Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Kummer  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: in Minneapolis, Minnesota


-- Website -- http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/Kummer.html
-- Patricia Kummer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=patricia+kummer


Illinois Connection

Kummer lives in Lisle and is an instructor at the College of DuPage.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Kummer is an author who specializes in Biography, Geography, and History for Children and Young Adults. She has both a B.A. and M.A. degree in history. She is a former middle school social studies and language arts teacher. Currently, she's writing and teaching adult continuing education writing courses at various venues in Du Page County in Illinois.


Published Works

  • One Nation Series, Capstone Press, 1997 - 1999
  • Enchantment of the World Series, Children's Press, 1996 - 2008
  • Pair-It Books: Supplemental reading for third and forth graders, Steck-Vaughn, 2000 - 2003
  • Program Supplemental reading for first through fourth grade Rigby Literacy, 2002 - 2004
  • Inventions That Shaped the World Series, Childrens Press, 2004 - 2006
  • Cool Careers Series, Cherry Lake Publishing, 2009
  • Celebrate the States Series, Marshall Cavendish, 2007 - 2008
  • Natural Wonder Series, Marshall Cavendish, 2007 - 2008


Selected Titles At Your Library

Hawaii /
ISBN: 0736812350. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Hawaii, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

New Mexico /
ISBN: 0736812555. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of New Mexico, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Maryland /
ISBN: 073681244X. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Maryland, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Missouri /
ISBN: 0736812490. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Missouri, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

New Jersey /
ISBN: 0736812547. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of New Jersey, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

North Dakota /
ISBN: 073681258X. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of North Dakota, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Puerto Rico /
ISBN: 0736812636. OCLC Number:

Capstone Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

An overview of the history, geography, people, and living conditions of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Wyoming /
ISBN: 0736812768. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Wyoming, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Washington, D.C. /
ISBN: 0736812733. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of Washington, D.C., covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Alabama /
ISBN: 0736812253. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Alabama, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Alaska /
ISBN: 0736812261. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Alaska, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Arkansas /
ISBN: 0736812288. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Arkansas, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Delaware /
ISBN: 0736812326. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Delaware, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Idaho /
ISBN: 0736812369. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Idaho, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Illinois /
ISBN: 0736812377. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Illinois, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Iowa /
ISBN: 0736812393. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2003.

Provides an overview of the state of Iowa, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Mississippi /
ISBN: 0736800212. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. 1999.

Gives an overview of the state of Mississippi, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Oklahoma /
ISBN: 0736801170. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. 1999.

An overview of the history, geography, people, and living conditions of the state of Oklahoma.

Maine /
ISBN: 1560655267. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1998.

An overview of the history, geography, people, and living conditions of the state of Maine.

Kansas /
ISBN: 0736800190. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. 1998.

Gives an overview of the state of kansas, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Kentucky /
ISBN: 0736800204. OCLC Number:

Capstone,. Mankato, MN :. 1999.

An overview of the state of Kentucky, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Nevada /
ISBN: 0736800220. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, MN :. 1999.

An overview of the history, geography, people, and living conditions of the state of Nevada.

Rhode Island /
ISBN: 0736801197. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1999.

Provides an overview of the Ocean State, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

South Dakota /
ISBN: 0736801200. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1999.

Provides an overview of the Sunshine State, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Vermont /
ISBN: 0736801219. OCLC Number:

Capstone Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1999.

Gives an overview of the state of Vermont, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

West Virginia /
ISBN: 1560656859. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1998.

Provides an overview of the Mountain State, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Utah /
ISBN: 1560656832. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1998.

Provides an overview of the Beehive State, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Montana /
ISBN: 1560655283. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. 1998.

An overview of the state of Montana, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Tennessee /
ISBN: 1560656816. OCLC Number:

Capstone High/Low Books,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©1998.

An overview of the state of Tennessee, including its history, geography, people, and living conditions.

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) /
ISBN: 0516026410. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. ©1996.

