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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Brennan Demuth  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1948 in Souix City, Iowa


-- Website -- http://brennan-demuth.com/
-- Patricia Brennan Demuth on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=patricia+brennan+demuth


Illinois Connection

Brennan Demuth lived in Chicago for thirty-five years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of many award-winning children's fiction and non-fiction books. She grew up in a little Iowa town with a big family and imagination. After college, she moved to New York. From midtown Manhattan, Patricia moved with her family to an Illinois farm where resided for thirty-five years. She now lives in Wisconsin.


Awards

The Ornery Morning


-- Best Summer Reading for Kids, CBS “This Morning”

Max, The Bad Talking Parrot


-- Georgia Children's Storybook Award
-- Children's Choice, International Reading Assoc., 1987
-- Children's Choice, Children's Book Council, 1987

In Trouble with Teacher


-- Children’s Book of the Year, Bank Street College Child Study Children’s Book Committee

Those Amazing Ants


-- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Books Council, 1995
-- 100 Best Nonfiction Books for Children, selected by Judy Freeman
-- Nonfiction 71 Top Books of the Century, Instructor Magazine, March 2001

Joel Growing Up a Farm Man


-- Best Children’s Book, Society of Midland Authors
-- Outstanding Book in Social Sciences, National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
-- CCBC Choice, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education
-- The Best In Children’s Books, ''The University of Chicago’s Guide''

City Horse


-- Junior Literary Guild Selection
-- Sequoyah’s Children’s Books Masterlist, Oklahoma Library Association
-- The Best In Children’s Books, ''The University of Chicago’s Guide''

Way Down Deep


-- Children’s Books of the Year, Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College

Cradles in the Trees


-- Winner, ''WINNERS! Handbook

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author's presentations are interactive, filled with visuals, informative, and fun. The material is tailored to fit the age group, K–8. Each session ends with a Q & A. '''School Visit Presentation Topics include ''' *Becoming a Writer From Small Town to Big Apple *Behind the Scenes of the Who Was…? Series *On the Reporter’s Beat She will also make Skype visits. For additional information, visit the [http://brennan-demuth.com/speaking/ Speaking Page] of her website.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Achoo! :
ISBN: 0448413477. OCLC Number: 35151216

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

Explains how a person catches a cold, how the body fights the germs, and how other people can take precautions against getting another's cold.

Busy at day care head to toe /
ISBN: 0525456031. OCLC Number: 33442252

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Photographs and rhyming text demonstrate how arms, legs, ears, and mouths are kept busy during a day at day care.

City horse /
ISBN: 0396076505. OCLC Number: 4493597

Dodd, Mead,. .

Photos and text depict the career of one of the 83 horses of the Mounted Unit of the New York City Police Department.

Cradles in the trees :
ISBN: 0663638267. OCLC Number: 44345083

Silver Burdett Ginn,. .

Describes the methods and materials used by various birds to build their nests.

Cradles in the trees :
ISBN: 0027284662. OCLC Number: 27727646

Macmillan Pub. Co. ;. .

Describes the methods and materials used by various birds to build their nests.

Gorillas
ISBN: 9780448466354. OCLC Number: 855878273

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An easy-to-read journey inside the world of the gorilla explores how the intelligent great ape spends its day, its behavior, its feeding habits, and more.

Gorillas /
ISBN: 0448402173. OCLC Number: 29255157

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

An easy-to-read journey inside the world of the gorilla explores how the intelligent great ape spends its day, its behavior, its feeding habits, and more.

In trouble with teacher
ISBN: 0590639757. OCLC Number: 46417544

Scholastic,. .

Third-grader Montgomery draws great pictures and writes wonderful stories, but he's afraid that his teacher only cares about his terrible spelling.

In trouble with teacher /
ISBN: 0525452869. OCLC Number: 31169911

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Third-grader Montgomery draws great pictures and writes wonderful stories, but he's afraid that his teacher only cares about his terrible spelling.

Inside your busy body /
ISBN: 0448401894. OCLC Number: 27434718

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

A simple introduction to what is going on inside your body, such as what keeps you standing, what helps you move around, and what happens to your food after you swallow.

