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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barb Rosenstock  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago


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E-Mail: -- barb@barbrosenstock.com


Illinois Connection

Rosenstock was born in Chicago and raised in Orland Park. She attended college at the University of Illinois, Loyola University in Chicago and National Louis University in Evanston. She currently resides in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barb Rosenstock is an award-winning author who loves to write about true stories for children. Along with the books, she also provides downloadable Educatorā€™s Guides with Common Core connections on her website. She enjoys making school visits and will work with teachers to develop a program specific to curriculum needs.


Awards

Fearless

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Rosenstock enjoys making school visits. She will make presentations about writing or spend a day as a visiting author. Contact her through her [http://barbrosenstock.com/contact/ website] to arrange a visit. Costs depend on the number of presentations, length of time and the distance traveled from Chicago’s northwest suburbs. She is also available for SKYPE visits.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Ben Franklin's big splash :
ISBN: 1620914468. OCLC Number: 875521490

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"Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish--fins and all. This ... account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions. Includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes"--Amazon.com.

Ben Franklin's big splash :
ISBN: 9781633794450. OCLC Number: 893896034

Dreamscape Media,. .

Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish; fins and all! This fascinating and lively account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led him to even more innovations and inventions.

Dorothea's eyes :
ISBN: 162979208X. OCLC Number: 914219169

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"In this powerful and inspiring book, Barb Rosenstock and GeĢrard DuBois reveal the story of Dorothea's remarkable life and illuminate how her photographs continue to tell the world the truth."--

Fearless :
ISBN: 9780525421733. OCLC Number: 496727579

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Introduces the life of stock car racer Louise Smith, from her first ride behind the wheel of her father's Ford to her thrilling stock car races across the country during the 1950s.

The camping trip that changed America :
ISBN: 0803737106. OCLC Number: 729863199

Dial Books for Young Readers,. .

Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.

The camping trip that changed America :
ISBN: 9780545569910. OCLC Number: 879574186

Scholastic,. .

Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.

The littlest mountain
ISBN: 9780761371946. OCLC Number: 702119645

Kar-Ben Pub.,. .

Mount Carmel, tall Mount Hermon and mighty Mount Tabor compete for the honor of being the mountain from which God will speak to his people. But little Mount Sinai is silent. Which mountain will God choose?

The littlest mountain /
ISBN: 0761344977. OCLC Number: 644018129

Kar-Ben Pub.,. .

Discusses how Mount Sinai was chosen as the site of the giving of the Ten Commandments.

The noisy paint box :
ISBN: 9780307978486. OCLC Number: 872372266

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Describes how Vasya Kandinsky's creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experience colors as sounds and sounds as colors.

The streak :
ISBN: 159078992X. OCLC Number: 861955999

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Chronicles the story of the legendary baseball star, his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, and the longest hitting streak in baseball history, which united the country on the brink of World War II.

The streak :
ISBN: 9781629792699. OCLC Number: 898181931

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In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story that united the country and made DiMaggio a hero, at a time when one was profoundly needed. Barb Rosenstock's action-packed text and Terry Widener's powerful illustrations capture DiMaggio's drive as well as his frustration. The book also includes headlines, quotes, stats, and a detailed bibliography.

Thomas Jefferson builds a library
ISBN: 9781590789322. OCLC Number: 828884680

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Thomas Jefferson loved to read and collect books on almost every subject. He built his first library as a young man, and kept on building until his book collection helped to create the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the world's largest library.

Through the window :
ISBN: 9781524717537. OCLC Number: 1020311639

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Known for both his paintings and stained-glass windows, Marc Chagall rose from humble beginnings to become one of the world's most renowned artists. Admired for his use of color and the powerful emotion in his work, Chagall led a career that spanned decades and continents, and he never stopped growing. This lyrical narrative shows readers, through many different windows, the pre-WWI childhood and wartime experiences that shaped Chagall's path.--Publisher's description.

Vincent can't sleep
ISBN: 9781101937105. OCLC Number: 1005351444

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Describes how Van Gogh's insomnia, possibly a symptom of mental or physical illness, allowed him to view the night sky while everyone else was asleep and influenced how he saw the world around him.