Describes the geography, history, culture, economy, people, and cities of the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire.

Korea /
ISBN: 0516242520. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. 2004.

Discusses the geography and climate, history, wildlife, economy, government, people, religion, and culture of North and South Korea.

South Korea /
ISBN: 0531184862. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. 2008.

Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports, arts, and people of South Korea.

Ukraine /
ISBN: 0516211013. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. ©2001.

Photographs, maps, simple text, and Internet resources help children learn about the history, geography, culture, and people of Ukraine.

Singapore /
ISBN: 0516225316. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. ©2003.

Discusses the geography and climate, history, wildlife, economy, government, people, religion, and culture of Singapore.

North Korea /
ISBN: 0531184854. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. 2008.

An introduction to the Asian country of North Korea, including its geography, history, religious life, and customs and traditions.

Jordan /
ISBN: 0516248707. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York, NY :. ©2007.

Introduces the geography, history, government, religion, and culture of Jordan.

Cameroon /
ISBN: 0516242563. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. ©2004.

An invaluable resource for facts and figures, and a highly visual introduction to Cameroon.--

Syria /
ISBN: 0516236776. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. 2005.

It's geography for a new generation, an invaluable resource for facts and figures, and a fascinating, highly visual introduction to the world's countries. Look for full-color photos, original maps, interactive, browser-friendly sidebars, handy "fast facts," and an authoritative "to find out more" section, including Internet resources.

Tibet /
ISBN: 0516226932. OCLC Number:

Children's Press,. New York :. ©2003.

Introduces Tibet, including its geography and climate, history, government, economy, people, culture, religion, language, and activities of daily life.

The calendar /
ISBN: 0531167208. OCLC Number:

Franklin Watts,. New York :. ©2005.

Describes the history and importance of calendars, and discusses the people who helped create the modern day calendar, including Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII.

Currency /
ISBN: 0531167348. OCLC Number:

Franklin Watts,. New York :. ©2004.

Describes the invention of currency, a country's official unit of money, its history, and the impact it has had on modern culture.

The telephone /
ISBN: 0531139034. OCLC Number:

Franklin Watts,. New York :. 2006.

Describes the evolution of communication from smoke signals to e-mail, focusing on the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, and explains how this technology changed America's economy and environment.

Athletic trainer /
ISBN: 1602793034. OCLC Number:

Cherry Lake Pub.,. Ann Arbor, Mich. :. ©2009.

Describes the skills necessary to pursue a career as an athletic trainer; and examines the various types of work that athletic trainers do.

Sports medicine doctor /
ISBN: 1602793026. OCLC Number:

Cherry Lake Pub.,. Ann Arbor, Mich. :. ©2009.

Provides information on sports medicine, covering its history, the education and training needed to become a sports doctor, and the work of a sports doctor.

The pioneer way /
ISBN: 0739808834. OCLC Number:

Steck-Vaughn,. Austin, Tex. :. 2000.

The United States region by region /
ISBN: 073986176X. OCLC Number:

Steck-Vaughn,. Austin, Tex. :. 2003.

Take a trip though the regions of the United States.

Nature's power /
ISBN: 0739808753. OCLC Number:

Steck-Vaughn,. Austin, Tex. :. 2000.

Minnesota /
ISBN: 0761427163. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. New York :. ©2008.

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and landmarks of Minnesota"--Provided by publisher.

Mississippi /
ISBN: 0761427171. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. Tarrytown, N.Y. :. ©2008.

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and landmarks of Mississippi"--Provided by publisher.

The Great Lakes /
ISBN: 0761428534. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. New York :. 2009.

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, peoples, and environmental issues of the Great Lakes"--Provided by publisher.

The Great Barrier Reef /
ISBN: 0761428526. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. New York :. 2009.

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, peoples, and environmental issues of the Great Barrier Reef"--Provided by publisher.


Awards

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Kummer will make presentations at schools, libraries and book fairs. She will accept speaking engagements throughout the country.