Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Brendler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Defiance, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Brendler lives in Arlington Heights. She has also lived in Palatine, Oak Park and Mokena, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Brendler has a master's degree in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Illinois.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Winnie Finn, worm farmer /
ISBN: 0374384401. OCLC Number:

Farrar Straus Giroux,. New York :. 2009.

Winnie Finn raises earthworms, which help her neighbors win prizes at the county fair. Includes instructions on making a worm farm.

Radio girl /
ISBN: 0823428613. OCLC Number:

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In 1938, fourteen-year-old Cece, an aspiring radio actress, encounters lies, secrets, and hoaxes both at home and in the studio where she is transcribing the script for Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

Not very scary /
ISBN: 0374355479. OCLC Number:

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On Halloween, Melly is invited to Cousin Malberta's home for a surprise, but as she walks there on a beautifully spooky evening, she is followed by increasing numbers of creatures that may actually be frightening.

The Pickwicks' picnic :
ISBN: 0544839587. OCLC Number:

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After a canine family leaves the hot hazy city for a picnic by the shore, they run into a traffic jam crammed with vehicles ranging from one pickup to ten troopers cruisers, consequently creating an unexpected opportunity--for a picnic.


Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer


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