLC Number: 173659545

DK Pub.,. .

At his first soccer practice, Erik learns how to stretch, the rules of the game, and kicking techniques before playing a practice game.

Measuring puppies and kittens
ISBN: 9780766027275. OCLC Number: 64208177

Enslow Elementary,. .

Describes different ways to measure the size of puppies and kittens.

Never eat soggy waffles :
ISBN: 9781464606403. OCLC Number: 870647244

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Introduces young readers to the concept of mnemonic devices, presenting several examples of mnemonics as study aids and explaining how mnemonic devices are created--Provided by publisher.

Never eat soggy waffles :
ISBN: 0766027104. OCLC Number: 180989487

Enslow Publishers,. .

"Introduces young readers to the concept of mnemonic devices, presenting several examples of mnemonics as study aids and explaining how mnemonic devices are created"--Provided by publisher.

Nigeria /
ISBN: 0761417958. OCLC Number: 54817158

Benchmark Books,. .

An introduction to Nigeria, highlighting the country's geography, people, foods, schools, recreation, celebrations, and language.

Prairie dogs /
ISBN: 0736820736. OCLC Number: 52720814

Capstone Press,. .

Simple text and photographs introduce prairie dogs and their grasslands habitat.

Push and pull
ISBN: 0516225510. OCLC Number: 46928847

Children's Press,. .

Simple text and photographs describe and illustrate push and pull movement.

Red Foxes.
ISBN: 9780736894951. OCLC Number: 148718831

Pebble Books,. .

Staying happy
ISBN: 9781580134057. OCLC Number: 181422885

Lerner,. .

Staying happy.
ISBN: 082252774X. OCLC Number: 946920997

Lernerclassroom,. .

Subtracting puppies and kittens /
ISBN: 0766027252. OCLC Number: 63705868

Enslow Publishers,. .

Understanding subtraction has never been easier. The book includes a number line along with fun photos, and readers will quickly master subtracting numbers 1 through 10.

Te necesito
ISBN: 0516258907. OCLC Number: 51566661

Children's Press,. .

Illustrations and rhyming text describe things that complement each other, such as a soup and a spoon, a song and a tune, flowers and a vase, and a smile and a face.

Telling time
ISBN: 9780756640446. OCLC Number: 245595406

DK Pub.,. .

A brief history of time keeping and clock making.

Telling time /
ISBN: 0756629489. OCLC Number: 145504522

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A brief history of time keeping and clock making.

Telling time with puppies and kittens
ISBN: 9780545547505. OCLC Number: 1049151935

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What time is it? People ask this question many times every day and now you will be able to answer them! Learn how to look at analog and digital clocks and make sense of them. What do the different hands on the clock mean? What is the difference between A.M. and P.M.? Includes puppy and kitten photos throughout the book.

Telling time with puppies and kittens /
ISBN: 0766027287. OCLC Number: 64335771

Enslow Publishers,. .

What time is it? People ask this question many times every day and now you will be able to answer them! Learn how to look at analog and digital clocks and make sense of them. What do the different hands on the clock mean? What is the difference between A.M. and P.M.? Includes puppy and kitten photos throughout the book.

Why does the moon change its shape?
ISBN: 1404255931. OCLC Number: 779034057

Rosen Pub. Group. .

Why does the moon change its shape?
ISBN: 0823962342. OCLC Number: 47957586

PowerKids Press,. .

Questions and answers about the Moon.