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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arlene Erlbach  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio


-- Website -- http://www.themiddleschoolsurvivalguide.com/
-- Arlene Erlbach on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=arlene+erlbach

E-Mail: -- aerlbach@comcast.net


Illinois Connection

Erlbach lives in Morton Grove. She received her Masters from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arlene Erlbach is a writer and was an elementary school teacher at the William P. Gray School in Chicago for 17 years. She wrote forty-five books, a frequent speaker at schools, and was the teen advice columnist for ''CompuServe’s Wow!''.


Awards

Does Your Nose Get in the Way Too?


-- Golden Medallion for best young adult novel, Romance Writers of America, 1987

The Best Friends Book


-- Parent Council selection
-- Recommended Title, International Reading Association

The Families Book


-- Parent Council selection

Worth the Risk


-- Parent Council selection

The Kids' Invention Book


-- Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies

The Kids' Business Book


-- Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies

The Middle School Survival Guide


-- Book for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library, 2004

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A little more to love /
ISBN: 0553564862. OCLC Number: 31513335

Bantam Books,. .

Bicycles.
ISBN: 0822597403. OCLC Number: 948204976

Lerner Publications,. .

Blizzards /
ISBN: 0516410733. OCLC Number: 31287797

Childrens Press,. .

Tells about blizzards and discusses the causes and effects of winter weather.

Bubble gum
ISBN: 0822523914. OCLC Number: 36761671

Lerner Publications,. .

Traces the history of bubble gum, describes its ingredients and their sources, explains how this chewy substance is made, and concludes with facts and tips about its use.

Christmas--celebrating life, giving, and kindness /
ISBN: 0766015769. OCLC Number: 44632886

Enslow Publishers,. .

Discusses the origins, symbols, decorations and costumes pertaining to Christmas, and includes a Christmas craft project.

Comic books /
ISBN: 0822523906. OCLC Number: 36767648

Lerner,. .

Discusses the history of comic books and focuses on the steps taken to produce and distribute a finished comic book.

Does your nose get in the way, too? /
ISBN: 0373980019. OCLC Number: 16015536

Crosswinds,. .

Dropout blues /
ISBN: 0373980205. OCLC Number: 17626893

Crosswinds,. .

Everything you need to know if your family is on welfare
ISBN: 0585259259. OCLC Number: 45729559

Rosen Pub. Group,. .

Provides basic information about the welfare system and dispels myths about welfare recipients.

Everything you need to know if your family is on welfare /
ISBN: 0823924335. OCLC Number: 35207696

Rosen Pub. Group,. .

Provides basic information about the welfare system and dispels myths about welfare recipients.

Floods
ISBN: 0516010670. OCLC Number: 30356705

Childrens Press,. .

Floods /
ISBN: 0516410679. OCLC Number: 859025736

Children Press,. .

Forest fires
ISBN: 0516010859. OCLC Number: 32236238

Childrens Press,. .

Examines the devastating effects of forest fires, the various techniques used to combat and prevent forest fires, and forest ecology.

Forest fires.
ISBN: 0788197355. OCLC Number: 948302994

Diane Pub Co,. .

Guys, dating and other disasters /
ISBN: 0373980051. OCLC Number: 16892939

Crosswinds,. .

Hanukkah :
ISBN: 0766015777. OCLC Number: 46385690

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Explains the Jewish holiday and how it is celebrated in the United States today.

Happy birthday, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761300074. OCLC Number: 36133245

Millbrook Press,. .

Describes birthday greetings and celebration customs from nineteen countries with complete how-to-do-it descriptions of food, games, and crafts.

Happy New Year, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761317074. OCLC Number: 42866161

Millbrook Press,. .

Describes New Year greetings and customs from twenty countries and includes games, recipes, and craft projects.

Hurricanes /
ISBN: 0516413333. OCLC Number: 27034791

Childrens Press,. .

Describes the movements and destructive power of hurricanes and explains how they are predicted and monitored.

Kent State /
ISBN: 0516207873. OCLC Number: 36590264

Children's Press,. .

Records the historical event that took place May 4, 1970 at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio.

Merry Christmas, everywhere!
ISBN: 0761319565. OCLC Number: 47927652

Millbrook Press,. .

Presents Christmas greetings and traditions, with related activities, from around the world.

Mother's day crafts /
ISBN: 0766023486. OCLC Number: 56405144

Enslow Elementary,. .

Presents easy craft projects to make for Mother's Day. Provides information about the origins of Mother's Day, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and instructions for making cupcake magnets, a picture frame from a CD case, and a tulip sun catcher.

My pet rat /
ISBN: 0822522608. OCLC Number: 47008814

Lerner Publications,. .

Text and photographs follow a twelve-year-old girl as she learns to care for her pet rat.

Peanut butter
ISBN: 0822523876. OCLC Number: 27432455

Lerner Publications,. .

Describes how peanut butter is made, from the cultivation of the peanuts through filling the jars with the nutty spread. Includes simple, no-bake recipes.