Joel, growing up a farm man /
ISBN: 0396079970. OCLC Number: 8235068

Dodd, Mead,. .

Focuses on a thirteen-year-old boy who works on his family's farm, caring for livestock, harvesting hay, and preparing to manage the farm himself one day.

Johnny Appleseed /
ISBN: 044841130X. OCLC Number: 34114167

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

Recounts the story of the man who traveled west planting apple seeds to make the country a better place to live.

Look! my tooth is loose! /
ISBN: 0448426854. OCLC Number: 50902053

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

Explains why children have baby teeth, why they fall out, and what happens after that.

Mars :
ISBN: 0448418436. OCLC Number: 38602711

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

Reviews the history of Earth's observation of the red planet since ancient times, explores the results of modern scientific studies carried out by telescope, satellite, and landing probe, and speculates on a future human landing.

MAX THE BAD-TALKING PARROT.
ISBN: 1312350326. OCLC Number: 1020866013

LULU COM,. .

Pick up your ears, Henry /
ISBN: 0027284654. OCLC Number: 24173870

Macmillan ;. .

A puppy hears many sounds as he searches through the barnyard for his mother.

Snakes
ISBN: 9780448466378. OCLC Number: 855764421

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Snakes /
ISBN: 044840513X. OCLC Number: 26301712

Grosset & Dunlap,. .

An introduction to an animal that's been with us since the time of the dinosaurs--the snake.

The ornery morning /
ISBN: 0525446885. OCLC Number: 22116075

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Farmer Bill wakes up late one morning to find that all of his animals, from the rooster to the cat, refuse to do any work.

Those amazing ants /
ISBN: 0027284670. OCLC Number: 28147334

Macmillan ;. .

Describes those fascinating insects, the ants, in simple words and pictures.

Those Amazing Ants.
ISBN: 9781442459328. OCLC Number: 769419554

Simon & Schuster Merchandise &. .

Large-scale pictures accompany a fact-filled text about life in an anthill. Book covers the structure of the anthill and explains the various jobs done in the anthill to include care for the queen and baby ants, find food, and more.

Way down deep :
ISBN: 0590136925. OCLC Number: 43023076

Scholastic,. .

What was D-Day?
ISBN: 9781338238525. OCLC Number: 1025334114

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D-Day spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would take place elsewhere.

What was D-Day? /
ISBN: 0448484072. OCLC Number: 907323577

. .

D-Day spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would take place elsewhere.

What was ellis island?
ISBN: 9780698167780. OCLC Number: 874961098

Penguin Group US,. .

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.

What was Ellis Island? /
ISBN: 044847915X. OCLC Number: 852221914

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Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

What was Pearl Harbor?
ISBN: 9780448464626. OCLC Number: 849739461

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Teaches important dates and facts about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Who is Bill Gates?
ISBN: 9781424259076. OCLC Number: 921314595

Penguin Group :. .

Children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.

Who is Bill Gates? /
ISBN: 0448463326. OCLC Number: 798615554

. .

"Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was ...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history. This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!"--

Who was Charlie Chaplin?
ISBN: 9780448490168. OCLC Number: 944933628

. .

Charlie Chaplin sang on a London stage for the first time at the age of five. Performing proved to be his salvation, providing a way out of a life of hardship and poverty. Success came early and made Chaplin one of the best loved people in the United States until the McCarthy witch hunts drove Chaplin from his adopted country. This is a moving portrait of a multi-talented man -- actor, director, writer, even music composer -- and the complicated times he lived in.--

Who was Laura Ingalls Wilder?
ISBN: 9780735205482. OCLC Number: 951464445

. .

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the Big Woods in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier.

Who was Laura Ingalls Wilder? /
ISBN: 0448467062. OCLC Number: 830367565

. .

"Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. It wasn't until after she was sixty that Laura Ingalls Wilder started chronicling those times, which resulted in nine Little House books, a hit TV series that ran for eight years, and her own permanent place as a heroine of the American West"--