Sidewalk games around the world
ISBN: 0761300082. OCLC Number: 34691343

Millbrook Press,. .

Describes various games played by children in countries around the world, describing the places where the games are played and the directions and equipment needed for each game.

T-shirts
ISBN: 0822523922. OCLC Number: 36783764

Lerner Publications Company,. .

Describes the process for manufacturing t-shirts, from growing the cotton through printing the design on the shirt. Includes directions for painting one's own t-shirt.

Teddy bears /
ISBN: 1575052229. OCLC Number: 35701195

Carolrhoda Books,. .

Describes the history and popularity of teddy bears.

Thanksgiving Day crafts /
ISBN: 0766023451. OCLC Number: 55105103

Enslow Publishers,. .

Colorful presentation of craft projects relating to Thanksgiving. A great way for kids to participate in holidays, this series of craft books includes step-by-step instructions with photos and requires inexpensive materials that can be found at home or in the classroom.

The best friends book :
ISBN: 0915793776. OCLC Number: 30892476

Free Spirit,. .

Presents true stories about real best friends and includes codes for secret messages, advice on handling arguments, things to do together, long-distance friendships, and how to find a new best friend.

The families book :
ISBN: 1575420023. OCLC Number: 33406515

Free Spirit Pub.,. .

Discusses, using case studies, what strengthens and weakens family life and how relatives interact.

The Herbie Hummerston Homework Haters' Club /
ISBN: 0874067383. OCLC Number: 33012137

Willowisp Press,. .

Homework stinks! It should be illegal. That's why I came up with my radically awesome idea, a movement to stamp out homework for good.

The kids' business book
ISBN: 015314436X. OCLC Number: 45252887

Harcourt,. .

Profiles business owners who began their businesses between the ages of seven and twelve, describes simple methods of starting a business, and includes tips on accounting and advertising.

The kids' business book /
ISBN: 0822598213. OCLC Number: 35184054

Lerner,. .

Profiles business owners who began their businesses between the ages of seven and twelve, describes simple methods of starting a business, and includes tips on accounting and advertising.

The kids' invention book
ISBN: 9780822506355. OCLC Number: 756944093

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

The Kids' Invention Book takes you step-by-step through the invention process. You'll learn how to come up with an original idea, then how to test that idea and improve it until you have a product that really works. You'll even learn how to protect your invention so that no one else can make or sell it.--Cover.

The kids' invention book /
ISBN: 0822598442. OCLC Number: 35029580

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

Profiles eleven inventors between the ages of eight and fourteen, describes the steps involved in inventing a new product, and discusses contests, patents, lawyers, and clubs.

The kids' volunteering book
ISBN: 0822524155. OCLC Number: 47008367

Lerner,. .

Presents some opportunities for young people to perform volunteer service, and briefly profiles some children who are volunteers.

The middle school survival guide
ISBN: 9780802721433. OCLC Number: 726885327

Walker & Co.,. .

A guidebook to help deal with changes in school, families, social lives, and bodies that come during the middle school years, with specific advice for a variety of situations.

The middle school survival guide /
ISBN: 0802788521. OCLC Number: 50684140

Walker & Co.,. .

A guidebook to help deal with changes in school, families, social lives, and bodies that come during the middle school years, with specific advice for a variety of situations.

Tornadoes
ISBN: 0516010719. OCLC Number: 30318695

Childrens Press,. .

Discusses causes of tornadoes, what happens during one, and the predicting of tornadoes.

Valentine's day crafts /
ISBN: 0766022374. OCLC Number: 52386176

Enslow Publishers,. .

Provides information about the origin and customs of St. Valentine's Day, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and directions for making such crafts as a bag of Valentine wishes, a friendship necklace, a lacy Valentine bookmark, and a love bug card. Hearts, candy, hugs, and kisses ... it's Valentine's Day, and it's a great time to show others you care! In Valentine's Day Crafts, authors Arlene and Herbert Erlbach present step-by-step instructions to make ten simple crafts with materials that can be found around the home or in the classroom. So get ready to create some fun crafts and make this Valentine's Day even more special!

Video games
ISBN: 0822523892. OCLC Number: 28889973

Lerner Publications,. .

A discussion of video games, focusing on their creation and manufacture.

Wonderful wolves of the wild /
ISBN: 0874067235. OCLC Number: 36075508

Willowisp Press,. .

Working in education
ISBN: 0822517655. OCLC Number: 38485882

Lerner Publications,. .

Outlines the careers of twelve people who work in careers in the field of education, including a second grade teacher, a media specialist, a school counselor, and a high school principal.

Worth the risk :
ISBN: 1575420511. OCLC Number: 39695928

Free Spirit Pub.,. .

Discusses the value of taking risks and different kinds of risk-taking, both good and bad, and offers advice on and examples of this type of behavior and how to learn from both successes and mistakes.

Yasser Arafat
ISBN: 0822599023. OCLC Number: 50510854

Lerner Publications,. .

Chronicles the life and political career of Yasser Arafat, including his founding of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement and his time as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.